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BGOV Beats Businessweek on Playing Field

BGOV’s Sheeky throwing and Businessweek’s Boudway blocking.

Bloomberg Businessweek may be hot on the newsstands, but on the playing field? They’ve got little on BGOV.

A tipster tells us Kevin Sheekey, head of gov relations, comm and BGOV for Bloomberg LP, put together a crack team of players last Friday for a flag football game in Manhattan’s Central Park against Bloomberg Businessweek Editor-in-Chief Josh Tyrangiel, editors and reporters. (Note: For D.C. types, Sheekey used to work for the late New York Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan.)

That crack team was more than it seemed. While editorial production at Bloomberg Businessweek is up (with a 20% increase in editorial pages, twice as many stories) apparently Tyrangiel’s team still needs to polish their football skills since Sheekey’s  team butchered Tyrangiel’s team 28-21.

Two touchdown passes on the Bloomberg Businessweek side included Jon Kelly to Tyrangiel and the last touchdown was a trick play from staff reporter Ira Boudway to Tyrangiel. Sheekey, however, caught the touchdown that ended up being crucial to clinch the game.

Others on the playing field…


Bloomberg Businessweek participants included: Roben Farzad, Drake Bennett (who reviewed George W.‘s memoir for the last issue), tech section editor Jim Aley, and Associate Managing Editor Brian Bremner.

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