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Ripping Darren Rovell is Fun, but We're Better Off Ignoring Him

Ripping Darren Rovell is Fun, but We're Better Off Ignoring Him
ESPN 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.”...

Darren Rovell Award Winner: BTN President Mark Silverman

Darren Rovell Award Winner: BTN President Mark Silverman
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 »

Darren Rovell Award Winner: Chicago Cubs

Darren Rovell Award Winner: Chicago Cubs
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 thesportsbank.net@gmail.com...
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Northwestern Alum Media, Celebs Opine on Coaching Hire

Northwestern Alum Media, Celebs Opine on Coaching Hire
When Northwestern 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 today. 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)...

Darren Rovell Award: Indy Star IU beat reporter Terry Hutchens

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 thesportsbank.net@gmail.com WINNER: Indianapolis Star Hoosiers beat writer Terry Hutchens ...

Inaugural Darren Rovell award winner: Darren Rovell

Inaugural Darren Rovell award winner: Darren Rovell
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 »
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