The NFL’s first prime time series: 50 years ago Monday Night Football hit ABC and wowed America!

Fifty years ago last September 21st, television and the NFL changed forever. Monday Night […]


ESPN officially assigns Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick to MNF; See full talent list since 1970

As it gets ready to celebrate 50 years since the birth of Monday Night […]


Is NBC’s Mike Tirico up to the task? Can the gifted generalist replace two giants, Al Michaels and Bob Costas?

There’s been almost nothing to suggest that Al Michaels has lost the spring to his […]


Versatile Tim Ryan, a network TV voice for decades, speaks out on NFL injuries and the anthem at games

Three years ago, after the publication of a memoir covering my life in the […]


ESPN bungles Shula story on SVP’s SportsCenter; This morning, Mike Greenberg came through solidly

Don Shula’s famous jaw would jut out perfectly on the NFL’s Mount Rushmore. He’d […]


Halby’s Morsels: Dick Enberg’s remark 50 years ago triggered ire; Al Michaels’ ascent to NFL prime; +

Dick Enberg draws anger on a UCLA-Oregon telecast on January 21, 1970 I stumbled upon […]


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 […]


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 […]


Reports and rumors: Disney wants Monday, Thursday AND Sunday Night Football + Michaels and P. Manning

Through its 40-year history, ESPN has run more games across its platforms than all […]


The CBS Tony Romo extension: While trillions were lost in the stock market, the popular voice hits the jackpot

Reports and rumors: ESPN wants Monday, Thursday AND Sunday Night Football + Michaels and […]


Fox Sports’ Curt Menefee: From a small school to a huge job; from Coe College to the Sunday NFL studio

Curt Menefee’s climb to one of the most visible sports positions on network television […]


Fox Sports’ Brad Zager: “The Super Bowl is about the country coming together and watching a single feed”

He’s a man behind the scenes whom you wouldn’t identify in a crowd. In […]