Sports Media Friday: Fisk’s homer changed sports TV forever; Skipper’s message about ESPN job cuts

Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports media:

How Carlton Fisk’s epic homer changed everything in sports TV. Must read piece from Tom Verducci in Sports Illustrated.

John Skipper explains why ESPN made job cuts.

James Andrew Miller writes in Vanity Fair about the fallout from Bill Simmons’ departure from Grantland.

Ed Odeven did a terrific three-part interview covering the vast career of Jerry Izenberg. Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Bob Costas is writing his autobiography with Mike Lupica.

Yahoo is the outlet for Sunday’s Buffalo-Jacksonville game in London.

Was Steve Spurrier auditioning last week to be Lee Corso’s replacement on ESPN College GameDay?

Cartoonist Gary Varvel offered his take to Chuck Pagano’s flawed trick play.

Media rights for sports programming expected to increase at 7.2 percent per year through 2019.

Are today’s sportswriters capable of writing the great game story lead?

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