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BruceAllen

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Media Roundup: Has Red Sox Media Coverage Crossed A Line?

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The Red Sox were eliminated from the playoffs a few weeks ago, but the media is still hammering them from all angles. Has the media crossed a line with it's coverage of the team in the wake of the collapse?

Media Roundup: Comcast SportsNet, NESN Beef Up Boston Bruins Coverage

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With the Boston Globe ripping apart the Boston Red Sox and their clubhouse and managerial woes, and then both Bruce Allen and Dave Shook analyzing the piece, it's been covered from all angles. Now, Bruce focuses his attention on the Bruins.

Media Roundup: Where Was The Media During Red Sox Collapse?

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We all heard plenty about the Boston Red Sox late season collapse now that it's over, and a lot of information about dysfunction in the clubhouse was leaked shortly after the historic fall. But where was the media when this was actually happening?

Media Roundup: Did The Boston Globe Take Pleasure In Red Sox Collapse?

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Joe Maddon and Buck Showalter weren't the only ones taking pleasure in the Boston Red Sox colossal collapse that saw them blow a nine-game lead and miss the postseason entirely. Evidently, The Boston Globe was enjoying it, too.

Media Roundup: 98.5 The Sports Hub, CSNNE And NESN Shake It Up

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98.5 The Sports Hub, winners of the Marconi Award, shook it up on Thursday, announcing that the station's afternoon drive time show, 'Felger And Massarotti,' will be simulcast on CSNNE, and will be "done right," according to Mike Felger.

Media Roundup: Breaking Down NFL Network's Bill Belichick Documentary

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In this week's Media Roundup, Bruce Allen breaks down the NFL Network's two-part documentary on New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, entitled 'Bill Belichick: A Football Life.' Is it possible that the media has had him painted all wrong?

Media Roundup: NFL Freebies And More Takes on Patriots, Jets

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With the NFL season finally upon us, NFL RedZone and NFL Sunday Ticket are both free for football's first weekend back and the CBS Sports crew chimes in on the Patriots and Jets.

Media Roundup: ESPN's MNF Crew Weighs In On Patriots, Jets

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Jon Gruden, Mike Jaworski and Mike Tirico, the broadcast team for ESPN"s Monday Night Football, shared their thoughts on the New England Patriots and New York Jets. When it came down to it, the Jets were on their game. The Pats weren't.

Media Roundup: Who Is Apologizing For Albert Haynesworth?

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Albert Haynesworth has a very shady background, but now that he's in New England, one football reporter says that Patriots' fans are apologizing for him. Bruce Allen says that simply isn't the case, and in fact, he hasn't heard anyone say that.

Media Roundup: FOX Lands Rights To UFC In Landmark Deal

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Fox Sports Media Group reached a multi-year, multi-media rights agreement with Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC) brand. The deal brings mixed martial arts to the same platform and network as the Super Bowl and World Series.

Media Roundup: Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter NESN

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NESN was once at the top of its game, providing high-quality coverage of everything New England sports. But with the defections of Kathryn Tappen, the resignation of Jade McCarthy and the likelihood of Heidi Watney leaving, is NESN in big trouble?

Media Roundup: Negativity As Much A Part Of Summer As Training Camp

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Media Roundup returns with a look at the latest media hand-wringing over the New England Patriots.

Media Roundup: How Can WEEI Bounce Back After Ratings Slip?

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In his weekly roundup, Bruce Allen examines WEEI's ratings slip following the Bruins' run to the Stanley Cup (aired on 98.5 The Sports Hub) and offers his suggestions.

Media Roundup: Fill-Ins Rule The Airwaves, Mourning George Kimball And Roger Clemens' Trial

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The local sports radio scene was ruled by fill-ins this week as regular hosts took time off following Independence Day, the Boston sports media world is mourning the loss of George Kimball, and the Roger Clemens trial goes unnoticed in Boston.

Media Roundup: Where To Look For Quality NFL Lockout Coverage

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If you've been tuned into Boston sports radio over the past week, you've probably had enough with all the hosts analyzing the Red Sox lineups. With that in mind, Bruce Allen shifts his attention to quality NFL Lockout coverage in his weekly media roundup.

Media Roundup: With Bruins Parade Over, NFL Lockout Talk Heats Up

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Boston celebrated the Bruins' first Stanley Cup in 39 years over the last week, but now focus is transitioning back to the country's most popular league, the NFL.

Winners And Losers Of The Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Run

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With the Boston Bruins winning the 2011 Stanley Cup, Bruce Allen looks back at all the coverage, and identifies the winners and losers from the wild playoff run.

Media Roundup: Boston Bruins Made This A Hockey Town

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Has a Red Sox/Yankees series in June with first place on the line ever gotten LESS attention than the one this week? This lack of buzz has nothing to do with fading fan passion. Quite simply, right now, Boston is a Hockey Town.

Media Roundup: Tom Brady Continues To Prove Critics Wrong

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Bruce Allen examines a recent discussion of Tom Brady, one of the "most ridiculous" exchanges he has ever heard on the local sports media scene.

Indianapolis 500: A Media Roundup Of TV Coverage For 100th Anniversary Of The Greatest Spectacle In Racing

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In this week's Media Roundup, we take a quick break from the 24/7 Bruins coverage to spend a few minutes on a sporting event that nationally has become identified with Memorial Day Weekend -- the Indianapolis 500.

Media Roundup: Dick Ebersol Resigns, ESPN's Tell-All Book Causes Stir

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Dick Ebersol, the head of NBC Sports since 1989, resigned suddenly on Thursday, while excerpts and previews of ESPN's tell-all book dominated the sports media world. Just another week in Bruce Allen's Boston Sports Media Roundup.

Media Roundup: The Bruins Are In The Conference Finals, And They Have All Of Boston's Attention

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With the Celtics eliminated, all eyes in Boston will turn to the Bruins, who have the potential for their first Stanley Cup win since 1972. Over the next couple of weeks, fans will have plenty of options to get the latest news and analysis of each game.

Media Roundup: On The Patriots' Draft, And Michael Felger's Constant Criticism Of It

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It's popular sports talk radio fodder in Boston to say that the New England Patriots' NFL Drat record is "spotty." But how is Bill Belichick's overall record when actually taking players? Let's dig in.

Media Roundup: Bruins Madness Hits Boston

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The Boston Bruins are set to face the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs semi-finals. The Boston Celtics will square off with the Miami Heat in the second round of the NBA Playoffs. May has the potential to be a very good month for Boston sports fans.

Media Roundup: With Bruins And Celtics In The Playoffs, Why So Much Negativity?

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Rick Pitino got one thing right during his disastrous tenure as head coach of the Boston Celtics: The negativity in this town sucks. With the Bruins and Celtics both in the playoffs, why is there so much negativity?

Media Roundup: Bruins And Celtics Open Playoffs (Just In Time For Red Sox Fans)

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The Red Sox are 2-9 and continue to stumble out of the gate as they attempt to find their way. Fortunately, you can take comfort in the distraction that the Celtics and Bruins playoff seasons are set to provide.

Media Roundup: 2011 Masters Television Coverage Highlighted By Golf In 3D

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For 75 years now, the Masters has been considered by most the most important and prestigious golf tournament of the year, signifying a new season has arrived. And once again, the battle for the green jacket will be carried on ESPN and CBS.

Media Roundup: Red Sox And NESN, Together Again For Opening Day

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The Red Sox begin their 2011 season on Friday, meaning it's time to make room for a few familiar faces in your life. Of course, we mean NESN's Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy and Heidi Watney.

Media Roundup: Remember The Bruins?

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Recently, a popular topic on Boston's sports talk radio has been a team that is often forgotten, overshadowed by the city's other professional sports teams: the Boston Bruins.

Media Roundup: During NFL Lockout, Fans' Voice Heard Like Never Before

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As the NFL lockout enters its second week, neither sides seems ready to budge, but this time, unlike past work stoppages in sports, the fans have the power this time to let their voices be heard, and they will be loud.

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