Let’s provide a few links on this Thursday. Another rainy day in Southern New England. What joy.
R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News reports that HBO Pay Per View has signed Floyd Mayweather to his next fight in September.
Anthony Crupi at Adweek writes that the NBC Sports Group will make GolfChannnel.com into a more ad and social media-friendly site.
Bill Cromwell of Media Life says the NFL’s TV partners are hopeful in hearing that a new agreement is close between the league and its players association.
Ben Axelrod of SportsGrid has video of a Marine on Fox Sports Midwest playfully calling for the death of Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay. At least I hope so.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell looks at what’s going on with the NFL collective bargaining talks.
All Access reports that a San Francisco radio station will flip to ESPN Deportes on Friday.
Michael Starr of the New York Post says there’s an online petition circulating appealing to Fox to have Vin Scully have a role at one last World Series. I can support that and will! You can go here to add your name to the petition.
Newsday’s Neil Best recaps the sometime contentious Mike Francesa-Tiki Barber interview that took place on WFAN on Wednesday.
Neil talks with ESPN Women’s World Cup analyst Mia Hamm.
Neil notes the influx of Fordham alums calling New York sports on TV and radio.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette says get ready to see more of the CFL on NFL Network in the early part of the season.
Bob Smizik of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette offers some thoughts after seeing a replay of Game 7 of the 1971 World Series on Root Sports.
Paul Farhi of the Washington Post reports that popular DC sports anchor Lindsay Czarniak is leaving the local NBC affiliate to become an anchor for ESPN.
At the Post’s DC Sports Bog, Dan Steinberg has video of some of the best moments in Lindsay’s time in DC.
Dan notes that DC is certainly an ESPN breeding ground.
Jim Williams at the Washington Examiner says local and national media will be all over the first round picks for the Wizards during tonight’s NBA Draft.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer gives us inside look at how Yankees voice John Sterling does his “Yankees win!” catchphrase.
At the Milwaukee Sentinel, Bob Wolfley talks with a fired local sports talk show host.
Ed Sherman at Crain’s Chicago Business says Cubs TV voice Len Kasper received a much deserved contract extension.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has an e-mail interview with Captain Blowhard about Grantland.
Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times writes that Fox will not support Dodgers owner Frank McCourt if he takes legal action to try to keep the team.
Sam Farmer of the Times says a former player with the USC Trojans and a later a Times writer admitted to taking money when he was in school.
Valerie Hauch of the Toronto Star says the Vancouver Riots Kissing Couple has hired an agent for possible endorsements.
The Toronto Sports Media Blog notes that a local sports talk radio host has been given the heave-ho.
Paul Lebowitz has several questions on Wednesday’s Mike Francesa-Tiki Barber interview.
Sports Media Watch has some news on some various personalities.
SMW says ratings for the NASCAR Nationwide Series on ESPN are up this season.
Now that the NHL’s 2011-12 schedule is out, Steve Lepore at Puck The Media speculates as to how next season’s NBC schedule will shape out.
And Steve does the same for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada schedule.
Matt Yoder at Awful Announcing wants you to sign the Vin Scully World Series petition.
Maury Brown of The Biz of Baseball says Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is interested in buying the Dodgers.
Ryan Lambert at Yahoo’s Puck Daddy gives his best and worst of last night’s NHL Awards.
I guess I’ll end it there for today.