Some Tuesday Evening Links

As I watch the Red Sox-O’s game in the cool basement of my house, I’ll give you some linkage.

Justin Terranova of the New York Post writes in his TV Sports blog that Fox Sports is the early favorite to bring newly-retired Michael Strahan into their fold. And Justin has comments from Strahan’s former teammate, Tiki Barber now of NBC.

Newsday’s Neil Best went to Strahan’s retirement announcement which seemed to be covered by every media outlet possible. Neil says Michael was in such a good mood that he even seemed to enjoy a give-and-take with the same reporters with whom he had a love-hate relationship. Neil provides the transcript from Strahan’s announcement. And Neil has video from CBS News of Jim McKay’s funeral in Baltimore today.

Andrew Beyer of the Washington Post pays tribute to McKay and his role in the Sport of Kings.

Sandra McKee of the Baltimore Sun notes Jim McKay’s contributions to horse racing. Ray Frager of the Sun writes about MASN’s two court wins in North Carolina against Time Warner Cable.

Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News gives us an update on ESPN/ABC’s Mike Breen who has seemed to have all types of physical ailments recently.

The Sports Media Watch says Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals were the most watched primetime programs of last week.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell finds something on which Deadspin’s Will Leitch and author Buzz Bissinger can agree.

Michael Malone of Broadcasting & Cable writes that ESPN plans to re-launch its website this summer with a kinder, gentler look.

Larry Barrett of Multichannel News says viewership for the just-completed French Open on ESPN2 was up signficantly from last year. Also from Multichannel, Linda Moss writes that Dish Network subscribers will get interactive coverage of the U.S. Open for the first two days of the tournament.

Westwood One Radio says it will have coverage of the U.S. Open this weekend.

John Consoli of Mediaweek tells us that TNT scored with its first NASCAR telecast of the year.

Julianne Smolinski of TV Week says CBS Sports plans to add some action sports programming this fall.

I’ll see you on Wednesday.

Ken Fang

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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.