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.
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.
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.
Watching the first episode of this year’s Hard 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’.