Sports Media Musings: NFL Prospect Michael Sam Announces He Is Gay; The Media Debates How The Media Will Treat The Story

Today: In which we discuss Michael Sam's decision to step forth as the first openly gay NFL prospect. Before doing so, let’s pass along some prerequisite reads from much smarter writers than myself. Cyd Zeigler, of Out Sports, has the exclusive behind-the-scenes story of how Sam’s PR team chose to come out to the public … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: NFL Prospect Michael Sam Announces He Is Gay; The Media Debates How The Media Will Treat The Story

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Sports Media Musings: The Narrative Problem; Revisionist History of the Pete Carroll-Patriots Divorce; Sochi Games Unplugged

Today: In which we play a game of Three & Out while cleaning out the notebook as we head into the weekend. As always, thanks for reading. Feel free to say hello in the Twittersphere: @Hadfield__. FIRST DOWN: The Narrative Problem HOT SPORTS TAKES are all around Boston these days, and it’s killing my wardrobe. Yes, … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: The Narrative Problem; Revisionist History of the Pete Carroll-Patriots Divorce; Sochi Games Unplugged

Reading In Between The Lines Podcast: Episode 1 – Dan Kennedy, Adam Kaufman

We'll come back tomorrow with Media Musings. Today: In an effort to serve the growing BSMW readership, I'm going to host a weekly sports/media/culture podcast (because I'm original like that) every Thursday afternoon entitled, "Reading In Between The Lines" (Get it? Sports ANDDDD writing pun -- yeah, you got it!). Now, a few quick caveats about … Continue reading Reading In Between The Lines Podcast: Episode 1 – Dan Kennedy, Adam Kaufman

Sports Media Musings: ESPN Lacks Focus In Super Bowl Coverage; NESN Adds Sarah Davis

Today: A game of Three & Out, in which we discuss ESPN's Super Bowl post game coverage. As always, thanks for reading. Feel free to say hello in the Twittersphere: @Hadfield__. FIRST DOWN: Peyton Manning, Good Guy. http://youtu.be/LHrkO46ERP8 Yes. That happened. For 60 minutes. This game served as a mix tape highlighting each of Peyton Manning's … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: ESPN Lacks Focus In Super Bowl Coverage; NESN Adds Sarah Davis

Sports Media Musings: Katie Nolan vs. Rick Reilly; “Salk & Holley” Go Shankin’; Ordway Downplays WEEI Return

Mailbagin' it Friday: To contribute, fire off questions/funny comments to hadfield.ryan@gmail.com or, if you fancy yourself the progressive type, shout at me on twitter @Hadfield__. *** Anna Kendrick is my number one right now. She’s a fun follow on Twitter, and seems like a great hang who's down to earth. Can't fight love; it’s just how I feel, … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: Katie Nolan vs. Rick Reilly; “Salk & Holley” Go Shankin’; Ordway Downplays WEEI Return

Sports Media Musings: #MediaDay Saves the Super Bowl

Today: In which we avoid the Tweet below, and write about the goofiest day in sports media. Because sports are supposed to be fun, man. We'll mailbag it later this week. Fire off funny emails and questions to hadfield.ryan@gmail.com or tweets to @Hadfield__. If you're not moving forward, you're moving backward MT @GlennDOrdway: Don't know … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: #MediaDay Saves the Super Bowl

Sports Media Musings: Small Talk For Small Minds

Note: Should have enough of juice for Friday's mailbag, but if you have something on your mind, don’t be shy. Fire off an email to hadfield.ryan@gmail.com or, if you fancy yourself the progressive type, shout at me on twitter @Hadfield__. [Update]: Dan Shaughnessy appeared on an Indianapolis radio station. It was everything you'd expect and … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: Small Talk For Small Minds