A really good quote on sports in today’s market.

I really liked this quote by Eric Deggans, a TV and media critic for the Tampa Bay Times in Tampa, Fla. It rings true to sports journalists and it is definitely something to think about.

“It’s simple industry math: sports is the form of television most resistant to the forces dismantling big audiences elsewhere. Fans want to see it live, which reduces use of DVRs, keeping viewers from fast-forwarding through commercials. And it’s the last big meeting place for viewers of all stripes, still setting audience records at a time when TV networks are losing 10 percent of their audience every year.

Which leaves staff positions as the best place to make cuts, especially if the company can use the instability to trade experienced, higher-salaried employees for younger, less-expensive ones. And if the jobs on the line are mostly held by folks who don’t appear on camera, fans may not notice anything. At least, not at first.”

The whole story, as well as his professional bio, can be found here. I take no credit for this quote or linked story in any way.

Sports writers and viewers, what do you think about this quote? Is it true? What are you thoughts?

Marty F. Nemec

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My Folio Weekly story on the Players Championship and some pictures I took. (Golf)

Here is my article I wrote for Folio Weekly about the final round of the Players Championship yesterday in Jacksonville, Fla.

Here are some random pictures I took while at the tournament.

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David Lingmerth, who tied for second in the Players Championship.

David Lingmerth, who tied for second in the Players Championship.

Sergio Garcia's feud with Tiger Woods was well-documented, as well as his fall from grace on the 17th hole.

Sergio Garcia’s feud with Tiger Woods was well-documented, as well as his fall from grace on the 17th hole.

Tiger Woods smiles as the champion of the Players Championship.

Tiger Woods smiles as the champion of the Players Championship.