It’s been a while since we’ve provided you with a notebook. Let’s take a trip around the country to see some of the sports media stories that you have missed over the past few days.
Brian Lowry at Variety says it’s wrong to call lower seeded teams NCAA Tournament teams “Cinderella.”
Hilary Lewis of the Hollywood Reporter says E-Trade debuted the final E-Trade baby ad during Thursday’s coverage of the NCAA Tournament.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News tells us that CBS/Turner saw a record number of live streams during the first three days of the NCAA Tournament.
In Advertising Age, Mike McCarthy reports that marketers are ready to revolt against increased sports advertising prices.
On the other hand, Bill Cromwell of Media Life Magazine says ad spending on the NCAA Tournament surpassed $1 billion for the second straight year.
Ed Sherman of the Sherman Report has a weekend roundup of links.
Ken Kershbaumer of Sports Video Group looks at how MLB Network and MLB International are producing the Opening Season telecasts from Australia.
Paulsen at Sports Media Watch has some NHL, PGA and English Premier League ratings news and notes.
Paulsen says the NCAA Tournament is off to a flying start.
Jake O’Donnell of Sports Grid says the New York newspapers had fun with the Michael Vick-to-the-New York Jets signing and the release of Mark Sanchez.
Chad Finn of the Boston Globe says a one-time popular sports radio team is being reunited for the foreseeable future.
Also from the Globe, Finn reports that NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy will be replaced for the two final Spring Training games.
In the New York Post, Phil Mushnick says the NCAA Tournament is full of enablers. Ok, Phil.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News wonders why the Mets haven’t muzzled injured pitcher Matt Harvey.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says a former Siena coach will be working CBS Sports Network’s coverage of the College Basketball Invitational.
Greg Connors of the Buffalo News profiles CBS/Turner’s Bill Raftery and Verne Lundquist.
Dan Steinberg at the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog looks back to when a DC public TV station aired a whole slew of college basketball games including the NCAA Tournament.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle goes in-depth on the Comcast SportsNet bankruptcy case.
In the Oklahoman, Mel Bracht notes that the NCAA Tournament ratings are up.
Bracht talks with CBS’ Doug Gottlieb.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes that CBS/Turner’s Jim Nantz and Greg Anthony are in town.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has his weekend media column.
And that will close the notebook until the next time.