Halby's Morsels

Halby’s Morsels: One play-by-play voice doing all 9 innings on radio is too much! It’s a long season

Think of the local television baseball names around the country. Few of them alternate […]


Commentary

Columnist: ESPN’s Steve Levy and Brian Griese college football’s best

Early in its infancy, ESPN hired John Walsh, a guy from Scranton, PA, to make […]


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 […]