January 30, 2009 |
TAMPA -- In the sober cathedral of nobility otherwise be known as the Super Bowl media center, there has always been a certain scorn among the gentry for those who pollute our chambers with frivolity. It is for this reason we disdain the annual bazaar known as Super Bowl media day with all its sideshow characters desperate for a glimmer of fame: A TV reporter in a wedding dress? How dare she trample our hallowed soil. We are the media, of course, and in these troubled times we must deliver the necessary...
April 27, 2009
A selection of tweets we received on Capitals Insider during yesterday's game. DChi606: Nice shot off of Lundy's head there! We're in his head, on his head, hitting his head. ryptide: LOL. Tortorella is alone in the press box... In the dark. He turned the light off. Bobtimist: Thinking Torts throws a water bottle at the booing Rangers fans too genetam: dear caps, sorry I gave up on you when you guys were down 3-1. It won't happen again, that is until you reach the finals vs the wings.
September 25, 2011 |
"You still want me to sing?" asks Dunbar junior Monique Garey, 16, as she walks quickly toward the press box. It's less than five minutes before kickoff and Garey, the school's usual national anthem singer has just gotten to the field. Up in the press box, there was a backup recording ready to play just in case. "You're the national anthem lady," joked the announcer as the two headed toward the ramp up to the press box. Last year,...
April 6, 2008
"The Press and the Civil Rights Movement" -- watches firsthand the ignoble corners America had to turn for a better society. "9/11: Running Toward Danger" -- news professionals talking about an unfolding disaster that engulfed all professional restraint. "A Glimpse of Life: The Pulitzer Photographs" -- every picture tells some of the story; the photographers give us the emotional rest of it. "Press Box: The History of Sports Reporting" -- so many magic moments, from Cassius Clay's downing of...
May 5, 2013 |
Many years ago, I saw "The Jackie Robinson Story" starring Jackie Robinson and thought to myself, "Well cast. " Then last week I saw "42," starring Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson , and thought to myself, "Boy, that guy portrayed Jackie Robinson better than Jackie Robinson did. " That's the magic of Hollywood. Other things I learned from "42": ●Although there's no cheering in the press box, groundbreaking African American sportswriter Wendell Smith rooted for Robinson...
November 23, 2008 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Nov. 22 -- Regardless of whether he stays or goes, Joe Paterno has Penn State back atop the Big Ten and headed to the Rose Bowl. Daryll Clark threw for career highs of 341 yards and four touchdowns, and a stingy defense held Javon Ringer to a season-low 42 yards as the No. 7 Nittany Lions clinched a BCS bid with a 49-18 victory against No. 17 Michigan State on Saturday. Coaching again from the press box because of a sore hip, Paterno surely smiled after Penn State secured a share of the conference title...