The Never to Yield Foundation v. Evan Woodbery
Some sports page readers claim that Nick Saban intimidates Bama beat writes to the point of compliance. But more than a few Auburn fans might wish that Auburn beat writers took the same approach. Take the recent controversy involving Evan Woodbery of the Mobile Press-Register as an example. The claim is that Evan, a Bama alum, has been using his position at the Press-Register to advance a...
The NCAA v. Joe Nocera
The NCAA staffer’s blog attack on New York Times columnist Joe Nocera is noteworthy for a couple of reasons. First, it’s definitely out of character for the NCAA to go on the offensive like that. True, they took on Danny Sheridan for his insistent bagman publicity stunt. But that had the feel of a one-and-done. Mostly, the NCAA is content to sit back and watch the proceedings...
No Respect for/from ESPN
It’s a standard rule with a standard concept of “professional respect.” When one of the so-called “big boys” runs an article, and a smaller outlet provides good information that contradicts, the “big boy” at least acknowledges it. Not when the “big boy” is ESPN, apparently. Let’s trace this one. First, on Friday, January 23, Mark...