1. FS1’s hot daytime feed shows have always been pretty awful, and I’ve always been surprised someone watches them.
The goal, of course, of any hot take show is to get as much publicity as possible, good or bad. Well, FS1 is about to get a lot of attention, thanks to a big mistake by Chris Broussard.
Side note: Broussard once went to ESPN and “confirmed” that LeBron James was leaving the Heat to return to the Cavaliers after LeBron WRITTEN A FIRST-PERSON STORY ANNOUNCING THE DECISION. Actually.
Regardless, on Tuesday morning, as he analyzed the Bills’ failure to convert a quarterback to fourth-and-1 in the closing seconds of their 34-31 loss to the Titans on Monday night, Broussard blamed the missed play that Buffalo didn’t have his left. tackle, Taylor Lewan.
There is only one problem with this “analysis”. Lewan PLAYS FOR THE TITANS.
“It blew up on the left side due to pressure from Tennessee,” Broussard said. “I wonder why. Could it be because Buffalo Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan was injured? If he’s there, maybe that won’t happen, but he’s out. So you’ve got a second crossbar that Josh Allen is trying to get. go back and it was destroyed. “
Everybody makes mistakes. And live television is not easy. Mistakes are part of the gig when you talk day after day on television without an editor. However, when you sell the bug as emphatically as Broussard sold this one, it’s just shameful.
When you say “I wonder why” to establish this thesis, you almost feel bad for Broussard.
2. We love a good fight between athletes and media, even if it is completely one-sided.
That was the case Monday when Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf responded to criticism from former All Pro tight end Shannon Sharpe.
After Metcalf failed to go out of bounds at the end of the Seahawks game against the Steelers on Sunday night, Sharpe berated Metcalf on Twitter.
Although Sharpe didn’t @ mention Metcalf, the Seattle star saw the tweet and instead of letting it go, decided to launch this childish response:
That comment didn’t sit well with Sharpe, who went for the jugular:
And this is where Metcalf lost the fight and embarrassed himself:
It’s not okay, DK. Not good.
Saying the “resume” of one of the best tight ends in NFL history just doesn’t make any sense.
This is where the skirmish got really good though, because one of Sharpe’s old teams jumped in and got Metcalf a good shot.
Metcalf did something rarely seen these days: He conceded.
Give Metcalf credit for seeing the error of his ways and admitting blame. Given the volatile times we live in, everyone should learn a lesson from him.
3. It’s hard to say the Titans “stopped” Josh Allen on the last play of Monday night’s wild game as Allen slipped into the fourth and 1 quarterback, but the Tennessee radio analyst yelled “Yes. Yes. Yes. Oh yeah! ” it was fun.
Four. Joe Buck’s call from Kyle Schwarber’s grand slam on Monday night was excellent. Great inflection of voice as the ball sailed into the stands followed by silence and allowed the noise of the crowd to tell the story.
5. Lots of people watched the Cowboys’ thrilling overtime win against the Patriots on Sunday with nearly 30 million people tuned in in the final moments of the game.
6. The last SI Media Podcast has two guests.
First is Sports business journal reporter John Ourand. Ourand talks about the aftermath of the Jon Gruden email controversy and ESPN’s Adam Schefter’s journalistic ethics being questioned as part of the aftermath. We also discussed ESPN’s new deal with the NFL to broadcast a wild card game Monday night and how the Peyton and Eli Manning alternate broadcast fits in. Ourand also updates us on where things are regarding the future of the NFL Sunday Ticket contract and if DirecTV is race over.
Following Ourand, Alan Sepinwall, the leading television critic of Rolling Stone, joins the podcast to talk about The many saints of Newark, Squid, Jon Stewart’s new Apple TV + show, Seinfeldsyndication deals and much more.
The podcast closes with the weekly segment “Traina Thoughts”. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY talk about Jimmy is trying to hire Larry David for him. SI Media PodcastSal’s, NFL Sunday was ruined and more.
You can listen to the podcast below or download it at Apple, Spotify and Stapler.
You can also see the SI Media Podcast in Youtube.
7. RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY: Check your enthusiasm come back this Sunday, and Jeff Garlin will be at the SI Media Podcast later this week so I’ll post the classic Curb videos all week in this space.
Be sure to catch up on past editions of Traina Thoughts and look at the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast Presented by Jimmy Traina at Apple, Spotify or Stapler. You can also follow Jimmy on Twitter and Instagram.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.