As the temps reach the high 70′s in Southern New England, it’s time to bring you the linkage on this Tuesday.
In Sports Business Journal, John Ourand takes away ESPN’s arch-rivalry with NBC from the new book “Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside The World of ESPN.”
USA Today’s Mike McCarthy notes a couple of book tidbits which discuss Hitler references either on the air or on ESPN.com.
Also from USA Today, Michael Hiestand says ESPN’er Kevin Negandhi partied like a rock star when he learned he was hired by the Alleged Worldwide Leaer.
Rob Brunner of Entertainment Weekly has a review of the new ESPN book.
Bruce Jenkins of Sports Illustrated likes Tennis Channel’s coverage of the French Open thus far.
Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter notes that HBO will pick up a new reality series devoted to boxing trainer Freddie Roach.
Tim Baysinger at Multichannel News says Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals scored for TNT.
Anthony Crupi from Adweek tells us that the NBA Conference Finals have been averaging just about 11 million viewers for the first three games.
At MediaPost, Barry Janoff reviews last week’s ESPN Upfront presentations.
Marcus Vanderberg of SportsNewser reports that Big Lead Sports has hired a new CEO/CFO. Fang’s Bites is an independently-owned blog that is part of the Big Lead Sports network.
Phil Swann at TV Predictions wonders if DirecTV and Dish Network will merge?
Neal E. Boudette of the Wall Street Journal profiles USA Olympic Women’s Hockey player Angela Ruggiero who is working as an IOC member to bring the Games back to US soil.
Jason Dachman at Sports Video Group writes that the Miami Heat are providing their own postseason programming online.
Steve Collins of the Bristol (CT) Press talks with the mayor of the town to discuss some of the not-so-kind things said about Bristol in the new book about ESPN that was released to the public today.
Newsday’s Neil Best talks about the new mixed martial arts channel that launches on Cablevision systems today. Cablevision also owns Newsday.
In Fishbowl NY, Jerry Barmash talks with ESPN Radio New York’s Jared Max who came out on the air last week.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has two potential NBA Finals scenarios.
Pete talks about TNT moving the Inside the NBA show from outside AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami after an incident involving Charles Barkley.
Greg Auman at the St. Petersburg Times says the Big East is looking for a big payday when its TV rights go up for bid.
The University of Texas Athletics site has an interview with the Vice President of ESPN’s Longhorn Network, Dave Brown.
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes about the new “This is SportsCenter” ad featuring the Reds’ Joey Votto.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says ESPN has named its studio analysts for the Women’s World Cup.
Bob notes that five Brewers games have been selected for MLB Network’s June schedule.
Joe Flint of the Los Angeles Times says Dick Ebersol’s resignation from NBC should serve as a warning shot to long-time network executives about Comcast.
The Toronto Sports Media blog wonders if the Toronto Globe and Mail spiked a story from media critic Bruce Dowbiggin about colleague Stephen Brunt’s jumping the gun on the Atlanta Thrashers moving to Winnipeg.
Bob Bender of Awful Announcing notes that ESPN ripped off TNT during last night’s Oklahoma City-Dallas NBA Western Conference Final game.
Sports Media Watch notes that NBC saw ratings declines for the NHL Conference Finals this past weekend.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media says Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference Final on Versus did not do well.
Joe Favorito says sports is coming together on Celiac Disease and raising awareness about gluten-free diets.
I think I’ll end it there.