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Miscellaneous Thoughts on Celtics-Heat

Normally, I would consider the Boston Celtics taking on the Miami Heat a must-see game. But Danny Ainge traded away Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and any semblance of an actual rivalry, and I decided to actually live my life instead of being held hostage by Kelly Olynyk, Kris Humphries, and the rest of the Celtics’ […]

Bruins Den: Consistently Inconsistent (Complete With Clichés)

They’re up, they’re down, they’re left, they’re right – for all it’s worth the Boston Bruins this season are as inconsistent as Windows ME and as unpredictable as your girlfriend after you say you just want to be friends. At 3-5-0 and two games left in the month, it’s highly possible the Bruins will finish […]

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 […]

David Stern Talks to Bill Simmons About the NBA Lockout

It has been incredibly hard to find solid information on the NBA lockout these days. It still seems like the two sides are far apart, and to be honest it doesn’t look like either Billy Hunter or David Stern are taking the conversations seriously yet. Thankfully, David Stern was on the B.S. Report with Bill […]

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: 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: Jack Edwards Inks Deal, NESN vs CSN, Gus Johnson, & Bill Simmons

Excuse me, while I channel my inner Jason McIntyre… Boston’s storied sports history is rich with both personalities on the field, court, and rink as well as the personalities covering our beloved teams. Names like Peter Gammons and Bob Ryan come to mind for their objectivity and transcendence into the national spotlight in the later […]

Bill Simmons: NBA MVP Breakdown

I just read and laughed through Bill Simmons’ latest piece. He attempts to break down the MVP race, from player No. 420 all the way down to No.1. This article was about players #420 – #48…and below are my favorites from the bunch: 271. Yi Jianlian If you’re a Celtics fan, it’s officially time to […]