Sports Media Friday: The Lions are 1-7 and Jim Caldwell knocks the media? Writer discusses working for Grantland

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

Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press was incredulous that Jim Caldwell knocked the local media for being overly negative this week. This is from a coach whose team is 1-7.

Caldwell tried deflecting blame away from his coaching staff and front office. Pointing the culpability at reporters who — at last glance — have yet to throw an interception, miss a block, blow a tackle, miss on a second-round draft pick or fail to develop an elite-level quarterback.

Caldwell’s stand was comical because Detroit’s one of the friendlier sports media towns in this country. If anything, too many in the local media over the many years and losses have unnecessarily bent over backwards telling the organization and their fan base what they want to hear rather than what they needed to know.

One writer discusses his experience working for Grantland. He says most of writers never met Bill Simmons in person.

Grantland closing is not the death of sports journalism.

Fox wants to bring back Pete Rose for 2016. Hopefully, his schedule will allow him to do the entire World Series.

Did ARod rehab his image with his work for Fox Sports during the World Series?

David Feherty discusses why he left CBS.

A podcast with my hero, Scott Hanson, host of NFL Redzone.

Q/A with Jim Nantz on his busy schedule.

Catching up with John Madden.

Pro Football Talk is celebrating its 14th birthday. Mike Florio nearly pulled plug in 2002.

Joe Nocera is moving to sports at the New York Times.

Povich Center to honor Tim Kurkijan and Pam Ward.

ESPN’s Sandy Rodenbush and Leon Carter were honored at Missouri.

Remembering Robert Markus, my former Chicago Tribune colleague.


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