Billy Packer recalls NCAA title game, played 40 years ago tonight, hours after President Reagan was shot

Times were different in 1981, no internet, no cell phones and cable TV was an […]


Ali-Frazier I, 50 years ago, was tinged with emotion and contrasting racial views; Bob Costas remembers

This morning, Bob Costas reflects on the Fight of the Century, the rumble that […]


Boxing HOFer Steve Albert, ESPN’s Chris Berman, HBO’s Bryant Gumbel, others remember Ali-Frazier I

Ali-Frazier I, March 8, 1971.There’s been nothing like it since. In many ways it’s like […]


Tim Ryan was only English language blow-by-blow voice of Ali-Frazier; Troops listened on land and at sea

Tim Ryan, 81, is now retired. He’s hale, sharp, upbeat and living in Vancouver […]


50 years ago, March 8th, 300 million fans worldwide watched Ali-Frazier I, a fight with political overtones

It was called the Fight of the Century and the buildup was off the charts […]


Historic Calls, one-by-one: Hank Aaron’s 714th and 715th; Brennaman, Gowdy, Hamilton and Scully

We lost Hank Aaron this week at age 86. Although the bare numbers don’t support […]


Fifth in a series: Voices born 100 years ago: Longtimer Bob Wolff, called Don Larsen’s perfect game

BOB WOLFF November 29, 1920 – July 15, 2017 Bob Wolff spent eight decades […]


The NFL’s first prime time series: 50 years ago Monday Night Football hit ABC and wowed America!

Fifty years ago last September 21st, television and the NFL changed forever. Monday Night […]


The final resting places of heavenly and beloved sports voices: Allen, Gowdy, Harwell, Caray and others

Editor’s note: A longtime buddy of mine, Vince Gardino, and his brother Robert, often […]


The early plight of women to cover sports was widespread: Getting equal access has been a long battle

Gender equality in sports media: Courageous acts from Visser, Ludtke, Elliott and others helped pave […]


The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game in ’57; Vin Scully called it; Nothing official was said about LA

I’m sure this has happened to you from time to time, particularly when trying […]


Covid-19 killed Tuesday’s ASG; Fifty years ago, the game did a 28.5 rating; Last year it did a paltry 5.0

The All Star Game was scheduled for this Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. Like virtually […]