The Sports Media Weekly Podcast is just one away from a major milestone, but that doesn’t make this edition any less special. We have a very good podcast in store for you.
Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I go over the news of the week and that included the ratings for the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Championships on CBS and ESPN, respectively. We talked about the new round of MLB Wild Card playoffs that will either go to ESPN, Fox, TBS or MLB Network. Keith and I discussed the NFL national preseason TV schedules and the downfall of the mtn.
Our guest today is anchor of ESPN’s Outside the Lines and World Cup host Bob Ley. We talk about how ESPN has grown from its inception in 1979 to now. Bob discusses how the network helped to make the NCAA Championship and the NFL Draft into huge cultural events. We asked him about Outside the Lines and how the show has grown from a monthly program into a daily strip.
And we talked with Bob about some of the storylines for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and I asked him about his love for Bruce Springsteen.
Bob is a great interview and you should give it a listen. I say this about every podcast, but I really mean it. Download the podcast at iTunes by searching for Sports Media Journal or
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