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Big Lead: SI adding Bedard, close to adding Vrentas

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Nice get for The Big Lead, working my Pipeline corners!

    Media Scoop? Sports Illustrated has hired Globe NFL writer @GregABedard & they're close to hiring @JennyVrentas of the Star Ledger
     
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Re: Big Lead: SI adding Bedard, Vrentas

    Bedard to SI has been rumored/assumed here in Boston for at least a week. He will do a good job for them, as he always has everywhere he's worked. That makes three Boston NFL writers who've left for national gigs in two years (Breer, Rapoport, now Bedard).
     
  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Re: Big Lead: SI adding Bedard, Vrentas

    Mike Reiss doesn't count? He might make more than any of them.

    Also, Moderator1, your headline takes a step The Big Lead did not.
     
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Re: Big Lead: SI adding Bedard, Vrentas

    Last six years for Bedard: Palm Beach to Journal-Sentinel to Boston Globe to SI...

    Great hire for SI. I'm ecstatic for Greg.
     
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Re: Big Lead: SI adding Bedard, Vrentas

    The writers coming out of Boston have been a hell of a lot more successful than the assistant coaches.
     
  6. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Re: Big Lead: SI adding Bedard, Vrentas

    Tom Thibodeau is the only Boston assistant I can come up with.
     
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Re: Big Lead: SI adding Bedard, Vrentas

    Boy you're in an anal mood today.

    The writers who primarily covered the New England Patriots for the Boston Globe have achieved more relative professional heights (though not similar financial heights) upon accepting new jobs than have the assistant coaches employed by the New England Patriots of Foxborough, Mass., during the roughly equivalent time frame.
     
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Re: Big Lead: SI adding Bedard, Vrentas

    My bad. Since Mike is still covering the Pats, I let his national affiliation slip my mind.
     
  9. Didn't SI semi-recently let go of a bunch of people?
     
  10. This is evidently for the new Peter King offshoot.

    So if you're scoring at home, Simmons, Poz and King have now gotten spinoff sites and are getting some pretty interesting folks to join up.
     
  11. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Joe Posnanski did not have any control over Sports On Earth.
     
  12. Needles

    Needles Member

    Define "control." He most certainly had control or considerable influence over building the staff. Maybe not the puppetmaster Simmons is, and who knows yet what say King will have, but Poz wasn't just some guy SoE hired. I'd label him more a founding partner, with Burke and Madden.
     
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