It was good TV and Jones-Drew, who has his own fantasy football show on XM radio and used the opportunity to audition for an analyst role after football, didn't back down.
Phillies radio play-by-play man Scott Franzke is part of the contingent coming to DeSales' Billera Hall on Jan. 26 for the Phillies Winter Banquet to benefit IronPigs Charities. In a short period of time, Franzke and Larry Andersen have developed great chemistry on the radio broadcasts and Franzke is one of the best young guys in the business.
Bob Costas and John Feinstein, a familiar face around the Patriot League, have been elected to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association's Hall of Fame. Also, Comcast SportsNet's Jim Jackson, the Flyers' play-by-play man on Comcast SportsNet, has been selected Pennsylvania sportscaster of the year.
Jackson also does the Phillies pregame and postgame radio shows.
TIRICO ON RADIO
Give Mike Tirico credit. A lot of big-time TV play-by-play guys wouldn't "lower" themselves to do radio.
Sunday's Pittsburgh Steelers-Denver Broncos game on CBS drew 42.4 million viewers, ranking as the most-watched show since Super Bowl XLV and the most-watched Wild Card game ever (topping last year's Packers-Eagles game on FOX, 39.3 million).
"It's really been a phenomenon," Fox executive producer Ed Goren said of Tebow. "I've reached out to the guys in this business and I don't think any of us can recall anything quite like it in the NFL."