The 10 execs who have presided over the explosive growth of the NFL on network TV, from million$ to billion$

  It’s no great revelation. Television and the NFL are indispensable partners. They’ve been locked […]


Halby’s Morsels: A Cosell-Summerall confrontation; Trump’s USFL-NFL vision; Harlan’s magic; Costas at 22

  The untold encounter of Howard Cosell and Pat Summerall, a 1966 classic witnessed by […]


College Basketball Weekend: A listing of the games and a scouting thumbnail of the talent

Once the Super Bowl has been played and football is behind us, college basketball takes […]


Ntl Sports Media Assn names ’20 Class; HOF awards: Verducci, Young, Wilbon, S. Caray, Ledford and Patrick

  You’d hope that there’s no better judge of talent than your own colleagues. As […]


ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit can talk and talk in circles; He makes good points on occasion if you can bear listening

  ESPN’s 15 separate presentations of last night’s title football game was a sports fan’s […]


NFL Weekend: CBS, Fox, NBC’s A teams get As; CBS’ B team, Eagle and Fouts, gets B; Romo or Madden?

  It couldn’t be bad if by Sunday, CBS and NBC touted their Saturday ratings. […]


ESPN’s Cable TV first: Fans will have extra audio choices watching title game, the LSU or Clemson radio call

  If this is the future of video, it’s about as good as it gets. […]


A new decade! A list of visible talent changes at networks: Big 2010 voices gone; New top names today

The tables of broadcast voices will sometimes turn over as quickly as those in restaurants. […]


Legendary columnist Peter Vecsey remembers David Stern; Bob Costas comments on the late commissioner

  David Stern didn’t dodge reporters’ questions. Peter Vecsey, the all-time most powerful columnist covering […]


The 2019 Halby’s: From Sportscaster of the Year to the voices we lost; From the best to the forgettable

  Second Annual: The Halby’s: 2019 Sports broadcast Awards and Recognition At the outset, let’s […]


Don Imus gave WFAN a lifeline; He then helped grow America’s first all-sports station through osmosis

  At some point in the early 80s, I was at a private function at […]


Halby’s Morsels: A cynical view of Roone Arledge; ESPN’s NBA talent; More 70+ Voices; NFL TV rights

NBA on ESPN ESPN ran five games on Christmas Day.  The quintuple-header turned into an […]