Dan Levy

Sports Media Weekly No. 145- Paulsen, Sports Media Watch and Dan Levy, The Bleacher Report

Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I are back for another edition of Sports Media Weekly.

We are joined for our “third man in” news segment by Paulsen of Sports Media Watch.

We begin the show by talking about the final ratings for CBS and Turner for the recently-completed NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament.  We look back at what was the best and worst of the coverage by both networks.

We wrap-up the segment by looking at plans by TNT to cover tomorrow night’s Thunder/Warriors NBA telecast without a play-by-play announcer, only analysts Steve Kerr, Reggie Miller and Chris Webber.

Our second guest this week is Dan Levy, national lead writer for the Bleacher Report. Dan fills us in on how his role has evolved at the Bleacher Report and the impact Turner has had on the operation after it purchased the site.

Dan also used his appearance to announce a new project, the creation of a graphic novel entitled The Rise of the Umpire Robots.  Dan will enlist a star-studded roster of sports writers to help with the project, which will be funded via Kickstarter very soon.

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 69- Dan Levy, Bleacher Report

For this week’s Sports Media Weekly Podcast we start off the program win our guest.

Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I welcome Dan Levy, National Lead Writer for the Bleacher Report.  Dan (of On The DL and Press Coverage Fame) joins us to talk about his new job and how his attitudes toward the blog network has changed since there’s been a change of leadership.  Dan also lets us in on some changes coming to the site, including the return of his podcast.

Ken and I then talk about CBS’ NFL announcing teams, the departure of Brian Kenny and Sam Ryan from ESPN and CBS, NBC’s college football line-up, and the upcoming U.S. Open coverage by Tennis Channel and ESPN.

SMJ Interview- Dan Levy, On the DL Podcast


Dan Levy and On the DL Podcast are becoming a “must listen to” event each week.  His mix of topics on pop culture and sports, combined with what is becoming an A-List of guests, has gotten many people’s attention.

In our podcast we ask Dan how he got started, how he develops his show, and his relationship with Tony Kornheiser…

Thanks to Dan for giving us some time to talk about his show.  If you have a chance, check it out.