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Terry Francona Joins ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, Baseball Tonight

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona, who parted ways with the team after an epic collapse that knocked the Sox out of playoff contention, has found a new gig: ESPN baseball analyst. “I’m excited to join ESPN and to be able to talk about my passion for baseball with fans who love the game as […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

Boston Sports Featured on ESPN Magazine Cover

Did you know that Boston is the greatest sports city of the 21st century? Well if you didn’t, you do now after reading the ESPN Magazine issue dedicated entirely to Boston sports. Of course, this success has nothing to do with the athletes or team management, but everything to do with the fans of Boston.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Toronto Blue Jays Stealing Signs?

The 2010 Toronto Blue Jays had one of the most surprising seasons in their recent history, headlined by the emergence of superstar Jose Bautista. While the team wasn’t exactly turning heads in the standings, finishing in fourth place in the American League East despite a good 85-77 record, the power put on display by the […]

Free Agent LB Channing Crowder to the Patriots?

According to ESPN’s John Clayton, free agent linebacker Channing Crowder was given a physical by the Patriots on Thursday. Crowder, a third round pick by the Dolphins in 2005, has spent his entire career playing in the AFC east with Miami. He started 74 games for the Dolphins, recording 343 career tackles.

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 […]