Mediots! Series: John Dennis As The Last Professional Internet Tough Guy

January has too much promise of the New Year. February is all about love. March, though? March is where we heat up the snark. Once a week, we'll profile why we strongly dislike members of the local and national sports media, in what I'm calling the Mediots! Series.  Here’s the biggest indictment of John Dennis: I … Continue reading Mediots! Series: John Dennis As The Last Professional Internet Tough Guy

Sports Media Musings: February Sports Coverage Is The Worst Kind Of Sports Coverage

Programming Note: With Bruce away, I’m captaining the ship this week. Always exciting, often disastrous. Shoot tips, comments, and other feedback to Hadfield.Ryan@Gmail.com or, if you consider yourself the progressive type, yell at me on Twitter, @Hadfield__. WARNING: THIS IS A RANT I don't like to be the Everything Sucks Guy. I really don't. The Internet is full of … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: February Sports Coverage Is The Worst Kind Of Sports Coverage

Sports Media Musings: Bill Simmons Shines During Celtics-Lakers Telecast; Kirk Minihane Saves “Dennis & Callahan”

Programming Note: With Bruce away, I'm captaining the ship this week. Always exciting, often disastrous. Shoot tips, comments, and other feedback to Hadfield.Ryan@Gmail.com or, if you consider yourself the progressive type, yell at me on Twitter, @Hadfield__. Today: In which we go Three & Out -- yet again, because we lack a stretch wide receiver – while … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: Bill Simmons Shines During Celtics-Lakers Telecast; Kirk Minihane Saves “Dennis & Callahan”

Sports Media Musings: NFL Prospect Michael Sam Announces He Is Gay; The Media Debates How The Media Will Treat The Story

Today: In which we discuss Michael Sam's decision to step forth as the first openly gay NFL prospect. Before doing so, let’s pass along some prerequisite reads from much smarter writers than myself. Cyd Zeigler, of Out Sports, has the exclusive behind-the-scenes story of how Sam’s PR team chose to come out to the public … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: NFL Prospect Michael Sam Announces He Is Gay; The Media Debates How The Media Will Treat The Story

Sports Media Musings: The Narrative Problem; Revisionist History of the Pete Carroll-Patriots Divorce; Sochi Games Unplugged

Today: In which we play a game of Three & Out while cleaning out the notebook as we head into the weekend. As always, thanks for reading. Feel free to say hello in the Twittersphere: @Hadfield__. FIRST DOWN: The Narrative Problem HOT SPORTS TAKES are all around Boston these days, and it’s killing my wardrobe. Yes, … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: The Narrative Problem; Revisionist History of the Pete Carroll-Patriots Divorce; Sochi Games Unplugged

Reading In Between The Lines Podcast: Episode 1 – Dan Kennedy, Adam Kaufman

We'll come back tomorrow with Media Musings. Today: In an effort to serve the growing BSMW readership, I'm going to host a weekly sports/media/culture podcast (because I'm original like that) every Thursday afternoon entitled, "Reading In Between The Lines" (Get it? Sports ANDDDD writing pun -- yeah, you got it!). Now, a few quick caveats about … Continue reading Reading In Between The Lines Podcast: Episode 1 – Dan Kennedy, Adam Kaufman