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 […]


Bob Costas: Rob Manfred did well on Astros ruling; Fans will be wary of attending games once scheduled

For four decades, he was America’s sports host. Under the brightest lights and on […]


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 […]


Legendary columnist Peter Vecsey remembers David Stern; Bob Costas comments on the late commissioner

David Stern didn’t dodge reporters’ questions. Peter Vecsey, the all-time most powerful columnist covering […]


Indelible Qualities: 25 announcers whose resumes won’t likely be duplicated soon

With 85 or so football games on network television this past weekend, I asked myself […]


Should TV networks add two audio channels, one for each MLB team?; Costas, Kaat, Girardi shine

It’s a matter of sheer numbers. Teams’ television voices in virtually every American sports […]


Nepotism? Top network voices, many known names, got young breaks; One announcer first sold cars

The impending announcement of the callow Noah Eagle getting the Los Angeles Clippers radio […]


Costas, Michaels, top network and league execs heap praise on Dick Ebersol, HOF Rozelle awardee

For years, those at the top of networks, governing bodies, leagues and elsewhere have […]


Esteemed network voices remember where they were when America landed on the moon 50 years ago

What was it that Vin Scully said when Kirk Gibson hit that unforgettable home run? […]


The Derby and a 4 OT NBA Playoff Game: TV performances of NBC’s Tirico and ESPN’s Pasch in focus

We define big moments or big moments define us. This past weekend the sports world […]


Bob Costas and Tom Hammond reflect on the many Kentucky Derbies they covered for NBC

I checked in with two seasoned gentlemen who for 16 years co-hosted Derby telecasts, Bob […]


The debate of the NFL, NBC and Costas: The power of pragmatism over conviction

Bob Costas is among the most gifted sports broadcasters to grace television this generation. He’s […]