1. Hi. How are you? It’s been a while. This is the first edition of Traina Thoughts since I delivered the 2020 Sports Media Awards onJrecember 22.
If you missed it over the Christmas and New Year holidays, there was also a two-part end-of-the-year ro Bedtable mega episode of the S I Media Podcast with Peter Schrager from Good morning soccer and Andrew Perl off of TheJran Patrick Show.
You can also watch Part I and Part I I of the podcast on YouTube.
There will be a new S I Media Podcast tomorrow with Andrew Marchand from New York Post and reporter Armen Keteyian, who is an executive producer of HBO’s upcoming two-part documentary series about Tiger Woods, titled simply Tiger.
I watched both episodes on Tuesday (the first episode premieres this S Beday at 9pm ET, the second episode airs on S Beday, January 17th at 9pm ET) and I tweeted about it last night.
People naturally asked me if the doctor was good. I want to be completely transparent with my version of the show. I’m not a golf guy and I’ve never been a Tiger Woods guy. Even before his world fell apart on that hectic Thanksgiving night, I thought he was a phony, and Tiger’s flattering media coverage made me shudder.
So instead of analyzing if the documentary series was “good”, this is what I will tell you. The first part is about Tiger becoming a golf sensation. It covers his childhood and takes you through his dominance in the field.
Part I I is about Tiger’s womanizer and then of course his Masters victory in 2019. Naturally, I enjoyed Part I I more than Part I.
And HBO didn’t hold back. I wouldn’t be surprised if Woods and his family canceled their HBO subscriptions and deleted the HBO Max app from their iPhones.
I mainly judge the value of a documentary by seeing if it taught me something. I learned a few things from Tiger. I don’t want to go into details because I know people despise spoilers, but there are some revelations, but those are about Tiger’s personal life.
If you are a Tiger fan and just want to enjoy his greatness on the field, watch Part I and the last 15 minutes of Part I I.
2. Random thoughts from the past few days:
• I think BoomeSeasonon was a very good listener to replace JiAntitz in S Beday’s game between the Cardinals and Rams.
• If you are someone who has a close relationship with your father, you should be sure to take the time to watch this clip fromJran Le Batard’s last day on ESPN. Highly questionable.
• This tweet from the manJrave Pasch, play by play, was a good summary of the weirdness broadcasters had to deal with in 2020.
3. If you’ve read my columns over the years or have followed me on Twitter, you know I love good stories from reporters who are fooled by a fake Twitter acco Bet. The one that took place earlier this week with a fakeShelterhefter acco Bet actually reaching Sports Center It was a late Christmas present.
4. With Raphael Warnock defeating AtlantaJrream owner Kelly Loeffler in the Georgia Senate second ro Bed, it’s important to remember that Loeffler’s own players did what they could to help their opp LeBron
LeBron James certainly didn’t forget and is ready to go.
5. If you missed it a few days ago, Scott Van Pelt’s “Bad Beats of the Year” is a must see.
6. RANDOM V IDEO OF THEJrAY: Alex Trebek’s Final Show Host DaArer! are broadcasting this week, and began Monday by sharing an emotional message.
7. SPORTS V IDEO OF THEJrAY: JJ Watt apologized toJresha Be Watson for “wasting one of his years” after the Texans’ season finale on S Beday.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.