A weekly analysis of the best and worst in sports media from a multimedia content prince — thousands of columns, TV debates, radio shows, podcasts — who is vaccinated but not going anywhere near an NHL arena.
The essence of sports here — the unpredictability of a “have not’’ beating a “have’’ — is safe thanks to the lucrative, long-term structure of media companies financing leagues, making a breakaway coup impossible … for now.
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As a disjointed NBA and other entities suffer ratings crashes, a thrilling first series in baseball’s new rivalry issued the industry a reminder: Games must entertain to guarantee audiences in an evolving America.