A Quick Sports Media Notebook

Time for a quick notebook and go over some sports media stories that have surfaced over the last few days…

The great Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated recaps last week's Fox Sports 1 unveiling and what it has to do in order to mount a real challenge to ESPN.

Scott D. Pierce of the Salt Lake Tribune says Fox Sports 1 is not going to be scaring ESPN anytime soon.

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times has some details of the yet-to-be announced Catholic 7/Fox Sports 1 agreement.

Did you know that the NCAA Tournament makes more ad money than the NFL Postseason except for the Super Bowl? It's true. Tom Van Riper of Forbes.com explains how this is so.

Newsday's Neil Best catches up with ESPN's Sean McDonough who's calling the Big East Tournament in New York this week. Sean talks about the rare condition that made him super sensitive to noise.

Sean and analyst Bill Raftery tell Neil that they're sad to see the Big East breakup.

Michael Bradley writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, says First Take debates bring the lowest common denominator to sports.

The Canadian Sports Media Blog chronicles the Planes, Trains and Automobiles-like adventure for TSN's Chris Cuthbert and Ray Ferraro as they had to get from Boston to New York during last week's snowstorm.

That wraps up the notebook for now. I promise to do a longer one in the next edition.

Ken Fang

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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