Category: Media

UPDATE: FAIR PAY TO PLAY LEGISLATION PROGRESS STATE-BY-STATE

In the aftermath of the news of the passage of California’s SB 206 has come interest in the principle from other states. Legislators across the country are now making public their intention to pursue a similar law in their own states. Here is detailed list of states in play for legislation that allows collegiate athletes to be compensated for their name, image or likeness. …

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SPORTS BY BROOKS KICKS OFF WEEKDAY BROADCAST ON FANCRED

Starting today, I’ll be hosting a weekday Sports by Brooks video broadcast that will air exclusively on the Fancred mobile streaming app. The video broadcast will stream weekdays at Noon ET and be driven by the kind of content that we’ve done here since we launched sportsbybrooks.com in 2001. Go ahead and hit this link to download the app – hope you join me weekdays at Noon ET on the Fancred app!

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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: BEN STRAUSS OF THE WASHINGTON POST

Since joining the Washington Post as a sports and media reporter one year ago, Ben Strauss has made an unmistakable impression on the sports media industry thanks to a body of work that has included exclusive interviews, breaking news and a natural knack for extracting hooks out of whatever he happens to be reporting on at the time. With his most recent coup, an exclusive interview with then-embattled ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro, Strauss placed his employer on the cutting edge of the hottest sports media story of 2019. It was no coincidence. …

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SHOOTING THE 3: ANDREW SICILIANO OF THE RED ZONE CHANNEL

With the advent of the all-action Red Zone Channel on Direct TV in 2005, the way Americans consumed their favorite commercial spectator sport – NFL football – was changed forever. Andrew Siciliano was, is and shall remain for all-time the name and face forever associated with that groundbreaking moment in sports television history. Andrew grew up outside of Washington, D.C., in Reston, Va., and attended Syracuse University. …

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