Been busy today for no particular reason. Well, work is a very good reason, but it just seems to be piling up today. We give you the links while we still can.
Michael Hiestand from USA Today starts us off and he wonders if the Butler-VCU matchup in the NCAA Tournament Final Four® Cinderella matchup will translate into ratings.
Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand tweeted that it will no matter which team is there.
Marcus Vanderberg of SportsNewser writes about Nick Charles calling his very last fight last Saturday night.
Nellie Andreeva at Deadline talks about FX carrying a full slate of college football games this fall.
Glenn Davis in SportsGrid says The Simpsons took an indirect swipe at Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his Jones Mahal stadium outside Dallas.
SportsGrid’s Dan Fogarty has Dan Patrick taking issue with various media types for their ripping of BYU’s Jimmer Fredette.
Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter notes that the NCAA Tournament steered CBS to a primetime win last night.
Georg Szalai of the Reporter says the networks are preparing alternative plans in case the NFL Lockout goes into the fall.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News reports that MLB Network is expanding its game broadcasts to Tuesdays and Fridays this season.
Mike talks about FX getting back into sports with a full slate of college football games.
Toni Fitzgerald from Media Life Magazine notes that the NCAA Tournament’s ratings slipped when the games shifted solely to CBS on Saturday.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell looks at whether this year’ s Final Four will be good for business.
Another reason to dislike the New York Post’s Phil Mushnick, he doesn’t like CBS’ Gus Johnson.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette has the NCAA Frozen Four faceoff times.
Dan Steinberg from the Washington Post responds to Washington Wizards/Capitals owner Ted Leonsis’ contention that newspapers have “lost a step.”
And Dan notes that John Feinstein won’t be appearing on Tony Kornheiser’s radio show anymore.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times looks back at the weekend on sports TV, but he errs in saying Reggie Miller has been working with Steve Kerr on the NCAA Tournament. Reggie worked with Dan Bonner two weekends ago and then Len Elmore this past weekend. Steve worked with Marv Albert the last two weeks.
Jodie Valade of the Cleveland Plain Dealer looks at the return of legendary Cavs voice Joe Tait to the microphone last night. Tait has been battling health problems this season.
Bob Finnan of the News-Herald also writes about Tait’s return and subsequent retirement at the end of this season.
Bob Wolfley from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel talks with ESPN’s Orel Hershiser.
Tom Hoffarth at the Los Angeles Daily News has your sports calendar for this week.
The Toronto Globe and Mail’s Bruce Dowbiggin says former NHL player Theo Fleury had to endure horrible taunting on Twitter.
Raju Mudhar at the Toronto Star examines the third all-sports Canadian network, The Score.
Matt Yoder from Awful Announcing has the video of ESPN’s Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale bashing VCU’s selection into the NCAA Tournament three weeks ago.
That will finish the links for today.