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P.T. Podcast: Adam Kaufman on Movies & Entertainment

Today on Point Taken, I talked Movies, TV, and Entertainment with CBSBostonSports.com, Adam Kaufman. The Boston College hockey play-by-play man talks about a variety of topics.. Is Justin Timberlake a flourishing movie star? Is Eddie Murphy revitalizing his career? What ceiling does Charlie Day have as an actor? All that and much more! Click Play […]

ESPN Sports Nation Bet On Patriots-Jets Game Controls I-91 Billboard

Patriots and Jets is synonymous with the word rivalry. The personnel switching from entity to entity over the years (and in some cases switching back…again) make this feud that much more compelling. Consequently, fans take great pride in victory and agony in defeat. Sports Nation hosts Colin Cowherd and Michelle Beadle are taking this concept to […]

P.T. Podcast: Michael Holley on “War Room,” Boston Globe, Sports Hub, Penn State

Today marks the debut of the new Sports Of Boston podcast (I know, I’ve re-named it three times now), called Point Taken. The new show features segments, weekly guest, and co-host — Brian Moller. We’ll have a brand new episode every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Part 1 We talk Haynesworth, Kyle Arrington’s Twitter, Ochocinco’s Struggles, […]

Appearance Talking Boston Sports On TSN & ESPN Radio

The Bruins won last night in Toronto. While gearing up for the game, Mike Hogan had me on his radio show on Toronto Sports Network (an affiliate of ESPN Radio) Saturday afternoon to talk about a vareity of Boston sports topics. The 10-minute spot included what makes Boston a great sports city, what the pecking order […]

Sports Media Musings: Former ESPN VP Allegedly Exposes Himself In Front of Erin Andrews, Quick Musings

One of the hardest things to do as a columnist is write a strong lede.  I can’t tell you how much this is stressed to me on a daily basis. Above everything else, you need to grab the audience by the collar with a strong pun that says, “Put your feet up and stay for a […]

Sports Media Musings: ESPN Original Programming Wins, Media Scolds NESN, CSNNE’s Farm System

Praising Rage Against The Machine ESPN gets criticized with great regularity. Much of the scrutiny is deserved. Segments like, “Who’s Now” on “SportsCenter” feel forced. I shake my head when Skip Bayless argues Aaron Hernandez’s fried chicken entrée could be a harbinger of trouble ahead for the Patriots. Lastly, Herman Edwards‘ rants lay somewhere between […]

ESPN Films’ “Unguarded” Delivers Un-Filtered Journey of Chris Herren

Wednesday night, I had the opportunity to catch a screening of the new ESPN Films documentary, “Unguarded.” The film tells the story of local basketball legend, Chris Herren. The former NBA player’s story is well-documented, as Herren battled substance abuse issues and went through multiple Massachusetts detox programs throughout his life. In fact, in one […]

Sports Media Musings: NESN Forgot To Cover Theo Epstein’s Departure

You thought “Sox Appeal” was cancelled? The laughable Red Sox-centric date program may have unceremoniously ended, but the stigma lives on. In fact, it permeates throughout the entire network. NESN decided they won’t report on Yankee victories next season. In their eyes, the World Series was cancelled after Jon Papelbon blew game 162 in Baltimore. […]

Sports Media Musings: Bryant Gumbel & Shock Value, The Big Lead Impresses, Zolak Bolsters Broadcast

Shocking…But That Was The Point Bryant Gumbel knew his well-written, yet very misguided rant about David Stern and the NBA lockout would garner Hank Williams Jr.-esq attention. Gumbel compared Stern to a plantation owner on HBO’s “Real Sports.” “Stern’s version of what has been going on behind closed doors has of course been disputed, but […]

Sports Media Musings: Felger Relents, Sticks & Stones Debut, Links, Red Sox Thoughts

Putting Out the Fire Michael Felger called his implication of Heidi Watney into the Red Sox mess “regrettable.” I thought it was wrong for Felger to talk about the alleged Watney-Varitek affair, and wrote as much yesterday. I understood his larger point: If the Red Sox are going to air out Terry Francona’s dirty laundry, […]

Sports Media Musings: Watney vs. Felger vs. Haggerty

There are days when covering the local media is rather tedious. After all, there are only so many CHB columns, ESPN slip-ups, Grantland opinions, ‘radio war’ coverage, among other incidents to write about. Then there are days like Oct. 12, 2011. Before we get to yesterday’s sh*! show, I need to say how much I […]

Podcast: Jets vs Patriots Game Preview

Patriots! Jets! This week always has a special feel to it. We thought it would be appropriate to merge SoB and SoNY for a preview podcast. I had Kristine Reese of Sports of New York  on the SoB! Podcast to discuss every facet of the game. Is the Sanchize ready to take the next step? Is […]

Sports Media Musings: Massarotti Confuses, Hank Williams Jr., Tito on Fox?

Light round-up today after the special mid-week edition… Leading Off Was Tony Massarotti drinking at the open of the Wednesday edition of “Felger & Mazz”? Was I drugged at roughly 1:50 P.M. by a potent uknown substance? These are questions that need to be answered. I swear, when posed the question of whether he would […]

Sports Media Musings: 98.5 The Sports Hub Wins The Summer, WEEI Finishing 8th

98.5 The Sports Hub took the momentum obtained from their win in the spring ratings period, and never looked back. In the summer ratings period, released by third-party Arbitron yesterday, “The Sports Hub” found itself in the poll position again, earning the highest share among the coveted men’s 25-54 demographic in the Boston market. Chief […]

Sports Media Musings: Glenn Ordway’s Salary Cut

Chad Finn’s article last week said according to industry sources, Glenn Ordway was given a choice: Cut his rumored $1 million salary in half, or face the possibility of losing his job at Entercom-owned, WEEI. The Big O’ thought better of it to take the former. Ordway, who’s role includes hosting “The Big Show” afternoons […]