Steve Cook joins the Man Cave to talk about his recently published Sports Media Hot 100 list. We’ll rundown the entire list and I’ll tell him what he got right and what he got wrong while he explains his thought process for the picks.
Hi, hello & welcome to the Sports Media Hot 100! I’m Steve Cook, and if you’re a regular Man Cave visitor you may have listened to Jeremy Lambert & myself talk about any number of topics, mostly sports related. At some point during one of these podcasts I agreed to rank the lovely ladies of sports media. It took awhile, so long that I’ve promised myself never to make one of these lists again, but here we are.
There weren’t many rules here, but one rule I kept in mind was that the people involved had to work in the United States of America. I got no beef with the lovely ladies of Canada, or Mexico, or Guam or wherever, but I don’t live there. So it’s not my area of expertise. I also noticed a tendency of other people that do these types of lists to rank people in the top 5 that I’d never heard of before reading the article and that they’d never actually seen perform on television. “So & So works for Channel 4 in Finland!” Yeah, whatever man. For all you know she hasn’t been there in ten years. I know I have some Canadian friends that will take offense to their favorites not being included, but I invite them to make their own list because they know more about the subject matter.
I know I’ll get complaints about the pictures. I’ve tried to make things fair by using photos of these women on the job. Not all of them have posed in Maxim & not all of them have swimsuit pictures available. I highly recommend Googling all of these women and finding out more if you’re unfamiliar with their work.
There’s also a lot of weather commentary in the blurbs because it was snowing and/or really cold when I put this together. Not that any of you will actually read the blurbs, I’m just explaining things in case somebody actually does.
And now, the list!
Thoughts on Semyon Varlamov, Paul Stastny, Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog and their Oylmpic experience.
Thoughts on the first half of the season for the Colorado Avalanche, including three stand out players.
Thoughts on the 9-1 start by the Colorado Avalanche and how Patrick Roy has changed the culture.
Season preview of the Colorado Avalanche and what I expect from the team.
A new feature that consists of my take on small news items involves my teams. These are topics that I don’t feel are column worthy, but I still feel like writing about.
This edition features my thoughts on the Colorado Avalanche signing Matt Duchene to an extension and the Oklahoma City Thunder getting something for Kevin Martin and looking to sign Mike Miller.