Broadcasting

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 […]


Featured

From the Howard Stern Show to hitting Sports Talk With The Hein

While many aspire to achieve their dream job, Jon Hein is charmed enough to have […]


Commentary

Historian Curt Smith examines why the World Series TV ratings have dropped badly since 1988

    On September 30, 1989, NBC telecast its last of more than a thousand […]


Commentary

1968 World Series: Jose Feliciano sings anthem off-key and Tigers Voice Ernie Harwell fears for his job

  Fifty years ago, times weren’t really different. The country was as divided then as […]


Commentary

How did MLB, then dominant on TV, respond to the eruption of the NFL in the 1960s?

  It seems like another planet now, but at one point in the early 1960s […]


Commentary

Curt Smith, baseball broadcast historian: MLB hasn’t yet reclaimed September as Bud Selig vowed

What if you gave a party, the old joke goes, and nobody came? What if […]


Interviews

Early ESPN interviewing icon, Roy Firestone: Opinions today are the cheapest form of programming

Firestone: “I’ve done 5,000 interviews. It’s less about the questions and more about the rapport […]


Journalists

ESPN’s Ian O’Connor, author of ‘Belichick’: Coach’s relationship with Brady and Kraft is transactional

Weeks after O’Connor sent Belichick a copy of the bio, one that took 3 years […]


Commentary

All-time Top-10: NFL players turned TV studio hosts; ranked by field success, card value and analysis

Today, we shift our focus to the Top 10 all-time studio analyst football cards. Last […]


Commentary

Opinion: The 3-man TV booth and split screen of 2 games don’t work

                            THEY JUST DON’T WORK ON TV   There are two things that don’t work […]


Announcers

ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio: Coach Doug Pederson gave me inside access to the team during Super Bowl run

You’ve seen Sal Paolantonio on ESPN forever. Once foliage is in full blossom, Sal’s an […]