Charles Barkley: More Influential as a Player or Announcer?

Tomorrow marks the start of the NBA Finals (Go Thunder!). One of the sideshows at the NBA’s highest stage is Charles Barkley, all time great power forward turned NBA pundit. Given Sir Charles’ stature as a nationally renowned loud mouth and current public weight loss, one has to ask, is he more influential now than he was as an NBA MVP? Consider the evidence. The below Nike ad epitomizes Charles Barkley in his playing days, a man who was trouble on the court, difficult for the media, and held no regard for the expectations of proper NBA player behavior. When criticized, he shunned the role model moniker. Geoff Livingston on Google+

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The Ridiculous State of Sports Social Media

When Curt Schilling launched his epic blog 38 pitches depicting his view of baseball and the media, it seemed like a turning of the tide. The Fifth Estate had arisen in sports holding journalists accountable. 38 Pitches turned Schilling from a media goat into a newsmaker and source, and after retirement he has become an ESPN analyst. However, his legacy has not carried over to his professional brethren. Instead, professional athlete social media has become the laughing of the interwebs. There is no better example than former White Sox and incoming Marlins Coach Ozzie Guillen, who seems to set himself up for national lampooning every month. Just this week he mistakenly posted a blog that he had been hired by […]

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