Just a quick note to acknowledge the passing of a rather well-known feature in one of the nation’s top newspaper Sports sections.
The Los Angeles Times feature “Morning Briefing” included short, interesting nuggets from sports every morning in the Times, and went out via wire services to newspapers across the nation. It was ditched in a redesign of the paper announced today.
Sometimes, you wonder if papers aren’t designing themselves out of business.
Regardless, it’s something a lot of sports fans checked pretty often thanks to the web.
— Keeping tabs on World Series Game 1. My prediction: There’s no way I’m going to be able to stay awake until the end of this game. I didn’t even think I was going to be able to stay awake for the start. After sitting through the starting lineups being introduced on the PA, Fox still felt the need to do their own lineup intros. It also missed (from an announcing standpoint) a Carl Crawford home run while an interviewee was talking. Just show the game, fellas.
— Question from Emailer: “How come there seems to be so much more coverage of SEC media days than the Big East? The Big East is a much better league?”
Answer? The SEC holds its media event over several days. The Big East holds its media day over several hours. Print reporters probably get Big East coaches for an hour, all at once, while the Big East brings everyone to the podium and makes a production out of it. The Big East certainly could expand its exposure in this area, though you could make a good argument that the Big East has all the hoops exposure it needs.
— Speaking of media days, U of L’s men’s basketball media day is today. Look for plenty of coverage tomorrow.