Bill Simmons doesn’t like making you pay for his content. I believe that. I really do.
On his podcast with Chuck Klosterman, before his best-selling tome The Book of Basketball was released, Simmons rationalized the 700 page length saying, “I didn’t want to split it up into two volumes. I hate making people pay for my stuff.”
This made the Sports Guy’s column last Thursday that much more compelling. The first half of the piece detailed reasons why the Grantland Quarterly, um, exists and also, um, why you should buy it!
Perplexing. Continue reading Sports Media Musings: Bill Simmons Stars In Tommy Boy, Lessons from Portnoy, Quick Musings »
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David Stern and Billy Hunter came to terms to save the NBA season. Here is some reaction to the end of the lockout and 20 thoughts entering the shortened season… Continue reading The NBA Is Back: Anticipation Builds, Questions Loom »
Tags: Celtics, NBA, Sports Media
I missed last week…No excuses, but if you want one, we were working on the new site.. Lots to catch up on… Continue reading Sports Media Musings: Watney Out, “Felger & Mazz” Simulcast Debut, Links »
Tags: Andy Gresh, CSNNE, Gary Tanguay, Glenn Ordway, Heidi Watney, Michael Felger, NESN, Sports Media, Sports Media Musings, Tony Massarotti
Today on the Point Taken Podcast I had Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe and Boston.com on to talk about the NFL, new media issues, and what it’s like covering a covert operation like the New England Patriots.
Bedard covered the Dolphins and Packers before coming to the Globe about a year ago. His knowledge of the league is extensive and his work ethic studying tape is commendable.
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Penn State & Ignominy will forever be associated with one another.. Who, in the media, adapted and attacked the story from the right angle? Who failed to see beyond the peripheral or their forum at a time when the nation was watching the biggest scandal in the history of college athletics unfold? Continue reading Winners & Losers: Media Coverage of PSU Scandal »
Tags: Andy Gresh, Bob Costas, Fred Toucher, Joe Paterno, Joe Posnanski, Musings, Penn State, PSU