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By David Scott Boston Sports Media (Watch) This is why it is going to be hard closing down shop here at Shots. It was a comment from Dryheave this past Sunday: What the hell are you writing?….a sequel to War and Peace?….The Great Wall of China was built in less time Forgive me Sports Guy, [...]

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch After less than six months of publication, the Boston Globe on Friday informed its “OT” magazine staff that the weekly publication will cease immediately. The Globe confirmed the closure with this posted at 8:07 p.m. as Shots was working the story. Four part-time editors and designers were let [...]

By David Scott Boston Sports media Watch Shots is not quite ready to re-start regular Friday posts, but the confluence of buzz surrounding Chad Finn, Dan Shaughnessy, Bill Simmons and Dick Albert offered too many fish in too small a barrel for my blogging soul. As for my real-life project, we are happy to report [...]

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch ANALYSIS While his agent, his employer (Entercom) and undoubtedly his lackeys who ride his coattails are rejoicing over the news of Glenn Ordway’s re-signing with WEEI 850 AM, the move is far from the “landscape” altering event Ordway’s agent George Tobia would like us to believe. Instead, it [...]

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch In truth I can’t really afford to be coming out of my “book nook” for any amount of time, but two ongoing stories in Boston sports media need some assessing and Shots realizes it’s our official duty to analyze both (and some bonus topics for the new year). [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch A SHOTS FIELD TRIP TO. . . This has never been the regular series it should be, but every once in a while Shots does leave Hull and venture into the crowded streets of – and around – Boston. It usually ends poorly with a traffic jam or [...]

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch editor Rob Bradford has confirmed to Scott’s Shots that part-timer Ron Borges is leaving the site for a full-time gig at the Boston Herald. When reached on his cell phone Tuesday night in the 7 p.m. hour, Borges hung up on me after I identified myself. I [...]

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch As if to show just how serious they are about being an Internet player, today (8/18/08) announces the addition of Deadspin founder, Will Leitch, to its rapidly expanding line-up of writers. Leitch – tabbed as “The Outsider” – will write twice-monthly (every other Wednesday) for the site [...]

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