The Dan Patrick Show will be simulcast on Comcast SportsNet New England from 9 a.m. to noon starting Monday. The radio show from Premiere Radio Networks can already been seen on DirecTV and certain of Fox Sports Net, Root Sports and Comcast Sports Net. Patrick, a former ESPN personality, also co-hosts NBC’s Football Night in America on Sundays and writes a weekly interview piece for Sports Illustrated called “Just My Type.”
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Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat earned a 6.1 U.S. HH rating and delivered 9,770,000 million viewers.
Those numbers are down from Game 3, which was the second most-watched NBA game in cable history (10,889,000 million viewers).
Miami (25.1 HH rating) and Chicago (22.6 HH rating) led the way locally in the metered markets. Read more
The New York Times examines the interesting and novel dynamic that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have created in dealing with the media, as the two Miami Heat superstars always interview side-by-side in an effort to maintain togetherness.
When James speaks, Wade listens. When Wade makes a point, James nods. When a question to Wade is deemed offensive, James grumbles or rolls his eyes. When an uncomfortable issue arises, the two exchange silent glances before one speaks on behalf of both.
The Heat superstars insisted on joint postgame interviews from the moment they became teammates last fall. In recent months, they have extended the policy to practice days and morning shootarounds, with rare exceptions.
The strategy is unprecedented, and mildly chilling to the information-gathering process. Reporters assigned regularly to the Heat must walk a fine line as they try to explore the delicate dynamics between two of the N.B.A.’s most electrifying players.
This is, of course, what Wade and James want. They have confirmed as much, saying the setup is another way to support each other – to “have each other’s backs.”
Kathleen Hessert, the president of Sports Media Challenge, a reputation-management company based in Charlotte, N.C., called the practice “fascinating.” She added, “Frankly, I think it’s masterful. I really do. Because what they are doing is they are in fact influencing the outcome on the court and off.”
The tandem interview creates a challenge for reporters, Hessert said, “but I’m sure that’s what they intended.”
Brian Windhorst, who covers these diabolical Heatles for ESPN, agreed.
“It was more difficult for the media to probe any tensions that existed between the two, when the two were answering questions side by side.”
Still, the approach can backfire, as evidenced when Wade was asked if his take down of Rajon Rondo (who dislocated his elbow on the play) was dirty, and before Wade could answer, LeBron offered, “That’s retarded.”
James was referring to the question, not their buddy system for interviews. He later apologized.
During the Monday broadcast of the Reds-Phillies game on 700 WLW, Reds announcer Marty Brennaman called Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter a whiner and excuse-maker and said it’s always something with the Cardinals, whom he said might be the most disliked team in baseball. Of course this largely stems from the Albert Pujols hit-by-pitch contretemps during Sunday’s game with the Reds, when Cardinals players and coaches (most notably pitching coach Dave Duncan) took issue with Pujols getting plunked in the ninth inning, a development that put the tying run on base for the Cardinals and yet seemed nefarious to Duncan and others.
Here’s the link to the audio of Brennaman’s rant:
Starting today sketches of the two men suspected of beating Giants fan Bryan Stow into a coma will be appearing on 300 billboards in the Los Angeles area. Tipsters can call 1-877-LAPD-247; there’s a 100,000 reward in play. Stow, whose mother said he is “basically gone” this week, was attacked in the parking lot of Dodgers Stadium following a game. The two men attacked three people, including Stow, kicking and punching them and shouting expletives about the Giants, police have said. Stow fell and hit his head on the ground.
Lamar Advertising of Los Angeles is paying for the billboards in an effort to help catch these men.
(Source: Vin Scully is My Home Boy)