Monthly Archives: June 2018

THE VODCAST: RED ALERT — HOW’S YOUR LEBRON FATIGUE?

The latest nothingness about LeBron James news is nothing that a stiff cup of Carson-based truckers’ high-octane coffee can’t cure. Tom Hoffarth, Steve Lowery, Jon McKelvy, plus interns Elizabeth and Nicole, try to make sense of how journalists try to stay journalistic in the wake of rumor mongering about the NBA free-agent period, plus an extended “Two Minute Business Drill” that covers how LeBron will make his decision, the Disney-Fox merger details, and what makes a Hall of Fame selection.
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MEASURING UP: THE TRICKY BUSINESS OF HEIGHTS AND WEIGHT

By Steve Lowery

They say that numbers don’t lie. Then again, Mark Twain, who is way smarter then They, said there are “Lies, damn lies and statistics.”
As this terrific piece by David Fleming for ESPN The Magazine makes clear, even those numbers we take as gospel — Kevin Durant is 7-feet tall, for instance — are actually completely open to interruption and general fudging. Read more

THE DODGERS JUST WANT TO ASK A FEW QUESTIONS … YOU GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE?

By Tom Hoffarth
The email dropped in among the other spam, but with this heartwarming preamble:
“The Dodgers have the best fans in sports, which is why we want to hear from you! Please take a moment to fill out this quick survey so the Dodgers and our 2018 partners can better serve you going forward. The Dodgers and our 2018 partners thank you in advance for your time and participation.”
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Sports media: Ted Enberg, remembering his father

By Tom Hoffarth
This will be the first Father’s Day that Ted Enberg spends without his father, Dick Enberg, the sports broadcasting legend who died last December.
Dick has left Ted with a few unfinished projects, including a PodcastOne “Sounds of Success” show that will continue. Also, a book that Dick wrote called “Being Ted Williams,” which came out earlier this month as a tribute to the late Boston Red Sox star who would have turned 100 in August.
We are honored to have a Q&A with Ted, who has launched his own broadcasting career with calling games for Stanford University,  Pac-12 Net and ESPN, appear on David Halberstam’s highly-regarded website, Sports Broadcast Journal. We share that link with you here.

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