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Kendall Gill NOT Likely returning to Comcast SportsNet

Kendall Gill NOT Likely returning to Comcast SportsNet
You won't see Kendall Gill back on Comcast SportsNet Chicago any time soon. Most likely, you'll never see him again on CSN. We don't have an official statement yet from Comcast VP Phil Bedella, or anyone else at the station of similar rank, but the handwriting is certainly on the wall. The talk among media circles is that Gill has lost that job; exactly like we thought he would. However, you can still see his work on a national stage via NBA TV. Kendall Gill did an exclusive with ESPN 1000′s Waddle and Silvy a week ago. (He comes on around the 1:30ish mark here). This was the first time Kendall Gill talked publicly since he punched Tim Doyle in the face in mid March. Kendall didn't say much about the Tim Doyle incident. For obvious reasons...

Mark Giangreco, WLS, ABC 7: Exclusive Interview

Mark Giangreco, WLS, ABC 7: Exclusive Interview
WLS TV’s Mark Giangreco was the Ring Lardner Award recipient for Excellence in Sports Journalism at the Union League Club of Chicago. The Lardner awards are like the Heisman Trophy for journalists; as Giangreco put it. Giangreco has been with ABC 7 since 1994. From 1982-94, he was with NBC 5 WMAQ. Giangreco has won three Emmys, two Lisagor Awards, two AP awards and also Father of the Year from the Chicago Father’s Day Council. Giangreco’s speech was the best of the night. It was snappy, funny, concise, witty and very educational about the state of media today. “I want to thank you so much for elevating my tv puppet show for one night,” Giangreco said in self-effacing humor. “I’m very serious about not taking sports seriously; and I work really hard in trying to make it easy, look easy. And in today’s day and age you cannot compete with the internet, social media, so we have to make people come into the tent and tune in to see what we’re going to do with a video everyone has already seen, or how we’re going to handle a story everyone has already read,” he said. “That’s a serious challenge now, and I think with leagues and teams controlling their product to a point where they have their own television studios, their own cameras, their own reporters, their own websites, pumping out video, a lot of it is propaganda. I think it’s our duty to take a few shots across the bow just to keep ‘em honest.” “And I’ve added a good time doing it,” he added...

What's next for CSN's Bulls Analyst Kendall Gill?

What's next for CSN's Bulls Analyst Kendall Gill?
Last week, Kendall Gill was a rising star in broadcast media, doing Chicago Bulls pre and post game analysis for Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Currently, he is suspended for the rest of the Bulls season. “We have made a decision to not have Kendall Gill appear on our air for the remainder of the Bulls season. We will re-evaluate our current position on this matter during the off-season,” said a statement from the station. So former Illini star Kendall Gill could need a new job this summer. Or maybe even consider a new career. But that’s all speculation on what’s down the road. Not many details are known about the event which occurred after Kendall Gill, Big Ten Network analyst Tim Doyle and Crain’s Danny Ecker appeared as panelists on CSN’s “Sports Talk Live,” a new talk show that debuted last month. Gill was relieved of on-air duties after he allegedly punched Big Ten Network analyst Tim Doyle last Tuesday night. The incident occurred after the show’s taping in the Comcast SportsNet studio newsroom. According to Ecker, who was there, Gill confronted Doyle in the CSN newsroom after the taping because of critical comments Doyle made regarding Gill’s analysis of last Monday night’s Chicago Bulls loss to the Denver Nuggets. A controversial call by the officials wiped out a potential game-winning basket by Joakim Noah in overtime. The Bulls really kind of got jobbed. As did the Illini on Sunday night in the NCAA Tournament, even a member of the Illini opposition admitted it. (What a tumultuous week for the Illini program) Kendall Gill said the officials made a “a very bad call.” Doyle, who used to play college basketball for Northwestern supposedly told Gill that he de-followed both him and fellow Bulls analyst Stacey King on Twitter. Now I said it would be a terrible idea to have Doyle on the show back on February 24th. When writing about the format change from Chicago Tribune Live to SportsTalk Live I said: “Just don’t have BTN’s Tim Doyle on; because he has a track record of not saying intelligent things on the air.” I never envisioned anything like this happening though. I also called Tim Doyle the worst sportscaster ever back in December. But no one should ever he physically attacked for expressing their opinion; and I didn't think anyone would. Also  you MUST listen to this Tim Doyle interview this past Friday on WSCR. He discusses the fight somewhat, but much more important is the perspective on life you’ll get from hearing Doyle talk about his past week. Neither CSN nor BTN will discuss this incident any further. Kendall Gill himself is wisely remaining silent. But ABC 7′s Mark Giangreco had an opinionated remark about the scuffle. And since Gill is a quintessential local guy, played preps, college and pro ball (at least for one year) locally, let’s look back at how he got to where he is in life before guessing on what could be ahead for him...
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Tim Doyle interview on 670 The Score a must listen

Tim Doyle interview on 670 The Score a must listen
Three days after a fight with Comcast SportsNet analyst Kendall Gill during an episode of CSN’s new show “Sports Talk Live,” Big Ten Network analyst Tim Doyle was on 670 The Score's "McNeil and Spiegel Show" to discuss the incident. And Illinois and Northwestern basketball. As well as the Northwestern coaching search. However, it's not the discussion of the recent scuffle or the college hoops material that makes this audio file a must listen. It's the perspective on life you can gain from hearing Doyle's words...

ABC 7's Mark Giangreco Tweets Snarky Comment on Kendall Gill-Tim Doyle Altercation

ABC 7's Mark Giangreco Tweets Snarky Comment on Kendall Gill-Tim Doyle Altercation
It's not just local, but national news now- the Kendall Gill vs. Tim Doyle scuffle Of course, now it's put on the backburner with Brian Urlacher not coming back to the Chicago Bears, but it's still a huge story. Doyle discussed it on 670 The Score Friday morning, and his spot is a MUST LISTEN. Gill, the Comcast SportsNet Chicago Bulls analyst is currently suspended from CSN for the rest of the season. What an emotional, controversial week for the program! On Friday, the same day Illinois won their opening round game, the suspension of Gill an Illini legend from the 1989 Final Four team, was made public. And on Sunday night, Illinois gets eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, partially because of a blown call that was so blatant even an opposing player admitted it to the press. Of course, I called this on February 24th. When writing about the format change from Chicago Tribune Live to SportsTalk Live I said: "Just don't have BTN's Tim Doyle on; because he has a track record of not saying intelligent things on the air." The Big Ten Network has not taken any disciplinary action against Doyle, their television analyst, at least not publicly. And Doyle is currently covering the NCAA Tournament for BTN. The network will have no further comment on the matter. However, ABC 7 Chicago sports anchor Mark Giangreco had a comment, a very colorful one...

BRAWL: CSN's Kendall Gill Suspended, BTN's Tim Doyle will not be

BRAWL: CSN's Kendall Gill Suspended, BTN's Tim Doyle will not be
Update: Kendall Gill is suspended from Comcast SportsNet the entire Chicago Bulls season due to his scuffle with Tim Doyle Update: Doyle discussed it on 670 The Score Friday morning, and his spot is a MUST LISTEN. With the Kendall Gill vs. Tim Doyle scuffle yesterday, the Illinois vs. Northwestern rivalry is getting hotter. It started with marketing campaigns, now it's extending to sports punditry. Kendall Gill: a former Illini star and NBA veteran (including the Chicago Bulls in 2007,) does pregame and postgame analysis for the Bulls on Comcast SportsNet Chicago. However, you won't see him on the CSN airwaves for awhile. Tim Doyle is a former Northwestern basketball player who is among the NU leaders in multiple statistical categories. Doyle both calls games and analyzes them in the studio for Big Ten Network, and the 'Cats radio station WGN. He's also quoted in every Chicago Tribune article on Northwestern hoops that you'll ever read. So Tribune sports editor Mike Kellams must absolutely love him for some reason. Official word from both networks on this incident follows below. But first, a little description of the fight...
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Top 10 Chicago Media Criticisms of 2012

Top 10 Chicago Media Criticisms of 2012
This column started in April, so it's a less than a year old. However, 2012 gave me plenty of people who set themselves up to be criticized. It was a fun 8 months, despite the fact that I've been battling a monstrous illness the entire time I've had this blog. Still, I've done guest radio spots for The Score, CBS radio Cleveland and ESPN Honolulu- all while in a hospital bed hooked up to an IV pole. Things have gotten much better on that front, and continue to get better every day. So hopefully in 2013, I can spend less time in clinic and more time on my work. And I can do more of these. Because the critical columns are fun, and often make new friends, especially among the rival media outlets of those who you just ripped. Or at least it gets you more Twitter followers and Facebook friends among the media in general. But of course, it makes enemies too. A lot of enemies. So without further ado, here were the ten best...

BTN's Tim Doyle: worst. sportscaster. EVER

BTN's Tim Doyle: worst. sportscaster. EVER
You listen to Tim McCarver, Skip Bayless, or even worse yet, Jemele Hill and it makes you wonder “how does this person have a job?” Not only do they have a broadcasting gig, but it’s one with a very large footprint. There is no justice in the world. The Big Ten Network version of that is Tim Doyle. Like Dick Vitale, he ruins every game he calls. He’s so bad that he makes CBS 2′s Ryan Baker look good by comparison. And that’s really hard to do because Baker pulls off the impossible combination of being both bland/boring and annoying/irritating at the same time. Remember this is a criticism of Tim Doyle the broadcaster, not Tim Doyle the person. I don't know Doyle personally, he could be a great guy for all I know. However, his work I cannot know, and his work I cannot stand. So, let's be civil and remember there's no need for fist-fights. In Doyle's exact own words “The business that we are in, sometimes we have to be hard on people or give our opinions.” Update: Doyle discussed the altercation on 670 The Score Friday morning, and his spot is a MUST LISTEN....
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