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  • Vin Scully named best sportscaster ever

     
    You are reading the 4,000th post in WatchDog's 20-month history. Thanks as always for your loyalty, support and contributions. To mark the occasion we link to Tom Hoffarth's post on the top 50 sports broadcasters of all time, as per......
  • WatchDog's No. 1 is everyone's No. 1: Vin Scully

     
    Speaking of Al Michaels (see post below), the post earlier this week about the American Sportscasters' Association list of the top 50 sportscasters ever created so much interest I thought I would share my top 15 to promote further discussion......
  • Al Michaels' 1980 Olympic hockey gig was 'dumb luck'

     
    HBO profiles NBC's Al Michaels on the "Real Sports" episode debuting Tuesday night. Click below for excerpts, including Michaels discussing the "dumb luck" that landed him alongside former Cornell goalie Ken Dryden for the 1980 Olympic hockey tournament,...
  • Howard Cosell believed Pro Bowl was not worthy of him

     
    Great story from Al Michaels about the Pro Bowl and Howard Cosell, posted by our friends at Awful Announcing here. (Shockingly, I did not watch the big game Sunday!) Speaking of former Newsday paperboy Michaels and the Pro Bowl, he......
  • Howard Cosell ranks No. 1 on this list of sports voices

     
    My strategy of keeping readers busy with a list worked wonders Wednesday, so let's do it again as I de-blog to write a Friday column. (I thought about writing a piece about fan fatigue over coverage of the A-Rod saga,......
  • Al Michaels returns to Olympics; Cornell returns to MSG

     
    There is an item in my Friday newspaper column about Al Michaels joining NBC's Olympics coverage, including Dick Ebersol's answer to my question about whether he considered using Michaels to call hockey on the 30th anniversary of the Lake Placid......
  • ESPN turned down limited Tony Kornheiser schedule

     
    Too much blog material, too little time. Please check back Wednesday for that. Right now I have to dig myself out after attending ESPN's "upfront" presentation to advertisers and write about sports media developments for the newspaper, including the NFL.....
  • Howard Cosell upsets Keith Hernandez in cameo poll

     
    Voter turnout was a tad disappointing for our poll on best sports-related TV guest appearances, but just to put a bow on that topic: Howard Cosell on "The Odd Couple" pulled a major upset by edging Keith Hernandez on......
  • A fine line on the WSJ's `Mister' miss

     
    As Howard Cosell would've called out memorably on Journal television: "Down goes Mr. Frazier! Down goes Mr. Frazier!" ....Frank Deford, mocking the Wall Street Journal's practice of putting courtesy titles into sports stories I find just about every use...
  • Sal Marchiano

    Sal Marchiano, the sports anchor for the CW11 News At Ten, has been reporting sports on New York television for 40 years. Brooklyn-born and bred, Sal has always worked in the New York metropolitan area. In 1963, after graduating from Fordham...
  • Wayne Block will retire after 27 years as CNU's sports publicist

    Wayne Block will retire after 27 years as CNU's sports publicist
    - Wayne Block has been at CNU for more than a quarter of a century - He and his wife will retire to Arizona - Block feels the addition of football energized the campus Wayne Block was a big-city kid steeped in big-city sports. He was a ballboy for the...
  • Ice slips run into painful experience

    Mark Covert has run at least one mile per day for more than 41 years. He's laced 'em up hours after hemorrhoid surgery, aboard a cruise ship and despite a broken foot. That's nearly 15,000 consecutive days and far north of 130,000 miles for the 59-year-...