Category Archives: Analysis

Why ESPN3 Coming to the Xbox 360 Isn’t a Death Knell For Cable

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ESPN and Social Media: What ESPN Should Do—And What It Will

The steps.

The steps.

I’ve been hammering the Worldwide Leader’s new social media policy this week for all and sundry reasons, highlighting some shrugging reactions from ESPN personnel on Twitter, noting a very funny parody, and charging the network with some dodgy disclosure.

Today, I can tell you and ESPN what the network should do in the future with Twitter and other forms of social media. And I’ll show you some of what they already have. Continue reading

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ESPN’s Social Media Policy: The Disingenuous Tweet and Hiding the Ball (Update)

Update: Response from ESPN’s Nate Smeltz at bottom.

Oh, the tangled webs we weave. Continue reading


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On New Deadspin (And Gawker): Primer and Analysis

New! Shiny! Different!

New! Shiny! Different!

Usually, I have a lot of words for you. You go about your business, not reading them, and I pretend you did; we’re all happy. But today I have tricked you! I have pictures! You cannot not read pictures!

And these pictures? They’re of what Deadspin and the rest of Gawker Media will look like. Continue reading


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The NCAA, Twitter, and Recruiting: Pete Carroll May Not Win Forever

I don’t want to be a spoilsport. I like Twitter, and I think it’s going to be an important mode of communication on the Internet as it matures, and users get past the navel-gazing “What are you having for breakfast?” stereotype that’s been seeping into the public.

But I can’t see Pete Carroll, Rich Rodriguez, and others being permitted to stay on the popular microblogging tool-slash-messaging service-slash-worldwide chat room for long. Continue reading


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Gators Fall to Vols: Does It Really Matter If They Make It or Not?

With just under four minutes left in the second half at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, the Florida pep band started playing Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer.”

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