Clay Travis on Twitter →
I know that Clay Travis picks up a lot of grief for his throw-it-at-the-wall form of journalism. But this column is an excellent journalist’s perspective on why Twitter is important and how to best utilize it.
The NY Times Report on NHL Enforcer Derek Boogard →
For an excellent example of in-depth reporting on a sports-related topic, check out John Branch’s three-part article on NFL enforcer Derek Boogard, who died of an accidental overdose at age 28. You will get lost in Branch’s excellent work enough to get mad as hell as an NHL hockey culture that condones brawling, even as medical evidence mounts related to concussions in all sports.
What I Hate About the Heisman Trophy Presentation
I usually don’t blog this quickly, but having just watched RGIII win the Heisman, I am once again reminded of how much I hate ESPN when it comes to award programs. I watched only the last 15 minutes, but there was plenty to hate. 1. The fact that they wait until the very end of the program to actually award the Heisman. Keeps the viewers watching, but makes for a very rushed end of...
A Day With the ESPN GameDay Crew
Woody Allen is right: 90 percent of life is just showing up. I showed up, and I got to talk sports media with Chris Fowler, Erin Andrews, Kirk Herbstreit, and David Pollack. One-on-one. Take a number and wait your turn, guys. When Jeremy Henderson of The War Eagle Reader Web site called me about an ESPN GameDay media meet, I thought, Why not. Campus was deserted; parking in the deck was...