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 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 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 Watch the following clip get a taste for just how incongruous and out of place it was to have Bob Costas introduce John Mellencamp at Saturday’s Farm Aid music extravaganza in Mansfield. Was that odd or what? And Costas doesn’t deliver on his 10-second promise, instead taking 30 [...]

The Lowest Low for Lobel

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Bob Lobel was treated to the cushiest of goodbyes upon his departure from WBZ-TV/CBS4 in the Spring. Steve Buckley praised him. Dan Shaughnessy just about sculpted a bronze statue of the guy to place next to Red. And Joe Fitzgerald did what Joe Fitzgerald does: He immortalized a [...]

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Okay, so now what? No, really. What the heck do we do now? Too early for the Red Sox. Too tired of the Patriots. Too soon for the Olympics, too. The inevitable comedown after these things – these wonderful, magnificent journeys through late nights and stirring comebacks – [...]

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Some people sleep out for concert tickets. Others wait for XBox video games to be released. A few need to be the first to see a new release in movie theaters. As a media critic in the Internet Age, I prefer to wait up late night for the [...]

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