As Bruce is on vacation this week. BSMW will be featuring reviews of some of the websites and content from several Mainstream Media outlets this week. The Boston Herald is firmly entrenched as the second newspaper in Boston, and despite the financial setbacks common in the newspaper industry these days, has remained a solid spot for Boston sports … Continue reading Mainstream Media Review: BostonHerald.com
Last night there was quite a ruckus on Twitter as two very respected football reporters Michael Lombardi and Adam Schefter both reported that Leigh Bodden would be re-signing with the Patriots. Both guys are right far more than they're wrong, especially Schefter, whose word I pretty much take as gospel these days. Meanwhile, Bodden's agent, Alvin … Continue reading Bodden Is Back With The Patriots – Or Is He?
Haven't gotten official confirmation on this, It's official. Scott Glauber will be joining the Boston Herald to cover the Red Sox sometime in the middle of March. Ian Rapoport of the Herald posted this on Twitter earlier this afternoon: Congratulations to @ScottLauber, who has joined the Boston Herald's Red Sox reporting crew. Welcome to the … Continue reading Scott Lauber To Join Boston Herald
Tom E. Curran shows a little sanity when talking Patriots and putting the "team of the decade" comparisons with the Colts in perspective. He notes that some of his colleagues are letting their facts get a little fuzzy when it comes to this topic. You may recall the other day when Ron Borges, twisting the … Continue reading At Last, Some Reason…
Ian R. Rapoport on the Boston Herald Patriots blog The Rap Sheet, talks with Edge NFL Matchup executive producer Greg Cosell about how Randy Moss supposedly "shut it down" against the Panthers last Sunday. Cosell in fact, seems a little indignant that those making that claim have obviously not seen the game film and studied what Moss actually … Continue reading What? Randy Moss DIDN’T lay down? Heretic!
Back in August, I had a post about the Boston Globe planning to charge for online content sometime in the near future. It looks like the Boston Herald has similar plans. Purcell: Herald, other papers will soon charge for online content Earlier this decade, the Herald had a policy where access to columnists and feature writers was … Continue reading Purcell: Herald To Charge For Online Content
The Boston Herald officially announced today the hiring of Ian Rapoport to handle the Patriots beat. He was kind enough to sit down this morning and answer a few questions from BSMW. Bruce Allen: Could you give us a little of your background both personal, and career related? Ian Rapoport: Let’s see… I’m a 29-year-old graduate … Continue reading BSMW Interview With New Boston Herald Patriots Reporter Ian Rapoport
ProFootballTalk.com reports the following: Per a source with knowledge of the situation, John Tomase of the Boston Herald is off the Patriots' beat. So there you go. It took the Herald a year to make this hire, and while several local candidates were interviewed for the job, the paper ultimately decided to hire Ian R. … Continue reading PFT: John Tomase Off Patriots Beat
According to his blog on AL.com, The Rap Sheet , Ian R. Rapoport, who has covered the University of Alabama athletic program (including Nick Saban's football squad) for The Birmingham News for the last three years, is leaving the paper for become the lead Patriots beat reporter for the Boston Herald. Recently, I accepted the … Continue reading Herald Hires Rapoport For Patriots Beat
Ron Borges of the Boston Herald (still seems weird to write that) will receive recognition for some of his work writing about the sport of boxing this Friday night from the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). The Eye on Sports Media has more on the awards, which will be broadcast live on the internet starting at … Continue reading Ron Borges Knocks Out Competition at Boxing Writing Awards