Category: Social Media

SHOOTING THE 3: FRED SEGAL OF TWITTER’S FREEZING COLD TAKES

If you’re reading this, odds are you enjoy talking and, perhaps, writing about sports. And if you write and/or talk about sports, you know that to do so without making an occasional bold prediction is almost physically impossible. Enter Fred Segal, an attorney from South Florida, who has created a widely-followed Twitter account based on the aforementioned, nearly irresistible predilection. Segal, who graduated from the University of Florida in 2003 and Nova Southeastern University Law School in 2007, began memorializing particularly unfortunate sports predications by mostly …

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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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SHOOTING THE 3: EVAN ROSENBLUM TMZ SPORTS EXEC. PRODUCER

Evan Rosenblum oversees one of the most important sports media outlets in the industry – TMZ Sports. Began as an outcropping of Harvey Levin’s media powerhouse TMZ, TMZ Sports was built from the ground up by Rosenblum, who as current Executive Producer and on-air host has effectively transformed the outlet into an acknowledged leader in the sports journalism field and sports media’s most consistent breaking news machine. Rosenblum first began working for TMZ company founder Levin as a writer on the newsmagazine show “Celebrity Justice” and later reconnected with Harvey during the early stages of TMZ.com. …

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SHOOTING THE 3: DARREN ROVELL OF THE ACTION NETWORK

Darren Rovell was our first-ever interview on SportsbyBrooks.com, so it’s about time we dropped in on him again. Rovell is no stranger to anyone on Twitter, having built a massive following thanks to a relentless content presentation on his timeline that – at times – boggles the mind.  Darren, quite literally, invented the job of electronic sports business reporter and through his high-profile reportage for ESPN and CNBC helped elevate entire industries – like sports memorabilia, eating contests and sports gambling – into the mainstream of American life. …

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SHOOTING THE 3: ARASH MARKAZI, LA TIMES SPORTS COLUMNIST

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 Arash Markazi of the LOS ANGELES TIMES. Arash Markazi is a sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times, having formerly served as a senior writer at ESPN for nine years and a staff writer and columnist at Sports Illustrated for five years. After graduating from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif., Markazi attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and later the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at USC. While at USC, he wrote a regular column for the DAILY TROJAN student newspaper and upon graduation, was hired by Sports Illustrated. At SI, Markazi wrote a weekly column for SI.com while contributing profiles of a wide array of sports figures. …

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SHOOTING THE 3: ROB PEREZ, ACTION NETWORK SENIOR PRODUCER

Besides killing Twitter dead, Rob “@WorldWideWob” Perez graduated from the University of North Carolina then got into the ticketing business, first with the New Orleans Hornets before storming the shores of the secondary market with his own website. From there he crashed the content biz, kicking in the door at Fox Sports, Cycle, ESPN, with podcast called Buckets and now as a Senior NBA Producer for The Action Network. …

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