50 years ago, Al Michaels, nervous as they come, did his first World Series, standing near hero Curt Gowdy

Fifty years ago in 1972, a 27 year young Cincinnati Reds’ announcer, Al Michaels, […]


Goodell, Rodgers, Cowher and Snoop Dog joined the Mannings on ESPN2’s side-by-side cast; What they said

Monday night’s semi-collaborative production featured the Manning Brothers, Peyton and Eli, and their quartet […]


“I met John Madden on a plane (of all places) on the way to Hawaii for ‘The Superstars,'” NFL TV changed forever

John Madden had a tremendous influence on pro football as a broadcaster, influencing the […]


NFL Week #8: Giants-Chiefs can be surprisingly competitive Monday night; Fox has Tampa Bay-Saints

CBS has the singleton, Fox the doubleheader. Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers […]


NBC’s last season of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya? If so, it started brilliantly

The 2021 NFL season kicked off with a thriller, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated […]


The media on why the NFL’s TV ratings are down: Competition, the political backdrop or too early to tell?

After a tumultuous stretch that forced professional leagues to balance the pandemic with growing […]


ESPN MNF: Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit, a 25 year duo, earn a B+ covering their first NFL game

ESPN traditionally opens its Monday Night NFL schedule of primetime games with a doubleheader. […]


The 10 execs who have presided over the explosive growth of the NFL on network TV, from million$ to billion$

It’s no great revelation. Television and the NFL are indispensable partners. They’ve been locked […]