Grinding Out the Tuesday Linkage

Ok, lots of linkage to get to. Let’s not waste any time.

Ken Fuchs, the Vice President of Yahoo Global Media talks about two new programs being co-produced by Yahoo and NBC Sports.

John Ourand and Tripp Mickle in Sports Business Journal recap how NBC was able to land a huge NASCAR contract which will be key for NBC Sports Network.

Eric Fisher of SBJ discusses the latest scribe-driven website to launch this week, one surrounding Baseball Hall of Fame writer Peter Gammons.

In his weekly media column, Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch looks at the battle between ESPN and Fox Sports 1 and a new hosting gig for ESPN’s Suzy Kolber.

Dan Shanoff tells bloggers and reporters that not everyone can be Peter King and Nate Silver.

Todd VanDerWerff at AV Club wonders if NBC will cover Russia’s anti-gay laws that will effect many athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News says a former ESPN executive has joined Revolt TV which is owned by Sean “P-Diddy” Combs.

Steve Lepore at SB Nation’s Puck The Media says the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final did quite well for Fox on Sunday.

Steve points out that Fox’s Joe Buck and Tim McCarver will call their first regular season MLB game in Oakland since Fox won the MLB package in 1996.

Ed Sherman in the Sherman Report notes that ESPN is hiring beat reporters for every NFL team, poaching newspapers across the nation.

Sports Video Group looks at NBC and the Dallas Cowboys partnering on a new replay system.

Cynopsis Media has its daily sports media and marketing roundup.

The New England Patriots and WBZ-TV in Boston have announced that sports anchor Dan Roche will be the new play-by-play man for preseason games as well as a new format for the telecasts this season. Don Criqui and Randy Cross had called the games previously.

Newsday’s Neil Best reports that ESPN Radio New York is expanding its reach to Eastern Long Island by signing an FM station to simulcast its programming.

Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says former local sports anchor Andrew Catalon will host CBS Sports Network’s coverage of the PGA Championship.

Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette notes that ESPN will be heavy on the Little League World Series regional games.

Ken McMillan at the Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record writes that NBC Sports Network and AXS-TV will team to air the annual Battle of Atlantis college basketball holiday tournament.

Laura Nachman says Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel is getting the job done.

A month after joining the Washington Post to become the DC NFL Team beat writer, John Keim explains why he’s leaving to join ESPN.

Jim Williams takes a look at Fox Sports Live.

John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says Fox is hoping to expand the access to Fox Sports 1 to all Time Warner Cable subscribers.

John says seven months after launching, the local CBS Sports Radio affiliate is flipping formats.

Paul M. Banks of the Chicago Sports Media Watch talks with multi-faceted reporter Beth Long.

Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post speaks with a long-time veteran of the Denver sports radio wars.

Joe Flint of the Los Angeles Times says after a brief blackout, CBS and Time Warner Cable continue their talks.

In the Sporting Herald, Jonathan Biles looks at NASCAR on NBC, the upcoming 30 for 30 schedule and NFL Network hires.

Paulsen at Sports Media Watch notes that former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is joining Fox Sports 1.

And that’s all for now.

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.