Jon and I run down the weekend’s games – a full compliment of storylines so deep that we didn’t even get to the Maryland-MSU game that may have been the best (and worst for some in my family) of the weekend.
We do talk a great deal about Cornell and try to figure out exactly why we didn’t pick them over Temple. We also look forward to the announcing crews for the Regionals. For more on that, and a look back at this weekend’s job – and how Gus Johnson had the most boring games of anyone – read Press Coverage today at TSB.
Tiger Woods did two interviews yesterday. We said we’d talk for five minutes about this and it goes about 14 and change. And I know I said at the start of the segment that I have Tiger fatigue and then spend those 14 and change talking about the topic, but it’s not so much about Tiger as it is about the media covering Tiger. Why would CBS not do the interview, even if it was only limited to five minutes? And why are media people applauding that decision. From an outsider (me) and an insider (Tannenwald) in the media world, we have a pretty frank debate about whether or not putting a shot clock on the interview is fair to a reporter, and if that would be a deal breaker for some.
For a question-by-question breakdown of Tom Rinaldi’s and Kelly Tilghman’s interviews, head over to TSB for Press Coverage. It’s pretty interesting to read them together.
Tannenwald also runs the soccer blog over at Philly.com, so we discuss the resolution to the MLS labor situation. Good that it’s over, and with Jon going to Seattle for the first game — involving our own Philadelphia Union — it’s good that a deal has been agreed upon.
We also briefly touch on the hospitalization of Vin Scully. It’s great that he’s already back to work. Nick should be back tomorrow. Thanks to Jon for filling in and thanks to you for listening. Again, I’M SORRY FOR THINKING THE BIG EAST WAS ANY GOOD.