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Media Roundup

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: 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.

Media roundup: Ray Allen jeopardizing his legacy

Ray Allen has had a lot to say about his former team, the Boston Celtics, since joining the Miami Heat this summer. Could he be jeopardizing his legacy?

Media roundup: Jeff Green draws ire of media

Jeff Green might have a side job as a media heckler. That's the only explanation since he is continuously a target of media ire.

Media roundup: Ryen Rusillo returns to Boston

It was a long and winding route, but Ryen Russillo will finally be heard on 850 AM in Boston.

Media roundup: Matt Chatham brings different style

Matt Chatham, a former New England Patriots linebacker turned Boston sports media member, brings a different style of analysis to Pats fans.

Media Roundup: Is Mike Felger Dictating Local Patriots Coverage?

Is Mike Felger, arguably the most influential member of the Boston sports media, influencing the way that the New England Patriots are covered locally? Bruce Allen examines the premise.

Media Roundup: John Henry Talks Red Sox Sale; Patriots Open With Strong Ratings

Another week, more chaos. Bruce Allen puts together the important tidbits from the week that was in the Boston sports media, including John Henry addressing the rumors of a possible sale of his Red Sox and the Patriots' Week 1 ratings.

Media Roundup: Could Brian Scalabrine Eventually Replace Tommy Heinsohn?

Brian Scalabrine won't put on an NBA uniform next season, effectively bringing his playing career to an end, but he will be heading to the broadcast table for CSNNE. Might the beloved Scal eventually replace legendary Celtic Tommy Heinsohn?

Media Roundup: FOX Jumps Into First Full Season Of College Football

FOX Sports is jumping head first into its first full season of college football coverage. Gus Johnson and Charles Davis will serve as the lead broadcast team, and former ESPN reporter Erin Andrews will anchor the new "Fox College Saturday.'

Media Roundup: Are Patriots' Offensive Line Struggles Overblown?

Something being overblown in the Boston sports media ... Could you imagine such a crazy thought? Well, that might be the case with the New England Patriots' supposed offensive line struggles, according to NESN/CSNNE's Matt Chatham.

Media Roundup: Did Boston Media Influence The Booing Of Josh Beckett?

Josh Beckett left Tuesday night's game against the Detroit Tigers in the third inning with a back injury, all while being booed by the Fenway Park crowd. Did the Boston media play a role in the booing of Beckett? Bruce Allen takes a look.

Media Roundup: NBC Pulling Out All Stops For Their Olympics Coverage

After paying $1.3 billion for the right to air the 2012 Summer Olympics, NBC has come out with their promotional guns blazing to draw in maximum coverage and viewership across its network of stations.

Media Roundup: 'NFL AM' To Offer Football Fans An Early Start

NFL AM, a new four-hour morning NFL show that debuts at 6 a.m. on July 30, will offer fans an alternative to regular sports shows like SportsCenter and First Take.

Media Roundup: Examining Gary Tanguay's New Confrontational Style

Gary Tanguay, the longtime host of Sports Tonight at Comcast SportsNet New England, has recently adopted a confrontational style in his reporting and fan interaction. Bruce Allen examines in his weekly media roundup.

Media Roundup: Erin Andrews Moves On From ESPN To FOX Sports

Erin Andrews made the decision to move on from ESPN, where her skills as a sideline reporter earned her national fame, and re-join the FOX Sports network, where she will work with the network's college football and NFL coverage.

Media Roundup: Wimbledon 2012 Makes Jump From NBC To ESPN

Wimbledon will be broadcast on ESPN this year and for the next 12 years as the Worldwide Leader locked down the rights to the historic tennis tournament after it had aired NBC for the last 43 years. What changes can we expect?

Media Roundup: David Duval's Roller Coaster Career Goes Through Broadcast Booth

David Duval was once on par with greats like Tiger Woods, but after his golf game abandoned him, his roller coaster career has made a pitstop in the broadcast booth, where he will serves as an ESPN analyst for the 2012 U.S. Open.

Media Roundup: NBC Hopes For Triple Crown In Belmont Stakes

I'll Have Another is chasing history as the horse needs only one more win at the 2012 Belmont Stakes to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 2008. NBC will televise the race, and as usual, they're pulling out all the stops.

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

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 series against the Miami Heat.

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

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. This year's broadcast is no exception.

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

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, Curt Schilling's business blunders and more.

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

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 fallen upon the Sox (their faults, too).

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

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 actually helped the Celtics.

Media Roundup: Patriots' Light Prime Time Schedule Is Puzzling

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 season.

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

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 outstanding coverage.