My early internet social media experience came with the national financial media, 99% of which are complete sellout corporate whores. Is the sports beat any different? I wonder and offer the following two Dave Walker articles on Jim Henderson’s semi-retirement as the exact reason Grand Master Wang exists over at Moosedenied excoriating Legitimate Media™ types on the sports beat:
He says his departure from the local CBS affiliate is a chance to “sample” retirement. He’ll continue as the play-by-play voice of the New Orleans Saints for WWL AM-870. There will likely be other work on the other side, too.
“It’s going to be a lot more freedom,” Henderson said last week. “Channel 4 was really nice to me and wanted to keep me in whatever role I wanted. I just think it’s time…………………
The nature of the work itself has changed over the years, too, and not necessarily for the better. Professional and college teams in all sports have become entertainment enterprises that strive to control their brand. Continue reading “At the rate he’s going Tom Benson is gonna own us all, lock, stock and barrel…..”