I got to chime in on the panel talk with Giardi, Curran, and Paoletti.
Comcast Sports Net New England continued their run of Boston sports get togethers. In the fall they hosted a Patriots event featuring Jerod Mayo, a Bruins event featuring Shawn Thornton, and a Celtics event with Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn. Last night they hosted bloggers at the Renaissance Hotel at Patriot Place for a Patriots gathering with a playoff twist.
It was a grand party thrown by the folks at CSNNE and it featured a live shoot for their 6 o’clock Sports Tonight segment, panel discussions, great food, and even some Patriots cheerleaders.
CSNNE host Mike Giardi and CSNNE.com insider Tom E. Curran taped a segment outside of the hotel as they typically do. It was interesting to see it in person and their analysis was spot on.
The panels included one featuring CSNNE’s Gary Tanguay along with former Patriots Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie. Smerlas and DeOssie, normally flanked by Glen Ordway on the New England Tailgate show, gave great “X’s and O’s” analysis on the upcoming match-up with the Denver Broncos. There was, of course, some Tim Tebow talk.
Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie broke things down with Gary Tanguay.
The second panel featured Giardi, Curran, and Mary Paoletti from the Thursday night show Quick Slants. This was a more laid back segment which featured numerous questions from the engaged audience.
Not to be lost in the Patriots talk was the wonderful spread of food put out by the Renaissance Hotel. Two chefs prepared freshly made scallops and cut beef sirloin at a carving station. There were also gourmet hors d’oeurves and dessert that followed.
CSNNE Director of Marketing Skip Perham was sure to remind the audience that gathered of their unmatched coverage throughout the week, and playoffs. With their three shows on Thursday comprising ”New England Football Night” and their hour and a half pre and post game shows Saturday night, Comcast Sports Net has ensured they are the local go-to network.