Author: Brooks Melchior

SHOOTING THE 3: MIKE FLORIO OF PROFOOTBALLTALK.COM

Shooting The 3 is an exclusive SportsbyBrooks.com feature in which a sports media figure fields three questions posed by SbB. Today’s sports media figure is Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk. Florio is arguably the most prominent self-made sports media figure in the history of the industry. Starting with nothing but an internet connection and an unnatural passion for pro football, the unaffiliated, credential-less West Virginian singlehandedly transformed ProFootballTalk.com into the …

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SOURCES: BEADLE PROBABLY OUT AT ESPN – LANDING SPOT AT ABC?

EXCLUSIVE: Last month SportsbyBrooks.com broke the news that longtime ESPN on-air talent Michelle Beadle would not return as host of the network’s NBA Countdown show next season. Now, it seems, Beadle may not be returning to ESPN at all. SportsbyBrooks.com has learned from multiple sources that Beadle will probably no longer …

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NY METS GM MIGHT CONSIDER DELETING HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT

On January 16, 2019, rookie New York Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen told the gathered New York media, “I look forward to showing people that we’re a team to be reckoned with. Let’s not be shy about wanting to be the best. I fully expect us to be a competitive and winning team and our goal is to win a championship and it starts with the division so come get us.” Nine months later the Mets are National League East roadkill, fourth out of five teams and 13 1/2 games behind Atlanta. But as bad as Van Wagenen’s Mets have been on the field in the season’s first half, somehow, they may have actually been worse off it. …

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MACHADO’S $300M “BET” CREATES GENERATIONAL MEME WEALTH

As he prepared to hit in the visiting team’s on-deck circle at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, July 4, 2019, former Los Angeles Dodger infielder Manny Machado was 86 games into a 10-year, $300M contract with the San Diego Padres. It was at that time that a Dodger fan – armed with the obligatory cellphone cam – piped up from a front row seat to …

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SOURCES: DAZN EXPLORING POSSIBLE NBA REDZONE-STYLE SHOW

EXCLUSIVE: SportsbyBrooks.com has learned from multiple sources that subscription streaming service DAZN is exploring the possibility of striking a deal with the NBA in order to launch a RedZone-style show. Similar to NFL RedZone, such a program would whip around live NBA contests to showcase the most important in-game moments of the night. Like DAZN’s newly-launched MLB RedZone-style show Change Up, the NBA highlights-driven offering would be available as part of a …

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