Halby’s Morsels: A Cosell-Summerall confrontation; Trump’s USFL-NFL vision; Harlan’s magic; Costas at 22

  The untold encounter of Howard Cosell and Pat Summerall, a 1966 classic witnessed by […]


Halby’s Morsels: A cynical view of Roone Arledge; ESPN’s NBA talent; More 70+ Voices; NFL TV rights

NBA on ESPN ESPN ran five games on Christmas Day.  The quintuple-header turned into an […]


Halby’s Morsels: Would Red Barber use ‘swarthy’ today?; Herbstreit’s vapid comments; Suspense for Frick

Herbstreit is bright but I sometimes think he’s a cross between a robot and Mister Rogers. 


Halby’s Morsels: ESPN’s best college football play-by-players; Sports TV’s future; NHL’s Hewitt Award

    The thick of the season is behind us. The conference championships, Army-Navy and […]


Halby’s Morsels: NBA announcer changes; League has 14 voices 70 or over, Curt Gowdy and PC in 1975

  Jim Barnett, an eleven year NBA journeyman, did color on Golden State Warriors telecasts […]


Halby’s Morsels: Buck energized, Brian Anderson shines, Joe Davis lacked flair; Fox’ MLB studio is good

  Halby’s post-season mouthfuls Joe Buck has been a prominent network voice for a long […]


Halby’s Morsels: Baseball voices now vs. past; NHL talent changes; ESPN plans 3000 college hoops telecasts

My mother, God bless her, she’s 95, always told me that if I have nothing […]


Halby’s Morsels: It’s all in the family with names like Albert, Caray, Kelly, Kuiper and Lazarus; Mike Tirico +

First, a programming note. Columnist Dan Mason had a lengthy interview yesterday with the most […]


Halby’s Morsels: Scully’s first contract; Voices who do both college and NFL; Analysts doing 2 sports

A TMZ story surfaced last week about a letter of agreement covering the employment terms […]


Halby’s Morsels: 49ers smartly hire Greg Papa; Hedrick only voice alive from first SB; Stories from the booth

  A delight hearing Greg Papa on 49ers broadcasts. Strong and gutsy decision by 49ers […]


Halby’s Morsels: Vin Scully, Voice of Voices, reminisces; Boog Sciambi’s growth; In-fighting by Harwell’s kids

The longtime KNX and KFWB Southern California sports reporter Ted Sobel hosted a gem of a podcast […]


Halby’s Morsels: One play-by-play voice doing all 9 innings on radio is too much! It’s a long season

  Think of the local television baseball names around the country. Few of them alternate […]