Chuck Thompson, a broadcast institution with the Baltimore Orioles and Colts, was born 100 years ago

In Brooklyn where I grew up, the nighttime signal of Baltimore’s WBAL Radio came […]


The U.S. Open on NBC: Network has some prep time this year as it gets ready for Torrey Pines

Broadcasting major championship golf. There’s really nothing else like it in network television sports.  […]


Al McCoy, iconic Voice of the Suns, won’t decide whether to return for a 50th season until after the playoffs

You have to be blessed, talented and lucky. And Al McCoy is all. […]


Turner hires Wayne Gretzky; Big name? Yes; The Great One will have to prove that he’s no on-air rookie

Hockey on TV needs help. More importantly, the sport needs more fans. Can Wayne […]


Watching a game or being there? The comfort of one’s home is great but announcers must be transparent

As someone who spent years watching sports at national and international arenas, initially […]


Marv Albert calls it a day, a month before his 80th birthday; He’ll retire after calling NBA’s Eastern Finals

It was time and I think he knew it. The pounding he was taking […]


Did the dog eat Bob Baffert’s homework again? NBC can’t ignore the story Saturday at the Preakness

Don’t expect NBC Sports to gloss over Bob Baffert’s string of drug infractions this Saturday, […]


Sharing the same birthday, John Madden brought novelty and Don Meredith levity to NFL booths

Two birthdays passed quietly last Saturday, April 10th. John Madden turned 85. The football […]


CBS’ coverage of the 2021 Masters had new wrinkles; Voices were solid; Production was ho-hum

So many times on Masters Sundays, we are treated to moments that are etched in […]


TV trio of Dick Enberg, Al McGuire and Billy Packer was the best ever; Otherwise, 3 voices are tricky

Three voices behind the March Madness microphones are one too many, unless their names are Dick […]


Will the Masters, CBS and ESPN face significant threats if they fail to respond to Georgia’s new voting law

As a journalist whose favorite four months of the golf calendar are now upon […]


Like it or not, women NBA play-by-play voices and their occasional strident sound might be here to stay

Women and NBA broadcasting started disastrously  The NBA was born in 1946, the brainchild of […]