Halby’s Morsels: Pure voices; ESPN’s MNF booth needs personality; The Albert brothers; Tidbits

  When it comes to overpowering timbre of years ago, the names that hit my […]


Halby’s Morsels: A Cosell-Summerall confrontation; Trump’s USFL-NFL vision; Harlan’s magic; Costas at 22

  The untold encounter of Howard Cosell and Pat Summerall, a 1966 classic witnessed by […]


60 year old Nt’l Sports Media Ass’n lists its annual nominees; Winners selected by their peers

There are broadcast awards and there are broadcast awards. The Frick Award, presented each year […]


Will Pro Football and Basketball Halls reveal how ballots for their media awards are selected and who votes?

  It’s Veterans Day, 2019! On Veterans Day we honor those who served including many […]


On Ken Levine’s podcast: Al Michaels talks his career; From an NBC World Series at 27, it only got better

  They don’t come like Al Michaels. His fifty year career calling sports is a […]


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 […]


Opinion: The 3-man TV booth and split screen of 2 games don’t work

                            THEY JUST DON’T WORK ON TV   There are two things that don’t work […]


Al Michaels, NFL’s primetime voice for 33 seasons: “Howard Cosell deserves Hall of Fame recognition”

It’s Al Michaels season. Excuse me, it’s NFL season. What the heck’s the difference? They’re […]


Missing: Howard Cosell has still not won Pro Football HOF’s Rozelle Award for broadcast excellence

On the list of the 30 winners to date of the Pete Rozelle Award, Howard […]


Warner Wolf: ‘Let’s Go to The Video Tape’

The New York and DC sports broadcasting legend found the humor in sports. He might have been the first.


Is Tim Ryan Network TV’s Most Versatile Announcer Ever?

Ryan discusses his latest book and a multifaceted resume.


Rich Eisen: The Face of NFL Network

After departing ESPN to form his own talk-show network, Eisen discusses the ups and downs of modern broadcasting and the shifting focus towards internet streaming.