Bad neighbors & bad landlords

The barking dogs of El Paso, Texas haven’t caused me much strife. Just dumb luck and a HEPA filter that I’m not sure is any good as an air filter but is great as a white noise machine. Maybe it’s mostly that I finally gave up on trying to control the rest of the world? One day I saw someone nearby had named their WiFi router “ShutYourFuckingDogUp” which made me…

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Episode 63: Ryan Glasspiegel, The Big Lead

  Ryan was back on the podcast to help me shake off the rust. He tried! We mostly chatted about our media habits but we veered into HIGH NOON moving to 4pm; some of the OTT services like ESPN+ & DAZN, Ryan sang the praises of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and I ranted incoherently about why there’s no standard Nielsen measurement across all audio & video on the Internet like…

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High Noon (Alaska Time)

h/t @vlime286 for the naming convention. Backchannel messages expressing disbelief that I’m delighted by HIGH NOON’s move to 4pm?  I has them. I’m not talking about idiot minions who follow intellectually dishonest doofus “Boobs” characters on the Internet either. I’m talking about reasonable people who I know and like asking me why I’m shilling for ESPN about HIGH NOON moving and getting shortened to 30 minutes. I’m not doing the…

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Studio show ratings and I don’t care (even Get Up!’s & High Noon’s)

Some of you wish I cared more about studio show ratings. I don’t. “I know you love High Noon, you must care about those ratings!” Nope. I’m worried Spotify will throw stupid money at Bomani and that the cult of E-Sports will assimilate Pablo. I’m worried they’ll become lost to me that way, but I don’t care about High Noon’s ratings. Or Get Up’s or First Take’s or Undisputed’s, First…

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Episode 61: Cassidy Hubbarth, ESPN

It was great to chat with ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth. We talked NBA free agency, LeBron, NBA Draft/free agency, NBA Summer League, behind the scenes production vs. being on-air, SportsCenter for SnapChat. how important social media (Twitter in particular) has been to Cassidy’s career, and how to get more people watching the WNBA. Cassidy on Twitter: @CassidyHubbarth     https://media.blubrry.com/stvr/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/sportstvratings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Cassidy-Hubbarth.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google…

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Episode 60: Scooter Vertino, SVP, Programming & Production at Turner Sports

  It was great to have Scooter back on the podcast. We covered a range of NBA production-related topics (relationships with talent, dealing with real-time Internet feedback, are they doing anything special for the small and more), TNT’s great playoff ratings, NBA finals fatigue/dream matchups, what to look for in the NBA summer league and more.   https://media.blubrry.com/stvr/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/sportstvratings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Scooter-Vertino-060518.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google…

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HIGH NOON (9AM Pacific) Debut

  I love Bomani & Pablo and no matter what my personal opinion of their show is I’m rooting for their success. The debut show’s production aesthetic triggered my 1992 Wolfenstein 3D brain.  Where do I have to run? What’s trying to kill me? Where do I have to shoot? Even the soundtrack of the first segment had a Wolfenstein vibe. It completely distracted me from the most important part of…

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