Various Wednesday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage for you today. Austin Karp at Sports Business Daily notes that ESPN’s ratings in July dropped double digits in primetime. ESPN Ombudsman Robert Lipsyte talks about the poor timeslot for the Nine for IX documentary series, moving Outside the Lines, the ESPY’s and the return of Keith Olbermann. Richard Deitsch of […]

Some Thoughts on the Marathon Bombing Coverage

Now that a bad chapter for Boston and America is over, it’s time to look at some of the media coverage. I’ll do it all in bullet form and try to do it all in one sitting. First, the good from the week. Local channels in Boston really got the job done. WBZ, WCVB, WHDH […]

Some Quick Wednesday Linkage

Let’s do some links now. Austin Karp at Sports Business Daily says the MLB TV partners saw record low ratings this season. Sports lllustrated’s Richard Deitsch reviews ESPN2’s first foray into pro hockey since losing the NHL in 2005. Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes that Bob Costas is back calling postseason baseball for the […]

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 95 — Chad Finn, Boston Globe

Today, our guest for the entire Sports Media Weekly Podcast is Chad Finn, the sports media and sometimes Boston Red Sox writer for the Boston Globe. This is the second time that Chad has been the guest on the podcast and it’s nice to have him on. Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I […]

Your Monday Linkage

Back to work for many of you. Let’s get some Monday links in. Mike McCarthy at USA Today says the networks have missed a competitive Tiger Woods. Tom Weir of USA Today adds that Cleveland Cavs owner Dan Gilbert has pulled his Quicken Loans ads from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show over a budding controversy. The […]

Tuesday Night Linkage

I owe you linkage. I’m in a bad stretch so linkage is scarce. I try to give you breaking news when I can. Let’s start with Michael Hiestand of USA Today who reports that MLB on Fox will go eight straight weeks in primetime during the upcoming 2012 season. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King says it’s […]

Our Mid-Week Linkage

Time for some sports media links for today. Let’s get to them without further delay. Let’s start with USA Today and Michael Hiestand who looks at the record online numbers for the first live legal stream of the Super Bowl. Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated lists the best and worst NFL announcing teams. Over to […]

Bringing Out The Sunday Links

Let’s provide the links on this Sunday. Tim Goodman in the Hollywood Reporter writes about how the MLB Postseason remains compelling even without big market teams. Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News notes that Game 4 of the National League Championship Series became the third most watched NLCS game on cable. John Eggerton of Multichannel says […]

Bringing Out The Thursday Links

Wednesday was a lost cause for me as I was away from the office all day and spending time with my week old nephew in Boston. I helped my sister out with a few things as she’s dealing with her first child. There will be days like that on the blog for the next few […]

Mid-Week Linkage For You

Let’s do some linkage for you on the day before the real action on the NCAA Tournament begins. I tried watching last night’s Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Wofford game, but I just couldn’t. It was tough. So I went to Lost which was a bit more exciting. To the links. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks to […]

Late Night Linkage

Here are some links for you on this late night Monday going into early Tuesday. First a favor to ask. My lovely friend, Steelergurl, is asking you to fill out a survey on NFL and new media. It won’t take more than five minutes of your time. If you’re an NFL fan, she wants to […]

Moving Through the Friday Megalinks

Around 3 p.m., I was ready to do the Friday megalinks so I could leave my evening free, but thanks to some unknown issue that prevented many bloggers who use Google’s Blogspot service from logging in, I could not do them. So I’m doing them at night. Again. Anyway, let’s get these done so I […]

Late Night Sunday Links

Let’s give you a few more links before shutting things down for the night. USA Today’s Michael McCarthy says the BCS’ transition to cable is complete with the Rose Bowl going to ESPN in 2011. My new best friend, Neil Best of Newsday writes that Brett Favre will be one of the first guests on […]

Some Tuesday Links

Let’s do links for you now. I may have to leave early so I’ll do what I can for now. Starting with Michael Smith of the Sports Business Journal, he writes that TNT made a little “dig” in its NASCAR coverage by e-mailing a video to viewers signifying the beginning of its six race season. […]

Wednesday Into Thursday Linkage

Because I was at a jobsite today, I was not able to provide links so I’ll catch up on them now. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks with Steven A. Smith who is leaving ESPN this week. Michael writes that Tweeting by TV announcers is gaining momentum. Bill Griffith writing for Sports Illustrated gives his grades […]

A Rainy Friday Megalinks Session

With it raining heavily here in the Northeast, nothing much is going on, so it’s time to give you your regular Friday megalinks. As usual, we go over your Weekend Viewing Picks. Baseball’s last weekend of the regular season is going down to the wire with pennant and wild card races. ESPN has the Cubs-Brewers […]

Giving You Thursday Linkage

Well, since there’s no live stream of Amazing Race Asia, I have to wait for someone to post the results on Reality Fan Forum. I know I have a loyal readership in Asia for the recaps. If anyone wants to provide a live stream of the show on a site that I will not mention […]

It's a Crazy Thursday … Tony Mazz to the Boston Globe

In what’s turning out to be a crazy day for breaking news, Bruce Allen of the Boston Sports Media Watch tells us that Tony Massarotti, a long-time writer for the Boston Herald, is moving crosstown to the Boston Globe. This sparks a bunch of moves at the paper, especially for Red Sox coverage. This also […]

One Quick Tuesday Link

David Scott of Boston Sports Media Watch has an update on the Boston Globe trying to find a replacement for Red Sox beat writer Gordon Edes who’s leaving for Yahoo Sports. David writes that the Globe is trying to head off WEEI’s website relaunch by hiring its own internet Red Sox beat writer and looks […]

Hunting Down Some Tuesday Links

I don’t have anything cute to write as an introduction this morning. Let’s just get to the links. Matthew Futterman and Suzanne Vranica of the Wall Street Journal report that NBC plans to charge $3 million per 30 second spot for Super Bowl XLII. Neil Best of Newsday has a column today about the opening […]