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 […]


Columnist: Bob Costas, the prodigy years at CBS, doing NFL games at 25

  When CBS’ NFL announcers met for their pre-season meetings in August of 1977, and […]


Syracuse dominates the sports broadcast landscape; From the who’s who today to the who’s who tomorrow

Other colleges have produced network stars. Al Michaels attended Arizona State, Vin Scully, Fordham  and […]


2018: Halby’s sportscasting awards; The best and worst, 50 categories

With apologies to Rudy Martzke, the ex-longtime national sports media critic, I humbly share my […]


Happy Thanksgiving: Lots in the broadcast space for which to be thankful!

       Thanksgiving is an inclusionary American holiday; a good day for all of […]


Early ESPN interviewing icon, Roy Firestone: Opinions today are the cheapest form of programming

Firestone: “I’ve done 5,000 interviews. It’s less about the questions and more about the rapport […]


Network TV’s best ever ‘3-sport’ announcers: Gowdy, Enberg, Jackson, Stockton and Michaels

  With the intersection of the baseball, football and basketball seasons, the country’s most popular […]


Halby’s Morsels: Jon Miller on Costas; Alex Faust for Alex Trebek?; Comments OK then – not today

Bob Costas’ spellbinding acceptance speech of Ford Frick Award on July 28th Many are still […]


Bob Costas wows Cooperstown accepting Frick Award: ‘Broadcasters are inseparable from the game itself’

After Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, Joe Trimble’s lead in the […]


Curt Smith shares why pioneer Red Barber was fired by Yanks in ’66; Costas gets Frick Award tomorrow in Cooperstown

This Saturday, Bob Costas will be honored with the 42nd Ford Frick Award, emblematic of […]