Yesterday, Patriots owner Robert Kraft spoke at the NFL Owners meetings and revealed that he had sent a letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell requesting to have the Patriots draft picks restored. That's all well and good. A little passive for the masses, but at least it was something. Then he had to say Putting personal … Continue reading Robert Kraft’s Support For Goodell Continues To Anger
Every year, hundreds of NFL draft hopefuls get invited to the league's combine for testing and interviews. Every year, hundreds more are forced to show what they can do at their college pro days. Every year, we keep track of the best pro day performances and compare them to what the combine invitees had to … Continue reading 2016 Combine Snubs Who Showed ‘Em, Part I
Just another Friday wondering when Brad Stevens is going to unleash Jordan Mickey on the NBA. Have you made your choice yet? Apparently, you're only allowed to root for the Bruins OR the Celtics. You can't do both. You have to adore the one and despise the other. The voice of Boston sports has spoken. … Continue reading How Long Until Opening Day???
With the news on Friday about CSNNE's Jessica Moran quitting her job with the network due to rumors about her relationship with Red Sox manager John Farrell, it is perhaps time to wonder what sort of policies are in place on Yawkey Way about this sort of thing. Former GM Ben Cherington was previously married … Continue reading The Red Sox and Relationships With The Media
It's March, and while there will be Madness later this month, for local sports shock talkers, it's a slow time right now. They can only insult Hanley Ramirez in so many ways, they can only insinuate that Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens have blown the season and deserve more heat than the Bruins a limited … Continue reading March comes in like a lion…
With the NFL and NFLPA preparing to head back into court next week over Deflategate, an internal memo was circulated to ESPN staffers this week. With the next hearing in the ongoing Deflategate case involving the New England Patriots scheduled for March 3, we want to ensure that reporting on issues surrounding the team are … Continue reading ESPN to Staff: Let’s Be Accurate When Talking About The Patriots Cheating Scandals
America is happy. The New England Patriots, the very picture of villainy and evil for the sports fans of the country have been vanquished. I'm not unhappy. Sure, I'm bitterly disappointed, I'm frustrated, I'm upset. I'm also proud. This team, what they had to overcome this season, what they had to overcome in this game, … Continue reading No Super Bowl For Patriots, But No Quit, Either
It will be interesting watching what facts come out in the next few days/weeks regarding what happened to Chandler Jones over the weekend. This is what we know for sure: https://twitter.com/McCannSportsLaw/status/687288881616699392 What else do we know? Very little apparently, but that's not stopping rampant speculation. This was what started the whole story: The Tweet … Continue reading Watching The Reporting On Chandler Jones
The narrative of the national sports media never ceases to astound me. On false reports and leaks to well-placed reporters, Tom Brady and the Patriots were villainized, accused of cheating, and became a national story leading the evening newscasts. The media was eager to lap it up and proclaim Brady and the Patriots guilty and … Continue reading Brady vs Manning – Rivals Even In Media Hypocrisy
It's been a busy time for everyone, but especially in the world of sports media, where things are moving fast and furious. A few items: 98.5 The SportsHub once again topped the radio ratings for the Fall book, demonstrating repeatedly that trolling is king when it comes to gaining and retaining listeners. WEEI however, finished … Continue reading Catching Up – Ratings, Red Sox Announcers, et al.