In this week's AA Podcast we welcome one of the pioneers of people with sports blogs taping podcasts - Dan Levy! Dan is the current National Lead Writer at Bleacher Report and had one of the blogosphere's most successful podcasts at On the DL. He was on our panel for our Sports TV Awards so we chat with Dan about fake awards and actual real sports topics including...
-The disconnect between the sports media establishment and sports fandom.
-ESPN being dissed by the award giving establishment and the network's depth chart.
-Which personalities deserve more recognition at ESPN.
-NBA and NHL Playoff coverage, especially Derrick Rose's injury drama and how the media has handled the story.
-Ian Darke's impact on soccer in the states.
-Why Dan thinks Gus Johnson is "ruining soccer coverage in America"
-Is Fox Sports One the "next" or "best" challenger to ESPN to emerge.
-Why he feared being featured on The Daily Show.
-The continued evolution of Bleacher Report
In case you've missed any of our podcasts, check out all of our interviews by subscribing to the AA Podcast on iTunes or our AA Podcast RSS Page. For more from Dan, catch his work at Bleacher Report and follow him on Twitter @danlevythinks.
Dear @myoder84 , I'm from Europe and fairly new to your podcast, so I don't know whether I lack the cultural references or simply the knowledge of AA-pod history to get your strange phonological antics. Is there something you could direct me towards to read up or listen to in order to understand why, for example, your sign-off sounds like a question posed by a man soon to be unconscious? I ask this because I'm fascinated, please do not be offended! Since I'm not a native speaker I sometimes get hung up on these things and I desperately try to either understand or be in on the joke. Please excuse what is probably a dumb question!