Our first podcast of 2013 and it’s a good one. I’m biased, but I like this edition.
As usual, Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I discussed the news of the week.
We started with the report from Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated on Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis about to join ESPN when his playing days are over.
From that subject, we transitioned to the ratings announcements by the NFL, its TV partners and then Golf Channel touting their TV ratings and we chuckled that seeing these statements, it’s hard to not get cynical about the spin cycle.
We talked about the grilling accident that disfigured ESPN’s Hannah Storm, but not enough to prevent her from returning to television on New Year’s Day.
Our guest this week is the always lovely Anita Marks who launches a new weekend show on NBC Sports Radio on Saturday.
Keith and I talked to her about her hosting a pre and postgame shows for the New York Football Giants Radio Network and doing television work for the G-Men on MSG Network. I asked Anita about the Giants and why she felt they didn’t make the playoffs.
Anita discussed her time in Baltimore where she won over listeners during her four year tenure in the city.
She talked about fantasy sports and how it’s exploded over the years.
And we had Anita handicap the four Wild Card playoff games.
A fun podcast. Always good to have a guest who’s passionate about what she does. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes through “Sports Media Journal” or you can listen to it right away