Monday Night Update

Let’s give you some links this evening.

First, from Neil Best of Newsday, he has transcribed what Chris Russo of WFAN said to open the Mike & the Mad Dog show today. Russo responds to Neil’s story that Mike & the Mad Dog could split up by Labor Day.

A.J. Daulerio of Deadspin says Don Imus may have said something unwise again.

Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch says HBO is going to give the Duke-North Carolina rivalry the same treatment it gave to Michigan-Ohio State.

Fox Sports makes the announcement that it will formally introduce Michael Strahan as a member of the Fox NFL Sunday team tomorrow.

Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post says Strahan didn’t wait long to sign with Fox Sports.

Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette writes that ABC/ESPN will televise three days of horse racing from the famed Saratoga race track.

The next link comes from Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times. Michael David Smith of the AOL Fanhouse blog talks with suspended columnist Jemele Hill about the line referencing Hitler that got her in hot water. has now published Hill’s apology with some expanded comments.

The New York Post’s TV Sports blog has Rocco Mediate downplaying Johnny Miller’s comments that he had to apologize for.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell pays tribute to the late George Carlin.

ESPN Radio is going to launch an online affiliate network providing live streaming of its radio stations in various cities.

In one of the worst kept secrets, Barry Melrose is leaving ESPN to become the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Linda Moss of Multichannel News writes that Dish Network subscribers get six dedicated channels to ESPN2’s coverage of Wimbledon.

Chris Albrecht of wonders if Wimbledon will be a hit online.

Pete Barlas of Investor’s Business Daily writes that NBC will provide the entire Olympics experience online, but only if you have Windows Vista. Windows XP and Mac users are out of luck.

Staci D. Kramer of writes for the Washington Post that NBC is playing hardball with websites that offer video from the U.S. Olympic trials. This sounds a lot like the NFL. Swimming World magazine reports that any website must take down Olympic trials video permanently by August 7.

Gretchen Hansen of Entertainment Weekly already has Olympic fever.

Brendan Savage of the Flint (MI) Journal tells us that even without Tiger Woods, there will be plenty of national and local TV coverage of the Buick Open at Warwick Hills.

The Orlando Business Journal says Golf Channel will be premiering a new reality series.

Michael Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press cautions readers to beware of the Big Ten Network-Comcast deal.

I think that will do it for us tonight.

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.