The Character of Chris Mortensen

Guest post from Mike Walsh. Wondering when Roger Goodell will air the next episode in the league office’s embarrassing DeflateGate drama pales in comparison to wondering when the Chris Mortensen character will make another cameo, especially since he may have played the biggest role in this entire affair. This stupid story has been going on … Continue reading The Character of Chris Mortensen

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The Worst Call in the History of History

By Dan Snapp REPORTER: “What do you think of the execution of your team?” JOHN MCKAY: “I’m in favor of it.” Nobody can predict the past quite like the sports punditry. Somehow, be it by tea leaves, phrenology or maybe even sorcery, they all have the breathtaking ability to foresee that a play that failed … Continue reading The Worst Call in the History of History

Guest Post – A Look At How 1950’s Boston Sportswriters Addressed Racism

You may have read in many places that for years Boston sportswriters "tiptoed around" the issue of racism in the Red Sox organization. Mike Passanisi found one example that might be of interest in the Boston Globe on October 3, 1954. Thanks to Mike for the submission. By Mike Passanisi The fall of 1954 was … Continue reading Guest Post – A Look At How 1950’s Boston Sportswriters Addressed Racism

Sports Media Musings: Everything Glenn Ordway

Before we get to everything WEEI and Glenn Ordway, I would like to take a moment to send my thoughts and prayers to Rich Shertenlieb and his wife, Mary, who was diagnosed with leukemia.  As his co-host on the morning drive show, "Toucher and Rich," Fred Toettcher, pointed out several times, Rich is truly a great person. Most know of his … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: Everything Glenn Ordway

Sports Media Musings: Playing the Patriots Blame Game & Media Notes From Championship Sunday

None of the subsequent text you’re about to read matters; just as none of the endless hours of conversation breaking down the Patriots 28-13 defeat at the hands of the Ravens matters. You want storylines? There are plenty. You want culprits? There are plenty. But remember – and I can’t stress this enough – none … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: Playing the Patriots Blame Game & Media Notes From Championship Sunday

The Obstructed View: Difficult Takes A Day; Impossible Takes A Week

In addition to my media notes, I'll be swinging by Wednesday afternoons to write a weekly column dealing with How We Think About Sports (or something), entitled "The Obstructed View." Think of it as an unfortunate tariff; and feel free to yell at me on Twitter about it (@Hadfield__) or email me at Hadfield.Ryan@gmail.com.  The transitory sphere … Continue reading The Obstructed View: Difficult Takes A Day; Impossible Takes A Week