Going for a walk on a summer morning and listening to a podcast helped put things into perspective. Richard Deitsch of The Athletic hosts a podcast that has become part of my weekend routine. He talks, in-depth, about media and trends to professionals who happen to cover sports. This week, he focused on two journalists, … Continued
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HBO’s Real Sports, a news magazine show focused on sports and sports-adjacent stories, recently turned its focus to Detroit with a report about the much-maligned District Detroit. District Detroit is the area surrounding Little Caesars Arena, home to the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons, and owned by the Ilitch family, founders of Little Caesars … Continued
Amid the euphoria of Detroit Red Wings great Steve Yzerman returning to the franchise as its general manager is an impressive piece of PR. The team controlled the announcement of its own news as much as any organization could be possibly be expected to own a story of this magnitude, in this environment. Unless you’re … Continued
Oh, the best laid plans. When it was first announced earlier this year, the Alliance of American Football, a new upstart professional football league poised for Spring play, sounded like it had its act together – from branding to promotion to strategy to, most importantly, a viable business model. Yet, despite all of that, it … Continued
As I write this the Bears are battling the Eagles in something us Lions fans are not very accustomed to: a playoff game. Before we know it, the February Super Bowl will be a distant memory to be followed as usual by a many-month gridiron hiatus broken only by the April draft and summer camps. … Continued
As much as media has changed dramatically in recent years, the bond between longtime baseball broadcasters and even casual baseball fans remains as strong as ever. We have seen that here in Detroit in recent weeks after public reports of conflict, suspension and now the termination of the long-running Tigers TV broadcast duo, Mario Impemba … Continued