Sports Media Musings: ESPN Original Programming Wins, Media Scolds NESN, CSNNE’s Farm System, Quick Musings

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 … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: ESPN Original Programming Wins, Media Scolds NESN, CSNNE’s Farm System, Quick Musings

ESPN Films “Unguarded” Delivers Un-Filtered Journey of Demise & Re-Emergence

Last night I had the opportunity to catch a screening of the new ESPN Films documentary, "Unguarded." The film tells the story of local basketball legend, Chris Herren. The former NBA player's story is well documented. In fact, in one form of medium or another, Herren's ongoing journey has always been disseminated. Bill Reynolds, of … Continue reading ESPN Films “Unguarded” Delivers Un-Filtered Journey of Demise & Re-Emergence

Sports Media Musings: NESN Forgot To Cover Theo Epstein’s Departure, CSNNE Flexes Muscle with Chicago Affliate

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. … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: NESN Forgot To Cover Theo Epstein’s Departure, CSNNE Flexes Muscle with Chicago Affliate

Sports Media Musings: Bryant Gumbel & Shock Value, The Big Lead Impresses, Zolak Bolsters Broadcast

Shocking...But That Was The Point Bryant Gumbel knew his well-written, yet very misguided rant about David Stern and the NBA lockout would garner Hank Williams Jr.-esq attention. Gumbel compared Stern to a plantation owner on HBO's "Real Sports." "Stern's version of what has been going on behind closed doors has of course been disputed, but … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: Bryant Gumbel & Shock Value, The Big Lead Impresses, Zolak Bolsters Broadcast