The Mid-Week Linkage

I’m home waiting for the boiler repairman so you’re getting linkage early today which is good for you.

Starting with Michael Hiestand of USA Today who says HBO Sports continues to churn out documentaries despite increased competition from ESPN.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell says the movie “Jerry McGuire” needs to be updated.

Leneli Liggayu of Broadcasting & Cable says the Stanley Cup Playoffs are giving NHL.com a big boost.  

Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News writes that Versus continues to rack up the ratings for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Mike recaps the Sports Emmys from Monday.

Katy Bachman of Mediaweek says Univision Radio has signed a rights deal with the Miami Dolphins for Spanish language play-by-play of their games.

In the Sporting News’ the Sporting Blog, On The DL’s Dan Levy looks at MLB.com’s new policy of banning its beat writers from tweeting non-baseball issues. 

Aaron Gleeman of NBCSports.com who broke the original MLB.com Twitter policy story now has MLB.com denying there’s a policy in place despite evidence to the contrary.

The Nielsen Wire blog says the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s get the most positive buzz  online from their fans. 

Mark Blaudschun of the Boston Globe writes that Boston College is replacing its basketball voice.

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says ESPN seems to have a love affair with the Mets.

Will Leitch of New York Magazine explains why the MLB.com Twitter policy is not good for anybody. 

Richard Huff, Kate Nocera and Corky Siemaszko of the New York Daily News say NBC News is refuting a New York Post report that Tiki Barber has been fired from his job over his infidelity.

Pete Dougherty in the Albany Times Union has the updated NBA Playoffs TV schedule for the next few days.

Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner says DC is ready for a full day of hype for tonight’s Game 7 between the Montreal Canadiens and the Washington Capitals.

Doug Farrar of the Washington Post enjoyed watching the NFL Network’s coverage of the Draft. 

Lisa de Moraes of the Post says ESPN’s Draft coverage was a big winner in primetime on Thursday.

Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel writes that the Miami Dolphins are returning to their original Spanish language flagship radio station.

Shannon Owens of the Orlando Sentinel says ESPN’s Tim Legler feels the Magic’s Dwight Howard should get more respect.

Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says a Metroplex sports radio producer who tweeted a slur over the weekend has been fired from his job.

Barry has more on the story.

Jeanne Jakle of the San Antonio Express-News has the story from the Alamo City’s side.

Ed Sherman from Crain’s Chicago Business writes that Blackhawks fans may not get to see much of their team on Comcast SportsNet during the 2nd round series against Vancouver.

Kyle Koster of the Chicago Sun-Times looks at MLB.com’s Twitter policy.

Tom Haudrcourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes about Brewers voice Bob Uecker needing heart surgery forcing him to miss up to 12 weeks of games.

Randy Peterson and Rick Brown of the Des Moines Register get ESPN’s Dick Vitale and Jay Bilas to react to the hiring of Fred Hoiberg as the new Iowa State men’s basketball coach.

Tom O’Neil of the Los Angeles Times says HBO took in the most Sports Emmy Awards on Monday. 

From the Toronto Globe and Mail, Bruce Dowbiggin writes that TSN is happy to have a Game 7 to air tonight.

Will Brinson of Fanhouse says NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol got under ESPN’s skin by making a joke at the network’s expense during the Sports Emmy Awards.

Steve Lepore at Puck The Media tries to sort out the TV possibilities for the NHL TV partners in the 2nd round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Sports Media Watch has the weekend overnight ratings.

The lovely Rebecca Glass at This Purist Bleeds Pinstripes gi
ves her thoughts
on the MLB.com Twitter policy.

Emmett Jones from Sports Business Digest says the MLB.com Twitter policy sets the league back after making great strides in social media.

That’s going to 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.

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