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Also, ESPN (and CBS) have had (and will continue to have) relationships with the SEC apart from "the SEC Network." Lesser Big Ten games used to be distributed on an ESPN subsidiary. This is not a new concept.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thestudentsection/
Interesting use of "penultimate." Anyway, wrote about all the conflicts of interest in the College Football Playoff back in December: http://aldland.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/equal-justice-under-college-football-playoff.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on The SEC Network is going to cost a lot of money
Do we know why CBS made this decision?
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Tim Brando is leaving CBS Sports
Thanks for this reporting on reporting.
Possibly worth a note, and something that supports the immediacy of ESPN's NHL coverage, is that ESPN.com actually was leading with hockey last night: http://aldland.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/espnnhl.png. (If they had the broadcast rights to the NL Wild Card, that's probably not happening.)
1 year ago on Did Fox Sports Live really show more hockey than SportsCenter?
Honorable mention to CUbsfan for transcribing the entirety of the FS1 broadcast of Utah State-Utah in the comments section.
1 year, 2 months ago on The 2013 Pam Ward Chronicles Week 1
Bum link on the week 1 announcing schedule
Who's going to miss this guy?
1 year, 3 months ago on T.J. Simers' Future With L.A. Times Likely To Be Decided This Week
Wow. This site already loads so slowly on all platforms, probably due to all of the advertisements, but auto-play video that defaults with the audio up really takes the cake. Like what you guys do here, but get with it.
1 year, 7 months ago on Viewing Picks for March 26, 2013 | March | 2013
Disagree that "that clip is glorious." http://aldland.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/online-sports-media-critics-when-colin-cowherd-starts-to-make-sense-its-time-to-reevaluate-your-approach/ Leaves no one looking good.
1 year, 7 months ago on Bill Simmons' critique of First Take exposes ESPN's identity crisis | March | 2013
Don't see how anyone can fault Boeheim for taking this stance. Impolitely executed, maybe, but put yourself in his shoes, sports media.
1 year, 8 months ago on Jim Boeheim says his grudge with Andy Katz is over a Bernie Fine interview | February | 2013
We've been on this story since last week: http://aldland.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/we-have-reached-peak-espn-sportsnation-implosion-imminent/.
1 year, 8 months ago on ESPN's poll questions are getting worse | February | 2013
Nice read, although "steady if not unspectacular" is a cumbersome phrasing.
Want only the best for Gus, but have to believe that most would prefer he return to March Madness.
1 year, 8 months ago on Five Takeaways from Gus Johnson's Fox Soccer debut | February | 2013
Keith Jackson is the voice of college football.
Thanks for the transcription and analysis.
2 years, 3 months ago on Brent Musburger's comments show complexity of Penn State situation
Don't forget this great moment in twitter recruiting history: http://aldland.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/twitcruiting-or-oklahoma-has-the-internet-now/
2 years, 3 months ago on The Twitter recruitment of Silas Redd
Isn't it sort of odd that the spin chosen for this news item is jobs lost? Not to minimize the importance of that concern-- decisions have real consequences, and we probably ought to recognize them more often, not less often-- but I've never seen it raised in response to decisions like this before.
Cf. your post yesterday about USA Today's ramping up of sports coverage, which didn't cite jobs added as an upside of that decision.
2 years, 4 months ago on ESPN closing its high school operation | June
and Bill Simmons
2 years, 5 months ago on Robin Roberts returns to ESPN to interview female athletes | May
Jalen's excellent and pretty fearless in the public arena. If you don't know about his podcast, the Jalen Rose Show, recommended reading: http://aldland.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/smackland-podcast-the-jalen-rose-show/
2 years, 6 months ago on Jalen Rose owns Skip Bayless over Skip's fraudulent basketball career | April