Event Previews

CBS and Turner list times, networks and talent for first three days of NCAA Tourney, starting Thursday

CBS and Turner quickly announced the times, the networks and talent for the first three […]


Broadcasting

Broadcasters write-in: Do fans still feel a connection with their radio voices?; Praise of the late Joe Tait

MY CONNECTION TO THE RADIO It was somewhere around 1968 or 1969. Growing up in […]


Reviews

Voices: Fox’ Raftery, ESPN’s Wischusen and Fraschilla shine; Gus Johnson needs to do his homework

It’s the conference tournament weekend across the landscape. On Thursday, I had a chance […]


Announcers

CBS/Turner announce 10 game crews for March Madness; New personnel and changes listed

CBS/Turner released its announcer schedule for the NCAA Tournament. Here they are with my comments: […]


News

Joe Tait, iconic Voice of the Cavaliers, passes at 83; Arguably the NBA’s greatest radio voice ever

The great Joe Tait passed, arguably basketball’s best ever radio broadcaster. Part of me died […]


Event Previews

Networks busy as college basketball plays its conference tournaments; Jim Nantz has Big Ten

For the next four weeks or so, college basketball will dominate the attention of […]


Profile

Talented Josh Lewin quotes Marvin Gaye on remote broadcasts: “Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby”

Josh Lewin likens his play-by-play travels to those of Paul Revere. The British are long […]


Historical

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 […]


Event Previews

CBS Sports, ESPN and Fox finish their regular season college basketball schedule this weekend

Unsure if Dan Dakich is humorous, a loose cannon, being targeted by the PC police […]


Historical

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 […]


Historical

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 […]


Historical

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 […]