Category: Media

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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CA LAW FURTHER LIMITS YOUTH FOOTBALL CONTACT; BAN NEXT?

Adam Beam of the ASSOCIATED PRESS in Sacramento and KPIX-CBS in San Francisco report that this week the state of of California enacted a new law that strengthens an existing statute that “already limits full-contact practices for middle and high school football teams to no more than 90 minutes per day.” The new rules, signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, “limit full contact practices for youth football teams to no more than 30 minutes per day for two days per week. The law bans full-contact practices for youth football teams during the offseason.” …

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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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VIRAL SbB: ZION WILLIAMSON AND DREW BREES IN QB CHALLENGE

Who said Sports by Brooks couldn’t do the viral video thing with the best of them? Here’s a cool video featuring a “quarterback challenge” that happened between Zion Williamson and Drew Brees on Monday: The “challenge” was consummated with a handshake between the New Orleans sports celebrities the day before at the Pelicans practice facility and carried out – as you can see – at the Saints facility the next day. And unlike the raw video making the rounds, we edited it down to just good parts for you, ye faithful SbB reader. …

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