We used to be in there, now we’re out here
OK, I understand that hockey isn’t exactly a ratings bonanza, but we’re talking about Game Freakin’ 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, and KING-5, in its infinite wisdom, has decided not to bother showing the game, instead shuttling it off to its sister station. I’ve been railing against this for years, and I’d be really [...]
Making fun of Shaquille O’Neal’s rap career is not only cliche, but also ill-informed, considering that Shaq is a multi-platinum artist. Still, that didn’t stop ESPN from including the Diesel on its recent list of the worst musical efforts by pro athletes. But as arguably the only person who unironically owns all of Shaq’s albums, [...]
In today’s digital age, FSN Northwest should be embarrassed by their decidedly analog coverage. Look, I know we’re way up here in the corner of the world, but how hard is it to broadcast in high definition? FSN has a wide slate of games featuring the Huskies, Cougars, Gonzaga and others, and one there’s one [...]
Recently, I read in Sports Illustrated a lengthy excerpt of “Odd Man Out,” former Angels’ prospect Matt McCarthy’s memoir of his year in the low minors with the Provo Angels. Year-in-the-life sports books are always appealing to me, and having covered a Single-A baseball team filled with bonus babies (Glenn Davis), future stars (Ted Lilly), [...]
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