Quick Monday Afternoon Update

I can give you a few more links today.

Starting with David Scott of Boston Sports Media Watch where he updates us on the John Tomase situation at the Boston Herald.

Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch writes about Jim McKay’s death and the impact of his work on his fellow sportscasters and at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games (and thanks to Richard for the links to this blog).

Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times also remembers Jim McKay.

Thanks to Neil Best of Newsday for this link. Michael David Smith of the AOL Fanhouse blog talks with outgoing Deadspin editor Will Leitch as he prepares to take a job with New York magazine.

A few things from Pete Dougherty from the Albany Times Union. First, Pete noticed a substitute host on a local sports radio talk show. Pete has the TV schedule of the US Open this week. And Pete suggests that the NBA would be better served with earlier starting times in the East.

Awful Announcing has ESPN’s schedule for the US Open including hosts, reporters, analysts and start times.

The Sports Media Watch notes that the overnight ratings for Game 2 of the NBA Finals are down slightly from Game 1.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell suggests an ad that FedEx should run in the wake of Big Brown’s last place finish at the Belmont.

Alex Weprin of Broadcasting & Cable writes that Versus has locked up one of its signature events, the Tour de France for five more years. Jon Friedman of Marketwatch.com says the ghost of Lance Armonstrong lingers over this new TV deal.

Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball blog has the comments from the MLB on TBS crew during yesterday’s Phillies-Braves game.

Here’s a story that is lingering and could be interesting to keep track of. The son of John Facenda, the late voice of NFL Films, is fighting the use of his dad’s voice in the Madden ’06 video game.

Curtis Rush of the Toronto Star says CBC is suggesting mediation in what it says is a final attempt to keep the Hockey Night in Canada theme song on the network. Negotiations between CBC and the music rightsholder, Dolores Claiborne broke down on Friday.

And that will do it for now.

Ken Fang

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.