Some Memorial Day Links

by Ken Fang on May 30, 2011

While I’m at work, I’ll do some linkage for you.

Let’s also keep the troops who have lost their lives fighting to keep our freedom safe in all of the wars on behalf of democracy. And keep the troops in mind who are currently on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let’s hope our men and women will come home safe and sound soon.

Let’s do the links.

Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter says Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference Final was the most watched third-round game in Versus’ history and the highest rated in 9 years.

Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News says Wheel of Fortune is teaming with Tennis Channel to do a “Tennis Week” on the game show.

Mike says with a new sports president in tow, Time Warner Cable is looking to step up its game.

Gregg Rosenthal at Pro Football Talk reflects on noted Sports Illustrated football writer Paul Zimmerman as he remains in poor health.

Damon Martin at Yahoo Sports says UFC is in the midst of negotiating a new TV contract. UFC has contracts with Spike and Versus.

Dan Fogarty at SportsGrid has the video of a meteorologist for the Fox TV station in the Twin Cities getting angry at sports fans who would rather watch the Champions League final over his update that broke into programming.

Dan notes that Skip Bayless was yelling again on ESPN2′s First Take.

Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal has this very good profile of NESN Red Sox voice Don Orsillo.

Claire Atkinson of the New York Post says with two top executives resigning in a week, NBC Sports executives are wondering when will the next shoe drop.

Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times reviews the weekend in sports television.

Shannon Owens of the Orlando Sentinel has ESPN’s Brent Musburger speculating that recent network college football analyst hire Urban Meyer may want to stay in TV rather than go back into coaching.

David Barron of the Houston Chronicle remembers the late Texas Governor Bill Clements who had a big hand in the SMU payment scandal to college football players which was the subject of an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary last year.

Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman has the ESPN on ABC NBA announcing crew discussing the upcoming NBA Finals.

The big story today is the resignation of Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel. It broke about 9 this morning on the East Coast. Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune writes that the timing of Tressel’s resignation is likely tied to a Sports Illustrated investigation that will be posted online today.

Dusty Saunders at the Denver Post writes that the local NBC station is thrilled to be back on board with the Broncos.

Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News looks at a new one man play based on the 1965 incident where San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marichal attacked Los Angeles Dodgers catcher John Roseboro with a bat.

Tom also has your sports calendar for the week.

Vinay Menon from the Toronto Star profiles CBC’s Don Cherry.

Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail says the Stanley Cup Final should be a ratings hit in Canada.

Sports Media Watch notes that Game 6 of the NHL Eastern Conference Final did so well on Versus in Boston that it beat the American Idol finale on Fox.

New York Sports Space says MLB, and Bud Selig in particular, get an EPIC FAIL when it comes to social media.

Ok, that’s where I’ll end it.

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