#TBT Sports Blog: ESPN’s Chris Berman

You don’t need to be a swami to predict this ESPN legend’s inclusion in my new sports comic book Favorite Sportscasters.

Check out this excerpt about one of my top talking heads in sports.

My choice for the #6 spot is arguably one of sports media’s most respected and decorated television broadcasters.

Synonymous with the ESPN brand, Chris Berman started with the then fledgling network way “back…back…back” in 1979.

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2 Cent Tuesday: Iconic Sayings in Sports

Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog stokes the embers of sports fans’ favorite sayings. They’re expressions that we’ve all used at some point while describing a game or in a simple conversation. Julius Caesar’s “Vedi Vidi Vici” (Latin for I … Continue reading

#8 in Best Sports Quotes: TNT Announcer Marv Albert’s Yes!

“Yes!” ~ TNT Announcer Marv Albert Thanks to Marv Albert, NBA announcer on TNT, we recite, “yes!” whenever we passionately affirm something. That’s because Albert vocalized “yes!” at key times in big games during his 30 year broadcasting career. Albert’s … Continue reading

Tank McNamara Featured in Favorite Sportscasters Book

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.

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The Unique Language of the 2014 NFL Draft

When organizing its first draft in 1936, the NFL never imagined how successful its new event would become.

Nor did the NFL realize its growing sport would spawn its own unique language – NFL Draft Speak – complete with idiomatic phrases determining the future fortunes of forecasted first round picks.

Last year’s NFL Draft telecast surpassed competing NBA playoff game coverage. And now, the most televised non-athletic athletic event calls for expert analysis like never before.

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ESPN’s Ian Darke: The Velvet Voice of the 2014 World Cup

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.

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Chris Berman’s Bold ESPY 2011 Prediction (Satire)

(Satire) ESPN’s Bob Ley and Stuart Scott are smiling. Their legendary broadcasting buddy, Chris Berman, stepped way “outside the lines” this morning on my sports television talk show with a bold prediction. Booyah! Commenting on last night’s ESPY Awards in … Continue reading