The image above is the logo for Blogs with Balls 5, the yearly assessment of the state of sports media given by a panel of “experts.” I use quotation marks, because this year they’ve included me on the hockey panel.
The always popular event will be held in the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Lightbox Building on October 5th and 6th, and if you’d like to attend, you can sign-up here to be alerted when tickets go on sale. That link also takes you to the list of the first panel of speakers.
On the hockey side, speakers include Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada, Dave Lozo of NHL.com, Barry Petchesky of Deadspin, and likely a handful of others who are sorting out their schedules. The non-hockey list is pretty sweet too, as it includes The Basketball Jones crew, Jemele Hill, Amy Nelson and many more.
Check it out if you haven’t before. It should be some entertaining, informative conversation.