We begin the show with what has been the most-talked about story over the last week, the developing saga of Dolphins’ offensive lineman Richie Incognito and his alleged bullying of teammate Jonathan Martin. We look back at how the NFL’s network partners covered the story and the exclusive interview with Incognito by Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.
We bring it back to Boston and get Chad’s take on how the Boston sports media handled covering the Red Sox this season under John Farrell compared to 2012 with Bobby Valentine.
We wrap the segment looking at the continued success for ESPN during its college basketball marathon, which aired over the last two days. It’s an opportunity for ESPN to capitalize on promoting college basketball during a slow period between the end of baseball season and the end of the college and pro football seasons.
Our second guest this week is SMW fave Ian Eagle of CBS Sports, among other media entities. Ken talks with Ian about his frenetic announcing schedule, his relationship with NBA broadcast partner Mike Fratello, his broadcasting idols, and his knowledge of 1980’s sitcoms.
Back for another edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.
On this week’s show Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I lead-off with the news that Daryl Johnston and Jay Glazer will be joining the stable of analysts at the NFL Network. They will also remain with Fox Sports.
We also look at the Sports Business Journal story on the ratings thus far of MLB teams and their regional sports networks, the declining ratings for auto racing, and whether ESPN’s Chris Berman deserves his recognition this weekend by the NFL Hall of Fame.
Our guest this week is online sports journalist Susan Shan. Susan has made a name for her self on her own website, primarily through the use of social media. Susan is also contributing to Red Storm Sports.com, the online home of St. John’s University Athletics.