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Sports Media Musings: Andy Gresh Needs a Hug, Holley & Felger Crushin’ It, Minihane/RapSheet/Klosterman Deliver

By on December 9, 2011 at 12:11pm
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Final papers in grad school are the bane of my existence. In the journalism world, they have these weird concepts called “sources” and “quotes.” And you have to “attribute” everything.

Right now I’m in the middle of a paper on concussions in high school athletics. You wouldn’t believe it, but Athletic Directors aren’t exactly excited to talk to me about it. I’ve talked to nearly 20 sources: players, trainers, organizations, ADs, doctors, MIAA, and the Department of Public Health.

…Now I have to write it.

But you don’t care about any of this. I’m just giving you heads up to why this will be the shortest Media Musings column ever. Continue reading Sports Media Musings: Andy Gresh Needs a Hug, Holley & Felger Crushin’ It, Minihane/RapSheet/Klosterman Deliver »

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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, ┬áSimmons 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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C's Commentator, Mike Gorman 'pounds it' with Maria Menounos (Courtesy

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 »

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It's been a pleasure, Heidi.

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 »

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Greg Bedard, of the Boston Globe, joined the podcast to talk football & new media

Today on the Point Taken Podcast I had Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe and 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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Ordway Jabs at Gresh, Zolak Feels Served

November 17, 2011 at 12:42pm in Musings
Andy Gresh and Scott Zolak Fired Back At Ordway

Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley acted like members of the Patriots secondary – no chemistry & profound unfamiliarity – for the better part of 6 months. Now the duo is congealing at the right time. Ordway feels like Angela Bassett in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and is joining in on calling out Andy Gresh… Continue reading Ordway Jabs at Gresh, Zolak Feels Served »

Bob Costas was a bulldog while handling his exclusive with Jerry Sandusky.

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 »

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