NBC gets an A+ for its Baltimore-Buffalo playoff coverage; Michaels and Collinsworth sparkled

The dean of NFL play-by- play voices Al Michaels and former receiver Cris Collinsworth […]


NFL Week #14: CBS features Kansas City-Miami; NBC has Pittsburgh-Buffalo; Fox goes with Minn-Bucs

CBS is single  and Fox the doubleheader. Buck and Aikman work Thursday and Sunday. Catalon […]


Al Michaels wins HOF’s Ford Frick Award; Did 8 World Series on network TV, Also Voice of Reds and Giants

Al Michaels has won the 2021 Ford Frick Award which is emblematic of baseball […]


Halby’s Morsels: MLB’s best #2 voices ever; Remembering Braves-Indians World Series 25 years ago

It wasn’t always this way. Viewers and listeners didn’t always need a scorecard to identify […]


Sunday Night Football: NBC Voices will be live; Al Michaels gets bye-weeks; Tafoya not allowed on field

This will be NBC’s 15th season televising Sunday Night Football. Unlike any other season, it’s […]


Is NBC’s Mike Tirico up to the task? Can the gifted generalist replace two giants, Al Michaels and Bob Costas?

There’s been almost nothing to suggest that Al Michaels has lost the spring to his […]


Halby’s Morsels; MNF, Steve Levy, Al Michaels, Nick/Lou Saban, Woj, Maria Taylor, Howard Cosell, John Sterling

MLB Network continues to produce a wonderful series this summer, The Sounds of Baseball. […]


Didn’t go to Syracuse? Over 150 sports voices went to colleges elsewhere and did just fine too

It’s conventional knowledge. Syracuse University is the Harvard or Yale for future sports broadcasters. […]


Halby’s Morsels: Dick Enberg’s remark 50 years ago triggered ire; Al Michaels’ ascent to NFL prime; +

Dick Enberg draws anger on a UCLA-Oregon telecast on January 21, 1970 I stumbled upon […]


Leading network voices: Their early heroes, idols, influences, mentors and professional role models

I reached out to a renowned group of network voices who for decades shepherded millions […]


Halby’s Morsels: Olympics; Sports in wartime; Baby boomers’ crisis; Voices’ command of language +

I was asked by a reader to identify the top ten local baseball voices […]


Al Michaels’ NBC contract ends in 2022; But the voice of NFL primetime isn’t ready to retire

Al Michaels has been dubbed America’s sports announcer. He’s covered several Olympics, eight World […]