Sports Journalism Blog

Posted on May 30th, 2016 in Weekly Roundup by fgogola

By Sports Capital Journalism Program Staff | @SportsCapJour

Marcus Thompson II, of the San Jose Mercury News, on the Warriors’ hidden hero from Game 6: Andre Iguodala.

Sportsnet’s Michael Grange asks: Just how much is free agent DeMar DeRozan’s love for Toronto worth?

ESPN’s Rob Demovsky provides a glimpse into a day in the life of Eddie Lacy, who spent the offseason with P90X founder Tony Horton to get his weight back on track.

Jeremy Gordon, of The New York Times, opines that the WWE’s scripted reality is all about “telling a great story with no regard for the facts,” just like reality TV shows, music and politics.

Yu Darvish on his drive to dominate in his comeback from Tommy John surgery: “I’m never satisfied until I win all the games and have an ERA of 0.00.” Story by ESPN The Magazine’s Michael J. Mooney.

Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal on how the Cubs and players’ wives helped minor league consultant Mike Roberts through the death of his wife.

Awful Announcing’s Brad Gagnon opines on the Bills’ ‘laughable’ media policy. The Professional Football Writers of America say the Bills’ media restrictions don’t comply with NFL rules.

Lee Jenkins, of Sports Illustrated, on skyscrapers, fire pits, Kevin Durant and the soul of OKC.

The MMQB’s Jenny Vrentas on the intersection of the NFL, grant money and the business of concussion research. The 91-page Congressional report says the NFL attempted to improperly influence a government study on football and brain disease, as ESPN’s Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada report.

Pat Forde, of Yahoo Sports, on why Idaho State senior Shelby Erdahl’s 400-meter hurdle finish after rupturing her Achilles ‘may restore your faith in college sports.’

Can Breanna Stewart transform the WNBA? Other ‘saviors’ haven’t brought the league to the mainstream. Story by ESPN The Magazine’s Elizabeth Merrill.

Why Washington Post columnist Thomas Boswell has never written a column about the Redskins name debate.

Sam McManis, of The New York Times, on professional distance runner Alexi Pappas’ lack of pro-athlete pretension and off-the-track poems, essays, movies and improv comedy draws in fans, namely teenage girls who run cross country.

From earlier: Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck speaks with former NBA referee Joey Crawford about dealing with players and coaches, fan taunts, constant travel, speaking with celebrities, what’s it like to call a technical foul and more.