By David Scott
Boston Sports Media Watch
Shots is told by separate viewers that soon-to-be-ex-NESN reporter Tina Cervasio was providing sports updates on Saturday for the NBC network.
At least one blogger saw Cervasio during Saturday’s “. . . Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular” and another industry insider also contacted Shots to confirm the Carvasio appearance.
Cervasio’s website is undergoing some alterations, but the appearance on NBC is a fair indication that Cervasio is at least getting feelers from the Big Leagues.
. . . Good luck trying to find the sports update at NBCsports.com.
• Meanwhile, Boston Herald columnist Tony Massarotti popped up on WCVB’s Sunday night 11:25 “Sportscenter 5 OT,” with Mike Lynch in a move that seems to indicate Mazz’s near-exclusivity with WBZ’s Bob Lobel on Sundays is – at the very least – not-so-exclusive any more.
• The funeral for Bob and Elaine Ryan’s son, Keith, was held on Saturday in Hingham as mourners filled St. Paul’s Church for the emotional service. Included among the Ryan family supporters and well-wishers were fellow sportswriters Jackie MacMullan, Dan Shaughnessy, John Powers, Leigh Montville, Charlie Pierce, Mike Lupica, Bud Collins and Dick Weiss. Also in attendance were ESPN’s Vince Doria, ex-Celtic Bill Walton, Congressman Ed Markey (whom Ryan singled out for all of his unending efforts on the family’s behalf) and WBZTV’s Scott Wahle.
Ryan’s eulogy to his son was, as you’d expect, incredibly poignant and moving as were three other eulogies from Keith’s friends.
The family asks that rather than flowers, donations in Keith’s memory would be preferred to The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc., P.O. Box 767, Framingham, MA 01701.