Don’t know how work turned out to be so busy, but it’s cutting into blogging which I hope hasn’t discouraged you from visiting. The weekend also turned out to be unnecessarily busy as well. Anyway, this won’t be a whole set of linkage. I’ll do what I can.
Sports Business Daily looks at the 8.6 overnight rating the Women’s World Cup Final received on ESPN.
Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand and John Lombardo break news that the Boston Celtics will purchase a 20% stake in Comcast SportsNet New England and keep its rights on the regional sports network for many years to come.
While Peter King is on vacation, NBC’s Al Michaels guest writes the Monday Morning Quarterback column in Sports Illustrated and raises some tremendous points. Someone should give Al a weekly or monthly column. I love this.
SI’s Richard Deitsch evaluates ESPN’s coverage of the Women’s World Cup.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today praises ESPN for not cheerleading during yesterday’s Women’s World Cup Final.
The Hollywood Reporter looks at one of the big sports media stories to break over the weekend, that HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg is out.
Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports analyzes what led to Greenburg’s ouster from HBO after 33 years.
Glenn Davis at SportsGrid is amazed at the Women’s World Cup ratings.
Cam Martin of SportsNewser says the Women’s World Cup set a record on Twitter.
Advertising Age says yesterday’s loss in the Women’s World Cup cost the US Women’s Soccer Team millions in endorsements.
SportsbyBrooks says ESPN irrevocably harmed Bruce Feldman’s reputation.
At SBNation, Rob Neyer explains how he was suspended from ESPN.
The Sportscasters Talent Agency of America notes that Kathryn Tappen has left NESN for the NHL Network. She will be missed on NESN. Very good host.
Matt Yoder of Awful Announcing has the interesting audio of a minor league baseball announcer quitting his job on the air noting the bad ownership of the team.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times looks at how the #freebruce story snowballed on Twitter and forced ESPN to respond.
Bobby Cassidy at Newsday has HBO’s official statement on the Ross Greenburg departure.
Newsday’s Neil Best talks about the Women’s World Cup ratings.
I will have to end it there for now. I hope to have more links later.