With its historical focus on horse-race campaign news, Politico has viewed itself as the ESPN of political coverage. Yet it’s Bloomberg Politics that’s applying genuine “SportsCenter” analysis to the hypercompetitive job of jostling to cover a presidential candidate. In “ScrumZone,” Matt Negrin and Griffin Hammond use video and jock-talk to rate the skills of reporters in penetrating these mic-heavy groups at the South Carolina Freedom Summit in Greenville. Attracting large media circles were Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio. Former New York governor George Pataki? Nothing. When Negrin asked Pataki how he felt about the non-following, he got this response: “It’s what I expect. You know, you start at the bottom, you work your way up and ultimately you win.”