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Monday, April 27, 2015

Media

Michael Wilbon, Dan Steinberg spar over D.C. as a sports town

Michael Wilbon, whom you know from his work as a co-host on PTI and ESPN/ABC’s NBA coverage, got into a sparring match with The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg over Washington D.C.’s status as a sports town. The Internet fight began over Wilbon’s criticism of D.C. as a sports town in the DC sports issue of…Read More

Jeanie Buss can’t watch Lakers games on TV

The Los Angeles Lakers’ new TV deal will prevent even Lakers executive Jeanie Buss from watching the team’s games on TV. The Lakers signed a 20-year, $3 billion deal with Time Warner Cable in February 2011. Time Warner created two new regional sports channels — Time Warner SportsNet, and the Spanish language Deportes — to…Read More

Jim Mora kicks media out of practice for day, blames incompetent staff

Jim Mora joined crosstown rival Lane Kiffin as the latest LA college football coach to have an issue with the media. Only this situation was slightly different. Mora kicked the media, and UCLA’s sports information department staff, out of practice Wednesday — just for the day — because of a security breach that he felt…Read More

My auto mechanic is now breaking NBA news about Gilbert Arenas

An NBA report circulated on Tuesday that said Gilbert Arenas was likely to join either the Lakers or Clippers if he ends up signing with an NBA team this season. The report wasn’t as notable to me because of its content, but because of the origin of report; it came from my auto mechanic. This…Read More

Reporter Dan Leberfeld tells his side of Bart Scott story

Dan Leberfeld of “Jets Confidential” was involved in a fight with Bart Scott on Friday that made headlines. Leberfeld wrote about the incident on his site and told his side of the story later in the day. Leberfeld explained that he took a photo of Scott talking with reporter Jane McManus on Friday and that…Read More

Bart Scott, reporter Dan Leberfeld nearly fight over photo

Bart Scott’s anger with the media continued on Friday when he reportedly nearly fought a Jets reporter. According to multiple reports, Scott and Jets Confidential reporter Dan Leberfeld had to be separated during the Jets’ open locker room period on Friday. Scott apparently was upset that Leberfeld took a picture of Scott talking with a…Read More

Mike Francesa appears to be caught sleeping on the air (Video)

Radio and TV simulcasts are becoming more and more common with some of the country’s bigger sports shows, and that is obviously a positive thing for ratings and revenue. One downside is that radio hosts like Mike Francesa now have to look presentable for a television audience. They also have to stay awake. As you…Read More

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