Chad Kopcak and his daughter, Rebekah, enjoying yesterday’s Patriots camp, where he became a “temporary celebrity” after capturing video of Tom Brady’s fall.
As a regular ESPN viewer – skewing toward the network’s NFL offerings and particularly enjoying analyst Ron Jaworski’s video breakdowns – Sandwich, Mass.’s Chad Kopcak (@ChadKopcak) is used to seeing famous sports names flash across his TV screen.
But having his own name appear as a “bug” in the upper left corner as Wednesday’s Tom Brady practice injury video aired repeatedly on ESPN?
“I think seeing my name on the screen and knowing that I was the one that captured the video was the best part,” said Kopcak, who “cleared” the video for use after ESPN’s assignment desk contacted Kopcak via Twitter. Several other media outlets also contacted him for approval on usage. continue reading…
ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack on SportsCenter commenting on the Aaron Hernandez case. (ESPN)
“When I see it’s [Connecticut 860] area code on my phone, it usually means someone’s in trouble,” Roger Cossack says of being an ESPN legal analyst.
Lester Munson on the phone with Mike & Mike. (ESPN)
The arrest of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez on a murder charge Wednesday put Cossack and ESPN.com legal analyst Lester Munson on the speed dial end of the assignment desk’s phones. continue reading…
When Monday Night Football rolled into Foxborough, Mass. last weekend for the most recent contest between the New England Patriots and Houston Texans, ESPNBoston.com’sMike Reiss got a bit of a twinkle in his eyes.
“Like Tom Brady said [last week], ‘There’s something special about Monday Night Football,” said Reiss, who has covered the Patriots for a decade and a half, the last three years for ESPNBoston.com.
In the video above, Reiss shares his thoughts on having the MNF crew in town; how ESPNBoston.com approaches its coverage of the Patriots (and everything Boston sports); and what it’s like to work closely with ESPN NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi.
Trey Wingo's interview with Peyton Manning airs first at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN during the SportsCenter special
NOTE: Be sure to tune in to ESPN at 3 p.m. ET for Colts QB Peyton Manning’s first television interview after weeks of speculation about his future. Manning sat with ESPN’s NFL Live host Trey Wingo earlier today and the entire 15 minute interview is scheduled to run during the special Super Bowl edition of SportsCenter. The interview will air again at 4 p.m. on NFL Live. In the interview, Manning discusses his future, his health and his brother Eli’s upcoming appearance in Super Bowl XLVI.
The Circus before The Show is underway in Indianapolis today — the NFL’s annual Super Bowl Media Day kicked off at 10 a.m. ET with the New England Patriots, followed by the New York Giants at Noon.
There is extensive coverage across all of ESPN’s platforms and we’d direct you to both ESPNBoston.com and ESPNNewYork.com for comprehensive, insiders’ coverage from each side.
Front Row adds to the content barrel with another edition of “Storified!,” our look at how social media has been reacting to Super Bowl Media Day 2012.
One example of the sites' collaborative Super Bowl efforts, the "Hot Button"
In addition to all the “macro” coverage fans will be treated to across ESPN platforms, Super Bowl XLVI will be the first title game to feature two teams from ESPN.com’s new local Web sites. Providing the “micro” coverage that fans of the New England Patriots and New York Giants are clamoring for will be ESPNBoston.com and ESPNNewYork.com. Mike Reiss and Ohm Youngmisuk will anchor the sites’ coverage.
They join us on this edition of the Front & Center podcast. They discuss, among other things: the impact of the Super Bowl on their respective sites; resources being utilized by both sites; memories from the Week 9 regular season Pats/Giants meeting; collaborative efforts (such as the “Hot Button” feature, pictured) and a (fairly) rapid fire session of Super Bowl Roll.