The exaggerated image that starts this chapter perfectly, though comically, tells the story.
Though undersized and slight of build physically, Bob Costas metaphorically carries the largest and weightiest microphone among today’s accomplished sportscasters.
Skilled in covering a wide range of major sports events, Bob Costas has become America’s most trusted studio host in sports. Continue reading
Yesterday’s launch of my new sports comic book Favorite Sportscasters immediately captured sports fans’ attention and spawned complimentary comments regarding one of my surprise sportscasting picks for the book.
So, I’ve chosen to include a chapter excerpt today about the unexpected choice of my favorite cartoon sports commentator.
…..With a name that perfectly captures his comic strip persona, Tank McNamara barrels into the #7 spot in Favorite Sportscasters. Continue reading
Now available for download on Amazon is my recently released 35th MIKE sports comic book.
Favorite Sportscasters comprises my all-time personal picks for the ten best talking heads in sports.
My choices may be heard more often than they are actually seen, and their accents, broadcasting styles and deliveries may differ. Continue reading
With microphones switched off and pens reposed in pockets, sportscasters and sportswriters from around the country gather in Salisbury, NC each spring to relax as well as honor their own. Starting June 7, 2014, the small North Carolina city, home to the National Sportswriters Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame, welcomes a huge contingent of accomplished sports journalists to its annual awards weekend. Spearheaded by Executive Director Dave Goren, the 55th annual weekend will recognize individual state winners and induct a nationally acclaimed sportswriter and sportscaster into its illustrious circle of excellence. This year the NSSA ushers former Sports Illustrated and current ESPN writer Rick Reilly as well as current Turner Sports basketball and CBS football play-by-play announcer Marv Albert into its hallowed Hall of Fame. Continue reading
Undersized Bob Costas came up huge again at this week’s 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York City.
The NBC Sports broadcasting icon reigned in Emmys in two categories at the event honoring excellence in American sports journalism.
Not only did Costas receive the most coveted individual award as Outstanding Studio Host. But, he also joined fellow hosts Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison and Dan Patrick as NBC Sunday Night Football won the Emmy for Live Sports Series for the sixth consecutive year. Continue reading
The velvet voice of international football’s (soccer’s) Ian Darke may still not be as universally popular in the United States as in other parts of the globe.
However, thanks to a new ESPN commercial, filmed in collaboration with the creative agency The Vault, Darke should immediately become better known in scores of American households in time for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil this June. Continue reading
The Olympic sport of gymnastics has always confused me.
The language and scoring are tough to follow. Plus, I believe the Olympic Games discriminate against bigger boned body types.
That’s why heavyweight gymnastics somersaults into a special spot in my new sports comic book Confusing Stuff in Sports. Continue reading