It's that time once again for our AA Year in Review Podcast and joining us for the second year running is Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated.  Richard is one of the preeminent voices on the media beat and is widely recognized as one of the best sportswriters to follow on Twitter.  Yesterday, Richard gave out his 2012 Media Awards at (a must read) and we talk about some of his award winners and the biggest stories and newsmakers from the last 12 months including…

-The Penn State scandal being the biggest story in the sports world for a second year running.
-Sports and real life intersecting at Penn State and the recent tragedies from the NFL.
-NBC's tape delay Olympic policy.
-The positioning of NBC Sports Network and Fox Sports 1 as challengers to ESPN.
-Whether or not ESPN's brand took a hit with viewers this year.
-Our favorite television show, First Take, and how it's beginning to have a negative effect on those who do great work at ESPN.
-Thoughts on Joe Buck, Gus Johnson, Michelle Beadle, Erin Andrews, Darren Rovell and more.
-What the major story of 2013 will be.

In case you've missed any of our podcasts, check out all of our interviews by subscribing to the AA Podcast on iTunes or our AA Podcast RSS Page.  For more from Richard, follow him on Twitter @richarddeitsch.

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