Fox gets a B+ for U. S. Open coverage; Joel Klatt, the football analyst, excels, earning an A

The 119th U. S. Open is in the books and the grades are in for […]


Did Fox’ soundbite invade Spieth’s privacy? Viewers heard golfer sarcastically chastise his caddie

  When you broadcast golf just once or twice a year, as Fox does, you […]



Ray Scott: Born 100 years ago, Voiced 4 Super Bowls; Minimalist helped shape TV announcers’ roles

Ray Scott’s name was as prominent with NFL fans in the 60s and early 70s […]


Watch Marty Glickman, Original Voice of the NBA, call the 1964 Final on TV, Russell vs. Chamberlain

By 1940, baseball’s Red Barber, football’s Ted Husing and boxing’s Sam Taub put their pioneering […]


Ken Harrelson, a 42 year baseball voice who retired last season, was colorful in the booth and on the field

Spend an hour on the phone with Ken Harrelson and you’ll know why his nine […]


A sports loving nation: How did the presidents partake? The post Civil War period until Theodore Roosevelt

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


Curt Smith series: Even in the early years of our great country, U.S. presidents played sports

OUR PRESIDENTS, OURSELVES   “American Presidents, like great French restaurants,” said the writer and educator […]


Fox coverage of U.S. Open Golf: Some Good, Some Bad; Only 2 of 10 broadcasters were women

Call me a fool, but I’m a sucker for any U.S. Open, be it tennis […]


Creative TV anchor, Len Berman: “A local sportscast is in many ways more valuable than an ESPN hour”

New York is so well known for its great play-by-play announcers. Mel Allen, Red Barber […]


Will NBA mic refs like the NFL? Don’t rule it out. TV viewers want details after replays and complex calls

  The NBA might be open to a suggestion to streamline its faint communication process […]


Peter Vecsey speaks out!; Iconic columnist and commentator covers a litany of eye-popping subjects

There may never be another Peter Vecsey, a one-sport, powerhouse columnist whose takes, breaking news […]