Doing Some Monday Linkage

by Ken Fang on June 18, 2012

Here’s hoping I can provide you with a full week of links. We’re starting today.

We’ll begin the linkage with Michael Hiestand of USA Today who says Tiger Woods’ crash and burn in the U.S. Open on Sunday could have a big effect on NBC’s ratings.

Ed Sherman of the Sherman Report writes that even if people are tiring of Johnny Miller on NBC, he remains a fan.

To Baseball Prospectus where Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball writes that MLB clubs are getting richer thanks to fat TV contracts.

Jay Coffin of Golf Channel looks at the strange man who videobombed the U.S. Open trophy presentation.

Tim Ryan at The Big Lead notes that a funny sign videobombed Magic Johnson during ESPN on ABC’s postgame of the NBA Finals last night.

Emmett Jones of Sports Business Digest says MLB has started a new Twitter news service.

Bob’s Blitz talks about the NFL releasing its once-private All-22 NFL Films service to the public.

Paul M. Banks at the Sports Bank writes that Erin Andrews’ stock is falling like a rock.

However, Jim Weber of Lost Letterman feels EA should go to Fox while she still can.

The English Premier League has released its entire schedule for 2012-13.

Joe Favorito has a few sports business thoughts today.

From the New York Times, Richard Sandomir and Christine Haughney look at the potential for Sports Illustrated to layoff part of its staff.

Phil Mushnick of the New York Post bashes NBC’s coverage of the U.S. Open.

Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union says Curt Schilling is taking an indefinite leave of absence from ESPN.

At Press Box, Dave Hughes from DCRTV.com profiles the Maine natives who are broadcasting Orioles games on MASN.

Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog says New York Yankees radio voices John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman picked on Nats fans who left the ballpark early this past weekend.

Dan notes that CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Chick Hernandez did a guest sports anchoring spot on the local DC NBC affiliate last week.

Mel Bracht of The Oklahoman says ESPN/ABC’s analysts second-guessed the Thunder after the team’s Game 3 loss in the NBA Finals.

Back to Paul M. Banks, this time in the Chicago Sports Media Watch site and he talks with Chicago Tribune college basketball writer Shannon Ryan.

Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post says Tiger Woods’ crash at the U.S. Open on Sunday left viewers searching for something else to watch on Fathers Day.

Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the sports calendar for this week.

Raju Mudhar of the Toronto Star likes how Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has done with social media and handling the media.

Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail seems to be happy that Tiger Woods sank at the U.S. Open forcing some reporters to eat their words.

The Canadian Sports Media Blog says Rogers is applying to air the MLB Network in Canada.

Sports Media Watch notes that Fox is looking to renew its NASCAR deal before open bidding begins.

Sports Media Watch has the overnight ratings for the U.S. Open from Sunday.

And SMW notes the overnights for the NBA Finals, Game 3 were down from last year and also hit a three year low.

Matt Yoder at Awful Announcing has video of NBA TV’s Charles Barkley drooling over Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman on ABC and CBS back in the 1970′s.

Matt has identified the man who videobombed the U.S. Open trophy presentation.

That’s going to do it.

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