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Alex Reimer
March 21, 2019 - 1:56 pm
ESPN’s dreams of landing Peyton Manning for “Monday Night Football” appear to be slipping away like his arm strength late in his career. According to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand , it remains doubtful Manning will join Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland on MNF this season, despite ESPN’s...
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Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
March 21, 2019 - 12:18 pm
Stephen A. Smith is starting to implode before our very eyes. The bombastic, and dare I say borderline iconic, ESPN personality seems to be living in an alternate sports reality, where Hunter Henry played tight end for the Chargers last season and Dwayne Haskins is Michael Vick reincarnated. Nobody...
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Alex Reimer
March 15, 2019 - 11:39 am
NFL free agency week always shows that most members of our sports media are just as conflicted as the partisan hacks spewing pro-Trump state propaganda on Gerry Callahan’s television screen. Sure, the stakes are a lot lower, but the information and analysis often comes from a biased place. For...
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Gordon Hayward
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Alex Reimer
March 12, 2019 - 9:55 am
When iconic CBS anchor Walter Cronkite turned against the war in Vietnam, President Lyndon B. Johnson infamously said he had lost America. The same logic applies to me and Stephen A. Smith’s latest musings about Gordon Hayward receiving preferential treatment in Boston due to his race. As devout...
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Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
March 07, 2019 - 10:37 am
To quote the kids, Adam Schefter should take the L. ESPN’s ubiquitous NFL Insider, who will undoubtedly break nearly every major free agent signing next week, whiffed on his report that Robert Kraft would not be the biggest name involved in the recent wide-range prostitution bust in South Florida,...
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Alex Reimer
March 06, 2019 - 2:35 pm
Nearly every single sports commentator or analyst is forced to combat some form of conflicted interest, given the prevalence of league- and team-owned networks and partnership agreements. Here in Boston, for example, the Red Sox own 70 percent of NESN and NBC Sports Boston broadcasts Celtics games...
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Lucy Burdge
March 05, 2019 - 10:28 am
ESPN MLB analyst Jessica Mendoza is set to join the Mets front office in a player-evaluation role, it was reported on Tuesday. She will also have other duties within the organization. The Mets are going to name Jessica Mendoza as part of their front office, according to multiple sources. Mendoza...
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Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
February 26, 2019 - 12:21 pm
On “Felger & Mazz” Monday, a caller told a sophomoric joke about Robert Kraft allegedly soliciting prostitution. He was dropped within seconds, and the hosts who have spent years accusing other media members of being in the bag for the home team scrambled to move onto the Bruins’ acquisition of...
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Rob Bradford
February 21, 2019 - 9:55 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Alex Cora isn't going to shy away from the talk shows. In fact, he embraces the conversation. This was the message passed along by the Red Sox manager when joining Glenn Ordway, Lou Merloni and Christian Fauria at JetBlue Park Thursday for a 20-minute sit-down that touched on...
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Alex Reimer
February 11, 2019 - 1:07 pm
The NFL is the most valuable property in television and there isn’t a close second. NFL games accounted for 46 of the 50 most-watched shows on TV last season and ratings increased five-percent over the previous year. Though the NFL has always been a ratings juggernaut, it’s never been more dominant...
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