Guest Column – Remembering Larry Whiteside

A guest column from Mike Passanisi. Larry Whiteside passed away five years ago last month. Younger Sox fans probably don't remember his name, but he was one of the most admired and respected writers of his era. He was also the first African-American journalist to cover the Red Sox on a daily basis. Whiteside came … Continue reading Guest Column – Remembering Larry Whiteside

Reach For This Guy

Wilson Pick Triggers Uproar; Fans Question Belichick's Aim by Dan Snapp Matt Light will retire on Monday. He had a tremendous career, sliding in as the starting left tackle almost immediately, and offering solid play on the field and solid character off it for more than a decade. But Light's career should also serve as reminder … Continue reading Reach For This Guy

Guest Column – L.A. To Boston And Everything In Between: A Sports Reporter’s Tale

Today's guest colum is from former CSNNE anchor and reporter Jackie Pepper. L.A. To Boston And Everything In Between: A Sports Reporter's Tale By Jackie Pepper Nearly every television broadcaster travels the same course: You start in a small market, living and working in a tiny town nobody has ever heard of. While you dreamed … Continue reading Guest Column – L.A. To Boston And Everything In Between: A Sports Reporter’s Tale

Sports Media Musings: Andy Gresh Needs a Hug, Holley & Felger Crushin’ It, Minihane/RapSheet/Klosterman Deliver

Final papers in grad school are the bane of my existence. In the journalism world, they have these weird concepts called "sources" and "quotes." And you have to "attribute" everything. Right now I'm in the middle of a paper on concussions in high school athletics. You wouldn't believe it, but Athletic Directors aren't exactly excited … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: Andy Gresh Needs a Hug, Holley & Felger Crushin’ It, Minihane/RapSheet/Klosterman Deliver

Sports Media Musings: Bill Simmons Stars In Tommy Boy, Lessons from Portnoy, Quick Musings

Bill Simmons doesn't like making you pay for his content. I believe that. I really do. On his podcast with Chuck Klosterman, before his best-selling tome The Book of Basketball was released,  Simmons rationalized the 700 page length saying, "I didn't want to split it up into two volumes. I hate making people pay for … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: Bill Simmons Stars In Tommy Boy, Lessons from Portnoy, Quick Musings

The Future Of Media – “Value-Added Insight”

By Roy Reiss Did you happen to notice how the University of Arizona recently announced the hiring of their new football coach? https://twitter.com/greg_byrne/status/138777752001187840 “And the new Arizona football coach and his family is…..” tweeted Athletic Director Greg Byrnes. It included a link to an iPhone photo of Byrnes, the new coach and his family. No … Continue reading The Future Of Media – “Value-Added Insight”