Nessler’s a standout but lacks Uncle Verne’s belly laugh; He and Danielson get an A for LSU-Alabama

  The game spoke for itself as did the high ratings. CBS did a 9.7 […]


It hasn’t been a good start to the year for the NBA; First China, then Kawhi Leonard’s absence irks ESPN

This has not been a good year for the NBA, and it’s only just begun. […]


Will Pro Football and Basketball Halls reveal how ballots for their media awards are selected and who votes?

  It’s Veterans Day, 2019! On Veterans Day we honor those who served including many […]


College football on TV: The games I watched, the voices I heard; The very good, the good and the so-so

This weekend was a good opportunity to sink my teeth into college football telecasts. Here’s […]


ESPN’s misguided list of college football’s best ever media voices; Top network announcers listed here

A couple weeks ago, I put the television on to watch post-season baseball on Fox. […]


ESPN 150, honoring the all-time giants of college football, largely ignores the impact of Beano Cook

  When sports honcho Roone Arledge began broadcasting college football at ABC in 1966, one […]


ESPN’s Anish Shroff and Ahmad Brooks have star-qualities; They call football collaboratively

  The names Anish Shroff and Ahmad Brooks may not be that familiar to most […]


Should TV networks add two audio channels, one for each MLB team?; Costas, Kaat, Girardi shine

  It’s a matter of sheer numbers. Teams’ television voices in virtually every American sports […]


Halby’s Morsels: Baseball’s good and not so good voices; MLB Network gets high rating for Yanks-Twins

  From an interview with the greatest sports announcer of broadcasting’s first century (1921-2021) – […]


When NBC’s Mike Tirico gives his opinion, it’s done subtly: He prefers to defer to Tony Dungy or others

This is part two of our interview with longtime, versatile sports voice, Mike Tirico. Since […]


NBC’s Mike Tirico flourishes being busy; Sunday Night Football, ND, Triple Crown, NHL, Golf, Indy 500 +

  A pro’s pro. How often have we heard that about those in sports broadcasting?  […]


Has Fox’ college pre-game show, ‘Big Noon Kickoff’ left ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ in the dust?

College Week #8: Fox, ESPN, ABC, CBS and conference networks air 80 games; All talent […]