Sports Media Weekly No. 138- John Ourand, Sports Business Journal

The week after the Super Bowl usually brings a lull to the sports world.  That’s why we have an abbreviated edition of Sports Media Weekly this week.

Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I are joined by John Ourand, sports media reporter for Sports Business Journal.

We begin the show talking about the slower pace to sports after the Super Bowl and John’s experiences covering the game from New Orleans.

We then talk to John about his reporting on Fox Sports’ anticipated move to convert Speed into Fox Sports 1 and Fox Soccer into Fox Sports 2, and the strong base of programming Fox will have available when the new networks launch later this year.

Ken then discusses the debut of Gus Johnson as the new lead soccer voice for Fox during today’s Champions League match between Real Madrid and Manchester United.  Surprisingly Ken, and those on Twitter, seem to think Johnson fared well in his new role.

We wrap the show talking about the piece in The Sherman Report that Jay Mariotti will once again perform some work for ESPN, and we look at the 2013 MLB schedule on Fox.