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Thoughts about media types who don't have their own threads

Discussion in 'Our Errors are Mistakes: The Media Forum' started by E5 Yaz, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    CBSSports.com laid off baseball writers Danny Knobler and Scott Miller. 
     
    Both these guys are really solid and should land on their feet. Seems like a move where CBS hasn't been a baseball factor in so long, that they would be "logical" cuts in a downsizing. 
     
  2. soxhop411

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    Evan Drellich is leaving the Sox to cover the Astro's
    Evan Drellich ‏@EvanDrellich4m
    Boston, it's been great. Some already know: this is my last day before starting as the Houston Chronicle's Astros beat writer on Monday.
     
  3. Merkle's Boner

    Merkle's Boner Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    That's considered a promotion? Ouch.
     
  4. Jnai

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    The Houston Chronicle is a HUGE paper.
     
    And Evan is a great guy. So, congrats to him. =)
     
  5. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Going from Masslive.com and springfield republican to a big city paper?  Large promotion.  Not like he's leaving the Globe or Herald
     
  6. nattysez

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    This is the problem with holding a grudge:  both of them have said things in the past that I found so mind-numblingly dumb that I stopped reading them.  But I can't remember what it was in either case.  
     
  7. Merkle's Boner

    Merkle's Boner Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Sorry about that. Figured he was a Globe guy.
     
  8. joe dokes

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  9. HriniakPosterChild

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    Ryan Divish hired by The [Seattle] Times to cover the Mariners beat
     
     
  10. E5 Yaz

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    @VinScullyTweet: 64 years ago today, Vin Scully made his radio debut, calling a Maryland-B.U., football game at Fenway Park. http://t.co…
     
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  12. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    going from MLB.com to masslive.com doesn't seem like a promotion to me
     
  13. Buffalo Head

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    It is. He goes from essentially being a back-up writer for MLB.com to having his own beat with masslive, including home-and-road travel. That's a big step up for him ... it's actually the same path Evan took last year.
     
  14. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Fair enough, thanks for the insight.
     
  15. Youkilis vs Wild

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    Also, MassLive.com is in a growth spurt, making a real push toward statewide coverage.
     
  16. nattysez

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    2 random thoughts:
     
    Bob Kravitz of the Indy Star is trolling pretty hard already.  He's twice today tweeted out something about the Pats' record in the playoffs, and he was sure to retweet Kaufman's column saying the Pats will blow out the Colts.  Kravitz is generally a good follow, though I recall hating him during the height of the Pats-Colts rivalry, so we'll see how much this trolling keeps up.
     
    Frank Isola is an interesting Twitter follow.  He's the NYDN Knicks writer and he has no qualms about calling out the Knicks, other writers, or anyone else.  He seems to hate everyone. 
     
  17. PBDWake

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    John Tomase with a gem today for the Herald
    http://bostonherald.com/sports/red_sox_mlb/boston_red_sox/2014/01/tomase_hall_opinions_net_worthless


    I'm sure we all remember the last time John Tomase decided he didn't need to look at facts and instead just went by what he felt happened.  :rolleyes:
    ...
     
  18. epraz

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    This is only "trolling" if you think every sports journalist in america should abstain from communicating facts that aren't 100% supportive of the Patriots.
     
  19. FelixMantilla

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    People still read John Tomase?
     
  20. RoyHobbs

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    Fixed that for him.
     
  21. glennhoffmania

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    CBSSports.com's writing has been pretty horrible lately.  It's like they told a few guys to just write whatever comes to mind as if they're posting to a blog.  Here's the latest example- one of their writers (Matt Snyder) reporting on ARod:
     
     
    This isn't reporting.  It's some guy posting random thoughts.
     
  22. PC Drunken Friar

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    Have you read anything from Eye On Baseball...i mean it IS a blog.
     
  23. glennhoffmania

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    I try not to. 
     
    I used to go to Yahoo and CBS to catch the latest sports news headlines.  They both really suck lately.  Yahoo is unreadable and CBS has become a bunch of useless commentary for the most part.
     
  24. mabrowndog

    mabrowndog Ask me about total zone...or paint Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Here's a thought about a media type who doesn't deserve his own thread:
     
    Fuck you and good riddance, Tim Brando, you motherfucking bigot and persecuted white Christian male.
     
    Not sure if CBS's parting company with him was influenced in any way by his shameful Jason Collins chapter. I tend to doubt it, especially since the network did and said little in its wake. But if they're reflecting on that episode to the point they're telling him to hit the road because he's not worth the aggravation or embarrassment of waiting for the next idiotic phrase to emanate from his mouth or keyboard, fine by me.
     
    I just hope to hell he's not headed back to ESPN to take any sort of role with the SEC Network.
     
  25. nattysez

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    I'd bet $100 that's exactly where he's headed.  I otherwise agree with everything you said in your post.
     
    On a separate note, does anyone else follow/read Jon Bois?  He strikes me as someone who has really figured out how to do off-beat humor on Twitter, and a lot of his Breaking Madden series on SBNation was fantastic.  
     
  26. E5 Yaz

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    Erin Andrews replaces Brooke Burke as the bubbleheaded interviewer on Dancing With The Stars
     
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    https://twitter.com/PFTCommenter/status/446478046325768193/photo/1
     
    Mariotti takes credit for getting Obama elected, then blames him for the plane still being missing. Priceless.
     
  29. glennhoffmania

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    CBS Sports headline on the front page: "Darvish's neck has structural damage; to open on DL."
     
    First two sentences of article:
     
  30. nattysez

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    Tyler Kepner has the Orioles winning the East and the Sox finishing fourth ahead of only the Jays. That's the craziest prediction I've seen from a legit source thus far.
     
  31. richgedman'sghost

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    He used to write for the New York Times.
     
  32. E5 Yaz

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    SL Price has penned a tribute to Smith on SI.com that includes a link (at the bottom) to Smith's choices for a 20-story anthology of his own work. 
     
    Gary Smith was a titan in sports journalism and he will be missed until he publishes again. 
     
  34. nattysez

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    Tyler Kepner picked the MFY to win the division in March.  Now, 1 month into the season, he writes:
     
     
     
    Pick a lane, Kepner.
     
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/13/sports/baseball/injuries-and-age-march-on-to-the-dismay-of-the-yankees.html?smid%3D=tw-nytsports
     
  35. joyofsox

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    Dave O'Brien says he is a Red Sox fan, and has been one since he was a kid.
     
    Yet I swear someone once told me that they were listening to a Red Sox radio broadcast (maybe 2-3 years ago?) and O'Brien said his favorite BOS/MFY game of all-time is the Aaron Boone game.
     
    Which seems like a really odd choice for a life-long Red Sox fan. Does that ring any bells with anyone else?
     
  36. cromulence

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    Definitely would be a bizarre choice for a Sox fan, but in fairness if you remove allegiances it was a fantastic baseball game. Some offense but not too much, dramatic stuff like Mussina's relief appearance and Ortiz immediately homering off Wells when he came in. Not to mention the comeback/finish, which while obviously shitty for a Sox fan is undeniably really fucking exciting for a Game 7. Compare that to Game 7 2004, which I'm sure you all liked juuuuust a bit more - that game sucked from an objective standpoint. The tension was gone after the first inning. So if he's trying to be an "impartial" Sox fan, I can see it.
     
  37. mwonow

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    No such thing IMO - you're a fan or you aren't. No Sox fan has fond memories of the Aaron F'n Boone game, the Bucky F'n Dent game (heck, I was at that one, it definitely doesn't get a pass) the shitshow that would have been the 86 series (I still don't acknowledge that it ever took place), etc. I can appreciate a well-played game between the Kings and Black Hawks, they're both skilled and likeable-enough teams. But games the Sox lose suck. Games the Yankees win suck. Games where both things happen at once are excruciating at the time, and definitely don't merit "favorite" status in retrospect.
     
  38. cromulence

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    I agree - by "impartial" (I put it in quotes because I know it's kind of a ridiculous notion) I meant maybe he's trying to be the journalist version of a fan. Just a guess though. Obviously I wouldn't put Game 4 2004 anywhere on my favorite games list so I agree it's a weird thing to say.
     
  39. tomdeplonty

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    Isn't it possible to take multiple perspectives on the same game? As in - as a baseball fan, that was a terrific game; as a Red Sox fan, that was horrible and heart-breaking? I've definitely felt that way before - after this http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA200908070.shtml game, for example (Tazawa's debut; it wasn't intended to be, but both sides almost ran out of pitchers).
     
  40. cromulence

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    That's pretty much what I'm saying. I think both sides have examples - I hated the Mueller walkoff game but can't deny its greatness, just as you guys hated the Jeter diving into the stands game (or the A-Rod walkoff you referenced, which I'll always remember as I'd watched every pitch of that 0-0 game for 15 innings). But they were great games. The random regular season moments is one of my favorite things about baseball. Jason Giambi's walkoff grand slam down 3 in the 14th in the pouring rain is one of my top baseball moments of all time, and it was a random game in May.
     
  41. HriniakPosterChild

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    I bumped into We've been friends long enough, you'll understand... while looking for the "Vin on Zim" piece mentioned in the Zimmer thread. Vin Scully is a treasure, and if you don't already agree, the article may convince you.
     

     
     
  42. mabrowndog

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    Thought this was worth a hat tip to the longtime WBZ reporter (an old SoSH thread on him is here):
     
    Mike Petraglia ‏@Trags 
    Classy move by the @RedSox to bring a happy birthday cake to the legendary Jonny Miller here before the bottom of the 5th.
     
    Maureen Mullen ‏@MaureenaMullen 
    The incomparable Johnny Miller celebrating his 65th birthday, 42nd season covering Red Sox.
     
    [​IMG]
     
  43. mabrowndog

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    Tom Verducci with a superb piece on venerable scribe Roger Angell
     
     
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  45. Trautwein's Degree

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    Christian Arcand is doing a bang up job this weekend on WEEI. Hopefully as WEEI looks to attract younger listeners, they'll look to Arcand. With the right partner, I could imagine him pulling off a show similar to Van Pelt and Rusillo.
     
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  47. OilCanShotTupac

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    That's in rather poor taste to put it mildly.
     
  48. twibnotes

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    I have to be missing something here bc it seems Steve Buckley is recommending that reporter Rachel Nichols be a candidate for NFL commissioner.

    http://bostonherald.com/sports/columnists/steve_buckley/2014/09/buckley_if_roger_goodell_stays_change_job_description

    How is a journalist with no executive experience qualified to be NFL commish?
     
  49. twibnotes

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    [accidental post]
     
  50. soxfan121

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    She's not, but Buck is clearly supporting a fellow reporter who asked the hardest questions of that farcical press conference. 
     
    And there would be far worse choices. Rachel Nichols knows the game and how to do her job; the "executive" experience really means she's not an insider with the connections associated with the son of a Senator.
     

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