Category Archives: Sports Media Podcast

LISTEN: Are broadcasts of live sports headed to a Pay Per View model? The Big Lead continues to act as if sportswriters’ political beliefs matter. And we’re split on the recent episode of ‘The Walking Dead.’

On this week’s podcast: Are sports channels, like ESPN, NFL Network and Fox Sports, eventually going to break off from cable packages, as suggested by a media writer on the “Dan Patrick Show”? Will fans start to purchase streams of … Continue reading

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LISTEN: Soccer goalies eating meat pies, ideology of sports journalism, beat reporters vs. talk-radio hosts and more

Are sports journalists more ideological in their coverage today? In particular, are they more liberal? This topic has been addressed several times during the past month. We weigh in this week on this, as well as on whether a sports announcer for … Continue reading

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LISTEN: Sports ethics, women’s basketball, top sports broadcasters – and ‘The Walking Dead’

On this week’s podcast, Jeff Owens and I address two potential ethical problems related to sports media at Michigan State and and the L.A. Lakers , as well as: unfair media takes on UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma’s teams … Continue reading

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LISTEN: Changes at ESPN’s Mike & Mike, declining TV bowl ratings, Chris Berman’s retirement and more

On this week’s sports & media podcast: Coverage of the College Football Playoff, Chris Berman’s retirement, which Mike does a better job on ESPN’s morning show, declining TV bowl ratings and much more. If you enjoy the show, please rate, … Continue reading

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Do Van Gundy’s and Belicheck’s public comments define how the NBA, NFL are viewed?

In our most recent podcast, I fought against a cold to join co-host Jeff Owens in addressing Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy’s negative public comments about  president-elect Donald Trump, comparing them to Patriots coach Bill Belichek’s letter in support of … Continue reading

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Sports & Media podcast: Coverage of World Series Game 7, A-Rod & more

We talk about the amazing TV ratings for Game 7 of the World Series between the Cubs and Indians, the emergence of A-Rod as a baseball analyst, postgame interviews and more.

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Joe Buck is obsessed with hair plugs, Jon Lester is attacked during the debates and MLB ratings are on the rise

In this fifth episode,  Jeff Owens and I talk about Joe Buck’s obsession with hair (plugs), how baseball’s TV ratings have dominated local markets and that the NFL’s viewership has declined, MLB playoff coverage – and how Cubs ace Jon Lester inadvertently got attacked on social … Continue reading

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