Category: CBS Sports

SHOOTING THE 3: MICHAEL MCCARTHY OF FRONT OFFICE SPORTS

Front Office Sports Senior Writer Michael McCarthy has long been in the vanguard of sports business media, having contributed in that capacity to the NEW YORK TIMES, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, WALL STREET JOURNAL, CNBC, USA TODAY, SPORTING NEWS, NEWSDAY and ADWEEK. The multi-platform journalist frequently appears as a guest on TV/Radio/Podcasts to discuss sports business, media and marketing news. McCarthy has appeared on everything from CBS This Morning, NBC’s Today, Fox & Friends and Access Hollywood to CNBC, CNN, NPR and the BBC. …

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SEC POLICY OF HIDING GAME OFFICIAL IDENTITIES NEEDS FIXING

Thanks to the rapid legalization of sports wagering across the United States in recent months, legally betting on college football is about to become a way a life for millions of Americans. Because no major college football player is financially compensated nor provided guaranteed healthcare in writing, the sport has always been extremely vulnerable to game fixing. Not to mention the fact that the most popular college football league, the Southeastern Conference, has long practiced a deliberate policy of hiding the identities of game officials. …

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SHOOTING THE 3: JAY CRAWFORD OF WKYC-TV IN CLEVELAND

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 Jay Crawford of WKYC-TV in Cleveland. On his way to becoming a national sports media star, Ohio native and Bowling Green Alumnus Jay Crawford polished his on-air craft at television stations in Tampa, Columbus, Hartford and Hazard, Kentucky. In 2003 Crawford made the jump to ESPN and over the next 15 years was as high profile an on-air talent as there was at venerable sports network, launching groundbreaking shows like Cold Pizza and First Take while also piloting innumerable episodes of the network’s flagship SportsCenter. …

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SHOOTING THE 3: JOHN OURAND OF SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL

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 SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL reporter John Ourand. Ourand is the gold standard of sports business reporters and is one of the most-read and influential journalists in the sports media industry. His daily and weekly reporting – which emanates from a variety of platforms and includes a newly-launched newsletter – is consumed by virtually every top sports media executive connected to the business of commercial spectator sports …

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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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IRVING ON NFL: “80 PERCENT OF EACH TEAM” SMOKES MARIJUANA

On Tuesday David Irving, former defensive tackle for the NFL Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs, gave his first interview since he announced his retirement from football on March 8, 2019, while smoking marijuana during a live video stream from his Instagram account. Appearing on the Tiki & Tierney show on the CBS Sports Network, Irving said he would consider returning to play in the NFL if the league removed its marijuana ban while also pointing out that NFL players, not management, are ultimately responsibility for the league’s current stance on cannabis …

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