Quick Wednesday Afternoon Update

Quick Wednesday Afternoon Update

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Quick Wednesday Afternoon Update

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We’ve got a few more links for you on this mid-day Wednesday.

The Sports Business Daily/Journal’s Olympics website reports that NBC’s ratings for the Olympics have held steady through Monday. Tripp Mickle and Jay Weiner discuss the possibilities of Olympic fatigue for Vancouver in 2010 and London in 2012. Great article by Tripp Mickle and John Ourand on the NBC Olympics operations in both Beijing and New York. And John Ourand of the SBD/SBJ write that ESPN is aiming to snatch the 2014 and 2016 Olympics from NBC.

James Hibberd of the Hollywood Reporter says lost in the news about NBC’s Olympics ratings is the fact that the other networks are seeing their lowest ratings ever.

Awful Announcing has a story on Usain Bolt setting a world record in today’s 200 meter dash (*ahem, there’s a reason why that’s in the links … click above and you’ll know why).

Speaking of Awful Announcing, the blog gives us a link to the You’ve Been Blinded site which has the video of a new EA Sports Tiger Woods commercial based on a YouTube video. Great stuff.

A couple of things from Newsday’s Neil Best. First, he blogs that ESPN’s Mike Tirico bid farewell to Shea Stadium this week. Neil took part in a live chat today and Fang’s Bites had several questions for Neil starting at the 11:29 mark.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell writes about Michael Phelps’ apparent wardrobe malfunction at a sponsor’s party in Communist China last night.

Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News says Chris “Mad Dog” Russo went to Sirius XM Satellite Radio for the money.

I forgot to link to this last night, Bruce Allen of Boston Sports Media Watch says WEEI has signed a deal with a Portland, ME radio station to simulcast its signal.

Maury Brown of the Biz of Football talks about Warren Sapp joining Inside the NFL.

That’s it for now.

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