Author: Brooks Melchior

MAINSTREAM SPORTS MEDIA FIXED NBA’S OFFICIATING PROBLEM

You don’t have to be a Golden State Warriors fan to know who Draymond Green is. A three-time NBA all-star playing his seventh season in the league, Green is almost impossible to miss considering the demonstrative nature of an on- and off-court personality that not coincidentally landed him in the middle of the most reported – and overanalyzed – story of the 2018-19 season: the verbal altercation between him and teammate Kevin Durant during a November 12 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers …

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VIDEO: HOW DO WE KNOW BRET HART FAN ATTACK WASN’T FAKE?

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) staged a ceremony Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to induct ex-professional wrestler Bret Hart into its “Hall of Fame.” While Hart, whose relationship with WWE impresario Vince McMahon since he departed the organization has been acrimonious to say the least, gave a speech in the middle of the squared circle to consummate the honor, he was apparently …

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VIDEO: NOTRE DAME HOOPS COACH SHAKES DOWN THE THUNDER

Nothing is more perishable – and forgettable – than sporting events. No matter how important sports media tries to make a game, competition or athlete out to be, history teaches us that it won’t be long before no one can remember the teams and/persons involved, let alone details of what actually went on. The only exception to the above is when …

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SHOOTING THE 3: ANDREW MARCHAND OF THE NEW YORK POST

Today’s sports media figure is NEW YORK POST sports media columnist Andrew Marchand. Marchand began his career reporting for small newspapers in Texas before being hired by the Post when he was 23.At 25, he became the Post’s New York Mets beat writer and covered their historic 2000 Subway series run. After nine years at the Post, Marchand was persuaded in 2007 to make the jump to ESPN. While at the four-letter network, Marchand’s role continually expanded and he eventually became a senior writer for ESPN.com, with his main focus on the New York Yankees. …

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VIDEO: WATCH HOUSTON POLICE TIP OFF BENNETT WITCH HUNT

On March 23, 2018, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo presided over a press conference to announce a felony charge of injury of the elderly against NFL player Michael Bennett. The indictment, which came over a year after the alleged incident in question took place inside NRG Stadium in Houston following the Super Bowl on February 5, 2017, was returned by a Grand Jury without video or photographic evidence nor the fact that any physical contact between Bennett and a 66-year-old paraplegic security guard actually took place …

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