Everyman or Media Establishment? [Now on Mediaite]

I’ve never denied how much of my writing style is influenced by Bill Simmons. My profile on his place in sports journalism – maybe caught completely between the fans and the ivory tower of media – is now up on Mediaite:

I will be among the first to admit he isn’t the pure commoner he once embodied. However, he still is putting himself out there from a very non-traditional place in the sports media world. He has such a distinct spot in the last decade of the Worldwide Leader, and not just on dot-com, but also because of his New York Times bestsellers, the 30 for 30 sports documentary series he produces and his star-studded podcast, The BS Report. He has a self-carved empire somewhere in the middle of “Booyah” and the screaming heads of Pardon The Interruption and Around The Horn.

Full post for your enjoyment is here.

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