ESPN’s first ten years: The dozen anchors and personalities who laid the groundwork for success

Top 12 ESPN personalities through its first decade,1979-1989   In 1979, the country had all […]


Instant replay continues to evolve as sports’ most important technology, from accuracy to good TV viewing

  Technology changes faster than even teenagers can keep up with most times. Yet sports […]


Ken Levine: “The highlight was clearly Gladys Knight singing the National Anthem”

The NFL has registered trademarks on SUPER BOWL and SUPER SUNDAY so no one is […]


The best of the best; ranking all-time top Super Bowl play-by-play voices; From Al Michaels to Ray Scott

25th anniversary of O.J. Simpson working Super Bowl sidelines for NBC. Months later he faced […]


The Halby’s: CBS and NBC – NFL critiques – from Michaels and Nantz to Collinsworth and Romo; 7 Crews

With the 2018 NFL regular season behind us, we ran a column yesterday assessing the […]


The Halby’s: Fox and ESPN, from Buck and Tessitore to Aikman and Witten; 9 NFL crews critiqued

  The NFL regular season is over and the month-long playoff run will begin to […]


Red Sox’ radio makes a galling change; Play-by-play will be presented in a talk-show format

Tim Neverett is leaving the Red Sox’ radio booth after three seasons. At first, I […]


Decision on Marv Albert’s future as Turner’s lead NBA voice will likely wait until the season ends

  The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reported last week that Turner is seriously considering […]


Columnist: ESPN’s Steve Levy and Brian Griese college football’s best

Early in its infancy, ESPN hired John Walsh, a guy from Scranton, PA, to make […]


Historian and TV observer Curt Smith proposes a six step program to reverse the declining interest in baseball

    True story. Circa 1970. As a teen, I played hoops in our family […]


Historian Curt Smith examines why the World Series TV ratings have dropped badly since 1988

    On September 30, 1989, NBC telecast its last of more than a thousand […]