By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch *Gambling UPDATED MONDAY NIGHT – Mostly earneest hat-tips to ESPN for its coverage of this particular game’s far-reaching impact. But we emphasize “mostly.” The morning SportsCenter hotsie-totsie tandem of Josh Elliott and Hannah Storm did more of the insulting footsie playing regarding the gambling element, but the reliable [...]

Shots on Sabbatical

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch UPDATE: As I expected, it’s a lot harder to get away from this space than anyone can fathom. I think both of the week’s posts were relevant and newsworthy. I was honestly a bit surprised at how underplayed the Comcast K.O. of CN8 was and not just because [...]

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch DEVELOPING. . . Comcast will be laying off the “majority of its 300 employees” currently working on its CN8 Network. Locally, CN8 will cease operations in Boston in early January of 2009 and the markets of Philadelphia (Comcast’s home) and Washington, D.C. will see significant re-structuring. The Brookline-based [...]

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch We thought long and hard about temporarily suspending our book-writing sabbatical for the sole purpose of once again pointing out the (recurring, laughable) prima donna ways of the former Boston Sports Guy, Bill Simmons. Really, we did. But when we got the following, carefully crafted three-sentence statement from [...]

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