I owe you some linkage and I gathered so many over the last few days that I’m slowing down by browser with so many tabs. I have to clear them so my browser can run properly.
So many things to go over. Let’s do this.
First at SportsGrid, Jordan Rabinowitz at SportsGrid notes that NBC actually spoiled itself by running a Today Show promo about Missy Franklin winning the gold medal in her 100 meter backstroke race just minutes before it aired!
Cork Gaines of the Business Insider has video of that Today promo. It’s in proper context too.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today live blogs Monday night’s NBC primetime telecast.
Michael explains NBC’s policy of holding the glamor Olympic events for primetime.
Will Oremus at Slate reviews the very strange story of NBC getting a UK reporter’s Twitter account suspended because he was critical of the network’s tape delay shenanigans and for tweeting a public e-mail address of a network producer.
Sam Masters of The Independent in the UK says that reporter is a colleague at his newspaper.
Ty Duffy of The Big Lead has NBC’s statement on the matter through Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch.
Sports Business Daily Global looks at the global Olympic TV ratings.
Sports Business Daily notes the three-day average rating for NBC for the first weekend of the 2012 Olympics.
John Ourand at SBD’s Olympic site says NBC is utilizing its Comcast SportsNet affiliates to help promote the Games.
Matt Yoder of Awful Announcing has an interview with NBC Olympics rowing analyst Yasmin Farooq.
Matt writes that NBC’s tape delay policy continues to anger some viewers.
Steve Lepore of SB Nation says despite the tape delays, NBC has nothing to apologize for.
Jeff Jarvis at Buzz Machine is intrigued by the Twitter hashtag #nbcfail which has been popping up since the Olympics began.
ESPN’s Julie Foudy is saddened by US Women’s Soccer National Team goaltender Hope Solo’s Twitter attacks on former teammate Brandi Chastain who has been working for NBC during the Olympics.
John Clarke at Forbes SportsMoney says NBC reaped in the ratings for the Opening Ceremony last Friday, but took a beating on Twitter.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says while every Olympic event is being streamed online by NBC, not everyone can see them.
Richard says NBC may have thought putting events online would have eased complaints about tape delays, but they haven’t.
Ed Sherman at The Sherman Report looks at how newspapers are covering the 2012 Olympics with fewer resources at their disposal in the present day.
Ed says problems with online streaming at NBCOlympics.com should be expected.
By the way, I tried to watch the streaming of Missy Franklin in the 100 meter backstroke on Monday and this is how it looked on my iPad through the NBC Olympics Live Extra app. Actual image.
It should be much clearer than that, but I’m getting that type of quality especially when an event of high interest is on. NBC has to correct that.
Sports Media Watch says Olympic Daytime and Late Night are doing well for NBC.
SMW says the Olympics are off to a fast start on NBC.
A few links that aren’t Olympic-related.
The Big Lead reports that the Perpetually Angry Doug Gottlieb is expected to leave ESPN for CBS and a formal announcement will be made later this week.
SportsRantz got up early on Monday and took notes on the first hour of the premiere edition of NFL AM.
Dave Kohl at The Broadcast Booth says a new policy on making injuries public could hurt Jacksonville Jaguars beat reporters.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette can’t believe the latest in bad home run calls by Yankees radio voice John Sterling.
Sports Media Watch says it appears ESPN has snatched the rights to the new “Champions Bowl” that will pit teams from the SEC and Big 12.
And that’s is where we will end the linkage for now.