Let’s do some linkage while I still can on this Tuesday. Lots of stuff to get to provided I don’t get interrupted.
Mike McCarthy of USA Today writes about Louisville coach Rick Pitino making the media rounds this week.
I may have linked to this so if I have already, I apologize. Nate Davis of USA Today’s The Huddle blog notes that NFL Films President Steve Sabol has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. To send your best wishes to Steve, you can send him an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today says the NCAA Tournament’s ratings on CBS/Turner have hit an 11 year high, but there are some caveats.
Sports Business Daily looks at the increased ratings for the NCAA Tournament.
Stuart Levine of Variety notes that ESPN leads all networks in Sports Emmy Award nominations.
The Wall Street Journal picks up an Associated Press story on ESPN adding jobs at its Bristol, CT headquarters.
Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com says the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a prime candidate to be this year’s subject of HBO’s Hard Knocks, if there’s a season.
Tim Baysinger of Broadcasting & Cable notes that ESPN will be all over MLB Opening Week starting at the end of this m month.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says Turner Sports’ March Madness on Demand has been a huge hit in the first week of the NCAA Tournament.
Toni Fitzgerald from Media Life notes the NCAA Tournament has been very good to CBS and Turner.
Dan Fogarty at SportsGrid says WFAN’s Mike Francesa went all Wu Tang on a caller who wanted to talk about the New York Mets owners legal issues over convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff.
Marcus Vanderberg of SportsNewser examines how a former New Hampshire Sportswriter of the Year gets convicted for running a prostitution ring.
Jason Dachman from Sports Video Group says Verizon Fios TV is adding ESPN 3D in time for The Masters.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell writes that LeBron James and Michael Vick have seen their positive perceptions go up while Tiger Woods still remains unchanged.
Sports Illustrated’s Joe Posnanski has announced the subject of his latest book project.
The lovely Jayme Lamm at the Blonde Side recaps the Blogs with Balls panel on sports media at the recently completed SxSW festival in Austin, TX.
Dave Kindred at the Indiana University National Sports Journalism talks about Washington Post DC NFL Team beat writer Rick Maese doing what reporters do when extraordinary circumstances strike.
Jerry Barmash of Fishbowl NY has former WCBS-AM sports director Jared Max talking about his sendoff by his former workmates.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has the Women’s World Cup TV schedule.
Michael Bradley at Philadelphia Magazine says ESPN’s Jay Bilas isn’t as smart as he’s cracked up to be.
Paul Hagen of the Philadelphia Inquirer notes that Phillies fan favorite Chris Coste will work on Comcast SportsNet this summer.
Avi Miller of the Baltimore Sports Report says reporter Jen Royale is leaving MASN, but staying in the city to remain on radio.
C.L. Brown from the Louisville Courier-Journal has Rick Pitino explaining why he’s making multiple TV appearances during the NCAA Tournament.
Glenn Guilbeau at the Baton Rouge Daily Advertiser say the NCAA Tournament became infinitely better to watch.
John Kiesewetter at the Cincinnati Enquirer says MLB Network picks up another cable TV provider.
Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Press notes that viewers like the four network NCAA Tournament strategy.
However, Jamie Samuelson writing in the Free Press wishes we would go back to the old way of CBS having all of the games.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that the two local teams still in the NCAA Tournament will be aired on TBS and CBS respectively.
Frank Rajkowski from the St. Cloud (MN) Times says he has ended up liking CBS/Turner’s coverage of the NCAA Tournament more than he originally thought.
Brad Elliot Schlossman of the Grand Forks (ND) Herald looks at what the announcement of a Big Ten hockey conference will mean to the WCHA and its remaining schools.
Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News updates us on the Pac 12 TV rights negotiations.
Congratulations to Steve Lepore of Puck The Media who announces that he’s going to be writing for Versus.com for the rest of the NHL season.
Steve’s first two efforts for Versus can be found here.
At Globe St., Jennifer LeClaire writes that Golf Channel is expanding its corporate headquarters in Orlando.
Sports Media Watch has various news and notes on some personalities.
SMW says NASCAR’s winning ratings streak ended on Sunday.
Matt Yoder of Awful Announcing and the new Big Ten-centric Delaney’s Dozen blog interviews Big Ten Network host Dave Revsine.
And I’m going to end it there. Busy day with the Sports Emmy Award nominations.