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Boston Herald lays off Steve Bulpett
« on: July 01, 2020, 12:32:12 PM »

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Awful news.   One of the absolute go-tos for Celtics coverage.

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Re: Boston Herald lays off Steve Bulpett
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Honestly I don't know what the future of sports media is.  The current model just doesn't seem sustainable, nor does The Athletic.

Is the future just a bunch of college interns reporting on teams remotely, lots of amateur bloggers / podcasters, with a very small elite of highly paid bloggers / video commentators?
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Re: Boston Herald lays off Steve Bulpett
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Man, that's sad to hear. But I imagine Bulpett won't need to wait long for another job if he's looking for one. Is the Boston Herald going to make additions? Because like Bulpett seemed like the star there for Celtics news and they basically fired him.

And I agree with @PhoSita, sports media in general is starting to go down in quality.
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 12:51:34 PM »

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Man, that's sad to hear. But I imagine Bulpett won't need to wait long for another job if he's looking for one. Is the Boston Herald going to make additions? Because like Bulpett seemed like the star there for Celtics news and they basically fired him.

And I agree with @PhoSita, sports media in general is starting to go down in quality.

I doubt it.  The Herald is in deep trouble.


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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 01:12:41 PM »

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He will find something else quickly, I think.  He’s a quality reporter.
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Dang, that's surprising—he's one of the best in the biz. But I'm sure someone will scoop up his services quickly.
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 01:44:52 PM »

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Honestly I don't know what the future of sports media is.  The current model just doesn't seem sustainable, nor does The Athletic.

Is the future just a bunch of college interns reporting on teams remotely, lots of amateur bloggers / podcasters, with a very small elite of highly paid bloggers / video commentators?

Ya, all the traffic/eyeballs is in tweets now.  Rarely see the need to read most sport's related articles.

No need to pick up a paper or go to their website to read articles and to get your news and tidbits anymore, it's just spread out over several tweets throughout the day.

Travel to game/Morning shoot around - here's a couple of tidbits/thoughts from the players + who's sick, who's injured, who has personal issues, etc.

Pregame - here's some facts about the matchup, "Boston has a 6 game win streak at X arena...", "Celtics lead the league in 3P% over last 5 games...", any lineup changes, etc.

During game - here's some trends, "after 1Q, C's being out-muscled on the glass 15-7..."

Post game - some final stats and quotes.  Tatum was on fire going for 35...."  "After game, Player X gave [funny, salty, complimentary, humble, cocky, nonsensical] tidbit..."


I used to pick up the paper to read all those things in an article the next day. Now I get it via Twitter over the coarse of the day (and from places like here, Reddit, other forums just regurgitating what was posted on Twitter).

Guys like Bullpet provide a great service, but no longer help drive revenue.  So who's paying for it?

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Honestly I don't know what the future of sports media is.  The current model just doesn't seem sustainable, nor does The Athletic.

Is the future just a bunch of college interns reporting on teams remotely, lots of amateur bloggers / podcasters, with a very small elite of highly paid bloggers / video commentators?

Ya, all the traffic/eyeballs is in tweets now.  Rarely see the need to read most sport's related articles.

No need to pick up a paper or go to their website to read articles and to get your news and tidbits anymore, it's just spread out over several tweets throughout the day.

Travel to game/Morning shoot around - here's a couple of tidbits/thoughts from the players + who's sick, who's injured, who has personal issues, etc.

Pregame - here's some facts about the matchup, "Boston has a 6 game win streak at X arena...", "Celtics lead the league in 3P% over last 5 games...", any lineup changes, etc.

During game - here's some trends, "after 1Q, C's being out-muscled on the glass 15-7..."

Post game - some final stats and quotes.  Tatum was on fire going for 35...."  "After game, Player X gave [funny, salty, complimentary, humble, cocky, nonsensical] tidbit..."


I used to pick up the paper to read all those things in an article the next day. Now I get it via Twitter over the coarse of the day (and from places like here, Reddit, other forums just regurgitating what was posted on Twitter).

Guys like Bullpet provide a great service, but no longer help drive revenue.  So who's paying for it?

Yeah, and I get it from people like you who post on CS/CB/Reddit. I don't even bother to go to the actual source myself, but do very much appreciate it when people provide the source when they post something. Honestly, even going back to like 2007, I first saw that KG was traded to the Cs while on CB at the time - and it was reported on the site almost immediately after it happened.

Anyway, time for a new adventure for Bulpett. If he wants a job, I'm sure he will find one. It's not always the worst thing to be laid off. A guy like him should receive a quality severance package and he will now have so many more options than he ever knew existed.