Scott Morrison Joins Sportsnet; Rogers Out of Olympics

Forgot to comment on two big local sports media stories.

First, huge congrats to Scott Morrison for his new gig with Rogers Sportsnet:

“new Executive Producer of Hockey, effective immediately. He will also appear as an insider on Hockeycentral and Sportsnet Radio The FAN 590 and FAN 960, as well as a feature writer for Sportsnet magazine and a contributor to”

Morrison was most recently on Hockey night in Canada.

Cool gig with Sportsnet for a really good guy.

As Rogers keeps dishing out big contracts to talent they announced today they won’t be bidding for the rights for the 2014 or 2016 Olympics, leaving CTV and the CBC to duke it out. That’s big news considering that the poobah of the Vancouver Olympics runs the sports empire over at Rogers.

Why aren’t they bidding? Publicly they are saying scheduling conflicts. Privately, it sounds like preserving cash for some other large use…..


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