Halby’s Morsels: The Last Dance, Marv Albert; Eagles’ Reese, 77, sharp and going strong; Al McCoy+

I was surprised that Marv Albert was not interviewed for the The Last Dance, the […]


Halby’s Morsels: Dick Enberg’s remark 50 years ago triggered ire; Al Michaels’ ascent to NFL prime; +

Dick Enberg draws anger on a UCLA-Oregon telecast on January 21, 1970 I stumbled upon […]


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 […]