Trying to squeeze linkage in while I can. This won’t be a full set of links. I will do the megalinks tomorrow, but today will be a quickie links day.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today reports that the ratings for the USA-North Korea game in the Women’s World Cup drew decently for ESPN.
Todd Spangler of Multichannel News says industry analysts expect 3-D TV sales to be very slow this year, but eventually ramp up by mid-decade.
Phil Swann at TV Predictions explains why the sales of TV’s in the 3rd dimension are tanking.
David Goetzl from MediaPost says NBC Sports is raising its profile for the Tour de France which begins this weekend.
The St. Petersburg Times’ Eric Deggans writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center says David Tyree’s anti-gay stance brings some strong challenges for journalists.
This story has been burning up the sports blogosphere since Wednesday afternoon. A.J. Daulerio of Deadspin says Hollywood movie producers are thinking of making a movie from the tome, “Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside The World of ESPN”.
Alexandra Kuczynski-Brown of SportsGrid says the BBC has developed a product that will reduce the grunting and shrieking at Centre Court in Wimbledon.
Andy Blesser at Beet TV talks about the Watch ESPN mobile app.
Brandon Costa of the Sports Video Group discusses ESPN 3D going live from Wimbledon this week.
Dave Nagle of ESPN’s Front Row PR blog talks with ESPN2′s Chris Evert on her return to TV at SW19 for the fortnight.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell looks at what lies ahead of NBA Communist China Sympathizer David Stern as the lockout is now in full effect.
Kurt Helin of NBC’s Pro Basketball Talk has the organizers of last year’s “The Decision” starring LeBron James and his talents, surprised by the backlash against the made-for-TV event. Really? C’mon, man.
All Access reports that personalities from Philadelphia’s sports radio WIP will guest host Comcast SportsNet’s Daily News Live starting next week.
The Around the Rings blog says BBC Sport has been named as the UK rightsholder for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir writes about General Electric’s increased sponsorship of the Olympics.
Newsday’s Neil Best wonders why NBC did not air today’s Maria Sharapova-Sabine Lisicki Wimbledon semifinal match live.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has the MLB Network live game schedule for July.
The Centre Daily (PA) Times previews tonight’s ESPN presentation of Penn State coach Joe Paterno and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.
From Capitol File magazine, ESPN’s Erin Andrews answers a few questions.
KIMT-TV in Mason City, Iowa says a local cable company will pick up 16 extra Minnesota Twins games ending a dispute with Fox Sports North.
Jay Heater of the Idaho State Journal says a Pocatello radio station is changing its affiliation from ESPN Radio to Fox Sports.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News previews tonight’s ESPN program with Penn State’s JoePa and Duke’s Coach K.
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area notes that Bob Costas and Al Michaels will make a guest appearance on its local broadcast of July 8th’s New York Mets-San Francisco Giants game. The pair will call most of the game on MLB Network, but will slide over to CSN Bay Area for a half inning.
The Maui News says NBC golf reporter Mark Rolfing will no longer be the organizer for a PGA Tour event.
Marty McGee of the Daily Racing Form talks with NBC’s horse racing reporter Donna Brothers.
Noel Murray at the A.V. Club looks at the ESPN book.
The Football Girl is not a fan of a full NFL Thursday Night Football schedule.
Stars Entertainment speaks with Tennis Channel anchor Angela Sun. The story mentions that she worked for ESPN, but I have never seen her on ESPN. Yahoo, yes. Tennis Channel, yes. ESPN? No. I’ve never seen her there. Maybe you have.
Sports Media Watch notes that the U.S. Open’s ratings were down for all four rounds.
SMW has some various ratings news and notes.
And SMW has some news and notes on some coming attractions.
Barry Janoff from The Big Lead speaks with prolific reality TV producer Mark Burnett.
Dave Kohl at Major League Programs reviews the latest in sports media.
And I found more links than I thought and that’s a bonus for you. Back later tonight.