I was trying to post links last night and was making really good progress when, you guessed it, I fell asleep with the computer on again. That’s not good. So I’ll combine the full set of links that I found last night with this edition so you have a pretty good set of stories to sift through. That’s good for you. So let’s give you a lot of links today.
Glenn Davis of SportsGrid notes that former Boston Globe columnist Jackie MacMullen weighed in on the Tara Sullivan controversy during ESPN’s Around the Horn.
Mike McCarthy of USA Today reports that Charlie Rymer of Westwood One was kicked out of Augusta National Golf Club while he was covering The Masters for violating a rule on cell phone usage.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today says the NFL Network will have extensive coverage of the NFL Draft later this month.
To John Ourand at Sports Business Journal who writes that the NHL has three strong bids for the US TV rights including a surprising one from Turner Sports.
At MediaPost, David Goetzl writes that ESPN was wise to take a wait-and-see attitude on iPad advertising for its app.
Toni Fitzgerald from Media Life says The Masters pulled decent ratings despite having a no-name winner.
Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk says Fox NFL Sunday co-host Terry Bradshaw says he is feeling the effects of the six concussions and numerous blows to the head from his playing days in the 1970′s.
Mike goes over the Jenn Sterger interview on Good Morning America and she doesn’t come off too well.
Mike talks about how a potential owner of a Los Angeles NFL team is predicting a huge TV rights windfall for the league in the next network negotiation.
To Yahoo’s Puck Daddy and Greg Wyshynski who writes that NBC/Versus have some heavy competition for the NHL TV contract.
Sports TV Jobs interviews YES Network host Nancy Newman about her experiences moving from Canada’s TSN to CNN Sports to YES.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell wonders if golf’s popularity has truly returned with Tiger Woods out of contention of many tournaments.
Ian R. Rapoport of the Boston Herald says Tom Brady cries over the memory of his sixth round pick by the New England Patriots in a new ESPN/NFL Films documentary.
Newsday’s Neil Best says YES will produce postgame shows for all Yankees games no matter which network airs them.
Neil writes that the NBA’s TV partners are happy to see the Knicks in the playoffs.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times notes that The Masters saw some ratings slippage.
Pete Dougherty from the Albany Times Union says MSG Network has set its studio and game announcers for Knicks playoff games.
Ken Schott at the Schenectady Gazette talks about The Masters’ TV ratings.
Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that Root Sports will have the entire Penguins-Lightning series.
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog notes that Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic has chosen its top story in the last ten years of local sports reporting.
Dan with the help of Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic recaps the last Capitals-Rangers playoff series in 2009.
Dan says one local DC radio personality is mocking the Washington Nationals’ radio deal.
Rusty Ray from the Pee Dee (SC) Morning News says a big crowd turned out for a live appearance by ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike.
David Barron and Joseph Duarte from the Houston Chronicle report that the Texas Bowl has a new sponsor.
Blair Kerkhoff from the Kansas City Star talks about a few college sports issues including the NCAA Tournament on CBS/Turner and the new Big 12 TV contract.
Scott D. Pierce of the Salt Lake Tribune says a local sports anchor doesn’t understand the distinction of an event airing on a local CBS affiliate while not being a network program.
Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News says once the Pac 12 TV contract is done, Commissioner Larry Scott will look to sign deals overseas, especially in Asia.
At Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Matt Maiocco says new 49ers radio analyst Eric Davis will have big shoes to fill.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says TSN Radio is debuting with guns locked and loaded.
Bruce Dowbiggin from the Toronto Globe and Mail also talks about TSN Radio’s debut.
The Canadian Sports Media Blog notes that TSN received good ratings for curling.
Sports Media Watch says NASCAR in primetime on Fox scored well.
To Steve Lepore at Puck The Media says NBC ended the NHL regular season on an upnote.
Steve also has the local rightsholders which will carry first round NHL Playoff games.
Joe Favorito says cricket is gaining in popularity not just worldwide, but also in the US.
Plenty of links today. Lots of good stuff. I hope you have time to look over all of the links.