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Writer and Reporter — Sports Illustrated

Writer/Reporter for Sports illustrated and @sinow; adjunct at @columbiajourn, alum of @UMKnightWallace; fan of Ann Arbor, Buffalo and New York. Father of twins.

Can College Football Playoff, ESPN change New Year's Eve habits? — If you were planning the perfect day to air the College Football Playoff semifinals, New Year's Eve would not rank very high on the list. Given Dec. 31 isn't a federal holiday, plenty of potential viewers will work during the day, not to mention the revelry and bacchanalia that comes after dark.

USWNT: Michelle Akers's objectivity is what U.S. Soccer needs — One of the ways women's soccer will continue to grow in popularity in the United States is through objective broadcasting. Every sport needs people not tethered to that sport's existing body and beholden to current players and coaches. That's why it's been refreshing to read and hear the words of Michelle Akers, the former U.S.

Will Deflategate sway Hall of Fame voters when considering Tom Brady? — Legacy is a buzzword that gets trotted out often in the sports media these days-especially when the subject has Hall of Fame credentials-and when legacy meets scandal at the corner of Eyeballs Boulevard, you end up with headlines such as "" Is Tom Brady's legacy on the line because of Deflategate?"

NBA draft: ESPN reporters allowed to reveal picks before Adam Silver — NBA While ESPN and the NFL Network have competed fiercely over the years for NFL draft viewers, the two networks have abided by a gentleman's agreement not to give away picks in advance on Twitter and others social media services during the opening round.

How Fox Sports could improve its U.S. Open coverage, more Media Circus — Fox's much-anticipated (and, in some quarters, dreaded) inaugural telecast of the U.S. Open had as many severe ups and downs (and humps and bumps) as Chambers Bay. So wrote my colleague Dick Friedman, an SI Golf Plus and SI Golf Plus Digital contributor, as part of his review for me in yesterday's Media Circus column.

Media Circus: Jay Bilas, ESPN ready for another NBA draft — Jay Bilas first worked on ESPN's NBA draft coverage the year an 18-year-old from Akron, Ohio went first in the 2003 NBA draft. "In a shocking development, I had LeBron James going No. 1," Bilas said this week, laughing.

Warriors, Cavs 2015 NBA Finals TV ratings hit post-Jordan high — Only Michael Jordan tops LeBron James when it comes to NBA Finals television ratings since 1998. According to Nielsen, the 2015 NBA Finals averaged 19.939 million viewers over the six games series, which featured a brilliant and deep Golden State team overcoming James's superhuman performance for Cleveland.

2015 Women's World Cup: A look at Fox's broadcast coverage — If one was to judge Fox's Women's World Cup coverage based on the viewership numbers through the group stage of the tournament, the event has been an unqualified success. Last Friday's U.S.-Sweden match drew 4.5 million viewers, the most-watched Women's World Cup group stage game ever and the most-watched soccer match in Fox history (topping the 2011 Champions League Final between Barcelona and Manchester United which drew 2.6 million viewers).

Fox's U.S. Open coverage; Inside LeBron's interview with Wade — You are not alone with your curiosity about how Fox Sports will cover a major golf championship. The host of the coverage is curious as well.

NBA Finals: Dissecting LeBron James's media coverage this postseason — LeBron James is the most overanalyzed athlete in America. Part of that, of course, is his own doing: His on-court greatness demands evaluation. Part of it is timing: Unlike Bill Russell, Magic Johnson or Michael Jordan, James plays in a digital age, a never-ending 24/7, multi-platform loop of analysis.
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Jul 02, 2015

Ambitious work by Fox Sports w. this feature on Syrian girls (refugees) playing soccer. Producer: @sarahbburls:…

Jul 02, 2015

Ambitious work by Fox Sports w. this feature on Syrian girls (refugees) playing soccer. Producer: Sarah Cordial:…

Jul 02, 2015

For college football fans: I wrote about the CFP semifinals being played this year on New Years Eve:…

Jul 02, 2015

@GropperBlotter You are allowed to disagree with Brad once in awhile, Josh.

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