Wednesday’s Links

by Ken Fang on April 7, 2010

Let’s do some links on this Wednesday. Turning out to be a crazy day for me, but you want linkage so here goes.

USA Today’s Michael Hiestand instructs us on how to keep track of Tiger Woods at The Masters on Thursday.

Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center gives his impressions of the Tiger Woods press conference on Monday.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell talks about how much playing with Tiger is worth to sponsors.

Darren writes that the Tiger ticket bump is finally paying off at The Masters.

And Darren looks at a sports betting hedge fund coming to fruition.

The Associated Press reports that the Virginia FBI is investigating the death threats to ESPN’s Erin Andrews as they may have emanated from that state.

Michael Malone of Broadcasting & Cable says Fox Sports will produce over 175 MLB games in Spanish for Time Warner and Bright House Cable customers.

Glen Dickson of B&C writes that CBS is declaring its 3-D telecast of the NCAA Championship Game a success.

Mike Shields from Mediaweek reports that over a half million people logged onto CBS’ March Madness on Demand Monday to watch the NCAA men’s basketball Championship.

Richard Sandomir in the New York Times looks at CBS possibly losing the NCAA Tournament after this broadcasting the event for three decades.

Pete Dougherty in the Albany Times Union writes that SNY set a ratings record for the Mets season opener on Monday.

Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News says the NCAA Championship Game scored in the ratings in Western New York.

Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s Sporting Bog says the Nationals’ season opener on MASN rated higher than last year’s.

The Washington Examiner’s Jim Williams also discusses the National’s good ratings on MASN.

SarahTalalay of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel says Fort Lauderdale is deciding what to do with its baseball stadium which was the Spring Training home to the Yankees and Orioles.

Henry Unger from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution speaks to a Sports Business professor on Tiger Woods’ influence on TV ratings.

Jeff Mosier of the Dallas Morning News writes that the NFL and Fox Sports were at Cowboys Stadium this week to prepare for Super Bowl XLV.

Mel Bracht in the Daily Oklahoman says 3-D should help interest in The Masters.

John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer has noticed an extensive delay in the radio broadcast of the Reds.

Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business is calling on The Masters to increase its TV coverage.

Tod Leonard of the San Diego Union-Tribune says Tiger Woods’ afternoon tee time will put his back 9 play on ESPN tomorrow.

Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News looks at The Masters multiplatform coverage.

Ron Bellamy of the Eugene (OR) Register-Guard says the departure of University of Oregon athletic director Mike Bellotti for ESPN gets messier by the day.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s Greg Johns says a long-time local sportscaster is changing stations.

Chris Zelkovich at the Toronto Star says CBS will focus plenty of its Masters coverage on Tiger provided he makes the cut.

In the Windsor Star, Greek restaurant owner Nick Pontikis writes about his friend, Ernie Harwell.  Thanks to the great 38 Cliches blog for the link.

Maury Brown at the Biz of Baseball notes some changes to the MLB Extra Innings blackout policy regarding Fox.

The Sports Media Watch has the overnight weekend TV ratings.

SMW says the debut of ESPN Sports Saturday on ABC did rather poorly.

SMW has some various ratings news and notes.

To Steve Lepore and Puck The Media who has a listing of local NHL ratings for regional sports networks through the halfway point of the regular season.

A big feather in the cap for ESPN UK, it’s won the mobile rights for all English Premier League matches for the next three years.

That will do it.

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