NBA Reviews, ESPN and Turner: Breen, Van Gundy, Mark and Jimmy Jackson, Grant Hill, Miller, others

Notes and observations – watching and listening to the NBA playoffs on Turner and ESPN: […]


Turner hires Wayne Gretzky; Big name? Yes; The Great One will have to prove that he’s no on-air rookie

Hockey on TV needs help. More importantly, the sport needs more fans. Can Wayne […]


Jimmy Jackson, 14 year NBAer for 12 different teams; This season: An analyst for 3 networks and one team

Jimmy Jackson’s college uniform number, 22, was retired at Ohio State ten years ago, […]


NBA: With little on-air disclosure, Turner and ESPN pull talent from game sites, leaving voices to guess

Aside from a couple blowouts, the NBA playoffs on either Turner, ESPN or ABC […]


Halby’s Morsels: NBA Studio, ESPN vs. TNT; Mayne, Berman, Tirico, Levy, Hicks, Nantz, Harlan, local voices

NBA shoulder programming in-studio: ESPN vs. Turner On ESPN’s media call Monday, I asked […]


CBS/Turner announce 10 game crews for March Madness; New personnel and changes listed

CBS/Turner released its announcer schedule for the NCAA Tournament. Here they are with my comments: […]


Longtime network executive Mike Pearl dies at 77; He was the first producer of The NFL Today

Mike Pearl was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2015. His resume […]


Fox, Turner and MLBN announce their talent and post season schedule; Adam Amin assigned games

Post Season plans and schedule From MLB Network: MLB Network today announced coverage details for […]


TNT/NBA team of Ian Eagle and Stan Van Gundy earn a B for their call of Portland’s win over Houston

Fighting for a playoff chance the Portland Trailblazers squared off against the Houston Rockets Tuesday […]


“The Match-Champions for Charity”; Turner comes through! Tiger/Peyton beat Phil/Brady; Covid-19 the winner

TNT and its companion networks, including TBS and TRUE, showed The Match featuring the […]


No NCAA title game Monday night; But the 57 year TV history of the Final Four is full of characters

Here we sit. At home. Some with family. Some not. Some with lots of […]


Halby’s Morsels: Calling games in empty arenas? It’s happened; In ’81, Reagan was shot day of finals

Yesterday, the NCAA followed what the NBA, MLB and NHL did earlier. It cancelled both […]