Ryan Hadfield

Ryan Hadfield

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532 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - Sports Media Musings: ... · 0 replies · +1 points

changed to obscene

533 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - Sports Media Musings: ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks! It was a fun podcast to do..

I was killed a bit for going soft on Minihane here. Rightfully so in some cases. Though, I don't count the Edwards thing as one of those said cases. It was hard to go after a guy who was accountable for his faults -- he was equally critical on Gresh for showing none of that responsibility in the Ells case...

I think anytime you're in the media you come off as a bit stand-off-ish and condescending. That's the case with Minihane both as a writer and when he fills in on air. But he HAS to establish the authoritative tone so maybe, by nature, he sounds unlike himself. Bottom line is I too found myself feeling a lot different about him after talking to him both on the podcast & off the air. Likable dude.

Re Podcast: We're actually in the process of completely revamping the format of the podcast, giving the show a new feel and its own page. The former version was to sporadic (which is in part why I suck as a host sometimes, almost like Rask not getting consistent starts). Should be up and running within the month and obviously they'll still be guests and the like.

533 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - Sports Media Musings: ... · 1 reply · 0 points

haha (on the Buck stuff)! Bruce linked the BGlobe piece a few hours ago, didn't want to seem redundant (but it was well done).

533 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - ESPN Films "Unguarded"... · 2 replies · +1 points

You will love this doc, considering your ties. Somerset gets some love (His wife Heather grew up there). And you're right, no one knew the severity. I don't want to sound like the hype machine (and tried to stay objective about this film), but thinking back to it a day later, I wouldn't stop short of calling it appointment television --- No baseball next week, basketball is locked out: Bruins is all we have during the week.

Put simply, It was really well done.

533 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - ESPN Films "Unguarded"... · 0 replies · +2 points

I actually was going to look this up (bad job by me)..I have a feeling there will be some editing for the televised version. Good point though.

533 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - Sports Media Musings: ... · 0 replies · +1 points

you're absolutely right, Paul. That was my MAIN point, I'm rallying the troops with my manufactured outrage to get NESN to change their name.

Be right back, I gotta catch the new episode of "Schooled."

534 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - Sports Media Musings: ... · 0 replies · +2 points

For the record: I didn't expect NESN to carry it live (though that would have been fine too) but give me something...anything

534 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - Sports Media Musings: ... · 6 replies · +3 points

Paul, you are completely overlooking the point of the column.

You seem focused on the fact that the Cubs are not a Boston team so why would NESN cover the presser?

'New England Sports Network' - does that name give the pretense that the station covers news revolving New England sports teams? Or am I off base?

Look, NESN doesn't want to cover the presser live? Fine. NESN doesn't want to have any coverage after-the-fact? Fine, too.

But the point is -- the station is not a Boston sports network then. They don't serve the community of fans. This was a Boston sports news story, was it not? AND THERE WAS NO COVERAGE..

(Please, I'm begging you, tell me otherwise! It was only relevant to Chicago, right? haha)

NESN is a Red Sox-centric station that disseminates information pertinent to that entities agenda (and that entity alone). Rename it RBS (Red Sox Broadcasting Station) then. Or leave it at NESN. I don't really care, but the bottom line is that this was a TELLING moment that NESN is not an objective or viable sports news gathering organization. A real 'Sports Network' would have covered this.

534 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - Sports Media Musings: ... · 0 replies · +6 points

Umm, I said how I liked "The Big Show" yesterday and thought their approach recently has been less jarring and over-the-top as "Felger and Mazz".

Then I lauded a column by Gerry Callahan..

Of course, I did quip how I wish "Planet Mikey" was off-air, but if you have a problem with that then we simply disagree. I also went after Bradford's column, but that's just an opinion. I think he is generally a good writer.

Two critiques and Two pros? Feels balanced to me..

I like 'EEI when they stick to sports, and I actually really liked Minihane on with Mut today.

535 weeks ago @ Boston Sports Media Wa... - Sports Media Musings: ... · 0 replies · +1 points

fair enough haha. May have slipped the analogy in there because my GF was watching it while I was working on this.