By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch News this week of a Sporting News re-launch and re-focus brought equal parts optimism and pessimism. As we’ve chronicled here before, when Shots was part of the final staff to ever produce SPORT magazine, there were constant rumors that Sporting News would either be our partner in business [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Bill Simmons responded to the original post at 11:36 a.m. ET on Friday and the following is the entirety of his email response to my Thursday email that read: “Ryan kills you and you go after Reilly. . . can’t we all just get along? Why all the [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch PROGRAMMING NOTE: Shots will be accompanying the Memphis Tigers basketball program on its upcoming trip to China. Because of that, our Boston Sports Media duties will be on hiatus. But you can follow the journey from Hull to Huizhou at the Conference USA website beginning Monday and continuing [...]


Winners and Losers from Tomasegate

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch There has been no shortage of follow-ups and re-hashes that have emerged after a tumultuous week in Boston sports media’s rather sordid history. In an effort to use one of the oldest tricks in the book, we offer a “Winners and Losers” breakdown as our vehicle of choice [...]


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 [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch While we slowly and skeptically get past the tongue-in-cheek feel of the Boston Herald’s “Sorry, Pats” headline from Wednesday and as we wait for the Friday-promised explanation from ‘Comments-off’ writer John Tomase, let’s take a little look at some of the factors that have brought us to this [...]


By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch As if getting beaten by its sister on its own region’s biggest off-field story in years wasn’t enough, Boston.com further embarrassed the Boston Globe brand on Wednesday night when it sent out an ‘email alert’ of breaking news regarding the Matt Walsh fiasco. The mass email arrived at [...]


Bryant Move Official

Howard Bryant’s hiring by the Washington Post for the Redskins’ beat was announced today by his new boss, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, the Post’s sports editor. The email read: “Matt Vita (Garcia-Ruiz’s No. 2) and I are delighted to announce that Howard Bryant, a columnist with the Boston Herald, will be joining us as our new Redskins [...]


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“Bye” Week for Bryant, Too

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Mr. Bryant is still on schedule to go to Washington, even after meeting with Hank Herald on Tuesday. Translation: Howard Bryant is a “negative” urine sample away from becoming the Washington Redskins (co-)beat writer at the Washington Post. Two Shots’ emails to Herald sports editor Hank Hryniewicz went [...]


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Bryant Going Bye Bye

By David Scott Boston Sports Media ****UPDATED: 5:45 p.m. Monday afternoon**** It appears “The Cartel” won’t have the Boston Herald’s Howard Bryant to kick around anymore. Scott’s Shots has learned that Bryant is on the verge of taking the job of Washington Post Redskins’ beat writer. (That position opened in mid-September when former ‘Skins beat [...]


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