Football’s Instant Replay: A Game Changer in Sports Viewing

More than 40 years ago this month a significant game changer in sports television viewing occurred. On December 7, 1963, CBS Sports introduced Tony Verna’s instant replay concept during the Army vs. Navy football game at the old Municipal Stadium … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Inauspicious Debut of the Super Bowl in 1967

Today’s #TBT sports blog rewinds football fans’ love affair with the NFL Super Bowl way back to January 15, 1967. That’s the day when the now most watched television event in American history made its inauspicious debut. The initial metrics … Continue reading

The Masters at Augusta National: A Tradition Unlike Any Other

Each spring, tradition abounds at Augusta National Golf Club. Sportscaster Jim Nantz’s instantly recognizable words, “a tradition unlike any other,” eloquently capture the essence of the golf’s most prestigious event. One of four United States major golf tournaments held each … Continue reading

Ray Rice Story Opens Door for Domestic Abuse Dialogue

Just watch television, listen to the radio, read any sports blog or check Twitter. Former NFL RB Ray Rice’s sickening assault continues to dominate headlines across sports and non-sports media platforms.

And rightfully so!

Even last night, CBS Sports’ James Brown delivered an impassioned Thursday Night Football pre-game speech that both gripped and educated a national television audience.

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ESPN College Basketball’s Dick Vitale: An Acquired Taste

I agree with CBS Sports’ Verne Lundquist.

The chubby-cheeked announcer recently commented that ESPN’s Dick Vitale is an acquired taste. His remark caused a brouhaha in the college basketball broadcast booth.

The normally laid-back Lundquist caught many sports fans off-guard when sharing his views on Vitale with The Sports Business Journal. His surprising words come on the cusp of CBS Sports launching its celebrated March Madness coverage.

Yet, few college basketball fans will challenge Lundquist. If they’re like me, they will probably applaud Vern for vocalizing his opinion.

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What CBS Misses in its March Madness Coverage

Going into this weekend, the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament has been officially trimmed to four fantastic teams, and this year’s CBS March Madness television coverage has once again frustrated the lucid, logical thinking of reasonably intelligent college basketball fans … Continue reading