Media Power Rankings for October
"Get it back and keep it back,"
Before Game 4, Fox said it moved the camera back so that the edge of the lens was completely in line with the top of the wall, prompting Yahoo! Sports' cheeky Big League Stew baseball blog to offer this headline:
When student journalists face situations of intimidation or unprofessional behavior from adult educators, it's up to professional journalists to bring their plight to a larger forum. So kudos to ESPN's
"Every once in awhile you'll isolate a player for a series of plays, but to do it for the whole game was something I've never done before," said Liebe, who often shoots the Bucks and college basketball for Fox Sports Midwest.
Liebe attended nearby Pilgrim Lutheran School in Green Bay as an elementary school student, and classified himself as a Packers fan.
"When we had recess and played in the parking, you could actually see Lambeau," Liebe said. "It was just four blocks away. Growing up there, I was pretty honored to have the assignment. It was a pretty good day for me."
"I think his story is tragedy," Mitchell said. "It's my opinion that he met his fate through hubris."
Will Phillips work again? It's hard to say, but the likelihood is if an opportunity does come -- and that's unlikely in the near term -- it will be from a regional network or radio (where Phillips was particularly good).
The lasting effect on the broader media landscape centers on what becomes of the now-frostier-than-International Falls relationship between ESPN and Deadspin.com. To briefly recap: Contending the network's communication staff had misled him on the Phillips story, Deadspin editor
Fox is high on Rose -- and you can debate whether that judgment is sound -- but if Rose wants the respect of any baseball fan with an IQ over 53, he needs to bring more than the hipper-than-thou attitude that played on