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Podcast: Rich Shertenlieb of Toucher and Rich Talks Vegas, WEEI, Charlie Sheen

Today on the SoB podcast I had Rich Shertenlieb from the Toucher & Rich show on. Rich talked about his road to sports radio, getting athletes to participate in his skits, the budding rivalry with WEEI, and much more! Using A Cell Phone? Click Here! Here is a breakdown of the conversation…

Podcast: Grantland’s Anna Clark Talks Writing, Deadspin, Randy Moss

Today on the SoB podcast, I had Anna Clark on. Clark is a writer for Grantland, who wrote a piece on Randy Moss this week. In the podcast we talk journalism, the blogosphere backlash against Grantland, her experiences in Kenya & the Prison Creative Arts Project, and – of course – thoughts on Randy Moss’ […]

Sports Media Musings: Shaughnessy’s Column, Twitter Nonsense, Watney Leaving?, ESPN Book Movie?

Oh Danny-boy I have never been one to kill a columnist. No matter how zany their take is, I’ll really let a writer reach before calling them a hack. Mainly because as a columnist you are asked to provoke thought and debate on the reg – and that is easier said then done. I give […]

Rex Ryan Puts “Foot” Down, Asks Other Teams to Beat Patriots

Rex Ryan is a lot of things: He’s motivational. He’s emotional. He’s charismatic. He’s creepy. But he’s also paranoid, and lacks self-confidence. “What’s that last thing you just said? Lacks self-confidence, are you effing kidding me,” you rave,  “This dude’s a boisterous clown with the self-confidence of Ron Jeremy and Justin Timberlake…combined.” You’ve been duped, and […]

A Look Back at the James Harrison Comments to Men’s Journal

Success breeds contempt, and contempt breeds irrationality. That’s truth. What the Patriots accomplished from 2001 – 2007 on the football field was unparalleled. The franchise broke the record for most consecutive regular season victories, won 3 Super Bowls, and captured the hearts of fans for the manner in which they operated. Unfortunately the adulation amassed was pierced when the “Spy-Gate” controversy surfaced. The “Patriot Way” […]

Patriots 2011 Inside Linebackers Preview: Mayo, Guyton, Spikes

In a Bill Belichick-coached 3-4 (3 down linemen, 4 linebackers) defensive scheme, the linebacker position has always been considered paramount to success. The system hinges on the defensive line taking up space and handling multiple offensive linemen, while versatile linebackers take advantage. (Note: This is why D-lineman never rack up huge amounts of sacks in […]

From “Motivated” to Retired: Randy Moss to Hall of Fame?

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same On July 14, Joel Segal, Randy Moss’ agent, claimed the mercurial wide receiver is in great shape, motivated, and ready to contribute to a Super Bowl contending team. “He is determined, motivated and quite frankly has a huge chip on his shoulder. Whatever team ends […]

Cris Carter: Randy Moss Turned Down 1-Year Deal From Patriots

ESPN’s Cris Carter is reporting Randy Moss declined a one-year deal to return to New England this season before opting to retire. Moss has expressed interest in returning to Foxboro, but the sides struggled over the length of the contract. Moss demanded a multi-year deal, and the Patriots only wished to retrieve his services for […]

Sports Media Musings: Felger & Mazz on Haynesworth, Toucher & Rich’s Rise, RapSheet’s Infamous Tweets

A Swing, And A Miss Fat Albert and a wide receiver doubling as a (somehow) crappier version of America’s Got Talent host, Nick Cannon? To our beloved Patriots? The same team that subscribes, better yet invented, the “Patriot Way.” This is everything local media should be salivating over. Content that, for all intents and purposes, […]

Sports Media Musings: Celtics buy into CSNNE, WEEI/Sports Hub Hate?, Grading Former Athletes in Media

Ruh-Roh! Felgy, Get Your Green Pajamas Out! I’m weary about the news that the Celtics and CSNNE are extending their partnership, and thus giving C’s ownership a 20% stake in the network. I like CSNNE. Their approach to both sports news and programming is well conceived. However, the new deal with the Men in Green […]

Podcast: Chad Finn on WEEI’s Struggles, NESN, CSNNE, Grantland

Today on The Rundown with Ryan Hadfield, I spoke with Boston Globe and Boston.com’s media columnist Chad Finn. We discussed a plethora of topics including — how he got into the beat, EVERYTHING about the radio wars (including an interesting tidbit on the Ryen Russillo/John Dennis feud), the budding rivalry between NESN and CSNNE, and […]

Sports Media Musings: Why Has The Joe Corvo Assault in Boston Been Largely Ignored?

The local media’s adulation of Boston Bruins management’s acquisition of defense-man Joe Corvo is certainly palpable. There has been an abundance of talk about his laser shot from the point, and his adroit stick handling abilities; however, throughout the clamoring, the “omniscient” media seems to be glazing over Corvo’s criminal history. A history – mind you – that stemmed right here in the hub. […]

Sports Media Musings: 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Big Spring, Grantland Backlash

Missed Part 1? Click Here! Without Further Adieu, Part Two of the Mega Media Musings Column.. Breaking News Here are your spring radio ratings…Via Boston Sports Media Watch (based off radio-info.com). The Sports Hub’s dominance is profound, but WEEI can take solace in the Bruins playoff run exponentially increasing The Sports Hub’s numbers – which in turn - […]

Sports Media Musings: Taking Stock in Finn’s Column, Grading Gary Tanguay, Dismissing Andy Gresh

I know what you are (obviously) thinking. “Ryan said he’d do a media column every Friday. I need my analysis. I need my fix.” Or, if you are Andy Gresh, you’d just pass it off by calling me a “P***Y” (We’ll get to that later). Anyway, truth is, I had written something up – but […]

Sports Media Musings: Congressman Felger, Scal’s Foray, ESPN Drama

It may be a slow week in Boston sports, but  the sports media is like NYC: It never sleeps. So take a second to step away from the riveting “Gonzo to outfield” or “Tito treating Big Papi with kid gloves” debate, and enjoy this weeks Media Musings piece. The Manchurian Candidate? On their uproarious program, […]