We're close to the one year anniversary of Chicago Sports Media Watch. The inaugural post went live on April 20th, 2012 (yeah, 4-20 man! for all you stoners out there) To celebrate, I'm posting links to the top ten media interviews I conducted for this website. All media interviews are exclusives, because exclusive is how I roll.
Ok, not really. I actually enjoy eating spray cheese and my all-time favorite movie Team America: World Police
is filled with extremely low-brow humor. But the fact still holds, these media interviews were one-on-one Q&A.
The interview subjects of the past year who didn't retweet me, after I nicely asked them to do so, were automatically eliminated from top ten consideration. But "Hey, thanks for coming!!!!"
Stay tuned to CSMW this week as I will have exclusives with University of Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas and WFLD FOX Reporter Dionne Miller posted in the next couple days.
The order below is totally random; these media interviews are not ranked by importance or page views or social media response. They are just the ten I enjoyed the most. (side note: here's my top ten media criticisms of the past year
Editor’s note: this interview is being re-run from 11-1-11. In honor of the Big Ten Tournament hitting Chicago in just 8 days (the banners are already up downtown) and the explosive growth of Twitter since then, the issues this interview raises are more relevant than ever.
Like last year’s Big Ten media
day, the discussion of Twitter and various social media
with Michigan State
coach Tom Izzo
is enlightening and informative. At 2010 conference college basketball media
day, the discussion went on for so long (and all of it was enthralling and productive) that it would make for the greatest Spartans podcast
But before we get to Izzo’s Twitter opining this fall, I invited you check out what the Golden Gophers Tubby Smith had to say
. Also, the Hoosiers
’ Tom Crean had a great soundbite
, especially Twitter, is growing exponentially and local sports teams know it. Both the Cubs
recently had game nights centered on this theme. Last night, was Evanston’s turn with Northwestern
Social Media Night.
It was a great chance to build the NU
brand by connecting fans online and creating more internet publicity. Unfortunately, the actual college basketball
game didn’t cooperate. This was a chance for Northwestern
to help sell their product, and the product was extremely defective as the Wildcats lost 69-41 to the Wisconsin Badgers
in a game that was even more lopsided than it sounds. #unfortunate...
On Wednesday May 16th the Chicago Cubs hosted their inaugural Social Media Night. Fans who purchased tickets were invited to a pregame social media panel at Wrigley Field’s Captain Morgan Club. And by social media, we obviously mean the discussion was Twitter heavy. The panel consisted of Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould (@RobbieGould09), (more on... Read more »
Chicago Bears placekicker Robbie Gould is one of the more interesting and articulate athletes out there. When his days draining field goals are over, he has a bright future in broadcasting. Wednesday night, when the Chicago Cubs hosted the Philadelphia Phillies, Gould was part of a three person social media panel. He cracked jokes, dropped... Read more »
The Chicago Cubs will host an inaugural Social Media Night in the Wrigley Field bleachers, Wednesday, May 16, against the Philadelphia Phillies. What will this entail? Well, maybe some #cardinalssuck showing up on Twitter. And probably a couple of drunk Facebook status updates. A pregame social media panel at Captain Morgan Club and a set... Read more »