No NCAA title game Monday night; But the 57 year TV history of the Final Four is full of characters

  Here we sit. At home. Some with family. Some not. Some with lots of […]


White Sox radio voice Ed Farmer, hardly a conventional play-by-play broadcaster, dies at 70

  Longtime White Sox radio announcer Ed Farmer passed away Wednesday. He was 70. Farmer […]


Halby’s Morsels: Olympics; Sports in wartime; Baby boomers’ crisis; Voices’ command of language +

  I was asked by a reader to identify the top ten local baseball voices […]


Al Michaels’ NBC contract ends in 2022; But the voice of NFL primetime isn’t ready to retire

  Al Michaels has been dubbed America’s sports announcer. He’s covered several Olympics, eight World […]


Lisa Salters, ESPN’s Monday Night Football and NBA reporter: “My early goal and early career were in news”

  You see lots of Lisa Salters reporting from the sidelines, be it the NFL or the […]


Halby’s Morsels: End of the World; NCAA Tourney; Neil Funk; A busy fall; Entercom silences update voices

Neil Funk It’s too bad that retiring Chicago Bulls’ television announcer Neil Funk, 73, won’t […]


National talk show hosts survive Monday; The NFL is the common subject after dead weekend

  Years ago, I asked a sportswriter to share his most difficult challenge. His answer […]


Celts’ 40 year vet Mike Gorman is among best NBA TV voices; Called the Big East in 80s on ESPN

Mike Gorman on his military career: “It made me a believer in compulsory military service.”


Coronavirus has dealt sports its biggest blow ever; These are the top 25 disruptions the last 100 years+

  Sports have taken hits through the years. Whether it’s been gambling, cheating, drugs or […]


Halby’s Morsels: Calling games in empty arenas? It’s happened; In ’81, Reagan was shot day of finals

Yesterday, the NCAA followed what the NBA, MLB and NHL did earlier. It cancelled both […]


Conference tournaments play on; TV networks busy against an alarming and muted backdrop

UPDATED: So a partial score become a final  score–St. John’s-Creighton, a Big East Tourney game […]


Tourney in empty buildings? CBS’ McManus and Turner’s Zucker are in constant contact with NCAA

Charles Barkley was asked whether the public was overreacting to the coronavirus. He essentially said […]