Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker gets funnier with age

Last night as Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker and Reds radio announcer Marty Brennaman chatted live on the air, it became quite apparent that Uecker, formely known as Mr. Baseball to a different generation, had no such thoughts of retirement. Brennaman will call his final Cincinnati Reds game today on the radio ending a 46-year career. Retirement from a Hall of a Fame baseball career indeed. Uecker, 85, is also enshrined in Cooperstown (as a broadcaster despite his illustrious playing career). When asked by Brennaman’s son, Thom, the Red’s TV play-by-play guy, if he would consider going the route of retirement, […]

Sports Media Daily Reads: Steve Spurrier, The Walker Cup, NFL Ratings

Steve Spurrier will host his own local sports radio show in Gainesville, Florida on the U of F owned ESPN radio affiliate WRUF, according to Barrett Sports Media. Here’s to the Ol’ Ball coach sharing his wisdom for the Gator faithful. The Walker Cup was not on TV, anywhere reports Alex Miceli of The Morning Read. The NFL’s Thursday Night Kickoff Game between the Bears and the Packers on NBC doubled its TV ratings from one year ago, per Deadline. Sunday Night Football between the Patriots and the Steelers saw a slight increase in ratings from 2018. According to Sports […]

NBC and Golf Channel will broadcast 150 hours devoted to THE PLAYERS Championship

By Travis Duncan A fifth major? Not quite, although THE PLAYERS Championship has the highest total purse at $12.5 million dollars in Golf, it’s not a major. But it’s a pretty big deal due to the field which includes every top golfer in the world. As expected the Golf Channel and NBC are going all in on coverage. Between NBC and the Golf Channel, the two networks will have 22 hours of live tournament coverage and 150 total hours devoted to the tournament at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The goal in moving THE PLAYERS from May to […]

Tim Tebow headed back to the minors

Tim Tebow of ESPN’s College Football SEC Nation will continue his baseball career after being cut from the Met’s major league roster reports Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News. “Every day, I’m all-in in pursuing this,” Tebow said per the Daily News. “If you’ve been around here, you see that. And that’s just my goal and we’re going to give it as good a shot as we can.” Tebow has continued his duties in the fall for ESPN while playing in the Mets minor league system. For instance, this season if Tebow were to play the entire season […]

Urban Meyer to FOX Sports College Football

Urban Meyer is a huge get for FOX Sports foray into college football.  The former Ohio State coach has joined the network according to multiple reports. Meyer will be a part of a new Saturday morning pregame show which will compete head-to-head with ESPN’s College GameDay. FOX has gradually increased its coverage in recent years. Beginning with Saturday weekly games in 2012. Meyer was a strong product at ESPN before leaving to coach at Ohio State, and most would assume that ESPN would be the first choice. But according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, the boys out […]

So Long, Johnny Miller

    I’m going to miss Johnny Miller for several reasons. Chief among them is this is the era of the robot announcer. Personality is often discouraged, Miller was grandfathered in for the most part but the day and age of honest analysis in sports is only granted to a precious few and those voices are being retired. NBC’s lead golf analyst Miller will step away mid-tournament this week at the Phoenix Open, a place where he won during his pro career.  Miller has been NBC’s lead golf analyst in 1990 and it’s been a full nearly 29 years. He […]

Dustin Johnson is on the cover of February’s Golf magazine

  Golf magazine was purchased in 2018 from Time Inc. by Howard Milstein. The magazine gets a facelift in its February 2019 issue featuring Dustin Johnson on the cover. The print copy is out now, and the most noticeable thing is the dimensions of the magazine are a little bit larger now, coming in at 9 inches wide and 11 inches tall and a side stripe on the left side giving it more of a booklet, catalog feel. Golf magazine also owns and is under the footprint of a new company 8AM Golf, which also is now the parent […]

Red Sox-Dodgers World Series TV Ratings predictably down

Per Nielsen, television ratings for the Red Sox-Dodges five-game series dropped 25% compared to last year’s Astros-Dodgers telecasts. As expected most people didn’t want to tune into what was in many ways a boring World Series. Not great pitching or scoring.  A seven and a half hour Game 3 lasting until 3:30 a.m. on the east coast was exciting for those who could stay awake.  It also became apparent after Game 4 that the Red Sox were the vastly superior team. Still Major League Baseball managed to average 14 million viewers, according to Nielsen, and that’s not bad. The NHL […]

Dick Enberg was happy to be there

“The one part of me that I think always comes through is I am a fan,” Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg once said. “I really do get excited.” Perhaps no one ever turned the channel to NBC, or CBS just to listen to Dick Enberg call a football game, a basketball game, a tennis match or to hear an essay about a golf tournament. But many didn’t change the channel after listening to Enberg’s eloquence. For many Dick Enberg was NBC, but all in all, he was a bit player happy to be there just to call the game, […]