Some More Monday Evening Links

Because I had to cut my last entry short, I will give you some more links tonight.

ESPN outlines its coverage for Wimbledon which will start later this month.

Take some time and read The Biz of Baseball’s State of Major League Baseball 2008 authored by various writers, authors, bloggers and baseball execs. If you love baseball, you’ll find this a fascinating read. Maury Brown of The Biz of Baseball says people from all around baseball are mourning Tim Russert.

Ken McMillan of the Times Herald-Record (NY) writes that NBC Universal will aggressively market its new purchase of World Championship Sports Network as a new cable channel. WCSN is for the most part a broadband service.

I did not link to this yesterday. Joe Favorito had a very nice entry on Father’s Day and athletes who change their citizenship to participate in the Olympics.

Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch remembers NBC’s Tim Russert.

From Richard, AJ Dalerio of Deadspin talks with former ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio and Sporting News Radio host Tony Bruno.

Dave George of the Palm Beach Post wonders if there’s a sporting event that TV doesn’t or won’t cover.

On the Olympics front, the Associated Press reports some progress between the networks that will broadcast the games in Communist China and organizers over security concerns and various restrictions placed on the broadcasters.

Michelle Greppi of TV Week talks to CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus about his father, Jim McKay.

Emilie Deutsch writes in the New York Times about Jim McKay’s interview with Fidel Castro back in 1991. Emilie produced and directed the interview for ABC Sports.

Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press says a deal between the Big Ten Network and Comcast is imminent.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced they have re-signed their TV broadcast team to new deals.

Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune writes that the Blackhawks have welcomed back Pat Foley as the team’s TV play-by-play voice.

Enjoy Weeds and Secret Diary of a Call Girl on Showtime. Good night.

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.