Just a Little Something For Will Leitch and The Starting Five Interviews Buzz Bissinger

Posted in Blogroll, Braylon Edwards, Buzz Bissinger, Costas Now, Deadspin, ESPN, Fox Sports, Graydon Carter, Ken Griffey Jr., Mayor Bloomberg, New York Times, Pete Rose, Play Magazine, Stephen A. Smith, Stephen Glass, Will Leitch on May 27th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

I know this is gonna start some shit, but somebody’s gotta put the blogsphere on notice and it might as well be us. I don’t agree with everything Buzz says, but the man has been around long enough to have earned the respect for his words whether you like them or not.

Braylon probably didn’t know what hit him. He wanted that PTI Tony Reali button bad

Uh….Go Blue!

Just gotta get something off my chest. The check and balance is never personal, always business…for it’s our destiny…

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Friday Fire Repost: How Do You Want Your Sports Reporting? Mistaken or Blurrrrred?

Posted in Buzz Bissinger, Friday Fire on May 23rd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

I’m sure some athletes feel this is their life

Posted this previously in the context of athletes writing their own blogs to offset inaccurate and overly cynical journalism. All is not lost for I gotta give props to folks who are doing the right thing. With all the outcry going on with blogs lately, I thought the time was relevant to repost the question.

Should athletes take a stand to make sure their legacies are accurately reported? Are they entitled to such? Should we the public hold editors more accountable for the work of their reporters? Is it all about money? Should athletes surround themselves with more conscious folk so their PR is stable? Is sports merely entertainment or athletics packaged professionally? Are you happy with the way sports is reported? What would you change? Is it personal to you or could you care less? Do athletes get too much attention? Should they care about the fans? Why so? Are they entitled to personal time even when in public? Is cynical and snarky reporting necessary? What purpose does it serve? Should bloggers be held accountable for their words? Why or why not?

Trust me, I could go on and on…

Spoke with Buzz Bissinger for around an hour yesterday. The interview will be posted Monday morning. It’s a doooozie, but you know how we do at TSF, so what do you really expect?

**The interview will be posted Tuesday because of the holiday. Holidays creep up on us in this business. My bad**