On Roone Arledge’s 90th birthday, former ABC Sports exec Jim Spence remembers a TV giant

In the early 1970s, television executive extraordinaire Roone Arledge became a household name. And […]


Executive Jim Spence saw it all at ABC Sports, from pompous Howard Cosell to gentleman Keith Jackson

In the 1970s and early 80s during the height of ABC Sports, all decision-making […]


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 […]


Halby’s Morsels: A cynical view of Roone Arledge; ESPN’s NBA talent; More 70+ Voices; NFL TV rights

NBA on ESPN ESPN ran five games on Christmas Day.  The quintuple-header turned into an […]


TV icon Dick Ebersol honored with Pro Football HOF’s Rozelle Award; Shaped ‘Football Night in America’

Coaching trees: Think Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick. Careers blossomed. Records swelled. In the […]


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.


CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: Cosell Inspired So Many Journalists To Follow His Lead

After his career, Cosell told ESPN: “I’m not bitter. It’s the sportswriters who are bitter.”