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Welcome to the podcast network home of Jon Lewis' SportsMediaWatch.com website. This feed includes episodes of the Sports Media Watch Podcast with host T.J. Rives and Jon (aka "Paulsen"). They tackle the most interesting topics in U.S. Sports Media, including what everyone is (or isn't) watching in the ratings. Get all the latest news and insight on everything from ESPN, to the over the air networks like: NBC, CBS, FOX and ABC. Critiquing of the shows, the personalities and production of it all is found right here. You'll also hear other sports media themed podcasts appearing on this same SMW feed, including George Ofman's "Tell me a story I don't know" series based on interviews with sports media members tied to Chicago and beyond. So, make sure to follow/subscribe to the "Sports Media Watch Podcast" feed where ever you hear your podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google, etc.!!

Welcome to the podcast network home of Jon Lewis' SportsMediaWatch.com website. This feed includes episodes of the Sports Media Watch Podcast with host T.J. Rives and Jon (aka "Paulsen"). They tackle the most interesting topics in U.S. Sports Media, including what everyone is (or isn't) watching in the ratings. Get all the latest news and insight on everything from ESPN, to the over the air networks like: NBC, CBS, FOX and ABC. Critiquing of the shows, the personalities and production of it all is found right here. You'll also hear other sports media themed podcasts appearing on this same SMW feed, including George Ofman's "Tell me a story I don't know" series based on interviews with sports media members tied to Chicago and beyond. So, make sure to follow/subscribe to the "Sports Media Watch Podcast" feed where ever you hear your podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google, etc.!!

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United States

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Welcome to the podcast network home of Jon Lewis' SportsMediaWatch.com website. This feed includes episodes of the Sports Media Watch Podcast with host T.J. Rives and Jon (aka "Paulsen"). They tackle the most interesting topics in U.S. Sports Media, including what everyone is (or isn't) watching in the ratings. Get all the latest news and insight on everything from ESPN, to the over the air networks like: NBC, CBS, FOX and ABC. Critiquing of the shows, the personalities and production of it all is found right here. You'll also hear other sports media themed podcasts appearing on this same SMW feed, including George Ofman's "Tell me a story I don't know" series based on interviews with sports media members tied to Chicago and beyond. So, make sure to follow/subscribe to the "Sports Media Watch Podcast" feed where ever you hear your podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google, etc.!!

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@GeorgeOfman

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English

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8137275502


Episodes

Full Ep: NBA/NHL Wind Down, NFL Announcers, Indy 500 etc.! | Sports Media Watch

5/25/2022
It's a brand new edition of the show, as host T.J. Rives is back with Jon Lewis of SportsMediaWatch.com to go over the latest with ratings, news and takes. The guys discuss the NBA headed towards the Finals, where it looks like Golden State will represent the West again? Jon has insight on what it might or might not mean for numbers of viewers? Also, how much have one-sided finishes hurt their audience/product? Next, discussion on the Stanley Cup playoffs also narrowing down? How will the...

Duration:01:02:18

Full Ep: Former Fox Sports Broadcaster Thom Brennaman Part II | Tell Me A Story I Don't Know

5/23/2022
It was August of 2020 when during a commercial break, Thom Brennaman uttered an anti-gay slur. Little did he realize the microphone was hot and it went over the air. From that moment, his life changed and not in a good way. Brennaman lost his gig with the Cincinnati Reds and Fox Sports and remains on the outside looking in. In part two of this riveting episode, Brennaman continues to wonder why he hasn’t been able to find work? He also remembers the good times, like his first big break in...

Duration:00:37:24

Clip: Former Fox Sports Broadcaster Thom Brennaman Part II Tease | Tell Me A Story I Don't Know

5/22/2022
In part two of this riveting episode, Thom Brennaman continues to wonder why he hasn’t been able to find work. He also remembers the good times, like his first big break in the business working with legends Harry Caray and Ron Santo broadcasting the Chicago Cubs. Brenneman also discusses his relationship with his father Marty, another towering figure in baseball broadcasting lore. Hear the second part of George's conversation Tuesday. Tell me a story I don’t know is now partnering with...

Duration:00:03:41

Full Ep: NBC Dumps Drew Brees, NBA/Stanley Cup Playoffs Heat Up & Will Tom Brennaman Return? 5 18 22

5/18/2022
It's the latest edition of the show, as host T.J. Rives returns with Jon Lewis of SportsMediaWatch.com to go over the latest in sports media news, ratings and analysis. First, the guys talk about the continuing carousel of NFL announcers and analysts, as Drew Brees and NBC announce that he's gone after just one year. Jon gives his thoughts on why it doesn't always translate from the stardom of NFL QB to the booth. Plus, will Brees resurface this fall somewhere else? And, how does his...

Duration:01:03:40

Former Fox Sports Broadcaster Thom Brennaman Part I | Tell Me A Story I Don't Know

5/16/2022
He was a premier play by play announcer with Fox Sports. He was the lead voice of the Cincinnati Reds. Then came disparaging words that would alter his life and career. It was August of 2020 when Brennaman uttered an anti-gay slur on what he thought was the near end of a commercial break during a Reds game. It happened to be an open mike! Not long after, Brennaman resigned from the Reds and soon after was fired by Fox. Since that ill-fated day in 2020, Brennaman has tried to rehabilitate...

Duration:00:41:19

Former Fox Sports Broadcaster Thom Brennaman Part I Tease | Tell Me A Story I Don't Know

5/15/2022
He was a premier play by play announcer with Fox Sports. He was the lead voice of the Cincinnati Reds. Then came disparaging words that would alter his life and career. It was August of 2020 when Brennaman uttered an anti-gay slur on what he thought was the near end of a commercial break during a Reds game. It happened to be an open mike! Not long after, Brennaman resigned from the Reds and soon after was fired by Fox. But, Thom Brennaman has been part of some other amazing moments and...

Duration:00:02:58

Tom Brady to Fox Sports, Kentucky Derby Ratings and George Ofman! | Sports Media Watch Podcast

5/11/2022
On the latest edition of the show host T.J. Rives is back with Jon Lewis, aka "Paulsen" of SportsMediaWatch.com, to go over the latest in news,,ratings and more. This includes the football broadcasting bombshell that Tom Brady has a seat reserved in the Fox Sports TV booth as their #1 analyst after his playing career ends. Fox made the announcement Tuesday that he'll pair with Kevin Burkhardt at some point down the road on the #1 crew for the NFL coverage. T.J. and Jon go over the...

Duration:00:47:23

Former Bulls Basketball Champ/Now Broadcaster Bill Wennington | Tell Me A Story I Don't Know

5/10/2022
He played in the Olympics, was part of three NBA championship teams and had the pleasure of calling games involving Derrick Rose and DeMar DeRozan. Bill Wennington has been part of the Chicago Bulls for nearly 30 years and has teamed with veteran play by play voice Chuck Swirsky to deliver pulsating, accurate and entertaining descriptions of Bulls games since 2008. The native of Montreal also was part of the Canadian olympic team that lost twice to the “Dream Team” in 1984. Wennington also...

Duration:00:50:30

Clip: Welcome George Ofman's "Tell Me A Story I Don't Know" 5 9 22

5/9/2022
Sports Media Watch.com is proud to partner with "Tell Me A Story I Don't Know" and have George Ofman's fantastic sports telling podcast with a Chicago theme join our podcast feed of shows. Each week George will have a fascinating and prominent guest join him for an in depth conversation and you are guaranteed to learn things about his subject that you probably haven't heard. Hence, the name! Whether you've already been following/subscribing already or you're just finding out about George's...

Duration:00:00:57

Clip: Former Bulls Basketball Champ/Now Broadcaster Bill Wennington 5 9 22

5/8/2022
He played in the Olympics, was part of three NBA championship teams and had the pleasure of calling games involving Derrick Rose and DeMar DeRozan. Bill Wennington has been part of the Chicago Bulls for nearly 30 years and has teamed with veteran play by play voice Chuck Swirsky to deliver pulsating, accurate and entertaining descriptions of Bulls games since 2008. You'll get his fascinating story and insight coming Tuesday on the debut of season five. Tell me a story I don’t know is...

Duration:00:01:03

Full Ep: NFL Draft Recap/Ratings, NBA Continues TV increase, Sage Steele Sues ESPN, etc. 5 4 22

5/4/2022
It's the latest edition of the show, as host T.J. Rives and Jon Lewis of SportsMediaWatch.com are back to go over the latest in the ratings, news and personalities in broadcast, etc. First, the guys recap the three day coverage of the NFL Draft by ESPN/ABC and the NFL Network. Why did the ratings suffer this year? Jon has some theories and the numbers to back it up. Also, how much did the NBA Playoffs interest and resurgence play a role? Speaking of Pro Hoops, how big of a factor is it...

Duration:01:01:26

Full: Best of Season Four Episode II 5 1 22

5/2/2022
Legendary figures in Chicago media make up most of the best of season 4 part two. There’s hall of fame Chicago Blackhawks announcer Pat Foley (retired), longtime radio news anchor Pat Cassidy (retired), Dan Roan, 38 year anchor and reporter at WGN-TV who will soon retire and Fred Mitchell, the trailblazing writer for the Chicago Tribune who left the paper in 2015. Those four gentleman along with Darrin Jackson, the radio analyst for the Chicago White Sox and Jeremy Roenick, 20 year star of...

Duration:00:47:14

Clip: Best of Season Four Episode II Tease 5 1 22

5/1/2022
Legendary figures in Chicago media make up most of the best of season 4 part two. There’s hall of fame Chicago Blackhawks announcer Pat Foley (retired), longtime radio news anchor Pat Cassidy (retired), Dan Roan, 38 year anchor and reporter at WGN-TV who will soon retire and Fred Mitchell, the trailblazing writer for the Chicago Tribune who left the paper in 2015. The second part "best of" episode is out on Tuesday! Tell me a story I don’t know is proudly sponsored by Vienna Beef, makers...

Duration:00:01:02

Full Ep: NFL Draft Upcoming, NBA Playoffs Ratings, Gus Johnson, etc.! 4 26 22

4/26/2022
As we close out April on this edition of the show, host T.J. Rives is back with Jon Lewis of SportsMediaWatch.com with several topics. This includes the upcoming NFL Draft to be televised from Las Vegas on ESPN/ABC and the NFL Network. How do the Draft ratings compare to other sports around the same time. The guys also discuss the absence of ESPN College Football analyst Kirk Herbstreit due to a medical condition. And, also this week apparently ends the run of host Kay Adams on "Good...

Duration:01:11:16

Full Ep: Best of Season Four- Part One 4 25 22

4/26/2022
How can you go wrong when you have guests such as Kevin Harlan, Dave Revsine, Mike North, Hub Arkush and Dave Eanet? They make up the beats of season 4 part one and the stories they tell are priceless. From North remembering how he boldly told the owner of a Chicago radio frequency to turn it into an all sports station to Revsine trying to forget an untimely golf paring with one of the most infamous people of the 20th century, the best of part one dances with delightful memories. It also...

Duration:00:39:04

Clip: Best of Season Four- Part One Tease 4 24 22

4/24/2022
How can you go wrong when you have guests such as Kevin Harlan, Dave Revsine, Mike North, Hub Arkush and Dave Eanet? They make up the beats of season 4 part one and the stories they tell are priceless. Get ready for our look back coming Tuesday. Tell me a story I don’t know is proudly sponsored by Vienna Beef, makers of Chicago’s hot dog and an institution since 1893 (viennabeef.com). By Dynamic Manufacturing, Honor the legacy, pioneer the future. (Dynamicmanufacturinginc.com). Also by...

Duration:00:01:00

Full Ep: NBA Playoff Ratings Rise, USFL debuts and Gymnastics?! 4 19 22

4/19/2022
It's the latest edition of the show, as host T.J. Rives and Jon Lewis of Sports Media Watch.com return to go over the latest news and ratings numbers in sports media and TV. The NBA playoffs have started up and have enjoyed tremendous ratings in their opening week/weekend. Jon has the insight on just how good and what's really driving the numbers up and up? The guys also discuss the the re-birth of the USFL Spring football league this past weekend, which also did well in the ratings at the...

Duration:00:42:56

Full Ep: Fred Mitchell- Longtime Chicago Tribune Sportswriter 4-19 22

4/18/2022
He’s the only writer at the historic Chicago Tribune to be a beat writer for the Cubs, Bears and Bulls. Then again, Fred Mitchell has blazed a trail in many areas during an award winning career as a sports journalist and speaking of awards, there’s one named after him. The Fred Mitchell Award is given annually to the outstanding place kicker in FSC, divisions 2 and 3, the NAIA and NJCAA for excellence on and off the field and in the community. Mitchell holds the NCAA record for most points...

Duration:00:48:38

Clip: Fred Mitchell- Longtime Chicago Tribune Sportswriter tease 4 18 22

4/17/2022
He’s the only writer at the historic Chicago Tribune to be a beat writer for the Cubs, Bears and Bulls. Then again, Fred Mitchell has blazed a trail in many areas during an award winning career as a sports journalist and speaking of awards, there’s one named after him. And...that's for being a great college football kicker?! Hear that story and many others from one of the most versatile writers on the Chicago sports beat over the last 40+ years. Tell me a story I don’t know is proudly...

Duration:00:01:02

Full Ep: Masters Ratings, NBA Play-in games, Costas on TBS P X P, + USFL re-boot! 4 12 22

4/12/2022
It's our latest edition of the podcast, as host T.J. Rives is back with Jon Lewis of SportsMediaWatch.com to go over the topics, ratings and personalities in recent sports media. First, the guys discuss the conclusion of "The Masters" golf tournament on CBS this past weekend. Even though Tiger Woods made another remarkable return after yet another physical setback that could have ended his career, the leaderboard didn't have "star power." How much were the ratings hurt and what are Jon's...

Duration:00:47:34