We’ve had a number of Google Hangouts this semester and I would love to hear what you think about them… How do you like the hangouts? Thoughts on the participants of the hangouts (Lauren Murray, Gregg Doyel, Rob London)? Do you feel like you’re you getting something out of attending the hangouts? Sound off in the comments and let us know! – A
Latest piece on The Players’ Tribune is very relevant for this class and I think really interesting for a number of reasons:
1. It is written by Tiger Woods
2. It is an article in which Tiger criticizes the media (or at least a member thereof)
Take a look!
For context purposes, here is the original Golf Digest piece by Dan Jenkins.
The Players’ Tribune says this is the first of a number of articles “a series of columns we’re calling “Straight Up.” It’s a place where athletes can offer their side on something that has been written or said about them.”
Are you surprised Woods would choose an outlet like The Players’ Tribune? Are you surprised this is Tiger’s first article (topic wise)? How do you feel about it being a platform where athletes can provide commentary about things that were said about them in the media?
GQ magazine chose Michael Sam for one of its covers for the Men of the Year issue and named him one of the most important people in 2014.
Big story today – Adrian Peterson has been suspended by the NFL for the remainder of the season. It’ll be interesting to see the coverage of this over the next few days.
The NFL stated,
You have shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct. When indicted, you acknowledged what you did but said that you would not ‘eliminate whooping my kids’ and defended your conduct in numerous published text messages to the child’s mother. You also said that you felt ‘very confident with my actions because I know my intent.’ These comments raise the serious concern that you do not fully appreciate the seriousness of your conduct, or even worse, that you may feel free to engage in similar conduct in the future.
AP is appealing the decision. Take a look at the press releases from both the NFL and the NFLPA.
If you didn’t get a chance to weigh in on any of the media issues we discussed re Penn State today, please feel free to jump in on anything form Costas to the press conference, or any national media outlets didn’t lead the story or anything else we covered (or didn’t cover). –TS
Thanks to Jason Cole for joining us last week. Any thoughts or things that stood out? –TS
Case in point to everything I was trying to get across in the lecture about women in sports media: The crazy Twitter abuse that comedian Artie Lange hurled in the direction of ESPN’s Cari Champion. Here’s a rundown. –TS