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 […]


Labor strife, war, assassinations, riots, an earthquake and a virus: A 100 year log of cancelled sports

Nothing in the past has ever stopped sporting events in their tracks the way COVID-19 […]


Lighter moments in Minneapolis? Icon Sid Hartman,100, remembers sports’ characters and joys

In somber times, it’s nice to remember lighter moments! Sports in Minneapolis? All roads […]


Gary Thorne’s podcasts go deep into rivalries like Red Sox-Yankees; Fred Lynn and Lou Piniella talk 1978

A few years ago a TV producer friend, Jay Kutlow, and I got to […]