Halby’s Morsels: Olympics; Sports in wartime; Baby boomers’ crisis; Voices’ command of language +

  I was asked by a reader to identify the top ten local baseball voices […]


Halby’s Morsels: End of the World; NCAA Tourney; Neil Funk; A busy fall; Entercom silences update voices

Neil Funk It’s too bad that retiring Chicago Bulls’ television announcer Neil Funk, 73, won’t […]


Halby’s Morsels: Calling games in empty arenas? It’s happened; In ’81, Reagan was shot day of finals

Yesterday, the NCAA followed what the NBA, MLB and NHL did earlier. It cancelled both […]


Halby’s Morsels: Coronavirus scraps CBS/TNT’s tourney production meeting; Remembering Ed Ingles

  The annual CBS/Turner production meeting that’s held in New York prior to the NCAA […]


Halby’s Morsels: Ex voice, survivor of Wichita State’s 1970 plane crash, is 100!; ESPN’s analysts-only game

There aren’t any 100 year old sports announcers, current or retired, at least anyone I […]


Halby’s Morsels: Talent salaries; Is Kirk Herbstreit worth $3-4 million per?; Baseball voices moonlighting

  Salaries in the sports broadcast business vary considerably. Some are frankly outrageous. Let’s go […]


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 […]