Here’s a brief update for you.
Gregg Easterbrook is not making friends out in the blogosphere. I like his Tuesday Morning Quarterback column, but it’s getting hard to defend him especially when he makes totally inane comments and tries to present them as facts. Earlier this month, ESPN Ombudsman Le Anne Schreiber correctly took Easterbrook to task for stating his opinions on the New England Patriots and coach Bill Belichick as reported fact. This week’s TMQ is no exception. Bruce Allen of the Boston Sports Media Watch dissects what Easterbrook writes and offers rebuttals, paragraph by paragraph. Bruce links to a Kissing Suzy Kolber blog entry which also takes Easterbrook to task for his slanted writings. It’s one thing to state your feelings on the Cameragate story, but it’s another to totally take your opinions and state them as fact. I can see another column by Schreiber wondering if Easterbrook has learned anything. I’m not a Patriots fan by any means, but Easterbrook is making the Patriots a sympathetic character, if that’s possible. And read the comments in the KSK entry. Great stuff. And Deadspin is speechless. Finally, you have this reader who’s been motivated to write the ESPN Ombudsman to complain.
Let’s get to some other links before my head explodes on this Easterbrook subject.
Chris Pursell of TV Week writes in his Pressbox blog about the NFL streamlining its Draft.
Over to the Sports Media Watch, first we get the final ratings for Game 7 as well as for the entire American League Championship Series. It’s noted that TNT has decided to add the Czar of the Telestrator, Mike Fratello to the announcing team of Marv Albert and Reggie Miller for the NBA and this is indeed a good move.
Here’s CBS’ announcement about Joe Torre appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman next week.
That’s going to do it. I’ll be back tomorrow morning.