Columnist

Celebrating the NFL’s 100th season: A baker’s dozen of the all-time best ‘team play-by-play announcers’

Radio was launched experimentally in 1921. The technology was a derivative of ship to shore radio […]


Event Previews

NFL Week # 15: Fox (7), CBS(7), NBC, ESPN and NFLN all at work; Regional markets and all talent listed!

No byes this weekend. All 32 NFL teams play. It’s Fox’ doubleheader. CBS has a […]


Announcers

Ken ‘Hawk’ Harrelson wins 2020 Ford Frick Award; 42 year MLB announcer, 34 with White Sox

  Ken Harrelson has been selected the 2020 winner of the Ford Frick Award which […]


Announcers

For the average fan, CBS’ Eagle and Fouts get an A- on Bills-Ravens, Student of game gives them B

  Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts manned the CBS broadcast booth in Buffalo this past […]


Halby's Morsels

Halby’s Morsels: Would Red Barber use ‘swarthy’ today?; Herbstreit’s vapid comments; Suspense for Frick

Herbstreit is bright but I sometimes think he’s a cross between a robot and Mister Rogers. 


Columnist

Aging voices either leave gracefully, tiptoe elsewhere or blemish their images by overstaying their welcome

We’re planning a detailed report within the next two weeks that will include the names […]


Announcers

Now that Jim Hughson was given the Foster Hewitt Award, these five new candidates merit consideration

  After Jim Hughson was honored by the Hockey Hall of Fame recently, I asked […]


Event Previews

NFL Week #14, CBS runs 8 games Sunday, Fox only 5; Buck and Aikman work TNF, off Sunday

There are no byes this weekend. All 32 NFL teams play Houston, Cleveland and Buffalo […]


Event Previews

College Football Week #15: ABC, ESPN, CBS, Fox run league title games, All talent and networks!

Kirk Herbstreit will run around to share his wisdom this weekend. How nutty is this? […]


Halby's Morsels

Halby’s Morsels: ESPN’s best college football play-by-players; Sports TV’s future; NHL’s Hewitt Award

    The thick of the season is behind us. The conference championships, Army-Navy and […]


Columnist

Dick Vitale called his first ESPN college basketball game 40 years ago Thursday, DePaul vs. Wisconsin

    ESPN’s Dick Vitale stepped onto the national stage forty years ago.Through the years, […]


Columnist

College Football Committee at it again; Ohio State moved up for a potential increase in TV ratings

  The College Football Playoff Committee is at it again. This week it moved Ohio […]