Announcers

Howard Cosell: Brilliant and Occasionally Rude

In this special retrospective, a panel of some of the top names in the industry share their memories of the late Cosell.


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

Billy Packer Reminisces: Reagan Shot Before ’81 Title Game; Vitale Spat, Musburger Fired Eve Of ’90 Title Game

Part III of the interview series with Billy Packer.


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.