Though he’s polarizing to many, even among Sox fans, he always has brought an entertainment value to his broadcasts that not a lot of announcers can.
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That’s not to say Jason Witten was bad, but McFarland was more insightful and wasn’t afraid to express his opinion.
She’ll make her NFL broadcast debut Sunday as the sideline reporter for the Titans-Dolphins game on Fox with Sam Rosen and Cris Carter.
Brian Barnhart begins his 17th season behind the mic Saturday. With a distinct voice, he delivers a solid call with excitement and humor.
In April, Comcast removed BTN outside the conference’s footprint. If an agreement can’t be reached before Sept. 1, it will pull BTN nationwide.
His presence was felt everywhere when he played, but it hasn’t been since. And even with “HOF” next to his autograph, it might stay that way.
The Sox had the second-worst prime-time TV ratings on RSNs at the All-Star break, according to Forbes. That poses a challenge for NBCSCH.
“He’s very talented,” Jeff Joniak said. “He calls a game the way I like to call a game. He calls it very exciting. Does his homework. You hear it.”
The numbers back up his first two moves since taking over as senior vice president and market manager of Entercom’s seven Chicago radio stations.
My criteria is open-ended yet obvious. A broadcaster had to (a) be good at his job and (b) have a profound and lasting effect on the team’s fan base.
Brian Hanley, the former Sun-Times reporter who’s been co-host of “The Mully & Hanley Show” on The Score, reportedly won’t have his contract renewed.
The Cubs just finished their season series with the Dodgers, whose games on the SportsNet LA network are available through just one distributor.
What sports-gambling content can Chicago-area listeners and viewers expect from mainstream media outlets?
David Kaplan can talk with the best of them, and he had a lot to say for my feature. More than 10,000 words, to be more specific.
Kaplan isn’t your typical sports journalist. In fact, Kevin Cross, NBCSCH vice president of content, has a name for his occupation: Professional fan.