Interviews

ESPN’s Suzy Kolber, a pro’s pro and NFL fixture, talks life, her career and Joe Namath: “He’s a good person”

Kolber identifies Lesley Visser, Gayle Sierens and Robin Roberts as her three women pioneer sportscasters […]


News

Shoutcasting isn’t loud, but it’s made a boom in how esports are presented

  While esports have only recently hit the mainstream, esports broadcasting, better known as shoutcasting, […]


Interviews

Roy Firestone, ESPN pioneer: TV interviews are now a vast wasteland

Firestone: When you see a guest show his or her soul, it’s the ultimate viral issue. […]


News

Esports? That’s a sport? Fans fill big arenas and many millions watch it worldwide

One of the biggest events for the Barclays Arena this past summer featured a dozen […]


Columnist

Columnist Dan Mason: ESPN Monday Night Football must refocus – The game and field should be first!

  Full disclosure. I’m not even close to a millennial.  In fact, I just turned […]


Commentary

Historian and TV observer Curt Smith proposes a six step program to reverse the declining interest in baseball

    True story. Circa 1970. As a teen, I played hoops in our family […]


Broadcasting

Halloween scare for sports announcers; from the low minor leagues to the Olympics

It’s Halloween, season of ghosts, goblins, chainsaw wielding murderers and rowdy teenagers. It’s a night […]


Columnist

From the Howard Stern Show to hitting Sports Talk With The Hein

While many aspire to achieve their dream job, Jon Hein is charmed enough to have […]


Commentary

Historian Curt Smith examines why the World Series TV ratings have dropped badly since 1988

    On September 30, 1989, NBC telecast its last of more than a thousand […]


Commentary

1968 World Series: Jose Feliciano sings anthem off-key and Tigers Voice Ernie Harwell fears for his job

  Fifty years ago, times weren’t really different. The country was as divided then as […]


Commentary

How did MLB, then dominant on TV, respond to the eruption of the NFL in the 1960s?

  It seems like another planet now, but at one point in the early 1960s […]