FWIW, I was listening to 1050 ESPN Radio (from NYC) this afternoon. Needless to say, they spent the entire day talking Giants football (amusingly, Michael Kay was asking listeners for reasons why the Giants might be able to cover, let alone win). Not once in the time I was listening (about an hour between 2 PM and 4 PM, while running some errands) did anyone bring up the Herald's hit piece. Not one caller. In fact, they didn't even mention it in the SportsCenter updates. Maybe it's changed since, and they're talking about it now, but they didn't seem to care back then. Also, it's worth noting that the Globe site has NOT given this story any prominence (they do have a 10-paragraph article about it, but certainly no breathless hype about it).