Time for another edition of Sports Media Weekly. We’ve reached edition no. 129 and just like in edition no. 103, it’s a Michelle Beadle/Ed Sherman doubleheader.
Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I had Ed of The Sherman Report join us for our News of the Week segment. We started with a look at how CBS made a turnaround and properly covered tragedy in the NFL during The NFL Today as compared to the week before. We all felt CBS made the right decision in devoting its entire first segment to Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent’s DUI incident that led to the death of teammate Jerry Brown.
We also opined on the possibility of the NFL expanding its playoffs and how it would affect the league’s TV partners.
In addition, we discussed the Death of the Big East conference. Ed told us that the news has hardly made a ripple in his native Chicago.
Then, we went to the end of The Sporting News’ print edition as it will be go entirely digital by January.
Our other topics included ESPN dialing back its Tim Tebow obsession and Larry Merchant who will call his last fight for HBO this Saturday.
Our guest is the always lovely Michelle Beadle from NBC and Access Hollywood. We started by asking Michelle about covering the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden in New York this week.
Keith and I asked her about the first-time experience of hosting the Olympics in London this past summer.
Then we went to asking her about her new NBC Sports Network show and Michelle told us “The Crossover” will debut Super Bowl week.
Overall, a very good podcast. You can listen
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