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BruceAllen

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Media Roundup: Mike Breen And His Evident Dislike Of The Boston Celtics

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Mike Breen is a longtime basketball broadcaster with a big-time job at ESPN, but his evident hatred of the Boston Celtics has become clear in recent years, specifically in the Celtics' current...

Media Roundup: Old Tradition With High Tech Trappings In Indy 500

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Since 1965, the Indianapolis 500 has been a Memorial Day weekend tradition on ABC. Each year, new technologies are introduced into sports telecasts that bring the viewer ever closer to the action....

Media Roundup: Scal Returns, Mike Felger's Celtics Bashing And Curt Schilling's Blunders

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With a jam-packed week in Boston sports, Bruce Allen offers a triple play in his weekly Media Roundup, featuring the return of Brian Scalabrine (in analyst form), Mike Felger's Celtics bashing,...

Media Roundup: Boston Red Sox Are Great ... At Being Terrible

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Boston has a lot of great sports teams, like the Boston Red Sox. Oh wait, nevermind. Well, the Red Sox are great at being terrible, right? Bruce Allen writes about the (very) tough times that have...

Media Roundup: Rajon Rondo Was Wrong, But Did He Help Celtics?

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Rajon Rondo's actions (chest bumping referee Marc Davis in Game 1) were wrong, and it resulted in a one-game suspension for the Boston Celtics' point guard. Lo and behold, Rondo's actions may have...

Media Roundup: Patriots' Light Prime Time Schedule Is Puzzling

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Coming off a Super Bowl appearance, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots -- one of the NFL's most dominant teams of the past decade -- only have four prime time games scheduled for the 2012-13...

Media Roundup: NBC, NESN, CSNNE Gear Up For Bruins' Playoff Push

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With the Boston Bruins beginning their push for a second consecutive Stanley Cup championship, networks such as NBC, NESN and Comcast SportsNet New England are gearing up to provide unique and...

Media Roundup: Is It Wrong For Bobby Valentine To Have A Regular Spot On New York Radio?

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Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has scheduled a regular radio interview in the New York City market, and it has some Boston media members up in arms. Media columnist Bruce Allen examines the...

Media Roundup: Is Tiger Woods Returning To Form In Time For The Masters?

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Is Tiger Woods returning to form in time for the 2012 Masters Tournament? Bruce Allen interviews key names in golf media to look at the entire field and Tiger's chances.

Media Roundup: ESPN Preps For Hockey's Version Of March Madness

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With four local teams in action, many eyes in Boston will be turned to the NCAA Hockey Tournament Regionals this weekend. ESPN is planning several enhancements to their coverage of hockey's version...

Media Roundup: The Curse Of The Spoiled Fan

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How should sports media members respond when confronted with fans making outrageous demands of Boston sports teams? Has social media created spoiled fan syndrome? Media columnist Bruce Allen weighs...

Media Roundup: Ian Rapoport (A.K.A. Rapsheet) Will Be Missed

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Ian Rapoport, who left the Boston Herald to take a job with the NFL Network, helped restore credibility to the New England Patriots beat at the Herald. Now that he is gone, it's unclear which...

Media Roundup: Bill Simmons, From Digital Cities To The White House

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Love him or hate him, ESPN's Bill Simmons has blazed a trail in digital sports journalism. Bruce Allen examines Simmons' past and how his interview with President Obama further cements his role as...

Media Roundup: Is Danica Patrick Just A NASCAR Media Tool?

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Media Roundup: Is Danica Patrick Just A NASCAR Media Tool?

Media Roundup: Bob Ryan, The One Of A Kind Boston Sports Media Icon

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Bob Ryan is truly one of a kind. The longtime sports columnist for The Boston Globe announced his intentions to retire after the Olympics this summer. Ryan's career has been great, but he doesn't...

Media Roundup: Sports Are Fun, Except In Boston Sports Media

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Sports are supposed to be fun, right? Well, it doesn't always come across that way in the Boston sports media world, and that has become increasingly evident during the fallout from the Patriots'...

Media Roundup: Boston, New York Media Differ Greatly On Patriots, Giants Coverage

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Boston and New York differ greatly when it comes to sports media, and that has been on full display as the New England Patriots and New York Giants prepare to duke it out in Super Bowl XLVI on...

Media Roundup: Is Anyone Enjoying This Patriots Super Bowl Run?

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Tom Brady and the Patriots were one win away from a perfect season in 2007 in Super Bowl XLII. But by then, the fun had been sucked out of it. The Patriots and Giants will meet again in Super Bowl...

Media Roundup: Get Ready For History With Patriots, Broncos

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This year's New England Patriots team may not be as talented as the Pats teams of yesteryear, but from a television rating standpoint, they are unrivaled. Get ready for a possible history-making...

Media Roundup: NBC Sports Takes The NFL To The Internet

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For the first time ever, you will be able to watch live NFL games on the internet and via a mobile phone app thanks to the National Football League's extension with its broadcast partners, allowing...

Media Roundup: The Year That Was In Boston Sports Media

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It was an up and down year for the Boston sports world, as well as the sports media scene in Beantown. Bruce Allen takes us through the highs and lows.

Media Roundup: NBA Media Weighs In On Boston Celtics' Chances

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The 2011-12 NBA season tips off on Sunday afternoon, with the Boston Celtics taking on the New York Knicks on Christmas Day in New York City. This week, members of the NBA media weighed in on the...

Media Roundup: Sick of Tim Tebow? Blame The Media, Not Tebow

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Have you heard of this Tim Tebow guy? Word around the street is that he's pretty darn good. Yes, of course you've heard of Tebow, but don't blame him for the extremely extensive coverage. Blame the...

Media Roundup: Terry Francona Joins ESPN, Talks Red Sox Collapse

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Terry Francona may not be managing the Boston Red Sox next season, but Sox fans can still see and hear their beloved former skipper on ESPN, as Tito has accepted a position with the network as a...

Media Roundup: Patriots Defense, Bill Belichick And Kristine Leahy

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The New England Patriots' defense has been the talk of the town (or at least the sports radio hosts in the town), as well as Bill Belichick's snappy response to a question posed to him by local...

Media Roundup: NBC Looks To Make 'NHL Thanksgiving Showdown' A Mainstay

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When the puck drops in today's Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings game at TD Garden, it will issue in NBC's "NHL Thanksgiving Showdown," which the network hopes to make a mainstay. Of course, the...

Media Roundup: NESN Resigns Orsillo, Not Watney; CSNNE Launches Felger & Mazz Simulcast

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NESN had a busy week, re-signing the play-by-play voice of the Boston Red Sox, Don Orsillo, but it did not bring back sideline reporter Heidi Watney. In other news, Comcast SportsNet New England...

Media Roundup: Penn State, Albert Haynesworth Stealing Headlines; Patriots-Jets Prep

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The release of Albert Haynesworth and the disgusting scandal at Penn State involving Jerry Sandusky and Joe Paterno have stolen the headlines and airwaves this week, but Boston is also prepping for...

Media Roundup: Bill Belichick, Tom Landry Have Numerous Similarities

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Bill Belichick and Tom Landry have quite a few similarities. Both were among the best in their era. However, the Landry era ended in a bad way, and Bruce Allen hopes that the Belichick era in New...

Media Roundup: Patriots-Steelers Overshadowed Locally By Red Sox

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We're nearly one month removed from the Boston Red Sox' epic collapse, but it still continues to be the talk of the town, even overshadowing the upcoming big game between the New England Patriots...

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