Still plenty to talk about on the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.
Ken Fang at Fang’s Bites and I spend the first part of the show discussing some recent changes in the broadcast booth…The NFL Network’s announcement of the addition of Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock for their NFL game package…the move of Gus Johnson from CBS to Fox…and the hiring of Mary Carillo by The Tennis Channel.
We then talk about the ratings drop for NBC’s coverage of the Kentucky Derby and the potential (although unlikely) chance of some unattractive match-ups in the NHL and NBA Finals.
Our guest this week is Jack Edwards, play-by-play voice for the Boston Bruins on the New England Sports Network (NESN). Jack talks about growing up a Bruins fan and now broadcasting the team’s games, his time at ESPN, and his thoughts on the reaction of bloggers to his on air style and persona.