Bear with me on this one. My guy, Tab Bamford (writer of the Blackhawks blog Committed Indians and Managing Director for La Vida Baseball…check these both out, AWESOME work!), shared a recent article about the predictability of the NBA Playoffs. The discussion on his original post centered on how we arrived at two “super teams” that everyone presumed would meet for a third straight time … Continue reading Are Analytics Good for Fans?
It’s been five days, and if you’re a sports fan, you’re no doubt aware of the bloodletting at ESPN. Reports are that approximately 100 folks either have been, or targeted to be, laid off. James Miller, one of the foremost experts in all things ESPN, reports about half of these names will be recognizable to folks digesting ESPN content, either via TV, Magazine, or digital. … Continue reading Will ESPN Have the Same Fate as Newspapers?
I couldn’t sleep last night. And when I did, my dreams drifted to the Cubs. More specifically, “covering” the Cubs for some dreamland media outlet. While I don’t often remember much of my dreams, I distinctly remember being in a dugout and trying to capture a candid photo of Anthony Rizzo on my phone. And he noticed I was doing that, and kept smiling at … Continue reading In a Daze
Today, a piece of Chicago journalism died. It’s not the first death in the medium, and certainly won’t be the last. And this particular passing was gradual…like pulling the plug off of long-time life support. But this death is a significant one for anyone who aspired to research, investigate, interview or write news. Tribune Tower is being sold. The gravity of this may be lost … Continue reading The Death of Journalism