personality Darren Rovell is evocative of a cartoon shill monster.
Specifically, the villains of a "Simpsons" Halloween Special vignette. On this particular episode of the animated series, characters from advertisements came alive and grew into monsters terrorizing Springfield.
The Simpsons got rid of the monsters by following a Paul Anka jingle: “just don’t look, just don’t look.”
That’s how you get rid of cartoon villain shill monsters.
Both haters and lovers of Darren Rovell call him a shill; and he’s embraced the villain role. He’s also gotten a bit cartoonish lately with his "corporations are people" bit. Rovell is the sports media equivalent of Rush Limbaugh. However, he's not the monster that Limbaugh is. Rovell is a blatant corporatist; and the corporatism practiced in America today is monstrous, but ripping Rovell further won’t help.
We’ll only get rid of Darren Rovell if we..."just don’t look, just don’t look.”...
Let’s makes this clear right off the bat- this Darren Rovell award is being given to Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman, not ESPN 1000 midday co-host Marc Silverman. Don’t get the two confused. Silvy of Waddle and Silvy is a good dude, entertaining and informative co-host, and a great follow on Twitter. All national... Read more »
ESPN and ABC reporter Darren Rovell
is coming to Chicago Cubs
Social Media Night on August 21st.
*Faceplant* (credit Julie DiCaro @JulieDiCaro
) And may I add #letdown #epicfail #pleasedon't.
Obviously, this grants the ballclub a Darren Rovell
award. All national sports media
and local Chicago media
are eligible for the Darren Rovell
award. Of course, priority will be given to Chicago sports media
candidates. With Darren Rovell
being a Northwestern
alum, this award is both local and national.
The Darren Rovell
award will be given to the entity who either a.) gives us obvious product placement in their journalism or b.) engages in prodigious self-promotion. The Cubs
are guilty of both because they are now adding gallons of gasoline to the Rovellian fire.
If you have a candidate for the Darren Rovell
award, email firstname.lastname@example.org...
basketball was flirting with the first NCAA Tournament berth in school history last March it became a huge local story. It was also a sizable national story. NU
possibly taking its first ever steps into the big dance was a large story partially because it would have meant history; partially because there are A LOT of very prominent Northwestern
alums working in media
The Medill school of journalism at Northwestern
is as prestigious as it gets. I’ve had quite a few Medill kids as interns for me at The Sports Bank
, and they usually leave pretty quickly for greener pastures. Now we'll look at what the large network of Northwestern
alums in the media
/Hollywood has to say about the new coaching hire: Duke Blue Devils
Assistant Chris Collins, local guy and son of former Chicago Bulls
coach Doug Collins. It's official.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers
were interested in Collins concerning their current coaching vacancy
, but they will have to look elsewhere. Regardless, NU
fans should be rooting for Michigan State
Friday night versus Duke
. Not just for Big Ten
pride, but to expedite the process of regime change. It'll be a late tip on CBS. And that's GREAT for Northwestern! They'll probably mention the Chris Collins hire multiple times during the telecast. You can't buy program publicity like that.
And CBS did brilliant marketing by breaking this story first. Now they can better sell MSU-Duke in Chicago, the nation's 3rd largest market. Chicago guy (Collins) coaches perhaps his final game under a Chicago born coach (Mike Krzyzewski), before taking over a Chicago program.
Now I could have tried calling or emailing all these famous alums for their insight, but that would be so 2007. Instead I did things the new-fashioned way. I got their public comments from Twitter. (And I didn't have to deal with being rejected by publicists)...
The Darren Rovell award will be given perhaps weekly, bi-weekly, or even semi-weekly. All national sports media
and local Chicago media
are eligible for the Darren Rovell award. Of course major priority will be given to Chicago sports media candidates. With Darren Rovell being a Northwestern
alum, this award has both a local and national theme.
The Darren Rovell award will be given to the media
personality who either a.) gives us blatant product placement disguised as journalism or b.) is prodigious in self-promotion. Because we know Darren Rovell loves himself some Darren Rovell.
If you have a candidate for the Darren Rovell award, email email@example.com
WINNER: Indianapolis Star Hoosiers beat writer Terry Hutchens
Welcome to the inaugural granting of the Darren Rovell award. It’s won by (no surprise) ESPN and ABC reporter Darren Rovell. Huzzah! The Darren Rovell award will be given perhaps weekly, bi-weekly, or even semi-weekly. All national sports media and local Chicago media are eligible for the Darren Rovell award. Of course major priority will... Read more »