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 […]


Indelible Qualities: 25 announcers whose resumes won’t likely be duplicated soon

With 85 or so football games on network television this past weekend, I asked myself […]


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 […]


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 […]


ESPN shortchanged viewers, sharing little background of the Taylor Townsend U. S. Open journey

Thursday afternoon at the U.S. Open, unseeded 23-year-old Taylor Townsend pulled off a tremendous upset, […]


Jack Whitaker – Remembering one of a kind, not to be replaced soon; He cared about words

                 Jack Whitaker: A Man Who Cared About Words   Born in 1924, John […]