Friday Night Lights Out for In-the-Dark Buzz

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch The irony of Will Leitch’s Tuesday afternoon posting’s title promoting his appearance on HBO’s special edition of “Costas Now”, can not be overlooked. Just about everything went wrong: For Bob Costas and Pulitzer Prize-winner H.G. “Buzz” Bissinger and, to a lesser extent, HBO. Not to mention hundreds of [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch UPDATED WITH RESPONSE FROM MJD of YAHOO!, BELOW: Following a sports Sad-urday that saw the Celtics, Red Sox and, arguably the Patriots all lose in varying degrees of seriousness, the sinking Boston Globe Sports section continued its own downward spiral on Sunday with an unlucky Page C13 that [...]


Edes Uneasy on Move to Yahoo!

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Just as the paper’s editor was informing employees that the Boston Globe has dodged “layoffs,” its national baseball writer was being informed his application for the company’s buyout offer had been rejected. As reported earlier this week, Globie Gordon Edes is on the verge of jumping to Yahoo! [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch We’ll be live-blogging from the historic Curry Hicks Cage in Amherst late Wednesday afternoon as Derek Kellogg is introduced as head basketball coach at the University of Massachusetts. We hope to have a bunch of Umies join in with comments, questions and polling, so be sure to spread [...]


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By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch With the rumors already making the rounds of his option to take the Boston Globe buyout, Peter May has confirmed to Scott’s Shots that he is, in fact, leaving the paper. May, who came to the Globe in 1990 from the Hartford Courant and has been the paper’s [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Multiple sources have confirmed to Scott’s Shots that Boston Globe writer, Gordon Edes, has agreed “in principle” to a job with Yahoo! Sports as a national baseball writer. Edes, according to sources, is committed to going to Yahoo!, but was still hoping to be part of the buyout [...]


No Excuse for Sideline reporter-less NESN

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch We agree with point 10 C. of King, Peter from The Once King of All Magazines that it was wrong to boo David Ortiz last weekend considering the season is just 1/14th toward completion. That, however, doesn’t spare us from booing the NESN (Slow) Trigger Pullers who have [...]


Sister Cities

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch SAN ANTONIO – They have Gus’s fried chicken, we have Kelly’s roast beef. They’ve got Elvis, we’ve got Aerosmith. Visitors there can see where MLK was killed. Visitors here can see where JFK was born. We love our dirty water. They have (quite literally) the Memphis blues again. [...]


Babbling Bob Bumped From ‘BZ

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch It’s being called the end of an era, but more accurately it’s the End of the Error that kept Bob Lobel in place at WBZ-TV well beyond his shelf life. Finally, in a move that has been longer overdue, Lobel has been let go from the local CBS [...]


Jackie Mack Taking Latest Globe Buyout

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch UPDATED WITH JACKIE MACMULLAN CONFIRMATION AND EXPLANATION, WED. 5 p.m. Long-time Boston Globe writer and columnist Jackie MacMullan is going to be taking the latest buyout offer from the paper, Shots has confirmed. MacMullan’s departure would be the highest profile defection at the paper and would severely limit [...]


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