Ex-ESPNer Roy Firestone reflects on Don Shula; Renowned interviewer knew winningest NFL coach 50 years

Former ESPNer Roy Firestone, one of the most accomplished sports interviewers of all-time, knew Coach […]


The dozen pioneering voices who popularized the NBA during the league’s early, challenging years

THE NBA’S EARLY YEARS. THE COMPELLING VOICES WHO PAVED THE WAY The NBA had […]


Halby’s Morsels: The Last Dance, Marv Albert; Eagles’ Reese, 77, sharp and going strong; Al McCoy+

I was surprised that Marv Albert was not interviewed for the The Last Dance, the […]


Jon Miller: A golden MLB voice; Still fresh on Giants games after 21 years of ESPN Sunday Night Baseball

Nationally, his sound was unmistakable. Smooth, deep and syrupy, the perfect soundtrack for 21 […]


NFL’s Roger Goodell in an unfamiliar TV role presiding over draft; Wife Jane Skinner was a longtime anchor

The opening night of the NFL Draft on Thursday averaged 15.6 million viewers according to […]


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 […]


Bob Costas: Rob Manfred did well on Astros ruling; Fans will be wary of attending games once scheduled

For four decades, he was America’s sports host. Under the brightest lights and on […]


Leading network voices: Their early heroes, idols, influences, mentors and professional role models

I reached out to a renowned group of network voices who for decades shepherded millions […]


Halby’s Morsels: NFL 2020 schedule; Jon Miller; Talent pay cut? Late NBA start next season? Past gems

The NFL will likely announce its schedule on Thursday, May 7th. How much it […]


No NCAA title game Monday night; But the 57 year TV history of the Final Four is full of characters

Here we sit. At home. Some with family. Some not. Some with lots of […]


White Sox radio voice Ed Farmer, hardly a conventional play-by-play broadcaster, dies at 70

Longtime White Sox radio announcer Ed Farmer passed away Wednesday. He was 70. Farmer […]


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 […]