For the first time, Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I had a guest for the entire podcast. We talked with James Andrew Miller, the co-author of “Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside The World at ESPN.”
We talked about a bunch of topics including how Jim and Tom got to writing the book, the whole machinations behind Tony Kornheiser’s first suspension from ESPN and how he continues to hold onto the letter from that suspension. We also talked about the problems between Mr. Tony and Mike Tirico during their time together at Monday Night Football. We also explored who Jim thinks were the best hires at ESPN and what he feels was the Golden Age of SportsCenter. Keith and I also looked at how ESPN is perceived by outside media and we delved into whether being located in Bristol, CT was the root of ESPN’s troubles in the 1980′s.
Lots of good stuff covered, but not enough time. Keith and I will get Jim back again for a future podcast to talk about the book and perhaps more breaking news about ESPN. You can find this podcast on iTunes doing a search for Sports Media Journal or you can listen to it
. A really good edition of the podcast.