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Behind the Broadcast: Puig exciting, but isn't an all-star yet: McCarver

Saturday, July 13, 2013
It was a debate that mesmerized Major League Baseball and its fans — should Los Angeles Dodgers rookie sensation Yasiel Puig be playing in Tuesday’s All-Star game.

Behind the Broadcast: McGuire draws mixed reactions

Saturday, July 6, 2013
The NHL fans have had their say about NBC hockey analyst Pierre McGuire. And, I must say, the opinions are mixed.

Behind the Broadcast: NBC Sports Group planning another big Spa summer

Saturday, June 29, 2013
We are just over three weeks away from the start of the Saratoga racing season. And what a better time to give you the television coverage that will be provided by the NBC Sports Group.

Behind the Broadcast: Here's your chance to critique McGuire

Saturday, June 22, 2013
I am trying to understand something with hockey fans across the country. Why don’t you like NBC’s “Inside the Glass” NHL analyst Pierre McGuire?

Behind the Broadcast: Local listeners get third all-sports channel

Saturday, June 15, 2013
Neerav Patel likes Jim Rome. He also owns a station that airs NASCAR broadcasts and Union College hockey games.
So, Patel believes there is room for another all-sports station in the Capital Region.

Behind the Broadcast: Catalon gets the reward he deserves

Saturday, June 8, 2013
In the nearly 10 years I’ve known Andrew Catalon, I have come to consider him a good friend and a fine broadcaster.

Behind the Broadcast: Safety issues should trump how racing action is presented

Saturday, June 1, 2013
We live in a great age of sports broadcasting.
From high-definition televisions to numerous sports channels, it’s an amazing time. And the pictures we see on the screen are so colorful and brilliant. When you watch a sporting event, it seems like cameras are everywhere, from the stands, to on the field and even over the playing surface.

No one's safe from layoffs

Saturday, May 25, 2013
If there is one network that would seem to be immune to layoffs, it would be ESPN, the self-proclaimed “Worldwide Leader in Sports.”

Bruins' comeback goes to top of Strader's list

Saturday, May 18, 2013
Like most hockey fans who were watching Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference quarterfinals game between Toronto and Boston on Monday night, NBC Sports Network play-by-play announcer and Glens Falls native Dave Strader thought the game was over when the Maple Leafs took a 4-1 lead on Nazem Kadri’s goal with 14:31 left in the third period.

NASCAR will dominate FOX Sports 1 debut

Saturday, May 11, 2013
We are 98 days away from the launch of FOX Sports 1, the new 24-hour sports channel that will replace the Speed Channel. On Thursday, FOX Sports gave us a glimpse of what the opening day of the channel will look like on Aug. 17. There will be plenty of NASCAR and Ultimate Fighting Championship programming that day.

Stevens back in saddle, but still part of NBC team

Saturday, May 4, 2013
No, jockey Gary Stevens won’t be wearing a helmet cam at today’s Kentucky Derby. But the veteran jockey will be wearing a mic­rophone as he rides in the race for the first time in several years.

Ravens-Broncos game will be worthy of prime-time coverage

Saturday, April 27, 2013
The NFL released its 2013 reg-ular-season schedule last Thursday night. With the passing of legendary NFL player and announcer Pat Summerall, the main focus of my column last week, I didn’t get the chance to analyze some of the prime-time matchups we will see this season. Now, I have that opportunity.

Behind the Broadcast: Summerall was a man of few words

Saturday, April 20, 2013
“Montana . . . Rice . . . touchdown, 49ers.” In a nutshell, that was Pat Summerall’s play-by-play call. Few words, maximum impact. It served him well during a 41-year broadcasting career.

Behind the Broadcast: Lindsley brings WTMM-FM sportstalk back to normal

Saturday, April 13, 2013
Mike Lindsley, the new midday sportstalk show host on WTMM-FM (104.5) is boring. Normally, the word boring brings with it negative connotations, such as the Lindsley’s show isn’t worth listening to. But in this case, boring is good.

Behind the Broadcast: ESPN displayed its influence with exposé on Rutgers basketball

Saturday, April 6, 2013
It has been easy to take shots at ESPN over the last several years. But then there are days like Tuesday that remind you how powerful and influential ESPN can be in a good way.

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