* There was a horrific moment on the New York subway this week when a man who had been shoved onto the tracks was struck and killed by a train. Controversy erupted when the New York Post put a picture on its cover of the man on the tracks, seconds before the train hit him. People also wondered why the photographer didn’t try to help the man but instead took pictures; he says he was hoping the flash would alert the train driver. Media writer Jack Shafer has an interesting take on just why the picture was so haunting.
* Minnesota Post’s Britt Robson did a two-part interview with Timberwolves broadcaster Jim Petersen that I thought was pretty interesting. He offers up some pretty honest takes on Love, Adelman and his broadcasting partners. Here’s the first piece, and the second.
* Kobe Bryant’s missed shots are actually assists. Sort of, according to this Grantland story.
* Also from Grantland, Chuck Klosterman examines the San Antonio Spurs controversy and the role of entertainment in sports.
* At TVFury headquarters, we’re hoping that in the next week or two we’ll have a Q&A Fury Files style with Andy Gray, the guy in charge of Sports Illustrated’s Vault who also handles the magazine’s photo blog archive. The site always has a lot of funny/cool/bizarre pics. But here’s a gallery of rare Kobe shots that is pretty cool.
* The always entertaining Pat Jordan writes for SBNation about why he’s no longer a Yankees fan.
*No shortage of Rick Majerus tributes this week in light of his recent passing. Here’s one by Andy Katz. It’s been … surprising, I guess. Always pegged him as being somewhat polarizing.
* No pod of the week this week. Instead, your multimedia fix will be visual. Here are The 45 Most Powerful Images of 2012, according to BuzzFeed. Some incredible stuff.