Ken from Fang’s Bites with another drive-by update. This one deals with the 3rd annual Comcast SportsNet Media Madness tournament. Read the release.


Brackets Unveiled Tonight on Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight;

Media Madness Bracket Special Available on

BURLINGTON, MA – Boston sports fans’ relationship with the local sports media can be summed up simply as “love/hate”. For the third consecutive year, Comcast SportsNet is hosting a special on-line tournament where fans can vote on who they like and who they don’t from the region’s sports media contingent.

Competing for the Media Madness Tournament title are writers and personalities from the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, WEEI¸ Comcast SportsNet, and other media outlets. All competitors have appeared on Comcast SportsNet during the past year. The full 32-person field includes:

Bob Ryan (Boston Globe)
Dan Shaugnessy (Boston Globe)
Marc Spears (Boston Globe)
Ron Borges (Boston Herald)
Steve Bulpett (Boston Herald)
Steve Buckley (Boston Herald)
Sean McAdam (Boston Herald)
John Tomase (Boston Herald)
Glenn Ordway (WEEI)
Gerry Callahan (WEEI)
Michael Holley (WEEI
Cedric Maxwell (WEEI)
Rob Bradford (
Sean Grande (WEEI)
Pete Sheppard (WEEI)
Albert Breer (Sporting News)
Scott Zolak (WBZ-TV)
Ryen Russillo (ESPN Radio)
Paul Perrillo (Patriots Football Weekly)
Jessica Camerato (
Jon Meterparel (WEEI)
Steve DeOssie (WEEI)
Joe Haggerty (
Lou Merloni (Comcast SportsNet)
Donny Marshall (Comcast SportsNet)
Tim Welsh (Comcast SportsNet)
Troy Brown (Comcast SportsNet)
Bob Beers (WBZ)
Andy Gresh (Sirius XM Mad Dog Radio)
Jeff Goodman (
Tom Curran (
Don Banks (

Comcast SportsNet’s “Bracket Picker 3000” has paired the 32 contestants in a tournament type format and Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight hosts Gary Tanguay and Michael Felger will unveil the bracket pairings on Monday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. Comcast SportsNet will also post the Media Madness Bracket Selection Show featuring Tanguay, Felger and Greg Dickerson on at 6:30 p.m.

Fans can vote on the competition after the first round pairings are announced at The 2009 Media Madness Tournament will unfold during five rounds and conclude on Wednesday, April 8. The tournament winner and one lucky voter will receive a $500 shopping spree at Dick’s Sporting Goods.

“This tournament is wide open,” said Tanguay. “The defending champion Tommy Heinsohn is not back to defend and he smoked the field the last two years.”

“Cedric Maxwell is my winner,” said Felger. “Just like Tommy, he is huge with Celtics fans.”

This sounds like something Bruce used to do but without the media hype.


3 thoughts on “Vote for your Favorite Media Pro … Or Don’t

  1. Once again the media is guilty of making itself part of the story. In this case, it is the entire story. And you wonder why the disdain for the press is so much.


  2. Okay, I’ll bite: who the hell is going to vote for Shaugnessy?

    I can see some Howie the Hostage Wannabe voting for Callahan, but Pete Sheppard?

    Myself and every PC grad in the greater Boston area cringed when they saw Timmy Welsh there.


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