If you enjoy the unknown, tonight's NBA draft promises plenty of drama and intrigue. The Celtics currently hold picks 6 and 17, and many people will be disappointed if they just sit and make those picks. There are a number of scenarios for tonight that have been rumored through various media outlets: 1) A trade … Continue reading On Celtics Draft Night, No One Knows What To Expect
That was basically the message I heard on both morning sports radio stations this morning, as they relied on callers for explanations and analysis of the USA/Portugal World Cup soccer match yesterday. Apparently Alexi Lalas was a little too fired up yesterday for the likes of Kirk Minihane as well, as the former Revolution defender … Continue reading Help! We Don’t Know How To Talk Soccer!
Greg Bedard didn't expect this, even if he probably should've known what parts of his story some of his belly-crawling colleagues in the sports media would pick up and sensationalize. In an profile of new Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine, the Boston-based Bedard painted a picture of Pettine as a hard-working, intelligent coach with … Continue reading Where The Media Blows Yet Another Patriots Story Out Of Proportion
The World Cup continues to be a huge hit here in Boston, as last night's U.S.A./Ghana match showed with a 7.0 overnight national rating for ESPN, (a record for them) but 10+ in Boston and Hartford. Talking World Cup soccer is still something the local media is not well-versed in. Dalen Cuff of CSNNE did … Continue reading Cup Fever Grips Hub
The Red Sox got back on the winning side of the ledger last night at Fenway Park. Old friend Terry Francona was in the house, and like old times, made an appearance on the Dale and Holley show. He again said he has not spoken with John Henry or Tom Werner and isn't sure he … Continue reading Tito’s Still Upset, NESN Giving Time Off To Orsillo, Remy
Former NESN Red Sox sideline reporter Jenny Dell will be appearing on NFL sidelines this fall, as CBS announced its broadcast pairings for the 2014 season. Part of the release noted that Tracy Wolfson would be joining the network's top announcing team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms as reporter. Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts have … Continue reading Jenny Dell Resurfaces as CBS NFL Sideline Reporter
While soccer and the World Cup may currently be an object of ridicule on certain sports radio shows, there is still some interest locally in the biggest soccer tournament in the world. Comcast SportsNet New England announced their coverage plans for the World Cup this afternoon. Full Release: COMCAST SPORTSNET TO FEATURE IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF … Continue reading CSNNE To Provide Nightly World Cup Updates
Where do we begin? It was a non-stop week of media trolling, which isn't all that different from most weeks, but this week seemed to be on a different level. We started out with the Brady isn't an elite QB anymore - which somehow completely dominated almost all sports outlets at the beginning of the … Continue reading Week Wrap – Just Another Week of Sports Media Trolling
In this age of sports analysis and analytics, it can be fascinating to see how the media picks and chooses what analysis to run with and which to mock and ignore. One fascination that I don't get is the lock-step acceptance of everything that comes out of the company known as Pro Football Focus. They're … Continue reading Can Pro Football Focus Stats Be Blindly Trusted?
We figured you might need a handy guide to New England's pass-catching corps during camp. Here, according to the crack team over at Patriots.com, is a list of receivers currently on the roster (with uniform numbers), along with our take on their chances of fitting it at Foxboro. Plus: Fun Facts! VETERANS 80 - Danny … Continue reading Patriots Receivers Trying To Catch On In 2014