A quick look at the March issue of Boston Sports Review.
This is the annual media special for the magazine, headlined by the cover story of the Women of NESN by BSMW’s own David Scott.
Inside the magazine is an article entitled Blogging Rights, (also by Scott) which looks at the top blogs and websites on the Boston sports scene, many of which are run by non-media. There’s a big screen shot of BSMW in the article, and Bostonsportsmedia.com actually came in first in the media poll for “Favorite Boston Sports Web Site” – ahead of Boston.com and BostonHerald.com.
Some other features and articles from the magazine:
Editor Jerry Spar talks to Jim Walsh about the 2007 edition of the Red Sox Annual.
Jon Goode catches up with former Celtic Kevin Stacom, now working as a scout for the Dallas Mavericks.
Bill Keefe profiles diehard Bruins fan Dick Geraigery, who has been attending Bruins games since 1962, all in the balcony. Keefe also checks in with Celtics mascot Lucky (aka Damon Blust)
Jim Baker’s Media Monitor has a look at the Burton brothers taking over the Boston media, while John Molori does a quick Q&A with Steve DeOssie.
Joe Lavin has a humorous take on Curt Schilling’s political ambitions.
Bob Halloran shoots back at those who criticize the media, saying:
Aren't you guilty of being just like the media? You think members of the media have an agenda, but so do you -- against the media! You criticize the media, ironically, for being too critical. You complain obsessively about a media that obsesses. You drown yourself in saturating media coverage. You turn the media into a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Halloran is saying that the fans are reason the media is the way it is, and if you don’t like it, look in the mirror.
Alex Speier says that the Red Sox aren’t any closer to finding their closer, but they’ve got plenty of candidates. David Laurila has a feature Q&A on Sox outfield prospect David Murphy.
Lenny Megliola has a piece on Patriots coach Bill Belichick and the impossible task of trying to figure out what he is thinking.
Matt Kalman examines the (healthy) eating habits of Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron.
Kevin Henkin has reasons to fire Doc Rivers and reasons to keep Doc Rivers.
Keefe also has a piece on UNH goalie Kevin Regan of South Boston. Megliola checks in on and up-and-down season for the Boston College men’s basketball squad. Sam Bernstein revisits the disastrous Sparky Lyle for Danny Cater trade. David Scott closes things out with a look at Yaz and the 1967 Red Sox, which kicked off a streak of 40 years of baseball obsession in Boston.
Some additional web-only items can be found on the BSR website, and they include: