Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 91- Jen Royle

Back to our regularly scheduled podcast for the week.

Ken Fang of Fangs’ Bites and I put a wrap on Super Bowl XLVI by looking at the online viewership for the game as well as the national radio audience numbers.

Ken and I then discuss whether former athletes who serve as media analysts should be expected to be totally impartial in their new roles and not root or support their former teams.  This came up following news that Boston area football analyst Steve DeOssie was rooting for the Giants this weekend.  DeOssie is a former Giant and his son Zack is the current long snapper for the team.  Many in New England were not happy with DeOssie’s comments at a Giants rally in Indianpolis which found their way to YouTube.

Finally Ken and I discuss a report that ESPN once had an online commenting section which allowed viewers to express their thoughts on the network’s female commentators.  The section was recently taken down.

Our guest this week is Jen Royle, formerly of sports radio in Baltimore and now back home looking for work.  Jen fills us in on the next steps in her career, her warm departure from Baltimore, and a special charity event she is involved with this weekend.