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Hacking Into LeBron James’s Fake E-Mail Account

Does LeBron James have Gmail? Maybe, maybe not…but here’s what it would look like, according to the folks at Grantland:

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 entrĂ©e could be a harbinger of trouble ahead for the Patriots. Lastly, Herman Edwards‘ rants lay somewhere between […]

Sports Media Musings: Felger Relents, Sticks & Stones Debut, Links, Red Sox Thoughts

Putting Out the Fire Michael Felger called his implication of Heidi Watney into the Red Sox mess “regrettable.” I thought it was wrong for Felger to talk about the alleged Watney-Varitek affair, and wrote as much yesterday. I understood his larger point: If the Red Sox are going to air out Terry Francona’s dirty laundry, […]

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 […]

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’ […]

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 […]