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Professional Athletes Explain Themselves on the Radio

Dave Kohl at Major League Programs Blog points out an interesting phenomenon of athletes bypassing newspapers for radio programs. The latest example: Chris Bosh talking directly to the people to Toronto in an effort to clear up some misconstrued comments.

It seems that last Tuesday in Boston Bosh commented to a Toronto Sun reporter to the effect of “It’s all about being on TV, and if a player has great statistics and you don’t see it, it doesn’t matter”. (Not exact quote.) It seems those comments were taken by Raptors fans as a slap against the Raptors, for which Bosh had been the marquee player until joining LeBron and the Heat this summer. Even though Bosh no longer plays for Toronto, he and his agent reportedly contacted Toronto’s FAN 590 and Bosh went on the air last Thursday (Oct. 28) to explain the comments to host Doug Farraway. Bosh indicated that his comments were not intended to be a reflection on the fans and media coverage in Toronto.

Do we have Curt Schilling to blame for this behavior? Read more

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NFL Looking Into Incident With Female Reporter

The NFL is looking into the harassment of Inés Sainz, a reporter for TV Azetca in Mexico, during the New York Jets practice on Saturday.

A complaint by the Association for Women in Sports Media was filed on the behalf of Sainz, who was at the New Jersey practice facility to interview starting quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Sainz, a former Miss Universe contestant, said she was bombarded with catcalls by the players. Sainz tweeted in Spanish that “I’m dying of embarrassment!” and that she wanted to cover her ears.

In addition, players and defensive backs coach Dennis Thurman were intentionally overthrowing passes in her direction and blocked her path as she attempted to walk away.

In an interview with TV Azetca, Sainz said she didn’t realize what happened at practice would turn into such a big deal. Read more

Michael Eisner: ESPN 'One of the Best Acquisitions' of the Century

Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner is interviewed by the Associated Press, and he reflects on the purchase of ESPN he led with the company. In 1995, Disney purchased CapCities/ABC for $19 billion, acquiring ABC and ESPN in the process.

In the interview, Eisner calls the deal “one of the best acquisitions maybe of that whole century.”

“We spent the $19 billion because we wanted ESPN,” he said in a recent interview centered on Tuesday’s release of his book, “Working Together: Why Great Partnerships Succeed.” “It wasn’t an accident, no.”

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