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Thursday Afternoon Linkage

The PGA Championship is in full swing. There is online coverage and PGA.com is simulcasting TNT from 2 – 5 p.m. ET. You can go here and watch the coverage if you’re so inclined. There is also one “Pipeline” or channel devoted to certain groups and you can watch that as well.

David Barron of the Houston Chronicle has a short blurb on NBC’s broadcast and online plans for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable magazine writes that the demand to watch the Olympics online next year could cause a major crunch on the internet.

In the Detroit News, Joanne C. Gerstner says her readers are fed up of ESPN and they want to see a challenger arise to take on the Alleged Worldwide Leader.

Fox Soccer Channel will premiere two new shows as the new season of the English Premier League begins on Saturday.

Centre (PA) Daily Times editor Bob Heisse writes in his blog that the Big Ten Network is really turning on the screws to try to get its channel carried in the Keystone State. Greg Chalfin of the Midland (MI) Daily News says BTN is still in talks with Charter Communications to get its channel carried in Michigan so Wolverines and Spartans fans can watch games. The Big Ten Network has announced a program called “Friday Night Tailgate” to be hosted by former ESPNU host and the first winner of ESPN’s Dream Job, the one and only Antichrist, Mike Hall.

Scott Wong of the Arizona Republic writes that media outlets are protesting the NFL policy forcing photographers to wear vests with a sponsored logo.

John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News says FSN Bay Area received high ratings for the Barry Bonds record breaking 756th home run on Tuesday.

Tonight begins the first of five consecutive nights of NFL nationally televised exhibition football games. The Biz of Football blog previews the games for you.

There you have it for this afternoon. I’ll check back with you later tonight to see if there are more links.