Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Pam Oliver of Fox Sports and sportswriter and author Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

Pam Oliver of Fox Sports and sportswriter and author Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch - November 11, 2021 - 1:27:37

Episode 168 of the Sports Media Podcast features Fox NFL reporter Pam Oliver and writer Lyndsey D'Arcangelo, the co-author with Britni de la Cretaz of the new book, “Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women's Football League.”In this podcast, Oliver discusses what the 2021 season has been like for her as a sideline reporter; her remarkable longevity in the sports TV business; the on-field access she has in 2021 versus other years; working with Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen; what she says to women in the business wh0 approach her for advice; the chronic migraines and headaches she has suffered for decades, which sometimes force her to hide out in stadium; enduring fibroids that has required surgeries; her intentions to publish a memoir down the road and much more. D'Arcangelo discusses the origins of how “Hail Mary” emerging as a book; the challenge and fulfillment of unearthing something fascinating about an athlete or league from a previous era; how the NWFL was covered by the sports media of the day; how the players looked upon those media experiences; the players’ pioneering role even if they did not realize it at the time; the finances of the league; women in football today such as Sarah Fuller and why that was predictably criticized by a segment of people; the advancements in women’s sports, especially in viewership, as a commercial play; the challenges of women’s sports today and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and more.

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About The Show

The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic.

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