Advice For Jenny Dell, The Globe’s Disrespect of Bob Ryan, and More…

Catching up on the world of Sports Media this morning. (For stories on the Celtics loss to Chicago, head to celticslinks.com.)

Sideline coaching for Dell – Chad Finn has Tina Cervasio offering some advice for new NESN Red Sox reporter Jenny Dell.

Chat sports and media at 2:30 p.m. – Chad will be doing his weekly chat at 2:30 this afternoon.

Media Roundup: Bob Ryan, The One Of A Kind Boston Sports Media Icon – My SB Nation Boston media column has a look at how Bob Ryan is more respected nationally, but for some reason the Globe views Dan Shaughnessy as their “star” columnist.

Here are a few of the national items in the world of sports media this week:

New MNF Commentator Team – This week ESPN announced that Ron Jaworski would no longer be part of the Monday Night Football broadcast team, but had signed a new multi-year deal with the network for an “expanded multi platform NFL analyst role.” Finn touched on this in his column this morning and earlier this week.

Turner Sports, CBS Sports and the NCAA Unveil NCAA MARCH MADNESS LIVE for the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships – Did you enjoy watching the NCAA Tournament online from your office for free in the past? Well, now that you’re sucked in, you’ve got to pay $3.99 for it this year.

MLB ON FOX Lights The Night in 2012 – FOX announced their Saturday national broadcast schedule for this season, which is heavy on night games. The Red Sox are on the schedule the maximum of nine games.

Who will be the #1 Pick? NFL Network & NFL.com’s 2012 Scouting Combine Coverage – NFL Network announced their scouting combine coverage for the week.

From NESN yesterday afternoon:

NESN has produced a unique, behind-the-scenes special that follows Boston College hockey player Tommy Cross, chronicling his day on Monday, February 13th leading up to the Beanpot Championship at TD Garden. “Beanpot All-Access: Game Day” will debut on Saturday, February 18th at 10:30pm.   NESN’s camera crew was given unrestricted access to the Eagles’ senior captain and the rest of the team on game day, and the result is this compelling look at the life of an elite student-athlete.

NESN will also carry Tim Wakefield’s retirement announcement this afternoon at 5:00pm.

  • bsmfan

    This was one of the links from Ken Fang but I found it interesting.
    http://sportsmediawatchdog.com/2012/02/16/nhl-cov

    It applies to the NY market but another large media market where hockey coverage is little-to-none. I've found myself tuning into Detroit sports talk because they focus on hockey there with their team situation.

    Interesting quote:
    "A total of 1,279,380 fans have walked through a turnstile to watch an NHL game in this area. Last season, the Knicks drew 808,879 patrons to MSG; the hockey teams in this area have them beat with about 25% of the home schedule remaining! If we ignore hockey should we ignore the Knicks as well? That 1.2 million figure is also a little more than half of what the Mets drew last season. As much as I love baseball, there is just so many times you can debate where A.J. Burnett should be traded to or complain about the Mets lack of finances."

    Wondered if it was the same here?

    It's an entirely different story now with the Bruins doing well and the Celtics barely hanging onto the 8th seed, but seems like they are going through something similar.

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