So long, old friend

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 NESN led off its Wednesday night broadcast with confirmation of Jerry Remy’s lung cancer, a rumor that had been circulating in Boston media circles for several weeks. Remy apparently had surgery “late last year” and is now experiencing setbacks in his recovery. Remy missed portions of spring training [...]

Bob Ryan Clears Up Facial Mystery

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch Stop the presses! Stop the rumors! And please, stop the silliness. Basketball Bob Ryan has kindly offered up explanation for the Case of His Mysterious Face from a few weeks back. You may all now resume the search for the real killers of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman [...]

By David Scott Boston Sports Media Watch I’d like to report that I’m back in full force at this space, but I’m still in the editing process and as I’ve said from the beginning of this amazing project, I can’t justify devoting time to my love (Scott’s Shots) over my real-life job. However, as I’ve [...]

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 Shots is heading back into the Seaside Shanty’s Sabbatical Seclusion room, but before we do we wanted to pass along further explanation of NESN’s end of game disaster with Boston College’s huge upset of previously-No. 1 and undefeated North Carolina on Sunday night. FOX SportsNet’s Director of Corporate [...]

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 UPDATE: NESN has posted an “explanation” of its broadcast blunder as well as information on two scheduled re-broadcasts set for today at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. (The 1 p.m. re-broadcast is oddly void of a regular game clock, using only a score graphic in the lower right-hand [...]

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). [...]

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