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Sports Media Musings: Felger & Mazz to Broadcast on CSNNE, Dale Arnold Returns to NESN

The Coup? Comcast Sports Net New England agreed with 98.5 The Sports Hub to simulcast afternoon drive radio show “Felger and Mazz.” The announcement came yesterday, but industry insiders have known about the deal, which supposedly had been in ongoing negotiations for a while now. The merging of broadcast, albeit in different mediums, raises a myriad […]

False Start: Week 1 Takeaways, Week 2 Picks

Because it’s the early on a Friday. Because you spent way to much loot at the bar last night trying to impress that girl. Because your bookie takes bets via text message. Here is Ryan Hadfield’s Crappy Football Picks! A big week last week. Great way to open the season from a monetary standpoint (I went 10-3-1 against […]

Sports Media Musings: WEEI to 93.7, Deadspin Invasion, Curran Going Rogue

WEEI Moving to 93.7 FM on Sept. 12 A quick thought: This won’t have any SIGNIFICANT bearing on the next rating book which is released October 4th. Those numbers predominantly will take a look at the summer ratings. Personally, I believe this is a move Entercom should have made a long time ago. WEEI is […]

Podcast: ESPN’s Jon Anik on the UFC and the film Warrior

Today on the SoB! Podcast I had Jon Anik from ESPN’s MMA Live program. We talk about the rise of MMA, the advantages and disadvantages of the flourishing sport, and the his cameo in the new movie Warrior set to be released this weekend. I’ll have a review of the film along some thoughts on […]

False Start: Belichick’s a Playa and Crushes A Lot, Week 1 Picks

My sister looked at me the other day and said, “Ryan, do you write anything other then your weekly ‘Media Musings’ column?” It hit me. I dropped the ball. Actually, to steal a line from the HBO documentary “Too Big To Fail”.. I DIDN’T DROP THE BALL. I DROPPED THE BALL, KICKED THE COACH IN THE […]

Podcast: WEEI’s Kirk Minihane on Andy Gresh, Barstool Sports, & More

Today WEEI’s Kirk Minihane came on the SoB! podcast. We talked about a myriad of topics including WEEI’s flourishing website, Andy Gresh’s lack of awareness, the Barstool Sports naked baby pictures ordeal, awful announcers, and – of course – Boston sports. Using A Cell Phone? Click Here! Listen:

Sports Media Musings: Labor Day Labor Issues for ESPN, Bruce Feldman

Lots happening on the national and local scene lately. This is part one of the special Labor Day Media Musings Extravaganzzzzzzaaa. Part 2 coming Saturday. Have a great long weekend! Infomercial! If you are into the video game Madden , or if you just want to hear what it is like playing against Chad Ochocinco […]

Podcast: Are You Ready for Some Madden ’12 Football?

It’s the beginning of September and that means a new edition of Madden is coming out! Today on the SoB podcast I had Steven Gibbons, one of the writer’s of the official strategy guide of Madden 12 and of Madden Bible on. We discuss a plethora of topics and Gibbs gives us some invaluable secrets. You can […]

Live Blog! Patriots vs Lions

We’re live from Ford Field in the Motor City! Wrentham, MA! Its Patriots! Its Lions! Its Saturday night pre-season football! Count your buddy from SoB, Ryan, in. He is joined by his buddy Drew, who thinks they’re going out for the game. Unbeknownst to Drew, this is not the case. After all, why wouldn’t he want […]

Sports Media Musings: ESPN’s White Michael Vick, Deadspin’s ESPN Invasion, And More

This Was, uh, Strange ESPN posing the question what the ramifications of Mike Vick’s race had on his life and career isn’t anything novel. On the contrary, the odd decision to transpose a picture of the controversial signal-caller to make him Caucasian certainly is. The Big Lead takes a look at the four-letter network’s curious […]

Sports Media Musings: WEEI and Barstool Sports, Grantland Issues, Twitter Fights

Beating the Dead Horse You are probably sick of the David Portnoy controversy like you are sick of the unstable economy. It is what it is, right? Staties went to the infamous blogger’s home to ‘persuade’ him to take the photos down. He complied. And here we are, a week later. If you want to […]

Sports Media Musings: WEEI Bans Barstool’s David Portnoy in Brady Baby Fallout

WEEI Wages War Against Barstool Sports All the rage is Boston Barstool Sports’ controversial posting of Tom Brady’s naked baby and the subsequent caption. Being the media guy here at SoB, I thought it would be appropriate to write about it. I took my time, though, because I didn’t want to give a fickle response that I’d […]

Sports Media Musings: NESN Loses McCarthy & Tappen, CSNNE Thriving

NESN Searching for Answers, CSNNE Finding More In somewhat of a shocking move, Jade McCarthy is leaving NESN. This comes only days after Kathryn Tappen announced she was leaving for the NHL Network on the Toucher & Rich show (a move this guy told you about months ago — terrible kept secret). And rumors continue to percolate about Heidi […]

Jurgen Klinsmann’s US Soccer Coaching Debut Ends Anticipation

We all know who the girl on the train is. She’s the girl on the commuter rail who looks mysterious, intriguing, and dangerous — all at once. Of course, you don’t talk to the girl on the train, because it’s 7:57 in the morning and no one wants to start their day off with flirtation. And, of course, […]

Patriots 2011 OLB Preview: Cunningham, Ninkovich

Last week, in our Patriots season preview, I took a stab at the inside linebacker position. While in a 3-4 defense, the inside linebackers have responsibility to diagnose plays and maintain gap responsibility; meanwhile, the outside linebackers are geared toward accomplishing one of two goals: Put their hand in the dirt and rush the opposing Quarterback. Set the […]