Interviews

Early ESPN interviewing icon, Roy Firestone: Opinions today are the cheapest form of programming

Firestone: “I’ve done 5,000 interviews. It’s less about the questions and more about the rapport […]


Journalists

ESPN’s Ian O’Connor, author of ‘Belichick’: Coach’s relationship with Brady and Kraft is transactional

Weeks after O’Connor sent Belichick a copy of the bio, one that took 3 years […]


Commentary

All-time Top-10: NFL players turned TV studio hosts; ranked by field success, card value and analysis

Today, we shift our focus to the Top 10 all-time studio analyst football cards. Last […]


Commentary

Opinion: The 3-man TV booth and split screen of 2 games don’t work

                            THEY JUST DON’T WORK ON TV   There are two things that don’t work […]


Announcers

ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio: Coach Doug Pederson gave me inside access to the team during Super Bowl run

You’ve seen Sal Paolantonio on ESPN forever. Once foliage is in full blossom, Sal’s an […]


Commentary

All-time, top-20 NFL broadcasters: Those who also played the game

In this third installment in our series, Sports Broadcast Journal continues our journey down memory lane. […]


Columnist

Super agent Sandy Montag says salaries for A level network announcers are still strong

It’s a success story made in America. Super broadcast agent Sandy Montag was a young […]


Commentary

Together, ESPN, MLB and X Games are teaming to support Shred Hate

Much has been said about bullying. Oftentimes, victims’ scars present lifetime challenges. Parents know it […]


Commentary

Network TV’s best ever ‘3-sport’ announcers: Gowdy, Enberg, Jackson, Stockton and Michaels

  With the intersection of the baseball, football and basketball seasons, the country’s most popular […]


Announcers

Tim Brando, TV college football dean, says playoff system is flawed and that it favors the Power Five

Tim Brando’s call on Fox is distinct. It’s unmistakably Southern. The voice is a warm […]


Announcers

ESPN’s Karl Ravech believes that Major League Baseball should cut the length of games to 7 innings

The 25 year ESPN vet says,  “We don’t use the word viewers anymore. We’re available […]


Commentary

Part II – Another weekend of college football; More announcers -15 additional telecasts critiqued

On Saturdays, a few announce crews are distinct. Others are a blur. College football on […]