I’m at home today waiting for workers to finish doing some renovations at the office so I’ll take the opportunity to do some blogging. Wasn’t able to do the megalinks on Friday or do what I wanted to do over the weekend so while I have the chance, I’ll bring you linkage.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that while NBC is hoping for big ratings from the U.S. Open, evidence suggests otherwise.
Austin Karp of Sports Business Journal tweets the overnight ratings for the U.S. Open’s final round coverage on NBC were down significantly from last year.
At Sports Business Journal, Tripp Mickle and John Ourand report that Fox is looking to put some of its 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule on Speed in its next contract.
The Associated Press previews an HBO Real Sports story on Tiki Barber’s battle with depression after losing his NBC job and his marriage.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News says Wimbledon is back today with plenty of coverage for the tennis fan.
Marcus Vanderberg at SportsNewser notes that NBC had to apologize for omitting “Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance that aired at the beginning of its U.S. Open coverage on Sunday.
Cam Martin of SportsNewser says someone forgot to renew Grantland.com’s domain name yesterday.
Awful Announcing has the video of Joe Buck forgetting the score during Saturday’s Yankees-Cubs game.
The Big Lead has video of the Washington Wizards’ John Wall showing off his horrible baseball skills throwing out the first pitch at a Nationals game.
Ryan Ballengee at Pro Golf Talk says the Chicago Daily Herald messed up a headline on Rory McIlroy in this morning’s edition.
We know about the picture of the kissing couple at the Vancouver riots after the Bruins clinched the Stanley Cup last week. CBC News found them and we now know that it was not a sudden moment of passion.
Over to ESPN Front Row, Carrie Kreiswirth speaks with ESPN the Magazine editor Chad Millman about moving operations to Bristol, CT with the rest of ESPN.
Ken Kerschbaumer at Sports Video Group looks at ESPN’s operations at the U.S. Open at Congressional.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says tonight, MSG Network will air rare footage of a brutal hockey fight involving the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers from 1958.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick got sick of hearing how NBC kept harping on Rory McIlroy’s collapse at The Masters back in April.
Phil also trashes CBS Sports Network for hiring former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez blaming him for everything wrong with college football dating back to the 1960′s.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner talks with NBC Sports’ Jimmy Roberts.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times writes about the incredible shrinking sports reports on TV newscasts.
Tom says NBC stirred up an unnecessary controversy over the Pledge of Allegiance during the U.S. Open yesterday.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a couple of ESPN analysts’ takes on the Bucks draft plans.
Ed Sherman at Crain’s Chicago Business says BP is back to sponsoring the Cubs-White Sox series after dropping out last year due to the Gulf of Mexico disaster.
David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune says the untimely death of local sportscaster Daryl Hawks left a huge void with his family on Father’s day.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post writes that ESPN’s Jay Bilas gets to show off his inner Mel Kiper, Jr. during the NBA Draft.
Jay Posner of the San Diego Union-Tribune has Dick Enberg announcing that this year will be his last Wimbledon ever.
Joe Flint of the Los Angeles Times visits Dan Patrick and the Danettes at their Milford, CT studios.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has this week’s SoCal sports calendar.
Bruce Dowbiggin with the Toronto Globe and Mail explores the launch of a new Canadian sports magazine.
And I’m heading to the office now. I’ll do more links later.