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Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 41- Tina Cervasio, MSG Network

Sports Media Weekly Welcome back to another exciting edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.

This week Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites deal with the technical demons this week so we app0logize about the qulity of this week’s show.

Ken and I wrap up the talk about ESPN’s “The Decision” with today’s response from ESPN Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer.

We also discuss the controversy over the comments made over the weekend by Dwaye Wade on the expectations for the Heat this season.

We also discuss the big online news that SB Nation has purchased The Sporting Blog from The Sporting News.

Our guest this week is Tina Cervasio, Knicks reporter for MSG Network.  Those of us in New England may remember Tina from her days covering the Red Sox for NESN.  We talk to Tina about here career, covering teams in two high, pressure media markets (Boston and New York) and what it was like covering the LeBron James story from the Knicks point of view.

SBN and Yahoo Sports Join Forces

It is becoming more and more evident that sports media entities are looking to expand their content with little or no financial obligations.   We have recently seen collaborations between newspapers in coverage of local professional sports.

Another major sports media organization is expanding its content through partnership.  Yahoo Sports is now incorporating content from the SB Nation family of bloggers.

With the news that ESPN has done the same- linking with idependent blogs for basketball and football coverage- do we really need to continue the discussion as to the quality of some blogs?  Respectability has arrived.  We should all accept, and embrace it.