MLB Trade Deadline Coverage: ESPN was silky smooth and MLB Network reported news instantly

    When the 2019 Major League Baseball trade deadline approached, things were chaotic; more […]


Sideline Reporting: Underappreciated or Unnecessary? The early history and those who fashioned the role

Part one of a series exploring sideline reporting, a role introduced  in 1974   Mention […]


Three national talkies, Jim Rome, Rich Eisen and Dan Patrick: Analysis and comparison – Best of the 3

  Three radio hosts, Colin Cowherd, Dan LeBatard, and Doug Gottlieb were the subjects of […]


Despite star-studded lineup, TNT’s NBA pre and post game ratings don’t necessarily dominate ESPN’s

  Sports Media Watch does an excellent job keeping tabs on audience deliveries and posting […]


Video streaming: The fastest growing segment of play-by-play; Almost any event, anywhere, live or on-demand

  In 2017, there were 134,000 hours of sports programming available on television in the […]


NBC releases its NHL playoff schedule for the first round; All games will be televised nationally

NBC releases its NHL Playoff schedule for the first round. All games will have a […]


Legendary sports media critic Rudy Martzke releases his popular Rudy’s

Rudy Martzke ruled the space for years. He penned regular sports media columns for USA […]


Syracuse dominates the sports broadcast landscape; From the who’s who today to the who’s who tomorrow

Other colleges have produced network stars. Al Michaels attended Arizona State, Vin Scully, Fordham  and […]


Halloween scare for sports announcers; from the low minor leagues to the Olympics

It’s Halloween, season of ghosts, goblins, chainsaw wielding murderers and rowdy teenagers. It’s a night […]


‘Good Morning Football’ – NFL Network’s diverse quartet mixes news and analysis with humor, spunk and depth

GMF features an actor, an author and a Canadian born ex-NFLer; not to mention a […]


Clashing Announcers: A famous 1980 punch and other animosity; But a skirmish over a chair? Never!

  Last week, two TV colleagues squabbled over who sits where in the broadcast booth. […]


Baseball Broadcast Historian Curt Smith ranks top 5 all-time Play-by-Play announcers

Curt Smith, a former White House speechwriter for the first President Bush, George Herbert Walker, […]