Having already gone to a jobsite early this morning and having returned to the office already, I have some time to provide you with the Monday links. There’s a lot of stuff out there already so without further delay, here are your media links for today.
From USA Today, Michael Hiestand writes that CBS certainly benefited from a dramatically close final round of The Masters®.
Mike McCarthy at USA Today has a short preview of tomorrow’s Good Morning America interview with former Versus “The Daily Line” co-host Jenn Sterger.
Sports Illustrated’s Peter King has what is basically a throwaway line in his “Ten Things…” that NFL Network is thinking of bringing in its draft guru Mike Mayock into the Thursday Night Football booth. After enduring Joe Theismann and Matt Millen last season, the quicker this move is made, the better off fans will be.
And Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk expounds on the potential Mayock move to the booth.
PJ Bednarski of TV Newscheck reports that ABC affiliates are on board with helping to fund ESPN’s bid for the 2014/2016 Olympics.
Sports TV Jobs has an interview with ESPN’s Steve Berthiaume about how former President Jimmy Carter helped him get his big break.
Sports TV Jobs has a column from a former NFL Films intern explaining her work for the company last fall.
One of the most ridiculous stories coming out from The Masters last night was the barring of Bergen (NJ) columnist Tara Sullivan from the locker room after Charl Schwartzel’s win. She writes about the experience and says Augusta National Golf Club apologized to her afterwards admitting it was a mistake. I was ready to stop blogging about The Masters had Augusta officials not come forward immediately after she tweeted about the incident. It’s bad enough Augusta National has exclusionary policies towards women, but you can’t bar a female sportswriter from the locker room. And I can’t believe people still get angry over this issue.
At SportsGrid, Glenn Davis says Sullivan should come out of this ok.
Glenn also discusses the upcoming boring Jenn Sterger “woe is me” interview on Good Morning America.
At the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Jason Fry takes a look at Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s idea to ban internet writers from the covering his team.
Wayne Friedman of MediaPost writes that if the NFL lockout goes long, expect the ad dollars for games to go to network primetime spending.
Steve Smith of MediaPost’s VidBlog focuses on ESPN’s new iPhone app that allows Time Warner, Bright House and Verizon FiOS subscribers to see what’s on ESPN, for the most part.
A sad day for the sports blogosphere. Free Darko has announced it will cease operation as of today. Great blog, talented writers. It will be missed.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post says CBS followed Tiger Woods too much yesterday.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union talks about The Masters® overall ratings which were down from last year, but still higher than normal.
Ken McMillan from the Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record discusses the start of the NHL Playoffs and the network coverage.
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog has your first look at Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin’s new Capital One ad.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner notes that CBS’ overnight ratings for The Masters® were the 2nd highest in 10 years.
Tom Jones from the St. Petersburg Times has his take on the weekend in sports television.
Kyle Veazey of the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger has a fascinating look at the finances of the Southeastern Conference taking the CBS and ESPN contracts into account.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle shares his thoughts on CBS’ Masters broadcast.
At Crain’s Chicago Business, Ed Sherman talks with a Comcast SportsNet news director about the channel’s hyperlocal mission.
And Ed says April is a really busy month for Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Dusty Saunders from the Denver Post says Tiger Woods was a big part of CBS’ Masters coverage yesterday.
From the Los Angeles Daily News, Tom Hoffarth has your SoCal sports calendar for the week.
Raju Mudhar of the Toronto Star says video games bring out the inner athlete in us.
The Canadian Sports Media Blog says TSN will be going head-to-head with CBC during the NHL playoffs.
Sports Media Watch discusses the ratings for the final round of The Masters®.
Awful Announcing has the first of a two part interview with the great Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media is angry with MSG Network for putting the meaningless Knicks regular season finale on over the Rangers playoff game.
And we’re going to end it there. I have a couple of press releases to post.