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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, […]

The ESPN Book Review: “Those Guys Have All The Fun”

The anticipation surrounding the oral history of the embattled “four letter network” and self-proclaimed “worldwide leader in sports,” ESPN, entitled Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN was comparable to that of a summer blockbuster movie release. The rumored aggregate amount of information - coming directly from those who were at the conglomerate during […]

Sports Media Musings: Jack Edwards, Sports Hub, WEEI, ESPN

Excuse me, while I channel my inner Richard Deitsch… While watching Game 2 of the Spurs/Grizzlies series on NBA TV Wednesday night, I noticed the announcers were based in San Antonio. This was made apparent right from the moment Matt Bonner hit a 3-point shot and the call was something along the lines of, “Red-Rocket for three…Yes!” […]

Nomar Garciaparra Joins ESPN Wednesday Night Baseball

Former Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, who retired as a member of the Red Sox before last season, will now call games with Red Sox radio play-by-play man Dave O’Brien for ESPN’s Wednesday Night Baseball telecasts. Nomar joined ESPN last season as an analyst for Baseball Tonight, and even called a couple of games during […]

Red Sox Get Four Games On New ESPN Sunday Night Baseball

ESPN has selected the Red Sox for at least four primetime games in 2011 on Sunday Night Baseball: April 10: Vs. Yankees May 15: @ Yankees May 22: Vs. Cubs July 17: @ Rays ESPN has not selected any games from June 5 to July 3 at the moment, so the Red Sox could pick […]

With Rex Ryan Foot Fetish Report, Deadspin Has Gone Too Far

A “story” broke on deadspin.com on Wednesday. I say “story,” because in my mind, this does not qualify as journalism. It is a series of videos of a man- likely New York Jets coach Rex Ryan- and a woman- likely his wife, Michelle- engaged in a police role-play where the man says the woman has […]

Joe Morgan Fired! ESPN Lets Morgan, Miller Go From Sunday Night Baseball

For years, I have insulted baseball legend Joe Morgan over and over again. His poor, uninformed commentary on what’s supposed to be the game of the week just didn’t do it for me. Jon Miller, a good play-by-play man 30 years ago, has also lost some luster, though Morgan has brought him down even more. […]

Who Makes Up Your “Mt. Rushmore of Hatred?”

Hatred. We all have it, whether we admit it or not. As sports fans, we’re fueled by hatred. There wouldn’t be rivalries if it weren’t for hatred. We wouldn’t get so emotional after big games, win or lose, if it weren’t for hatred of the opponent. This week, two of the world’s most hated athletes […]

ESPN 30 For 30: “Four Days in October” – Been There, Won That

“Four Days in October” is Gary Waksman’s contribution to ESPN’s “30 For 30″ short-documentary film series. The movie isolates Games 3 through 7 of the 2004 American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. Using a combination of player interviews, archival MLB footage, home video by players and a conversation […]

Madden ’11: Patriots Win Super Bowl in ESPN Simulation

For years, EA’s Madden football video game series has been ruining careers of many prolific NFL players. SoB’s Pete chronicled the pitfalls for every Madden cover athlete from 1999 (Garrison Hearst) to 2008 (Brett Favre), and added extra analysis for 2009′s cover boys (Larry Fitzgerald and Troy Polamalu). We all know the Madden Curse affects […]

My Boston Sports Wish List for the Next Decade

There is never anything wrong with looking back. But after a while, you just get tired of it. Over the last few weeks, we have all been inundated with year-end and decade-end reviews, “Best of” lists, and whatever else writers and newscasters like to throw at you to fill time in December. It’s all well […]

Peter Gammons to Leave ESPN

Legendary baseball reporter Peter Gammons, 64, has announced he will leave ESPN after the Winter Meetings. Gammons has been with the network since 1989, and also previously reported for Sports Illustrated (1976-78, 1986-90). He began has illustrious career back in 1969 with the Boston Globe, and has always been tied to the Boston area since. […]

ESPN’s College Gameday Coming to Boston

ESPN’s College Football Pregame Show, “College Gameday” will be airing live this weekend from Chestnut Hill, on the campus of Boston College, as they host Florida State. Gameday has been going on the road since 1993, when they traveled to South Bend for #1 Florida State and #2 Notre Dame. In 1994, they traveled for […]

Mike Reiss Leaves Boston.com, Joins ESPN

Mike Reiss, the beat Patriots blogger for Boston.com for the past four years, will now officially be joining the new ESPNBoston.com when the site launches Monday. He officially said goodbye Friday on his Reiss’s Pieces blog on Boston.com. As the transition is made from “Reiss’s Pieces” to “Extra Points”, this is one final goodbye from […]

Tedy Bruschi Signs with ESPN

According to the Boston Herald, retired Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi has reportedly signed on to be an in-studio NFL analyst with ESPN. Bruschi will be used on NFL Live and Sportscenter broadcasts, and may participate in interactive chats for the new ESPN-Boston website, which will start up soon. It looks as if Spygate (remember that!?!?) did […]