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Jenny Dell Replacing Heidi Watney as NESN Red Sox Reporter

Goodbye Heidi. It was nice knowing you. Everyone, say hello to Jenny Dell! Dell, a UMass graduate, will become NESN’s new Red Sox in-game reporter, according to the Boston Globe’s Chad Finn. She replaces Heidi Watney, who left at the end of last year to become a reporter for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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 […]

Sports Media Musings: NESN Forgot To Cover Theo Epstein’s Departure

You thought “Sox Appeal” was cancelled? The laughable Red Sox-centric date program may have unceremoniously ended, but the stigma lives on. In fact, it permeates throughout the entire network. NESN decided they won’t report on Yankee victories next season. In their eyes, the World Series was cancelled after Jon Papelbon blew game 162 in Baltimore. […]

Sports Media Musings: Felger & Mazz to Broadcast on CSNNE, Dale Arnold Returns to NESN

The Coup? Comcast Sports Net New England agreed with 98.5 The Sports Hub to simulcast afternoon drive radio show “Felger and Mazz.” The announcement came yesterday, but industry insiders have known about the deal, which supposedly had been in ongoing negotiations for a while now. The merging of broadcast, albeit in different mediums, raises a myriad […]

Sports Media Musings: NESN Loses McCarthy & Tappen, CSNNE Thriving

NESN Searching for Answers, CSNNE Finding More In somewhat of a shocking move, Jade McCarthy is leaving NESN. This comes only days after Kathryn Tappen announced she was leaving for the NHL Network on the Toucher & Rich show (a move this guy told you about months ago — terrible kept secret). And rumors continue to percolate about Heidi […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

Video: Boob Grab at Red Sox-Orioles Game on NESN

It’s called Friendly Fenway Park for a reason: fans are supposed to go out to the ballpark to enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere. Those who actually attend games know that’s not at all true. Need proof that it’s not really family friendly? Did you see last Thursday’s Sox-Orioles game on NESN? After Jerry Remy finished reading […]

NESN’s Don Orsillo With a (mini) Stanley Cup

If you watch Red Sox games, you know Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy can have fun conversations in the booth. During Monday night’s game, the team reflected on the Bruins celebrations with the Stanley Cup on Sunday at Fenway, but remarked they were unable to actually see the Cup up close and in person. Remy […]

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 […]

Sick Jerry Remy Says He Should Return to NESN Booth by Monday

In an interview with Channel 5 on Thursday, Remy revealed that he is feeling better and should return by Monday. “#RedSox – I just did an interview with channel 5 and I told them that I am feeling much better and should be back to work by Monday-Jerry,” said Remy on his Twitter account. The […]

Jerry Remy Sick Update: RemDawg Has Pneumonia

UPDATE: Jerry says he should return to the NESN booth by Monday, May 16th. — Jerry Remy continues to be out of the NESN booth, and on Monday the RemDawg revealed why. He has pneumonia, he announced in a tweet. “Doctor just confirmed I have a bit of pneumonia-suggested we get it under control before doing […]

Jerry Remy Sick: Where Has RemDawg Been?

2012 UPDATE: Jerry has a sinus infection and will return to the booth soon. — (any information below is outdated and for previous seasons) NEW UPDATE: Jerry says he should return to the NESN booth by Monday, May 16th. — UPDATE: Jerry has a case of pneumonia. He should return soon. — Where has Jerry […]

Video: Jack Edwards’ Tea Party Speech After Bruins-Canadiens Game 7

If you watch hockey on NESN, you know what you get with Jack Edwards. He’s a pretty damn good play-by-play man. He knows the game. He also loves the Bruins and hates the Canadiens. He took his nerdy nature to a whole new level Wednesday night after the Game 7 win, hearkening back to the […]