S7 E7: You're popping a lot less

In their Boxing Day special, Brian and Galen talk about Objectivity in Sports Journalism. What did the Tim Layden essay in Sports Illustrated get wrong? Why do some sports journalists care so much about being seen as objective. Fans vs. Sports Journalists. Why do sports journalists seem to hold fans in such disdain? What do fans really want from sports journalism? Predictions for 2018. What does the future hold for ESPN and for The Athletic?

Also … is there a dessert that Brian won’t eat?

Beers of The Flip Side

Troeg’s Mad Elf Grand Cru
Panther Porter

 

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S7 E3: Trolltastic Moments

Topics that Galen and Brian take on this week include Greg Schiano and “Twitter mobs.” What is it about Twitter that gives it so much power in our media environment? What the heck happened to Jason Whitlock? The Fall of Matt Lauer. How shocking is this particular story? Is the sports version of this coming anytime soon? Car subscriptions and treating what we have traditionally thought of as consumer goods as services. Brian is super intrigued by this.  

Beers of the Flip Side:
White Aphro - Empire Brewing Company
Republique Cabernet Sauvignon

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S7 E2: Gin's Always Been Good To Me.

The boys are back with their Thanksgiving special. Topics include: ESPN Layoffs and the evolution of Sportscenter and the network. What does ESPN want to be? Kryie Irving’s Flat Earth Beliefs and why reporters feel the need to write about it. Open-Access Journals and the flaws in the academic publishing system.

Brian learns that Australia may not exist, and he’s fascinated.

Also, they have their first Internet Outrage That They Didn’t Take Part In.

Beers of the Flip Side:
Stone Xocoveza
Ellicottville Brewing Co. Coldspresso

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S7 E1: Super-Active Snapper

The boys are back with a new theme song, a new streamlined format and the same-old background noises. Topics include ESPN on Snapchat and what it means for sports media and for the social media platform; Twitter at 280 and whether or not the new character count fundamentally changes Twitter; Does College Basketball Need Saving? and what people really want from the sport.

Beers of the Flip Side
LazerSnake American IPA - 3 Floyds Brewing

Blanche de Chambily - Unibroue

Galen’s Blue Apron Substitute
The Spice House

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