An Example of Transparency for ESPN
In mid-March, I published a column in SportsBusiness Journal in which I challenged the notion of whether ESPN’s relationship with the Poynter Institute, a respected journalism think tank, is in fact changing the ethical climate there. I was shocked when, six weeks later, a representative of the Worldwide Leader replied in a column of his own. I figured the column had gone the way of my...
Don't Dump the Q-School!
The PGA has decided to do away with qualifying school in its present form, starting with the 2013 season. I object. Previously, the PGA divvied up its new tour spots between Q-School survivors (six aneurysm-inducing rounds) and Nationwide Tour survivors. But next year, the PGA will change the way that players outside the Top 125 money winners earn their tour privileges. At the end of August,...