Chad Finn, The Boston Globe

Chad Finn

The Boston Globe

Boston, MA, United States

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Recent:
  • The Boston Globe
  • Boston.com
Past:
  • Deadspin
  • WBUR

Recent articles by Chad:

NBC Sports Boston should do whatever it takes to bring back Abby Chin

Chin, who was part of a massive layoff, is not someone a competent corporation that cares about its product sends away. → Read More

Letting Abby Chin go is a mistake NBC Sports Boston should rectify

Chin is not someone a competent corporation that cares about its product sends away. → Read More

Regarding that fake crowd noise at sports events, some are doing it better than others

Even the television broadcasters say fake noise is a necessity, but so far it's working best on the radio. → Read More

NBC Sports Boston hit by massive layoffs from parent company

Nearly 20 on-air and behind-the-scenes staffers were laid off, including Gary Tanguay, Abby Chin, A. Sherrod Blakely, and Joe Haggerty. → Read More

Abby Chin, Gary Tanguay among staffers let go in NBC Sports Boston layoffs

Nearly 20 on-air and behind-the-scenes staffers at NBC Sports Boston were laid off Monday and Tuesday. → Read More

ESPN to offer Statcast broadcast for Red Sox-Yankees Sunday night matchup

For the first time, the network is offering the analytically focused broadcast on two Sunday night games, including Yankees-Red Sox Aug. 16 → Read More

Bruins-Flyers round-robin opener delivers strong ratings for NBC

The viewership for Bruins-Flyers was 35 percent higher than the regular-season average. → Read More

Bruins-Flyers round-robin opener delivers strong ratings for NBC

The game was the second-most watched NHL game on NBC this season. → Read More

Celtics’ hard-earned win saved an otherwise lost weekend for the return of sports

I heard the chatter, and maybe you did too. Some of us probably were part of the the chorus singing it this weekend as we enjoyed the first thick slate of Boston sporting events since the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside-down and inside-out in March. “It’s good to have sports back. It’s good have some normalcy back.” It’s a lovely sentiment, hopeful and optimistic, and we could all use… → Read More

Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley need time to adjust their strategy calling Bruins games

The NESN broadcasters said it was gratifying to be calling hockey games again, but acknowledged that acclimating to the new protocols is a work in progress. → Read More

What Celtics coverage will look like during the NBA’s restart

It should look and feel just like the Celtics broadcast we are used to. → Read More

TNT, ESPN have NBA’s return covered; NBC Sports Boston will have Celtics’ seeding games

There will be approximately 260 cameras in use around the complex in Orlando, Fla., for the national broadcasts and feeds. → Read More

Any aspirations the Chiefs have to surpass the Patriots are laughable

The Chiefs? A Patriot-like dynasty? I’d say get back to me on that in 2037, Tyreek. → Read More

Any aspirations the Chiefs have to surpass the Patriots are laughable

There is no evidence that any current NFL franchise has the acumen and discipline to build a dynasty the way Bill Belichick did. → Read More

Early ratings are strong for NESN’s Red Sox broadcasts

The season opener Friday earned a 7.73 household rating on NESN, the highest for Game 1 since 2017. → Read More

Sports Q: Who was the better Red Sox lefthander, Jon Lester or Bruce Hurst?

Debate the answer with Chad Finn and other Boston sports fans at The Sports Q. → Read More

Former Deadspin staffers are reuniting to form a new site, Defector

Defector Media will launch its website in September. → Read More

Former Deadspin staffers are launching their own website, Defector Media

Writers and editors resigned from Deadspin en masse last October when management issued a stick-to-sports mandate. → Read More

Weirdness aside, NESN’s return to Red Sox broadcasts was well-executed and welcome

The three Red Sox-Orioles games over the weekend were a balm for those thirsty for sports or just a hint of normalcy. → Read More

The Orioles should be relegated to the minors, and other thoughts on the Red Sox’ season-opening win

I don’t think I realized how much I missed baseball until we got to see it come to life again on the field on Friday. → Read More