With our regularly scheduled podcast, Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal are back to discuss the sports media news of the week.
Having already discussed the Super Bowl earlier this week, Keith and I put a wrap on the Big Game by noting the record online numbers for the first-ever legal online stream of the Super Bowl and the amount of people listening to the Giants-Patriots on radio.
We also talked about the myth that NFL TV analysts are supposed to forget about their former team loyalties and be totally objective. Our examples are current WEEI and WBZ-TV Patriots analyst Steve DeOssie and Fox NFL Sunday’s Michael Strahan pointedly showing their Giants tendencies this week.
And we also looked at ESPN’s response to the discovery that it had a comment section on a viewer response form for female commentators, allowing people to leave negative comments about the network’s female on-air staff.
Our guest this week is Jen Royle who recently returned to Boston after leaving Baltimore’s 105.7 ESPN Radio. We got an update on what she’s doing now, her departure from the Charm City and how the Baltimore Ravens gave her a nice sendoff. And we discussed the Project Cupid charity event that Jen will be taking part in this Saturday in Boston.
We had fun on this podcast and it certainly comes across. You can find it on iTunes doing a search for “Sports Media Journal” or listen to it directly