Announcers

Howard Cosell: Sports’ Magnetizing First Broadcast Personality was Born 100 Years Ago

Cosell touched millions; Every broadcaster has an opinion of him and his contribution to sports.


Reviews

Rudy Martzke: Respected Sports Media Critic Assesses Tourney Announcers

Likes Spero Dedes and sideline reporter Ros Gold-Onwode.


Events

Big Dance Remains Filled With Big Clichés

When March Madness lingo gets out of hand.


Announcers

Billy Packer: Can’t Work Today Due to Political Correctness; Dean Smith Best Overall Coach

Packer demanded he be removed from Wake Forest Hall of Fame.



Interviews

Headline: Q&A With Billy Packer (Continued)

Continuing along with the legendary Billy Packer who holds the record for network coverage of a team championship event.


Columnist

After 34 Straight Final Fours, Billy Packer Hasn’t Attended A Basketball Game in 10 Years!

“I’d rather watch practice…I couldn’t name one player today on Kentucky’s team.”


Business

Turner Boss David Levy, A Self-Made Man, Pumped on Eve of Tourney

Levy built Turner’s Sports Stable creatively; open to the next good deal.


Announcers

Is Tim Ryan Network TV’s Most Versatile Announcer Ever?

Ryan discusses his latest book and a multifaceted resume.


News

Morsels and Jottings: 3.4.18

Assorted musings and recent news.


Interviews

Mike Patrick: Will Miss ESPN Crew; Opposes Putting Play-by-Play Team in Studio

Mike Patrick, whose name was almost interchangeable with ESPN for some 36 years, has left the network. Mike’s first ESPN assignment was in 1982.


Announcers

Following Two Giants: Woody Durham at North Carolina and Bob Harris at Duke

David Shumate and Jones Angell discuss legacies and NC basketball.