Let’s do some linkage on this lazy Sunday.
Kari Lipschutz of Adweek writes that it’s a photo finish in the race to the US rights to the 2014/16 Olympics.
Rachel Cohen of the Associated Press looks into the Olympic bidding.
David Lieberman and Patrick Hipes at Deadline wonder what losing the Olympics could mean to NBC.
Jaqueline Magnay of the London (UK) Telegraph says the longtime Olympics rightsholder BBC is watching the US TV bidding with more than casual interest.
Glenda Korporaal of The Australian notes that current Australian Olympics rightsholder 9 Network is hoping it will keep the Games after taking them away from 7 Network for 2010/12.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News handicaps the Olympics bidding among the US networks.
Mike says viewership for the first two games of this year’s NBA Finals are outpacing the ratings from last year.
Mike writes that the NBC Sports Group is all over collegiate rugby this weekend.
Jackie Finlan of Rugby Magazine says NBC has put its full support behind airing rugby.
Pat Yasinkas at ESPN.com mourns the passing of Tampa Tribune sports editor Tom McEwen.
Phil Swann at TV Predictions asks if sports can save 3-D TV. I doubt it.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times reviews the new book on Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post decides that ESPN is to blame for the world coming to an end.
Mike Harrington at the Buffalo News writes that MLB Network is trying to generate excitement over the MLB Draft.
Bob Fernandez of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that it’s time for Comcast to step up to the plate for the Olympics bidding.
Tim Whitaker at Philadelphia Magazine has this profile of Comcast SportsNet host Michael Barkann.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner notes that sports on television continues to gain traction with viewers.
Joey Johnston of the Tampa Tribune has the obituary for former sports editor and columnist Tom McEwen.
Mike Baldwin of the Daily Oklahoman speaks with ESPN softball analyst Michele Smith.
Kent Sterling reacts to Fox Sports Indiana dropping Pacers pregame host and sideline reporter Stacy Paetz.
Blair Kerkhoff at the Kansas City Star looks at the Big 12 distributing its TV revenue more evenly to member schools.
Woody Paige of the Denver Post has his look at “Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside The World at ESPN.”
Kyle Ringo of the Boulder (CO) Daily Camera writes that Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott will hold some marquee events and games for the Conference’s in-house TV network.
Jill Painter of the Los Angeles Daily News says former Dodger Steve Garvey would join fellow ex-Dodger and current ESPN’er Orel Hershiser in a potential bid to buy the team from Frank McCourt.
Ferd Lewis of the Honolulu Advertiser notes that the Mountain West Conference now has to play catch up with the Pac-12 after it signed a megabucks TV deal last month.
Gayle MacDonald of the Toronto Globe and Mail says the Canadian TV landscape is getting crowded with the increased amount of players for sports TV rights.
Matt Yoder at Awful Announcing says ESPN’s Marty Reid wrongly called last night’s finish of the NASCAR Nationwide Race wrong. Oops.
Brandon Stroud at With Leather gets on UFC’s brainless analyst Joe Rogan for calling MMA writer Maggie Hendricks “a cunt”. Joe is an ass.
Sports Media Watch looks at NBC’s ratings for the first weekend of the French Open.
SMW notes that the PGA Tour’s ratings continue to rise this year.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media notes that after getting off to a good start, the NHL Stanley Cup Finals hit a big ratings brick wall on Saturday.
Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski also looks at the NHL’s mediocre ratings on Saturday.
Joe Favorito takes a look at two MLB teams which are trying to reach fans beyond their local areas.
SportsbyBrooks is looking into ESPN’s Mel Kiper’s relationship with 7-on-7 summer football camps which have come under scrutiny of the NCAA and the SEC.
Corey Nachman of the Business Insider Sports Page looks at the 20 Worst Sports Ads of All Time.
Sox & Dawgs has the video of NESN’s Jerry Remy making fun of on his on-air partner Don Orsillo’s capsizing of a paddle boat on Friday.
And I worked extra hard to squeeze as many links as I did today. I hope you enjoy them.