From Bayless and Sharpe to Stephen A. Smith, 5 sports debate shows stimulate healthy discussions

Sports debate shows on ESPN, Fox and other networks have become television staples. Contestable topics […]


Jim Paige, who inspired New York sportscaster, dies after courageous battle with ALS

  After my reunion with Jim Paige last May, I said I hoped to visit […]


Progressive move by NHL and NBA: Interacting with fans in real-time on close and controversial calls

  The National Basketball Association will introduce a Twitter account manned by … well… official […]


Like LA’s Chick Hearn and Boston’s Johnny Most, Marv Albert merits a banner at MSG, canonizing his mic

As a high-schooler in the 1950s, Marv Albert began working at Madison Square Garden as […]


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 […]


Scully’s 1965 Koufax call was perfect; yet his most graphic was in 1959, describing a rhubarb at the Coliseum

In 1959, some three years before television replay was introduced, there was a wild argument […]