CBS’ good guy, James Brown – Success in the NFL Today studio hasn’t changed his unassuming way

  I first met James Brown in the 1980s when I called St. John’s University […]


Ex-ESPN interviewer Roy Firestone: To fans, Vin Scully is a father figure and Chick Hearn was a friend

  He’s sometimes referred to as the ‘Oprah Winfrey of Sports.’ Roy Firestone has done […]


Halby’s Morsels: Scully’s first contract; Voices who do both college and NFL; Analysts doing 2 sports

A TMZ story surfaced last week about a letter of agreement covering the employment terms […]


ESPN’s finest decade, the 90s: The dozen new arrivals who helped build the network’s popularity

ESPN’s second ten years, the 90s, were the mothership’s best stretch. To those engaged, they […]


Halby’s Morsels: No news is good news for Marv Albert; Dick Groat out after 40 years on Pitt radio

  With camps opening at the end of the month and no announcements to the […]


Halby’s Morsels: 49ers smartly hire Greg Papa; Hedrick only voice alive from first SB; Stories from the booth

  A delight hearing Greg Papa on 49ers broadcasts. Strong and gutsy decision by 49ers […]


President Jimmy Carter: While still Georgia governor, he gave Hank Aaron special tags, “HR-715”

    “American Presidents, like great French restaurants,” said the writer and educator S. Douglass […]


ESPN, Fox and CBS list their top college football announcers; Warning: Scorecard required

ESPN got a quick start and a good rating when it kicked off its college […]


First Major League Baseball game was on television, 80 years ago today on the forerunner to WNBC-TV

Eighty years ago today, August 26, 1939, Major League Baseball hit the television airwaves. Hit […]


NFL TV rights in a changing world: Barron’s details current deals and explores the league’s media future

This past weekend, as the NFL was preparing to launch its 100th season, Barron’s ran […]


Halby’s Morsels: Vin Scully, Voice of Voices, reminisces; Boog Sciambi’s growth; In-fighting by Harwell’s kids

The longtime KNX and KFWB Southern California sports reporter Ted Sobel hosted a gem of a podcast […]


The elegant essayist Jack Whitaker passes at 95, the last of a generation of levelheaded sports TV columnists

Jack Whitaker passed early Sunday at 95. He set the scene for so many events […]