Cincinnati Bengals

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 68- Dan Hoard, Cincinnati Bengals

Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I are back for another edition of the podcast.

We start with a discussion of the expected announcement that Fox Sports will be televising UFC matches in the near future.

We also talk about the 2011 Fox Sports college football schedule, and the impact the Longhorn Network (and its affiliation with ESPN) will have on the Big 12 Conference and the recruitment of players.

We also spend time talking about the controversy around a Boston-based website posting a photo of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s son.

Our guest this week is Dan Hoard, newly hired radio voice of the Cincinnati Bengals.  He also serves as voice of the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Triple A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.  We talk to Dan about his new job and how it will conflict with his role as voice of the University of Cincinnati football and basketball.  We also discuss how his current employer (Pawtucket Red Sox) has been completely supportive of his move, in light that Dan will miss some games between now and the end of the regular season.


All NFL Media is Local- Cincinnati Bengals

Let’s take a look at the local media covering the Cincinnati Bengals

Newspaper- The predominant newspaper in town is the Cincinnati Enquirer. The paper’s online sports page includes a dedicated section on the Bengals. Joe Reedy (Twitter) is the lead beat writer for the team and also is in charge of the paper’s Bengals Blog. You’ll also find some Bengals tidbits from columnist Paul Daughterty (Twitter).

Sports Radio- Three radio stations will serve as the flagship for game broadcasts. ESPN 1530, WEBN 102.7 FM and 700 WLW will anchor the Bengals Radio Network. Dan Hoard (Twitter) is the team’s new play-by-play voice while Dave Lapham handles color commentary. Along with ESPN1530, owner Clear Channel Communications also operates Fox Sports 1360 in the city.

Television- The Queen City is serviced by four major television stations. They are…ABC’s WCPO, NBC’s WLWT, CBS’ WKRC, and Fox’ WXIX.  Fox Sports Ohio also has a coverage of the team.

Blogs- Here are some of the independent blogs that follow the Bengals; Cincy Jungle,  Bengals Gab, Stripe HypeBengals Locker, Bengals Down, Who Dey Fans, and one run by the team.

This is no where near a comprehensive list of the outlets covering the Bengals. If we missed a resource, make sure to include them in the comments.

Sports Media Weekly Podcast #37- Dan Hoard, Pawtucket Red Sox

Sports Media Weekly We are back for another edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.

On this 37th episode Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I talk about the media reaction to the World Cup just underway in South Africa.  Specifically we attack those in the media who criticize the sport of soccer for its lack of scoring and think we ALL should join in the revolt.

Also on the agenda, the saving of the Big 12 Conference thanks to an agreement reached between the conference and ESPN,  how ESPN and NBC may fair telecasting this week’s U.S. Open in prime time, and we react to the news from a few weeks ago on the sale of The Big Lead to Fantasy Sports Ventures.

Our guest this week is Dan Hoard, play-by-play voice for the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Triple A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.  Dan talks about his career, which also currently includes serving as voice of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats football and men’s basketball as well as his new upcoming job as television voice of pre-season games for the Cincinnati Bengals.

In our discussion we ask Dan about his work in minor league baseball, his two successful blogs, and one post in particular that became popular involving the story of a PawSox player leaving tickets for ESPN’s Erin Andrews.

Hard Knocks and reality

Watching the first episode of this year’s GooseHard Knocks — which, like just about everything HBO does, was extremely well-produced — I was reminded of conversations I had with The Sun‘s Ravens reporters about the initial year of the series, set at Ravens training camp. They said many Ravens very much played to the cameras, acting in ways that could be quite different from their normal demeanors. In particular, one veteran — who usually was at best indifferent and otherwise disdainful when it came to rookies — acted far more concerned about a first-year player than he did in previous camps without HBO’s presence.

That’s not saying any of the Bengals are “acting.” But I’m just sayin’.