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Have the Football Giants Overtaken the Yankees?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Our good friend on Twitter @ElieIsElite relayed a comment made my Mike Lupica today on ESPN 1050: “There’s nothing bigger in this area than Giants football; not the Yankees, not the Mets, not the Jets, nothing! nothing! nothing!” I am not sure I agree with this statement. Right now, the Giants clearly have overtaken the Yankees for […]

Did the Yankees Front Office Build Kim Jones’ Profile?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Over at Sports Media Watchdog, I broke down the news regarding Kim Jones departure from the YES Network. It appears that Newsday’s Neil Best and Bob Raissman of the Daily News have a difference of opinion about how “expendable” Jones was to the network. I have long admiRed Jones‘ work from the sidelines. In a time where […]

ESPN Touting Access To a Site You Can View

Friday, January 20th, 2012

ESPN New York has been providing the public updates about the health of former Mets catcher and Hall of Famer, Gary Carter, from the family’s website. A common quote in these ESPN stories is “ESPNNewYork.com has been granted access.” Learn why this might not be the case over at Sports Media Watchdog.  More importantly, you […]

Who is Josh Lewin?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

According to Newsday’s Neil Best, “Josh Lewin has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Wayne Hagin alongside Howie Rose in the Mets’ radio booth.” Want to learn more about this potential hire? Read what I found out, along with a Lewin call, over at Sports Media Watchdog.  

Michael Kay Bets NYBD on Mets Win Total

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Earlier today I called out Michael Kay for his statement regarding the Mets winning between 55-60 games this coming season. Kay has taken to Twitter this week and done a great job interacting with fans. Kay responded to my post about his statement asking me how many wins I see for the Mets. Okay, mike, […]

Michael Kay: Mets Will Win Between 55 and 60 Games

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

As I mentioned earlier in the week, Michael Kay has taken to Twitter and started interacting with the fans. To his credit, Kay did a Twitter Q &A and was very engaging. He tweeted so much last night that he reached the site’s limit and was shut down; kudos to Michael Kay. However, as Kay […]

Link: Michael Kay Takes to Twitter, Rips Mets Fans

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

2012 Sports Media Watchdog nominee Michael Kay took to Twitter this past weekend. Kay had some feedback about the experience to date during his ESPN Radio show, which I discuss over at Sports Media Watchdog.  

Mike Francesa Takes Unnecessary Shot at the Mets

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

What about a reunion with Russo, now the afternoon host on Sirius XM Satellite Radio? “I would say there’s a better chance that the Mets win the pennant,” Francesa said. - Mike Francesa to Newsday Neil Best regarding the end of his contract in 2014 There are tons of nuggets in Best’s column about Francesa’s potential […]

Link: Sports Media 2012 Stock Up Stock Down

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

In case you missed it, in addition to the New York baseball “Stock Up Stock Down” going into 2012, I also completed a media version over at Sports Media Watchdog. CLICK HERE to read who I personally think you should be paying attention to in the sports media landscape. There are also blog mentions as […]

Media Bias With Jose Reyes and Drew Brees

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

I was looking to see the media reaction this week after the Saints Drew Brees was allowed to stay in Monday Night’s blowout over Atlanta and attempt to break Dan Marino’s single season passing record. What I found was that it was a stark contrast to what went on when Jose Reyes elected to sit […]

Insensitive Media Quote of 2011

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

I guess better later than never, but is Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY serious with this statement in a column about the Mets concerns with R.A. Dickey climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro? Dickey has one-year left on his $7.8M, two-year contract. He is scheduled to make $4.5 million in 2012. Given the Mets’ money woes, it is unclear if […]

Listen: Sports Media Watchdog Podcast

Monday, December 26th, 2011

As you know, there is a spinoff site called Sports Media Watchdog where I discuss my weekly thoughts on sports media. It’s still a developing project (feedback always encourage!), as the heart and soul of my content is what I do here at NYBD. I have developed a podcast over there where I talk to […]

Five Sports Media Ramblings

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

1) A star has been born and his name is Dallas Braden who is an absolute natural as a studio analyst for the MLB Network, Usually players tossed into those positions spit the bit, but not Braden who has a natural camera presence and isn’t afraid to go beyond clichés to make a viable, insightful […]

Steve Phillips Finally Wins a Championship as a General Manager

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Former Mets manager Steve Phillips is on the verge of winning the Sirius XM Fantasy Baseball Experts League and talked about it with the RotoExperts yesterday. What was his strategy? Phillips claims he turned over 23 of his 26 players on his roster during the course of the year. “Trader Phillips” acquired Matt Kemp and […]

John Lackey’s Divorce and the Media Going Over the Line

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Earlier today, I took the Boston media to task for how they handled the John Lackey divorce news, and chastised them for how they handled the situation. I was particularly hard on the Dennis & Callahan Morning Show for how they handled it: I can wonder about the local media that covers the team making […]