Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I are back for another Sports Media Weekly program.
Joining us for our news segment this week is Ed Sherman of the Sherman Report.
We begin the show previewing tomorrow’s NFL Draft and the plans being put forth by NFL broadcast partners ESPN and NFL Network. Our discussions lead to reports that the NFL insiders at the networks will be more restrained in using Twitter to give away team picks before they are announced by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Ed has written some great pieces on how two insiders will handle tweeting during the draft. The topic has definitely struck a nerve with some fans.
We then look at the prospects of the job new ESPN Omdudsman Robert Lipsyte will do when he assumes his role in June.
We finish our news segment by issuing our early thoughts on ESPN and TNT’s coverage of the NBA Playoffs.
Our second guest this week is Dale Arnold, studio host for Bruins telecasts on NESN and sports radio host at Boston’s WEEI. Ken speaks with Dale about last week’s bombing at the Boston Marathon and how the sports media took a break from sports and provided fans with an outlet to discuss the events of the week.