A new edition of the Sports Media Weekly podcast is up. This week, Ken Schott, college hockey and sports media writer of the Schenectady Gazette is the guest.
As usual, Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal have our news segment and we discuss CBS/Turner’s coverage of the NCAA Tournament and how we think the networks have the games down to a science in the second year of their partnership.
We also talk about the crazy day for the NFL on Wednesday with suspensions being handed down by Commish Roger Goodell to the New Orleans Saints over Bountygate and the coverage over Tim Tebow leaving the Denver Broncos. At the time of the recording, Tebow’s fate had still not been decided.
Then we touch upon the Sports Emmy Award Nominations and neither Keith nor I were thrilled to see ESPN’s Skippy Bayless getting a nod in the Studio Analyst category.
And we also discussed NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup races going online on Sirius XM online, mobile and tablet apps, plus the new partnership between Fox Sports and MLB Network for a new pregame show.
College hockey was mostly the topic with Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette. As the local paper is gearing up to cover Union College in the NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Tournament, Keith and I asked Ken about the paper’s plans to cover the games as Union hopes to advance to the Frozen Four from the Bridgeport, CT region.
We asked Ken about the lack of television coverage for the recently completed ECAC Hockey Tournament and how the venue in Atlantic City was more of a hindrance for TV instead of an attraction.
In addition, Ken talked about the coverage of Union by the other local newspapers and TV stations. Plus, we discussed Time Warner Cable picking up local college hockey games in the Capital Region of New York.
Finally, we talked about ESPN’s shuffling of the NCAA Hockey Tournament to ESPNU and ESPN2 and the poor treatment of hockey by the Alleged Worldwide Leader.
Ken was a great guest and I hope you think so as well. The podcast is available on iTunes under Sports Media Journal or you can listen right away by