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 […]


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 […]


1968 World Series: Jose Feliciano sings anthem off-key and Tigers Voice Ernie Harwell fears for his job

  Fifty years ago, times weren’t really different. The country was as divided then as […]


How did MLB, then dominant on TV, respond to the eruption of the NFL in the 1960s?

  It seems like another planet now, but at one point in the early 1960s […]


Curt Smith, baseball broadcast historian: MLB hasn’t yet reclaimed September as Bud Selig vowed

What if you gave a party, the old joke goes, and nobody came? What if […]


All-time Top-10: NFL players turned TV studio hosts; ranked by field success, card value and analysis

Today, we shift our focus to the Top 10 all-time studio analyst football cards. Last […]


Opinion: The 3-man TV booth and split screen of 2 games don’t work

                            THEY JUST DON’T WORK ON TV   There are two things that don’t work […]