"The bully at the Cincinnati Enquirer is the epitome of why player/media relations are so fraught right now. Everyone on that Zoom will agree that his tone was all wrong and his sole purpose was to intimidate. Really appalling behavior."
"The memo also said all media and broadcast personnel (both in-house and third party) who are interacting with players or hockey operations personnel must be fully vaccinated and masked at all times during such interactions."
Russell Wilson's new "DangerTalk" podcast on ESPN is just the latest in a growing trend of content deals media companies have signed with active athletes. And the history and implications of that trend are worth some consideration.
It will be interesting to see what this behind-the-scenes show gives us, but it's also notable that this comes at a time where many independent media have been heavily restricted in their access to NHL players and teams.
"It had to do with access and it had to do with audio and sound — being able to listen in to conversations and play calling. There are a lot of elements that could potentially be groundbreaking. For a football fan or a football viewer, it’s going to be interesting."
Raiders' GM Mike Mayock has taken a much different media approach than NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock, generally preferring to sit in the background, but he's still wound up in the spotlight thanks to the Antonio Brown situation.