Sports Illustrated: A retrospective by 6 former writers on what was great and what went wrong

October 3rd has a special meaning to sports fans, particularly fans of baseball. On […]


60 year old Nt’l Sports Media Ass’n lists its annual nominees; Winners selected by their peers

There are broadcast awards and there are broadcast awards. The Frick Award, presented each year […]


Roy Firestone, ex-ESPN great, talks Don Cherry and the intersection of sports, politics and social media

The unsettling comments of Don Cherry took its toll. He was yanked off Hockey […]


Tom Verducci: A gripping and prolific writer for SI and an insightful reporter for Fox and MLB Network

Frankly, there’s no one in sports media today like Tom Verducci. For one thing, he […]


Paul Finebaum, a son of transplanted New Yorkers and Memphis reared, turned into an unlikely rock star

  Raise the name Paul Finebaum in the Southeast and it’s likely to trigger thoughts […]


The Athletic, in 40 U.S. markets, hits 600,000 subscribers; Fichtenbaum hires reporters and columnists

For a half century, Sports Illustrated was a widely celebrated magazine and a constant subject of […]


On ESPN’s The Art of Conversation with Dan Le Batard: Mike Tyson and Pat Riley open up about their lives

A prodigy, ESPN’s Dan Le Batard was the lead columnist of the Miami Herald […]


A dozen top media encounters that rocked the sports world; from verbal spats to physical confrontations

Another month, another feud between sports figures and the media. On June 23, Mickey […]


Lesley Visser on sideline reporters: “It’s kind of become a metaphor for ‘female dumping ground’”

Part two of a series exploring sideline reporting, a role introduced  in 1974 In February, […]


Busy Ken Rosenthal reports for Fox, MLB Network and The Athletic; Joe Buck: “If he says it, it’s right”

On camera, an unmistakable bow tie has come to identify Ken Rosenthal. He wears it […]


Peter King: Telling it as he sees it; NFL needs a defensive lift; youth should start with flag football

When I was 9 and falling in love with the NFL. I anticipated the fresh […]


ESPN’s Ian O’Connor, author of ‘Belichick’: Coach’s relationship with Brady and Kraft is transactional

Weeks after O’Connor sent Belichick a copy of the bio, one that took 3 years […]