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Star Tribune's Kevin Seifert off to ESPN.com

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Small Town Guy, May 15, 2008.

  1. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    He was the beat guy for the Vikings, and always did a good job.


    And in even worse news for the Strib, the paper has to cut $20 million.

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Congrats to Kevin. This was rumored a year ago, but for whatever reason nothing happened.

    ESPN is spending a shitload of money hiring some of the best NFL beat writers. I think they have one for every division now.

    Sando, Williamson, Yasinkas (sp?), Seifert... I know I'm forgetting a few...
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    We already know who will be replacing Kevin...

    NOBODY :(
  4. sportsed

    sportsed Member

    Mosley is another. Word on the street is that there will be eight bloggers in all. Plus Clayton, plus Pasquarelli, plus Garber ...
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Damn... Strib's getting hit hard... fuckin investment bankers...
  6. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    One per division?
  7. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    One writer for each division in the league - eight in all. Probably with guys like John Clayton, Len Pasquarelli and such doing stories throughout the league.

    Pat Yasinskas (there you go, Mizzou) is doing stories on the NFC South. Fitting, given his years in Charlotte covering the Panthers.
  8. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Impeccable timing on Seifert's part. Star Tribune, your tar pit is ready.
  9. The Commish

    The Commish Guest

    My wife, child and mortgage thank you.
  10. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Kevin's a good guy and well deserving of the opportunity to flee to the WWL. I'm all for anybody who can survive several years in a highly competitive situation and emerge with sanity and journalistic legitimacy intact.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    According to The Big Lead, writers to cover six of the eight divisions have been hired, with ones from the AFC South and AFC East still to come...
  12. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Safe to assume the Boston Herald's guy won't get the AFC East gig?
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