More of using quotes to tell the tale of sports media in 2012. These range from August through the end of the year.
NBC executive Alan Wurtzel on the Olympics: “We know the people who are watching the streaming are more likely to watch in primetime. Some of them want to see the movie again. Some of them want to hear the comments and analysis. In an interesting way, streaming has served as a barker. They watch and tell their friends, ‘I can’t believe what I just saw.’ Basically, it’s 1 + 1 = 3.”
Buzz Bissinger tweet: “But Comcast/NBC doesn’t give shit. Ratings off the roof. All they care about. Fuck the first amendment. Fuck free speech. Fuck Comcast/NBC.”
New York Times’ Jere Longeman on LoLo Jones: ”Jones has received far greater publicity than any other American track … Continue Reading
I’m a big quote guy, as evidenced by the quote I run at the top of this site.
While going through my review of sports media in 2012, I came across so many relevant quotes from my reporting and elsewhere, I decided to share them. Some are insightful; some are funny; some are just plain stupid. Yet they all tell a tale of what occurred on this beat.
I had so many, I decided to split them into two posts. Part 1 covers the beginning of the site in April through early August.
Frank Deford on current state of sportswriting: “Unfortunately, we’ve gotten swamped by the numbers. People have gotten buried under the numbers. Statistics. That has become everything. Pitch count is more interesting than what the guy is made of. I think that’s a shame because so much of sports is drama.”