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Media roundup: How NFL rose the top

'Star Spangled Sundays' -- which debuts on the NBC Sports Network this coming Tuesday -- captures the rise to prominence of the biggest sports league in the world, the National Football League.

Media roundup: Cool off on 'hot team' talk in NFL

Week to week, it seems like there's a new "hot team" in the NFL that will be win out through the end of the season. Then, when they lose, it's on to the next hot team.

Media roundup: MLB Network mics up umps

We've already mic'd up the players and coaches, so there's only one thing left: the umps. MLB Network special "The Third Team: All-Access 2012 World Series" offers just that.

Media roundup: ESPN, WGBH team up for concussions

Media roundup: Do you know Bo? If not, you should

Bo Jackson built electrifying careers in both football and baseball. Do you know Bo? If not, watch the ESPN 30-for-30 documentary You Don't Know Bo -- and read this column, of course.

Media roundup: MLB's winter meetings get digital

The annual baseball winter meetings used to be an under-the-radar event, but they have finally entered the 21st century.

Media roundup: Pats chatter unbearable even in win

New England picked up a blow out win over Indianapolis last weekend, but you wouldn't have known it based on the tone displayed by the Boston sports media.

Media roundup: Who lands WEEI Morning Flash gig?

WEEI is in the process of hiring a replacement for Jon Meterparel for the morning sports flash position on The Dennis & Callahan show, but who will the choice be?

Media roundup: 'Patriot way' is dead (says media)

The "Patriot way" is dead with the addition of Aqib Talib, but honestly, it never really existed.

Media roundup: Bob Ryan finds home on NBA TV

Bob Ryan is one of (if not the most) knowledgeable basketball writers on the planet, and after years covering the sports scene in Boston, he has found the perfect home on NBA TV.