Ok starting the linkage off late again today, but I hope get a full set in before leaving work later.
Sports Business Daily notes some shuffling of personnel with the NFL TV partners.
Preston Bounds of Sports Business Daily talks about Brad Nessler saying his college football schedule with ESPN/ABC won’t be affected by his new gig with NFL Network.
Sports Business Daily discusses the machinations behind the ESPN-owned Longhorn Network.
Michael Hiestand from USA Today has some of the ratings from the weekend.
At Variety, Cynthia Littleton talks about ABC Studios developing a sitcom based on a book written by ESPN Radio morning drive co-host Mike Greenburg.
R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News notes that ESPN has been honored for its World Cup programming.
Anthony Crupi from Adweek says NBCUniversal’s networks are all over the promotion of the Kentucky Derby.
Wayne Friedman at MediaPost notes that Time Warner saw additional ad revenues in the 1st quarter of this year thanks to the NCAA Tournament.
Wayne says Fox is reporting good ad revenues from the NFL in its fiscal year 2nd quarter.
Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo’s Puck Daddy has the video of a cameraman getting a little too close to the action before Game 3 of the Vancouver-Nashville game.
Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center notes that sports journalism is greatly lacking in diversity.
Kristi Dosh of the Business of College Sports has an excellent look at the TV contracts for all of the BCS conferences.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times notes that embattled Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt is blaming MLB Walking, Talking Conflict of Interest Bud Selig for his financial troubles. Way to help your cause, Frank.
Newsday’s Neil Best says former NFL Network play-by-play man Bob Papa is taking the high road.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union writes that thoroughbred racing from Saratoga Race Course is heading back to national television after a year’s absence.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette says Time Warner Cable will air some local high school baseball.
Keith Groller at the Allentown (PA) Morning Call writes that Matt Millen had a feeling he was going to be blown out of the NFL Network booth.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner feels the big Pac-12 contracts with ESPN and Fox could lead the Big East to a huge windfall.
Barry Horn in the Dallas Morning News says the Mavericks saw their biggest ratings in more than 2 years.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer notes that Pawtucket Red Sox and Cincinnati Bearcats voice Dan Hoard will become the voice of the Bengals this season.
John goes into some of the reasons why Brad Johansen will no longer be the voice of the Bengals.
Bob Wolfley from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looks at Mike Mayock becoming the new analyst for NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football.
Ed Sherman at Crain’s Chicago Business notes that WGN will have a special on Bulls and White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf.
Paola Boivin from the Arizona Republic takes a look at the Pac-12 media rights agreements and what it means for member schools.
Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times writes about Brad Nessler coming in to call NFL Network Thursday Night Football.
SportsbyBrooks profiles the US Assistant Attorney General whose looking into the BCS.
Sports Media Watch notes that in Boston this week, the Bruins beat the Celtics in the ratings, but not head-to-head.
SMW says Lakers losses are leading to lofty ratings.
Steve Lepore, the hardest working blogger in the business, says NBC saw a double digit ratings jump last Sunday.
Steve also has the ratings for Night 21 of the NHL Playoffs.
Awful Announcing notes that announcers Victor Rojas and Mark Gubicza understandably went a little goofy as the Angels-Red Sox game went form Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.
Keggs ‘n Eggs notes the irony of Urban Meyer’s daughter complaining about him working for ESPN as he was supposed to spend retirement from Florida with his family.
I’ll end the links there. Finally finish these at 9:50 p.m. Thursday. Lots of things to do on the blog.