Media Power Rankings: December
"As you climb the baseball ladder, your social confidence explodes. You receive the sort of attention you never did as an acne-ridden honors student. Quite frankly, it is addictive, and when you are in it, there seems to be no end in sight."
Glanville writes roughly three pieces a month for the newspaper and comes up with the majority of the topics on his own. He said his pieces on Woods and
"Writing about the icons and translating their behavior or choices has seemed to do really well from a response standpoint," Glanville said. "Obviously, they have a little controversial edge to it. I suppose because people might be like, 'How can you defend this guy?' But my wife described it perfectly. She said, 'You are an advocate for empathy.' In a way, that's true."
Next up for Glanville will be the May release of
"I am very hopeful this will be my next career," Glanville said. "I love writing, and there is nothing more rewarding when people receive your work well. I feel very comfortable and I feel like I have an instinct for it. It's almost like playing center field. It just feel comfortable for me."
What aired on Sunday was an uncomfortable yet powerful interview by Tonga, who was initially reticent to answer questions.
"It was roughly 45 minutes into the interview when I finally arrived at the point where I asked questions about the domestic dispute and what followed," Barr said. "Leini's initial reaction was that she didn't want to talk about what happened on that day, which made for a few anxious moments. We sort of talked about it, without really talking about it. I mentioned that she'd spoken to police and wondered aloud if it was just the one time, the day of the accident, and then, suddenly, she just launched into a very detailed account of what happened that day. I knew my job at that point was to keep my mouth shut and just let her tell her story. Once she had gotten through it once, we went back and asked more detailed questions about various aspects of what happened in the moments leading up to Henry's death."
Why did she agree to be interviewed by Barr and ESPN?
"I'm not sure," Barr said. "I know she almost didn't. When we were in her parents house in Charlotte last Monday for the interview, we had the lights set up and cameras ready to roll and she almost backed out. My producer overheard Leini's sister giving her words of encouragement in another room. Leini, as one might expect, was very emotional. I know we treated her and Henry's family with respect. We did not come on too strong. We made a decision not to approach Leini or Henry's immediate family members at all the week of the funeral and thought it best to allow them time to get through the Christmas holiday.
"In the end, I think she came to realize that the story was going to happen with or without her and that if she wanted to speak for Henry and get her side of the story out there, she would be able to do so in a setting that would be both fair and non-threatening."
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