Last Word On Sports Media Podcast-logo

Last Word On Sports Media Podcast

Storytelling Podcasts

Welcome to the podcast network home for "Last Word on Sports Media." This feed includes episodes of the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast" with host T.J. Rives and his guests. TJ will tackle the most interesting topics in U.S. Sports Media, including: what everyone is (or isn't) watching in the ratings, the latest news and insight on everything from ESPN, to the over the air networks like: NBC, CBS, FOX and ABC. He'll have critiquing of the shows, the personalities and production. And, T.J. will constantly talk to prominent members of the Sports Media, as well as, other writers/critics/voices of the genre' right here. You'll also hear other sports media themed podcasts appearing on this same LWOS Media feed, including George Ofman's "Tell me a story I don't know" series based on interviews with sports media members tied to Chicago and beyond.And, you'll hear Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin's "Announcer Schedules Podcast" each week. Mike and Phil will let you know which broadcasters are calling and analyzing, which important games, give some critiques of what they are seeing and hearing and have special announcer guests, as well.So, make sure to follow/subscribe to the "Last Word On Sports Media" feed for all of this interesting/diverse content where ever you hear your podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google, etc.!!

Location:

United States

Description:

Welcome to the podcast network home for "Last Word on Sports Media." This feed includes episodes of the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast" with host T.J. Rives and his guests. TJ will tackle the most interesting topics in U.S. Sports Media, including: what everyone is (or isn't) watching in the ratings, the latest news and insight on everything from ESPN, to the over the air networks like: NBC, CBS, FOX and ABC. He'll have critiquing of the shows, the personalities and production. And, T.J. will constantly talk to prominent members of the Sports Media, as well as, other writers/critics/voices of the genre' right here. You'll also hear other sports media themed podcasts appearing on this same LWOS Media feed, including George Ofman's "Tell me a story I don't know" series based on interviews with sports media members tied to Chicago and beyond.And, you'll hear Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin's "Announcer Schedules Podcast" each week. Mike and Phil will let you know which broadcasters are calling and analyzing, which important games, give some critiques of what they are seeing and hearing and have special announcer guests, as well.So, make sure to follow/subscribe to the "Last Word On Sports Media" feed for all of this interesting/diverse content where ever you hear your podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google, etc.!!

Twitter:

@GeorgeOfman

Language:

English

Contact:

8137275502


Episodes

NBA All Star Game Silliness, Kevin Harvick In Fox Sports Daytona 500 Booth And More With Tyler Jones | LWOS Media Podcast

2/20/2024
The NBA All Star Game is floundering. Can it be saved? The Daytona 500, NASCAR's "Super Bowl," ran with a prominent racer now in the Fox Sports booth and we're ready to talk on those subjects and more on the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast." Host T.J. Rives is back iwth his takes and guest Tyler Jones joins him with more. Tyler hosts his own "Jones Report" podcast and is part of the NASCAR themed "Let's Go Racing with David Starr!" show and podcast. First, T.J. and Tyler discuss the NBA All Star game suffering from a lack of audience, largely because the game (not unlike the NFL Pro Bowl or the NHL All Star Game) is now a farce. What can be done to help it? Next, prominent driver Kevin Harvick made his official debut for Fox Sports on the call of their biggest race, the Daytona 500. The guys discuss how he did and will he be willing to criticize other drivers, etc.? There's also discussion on ESPN's stranglehold on the College Football Playoff and will the ESPN/Warner Discovery/Fox Sports streaming idea get off the ground? Hear it all on the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.

Duration:00:36:04

Super Bowl Broadcasting Analysis, JJ Redick To No. 1 NBA Booth, CBB, NHL, MLB And Daytona 500 | Announcer Schedules Podcast

2/15/2024
This week on Episode 86 of the Announcer Schedules Podcast, Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin provide a full breakdown of the Super Bowl from the broadcasting perspective with clips of the game-winning calls from several announcers. The news of JJ Redick joining the number one NBA team for ESPN is also discussed along with the announcing plans for the NBA All-Star Weekend. The latest from college hoops, the NHL Stadium Series, MLB and the Daytona 500 rounds out the show.A multitude of announcers from past and present are mentioned throughout the show with an array of topics discussed including: *** Super Bowl on CBS recap *** Jim Nantz and Tony Romo on the final call *** Final calls from Ian Eagle and Chris Fowler *** Call from Kevin Harlan on Westwood One *** Chiefs and 49ers radio calls *** Future Super Bowl booths *** JJ Redick to number one NBA team *** NBA All-Star plans *** Big Saturday for College Hoops *** ABC's coverage of NHL Stadium Series*** Jenny Cavnar named voice of Oakland A's *** ESPN's Spring Training inventory *** Daytona 500 on FOX Hear it all on the Announcer Schedules Podcast as part of the Last Word on Sports Media Podcast feed and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.

Duration:00:58:40

Awful Announcing's Ken Fang On His CBS SuperBowl Grades + GREAT Mike Tyson-Buster Douglas HBO Nostalgia | LWOS Media Podcast

2/13/2024
The Super Bowl is in the books with the Chiefs winning dramatically over the 49ers in OT and we're here to assess how CBS did broadcasting the game and more on the newest "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast." Host T.J. Rives is back and welcomes Ken Fang of Awful Announcing to go over the "highs and lows" of the biggest game of the football season. How did the team of Jim Nantz and Tony Romo do with their call? What about the coerage from CBS with their cameras, graphics and story telling? And, will Nantz and Romo both still be in the booth for the network's next Super Bowl in four years? Ken gives his insight with T.J. adding to it. They also discuss the apparent extension for ESPN of the College Football Playoff coverage, when it looked like another TV network might get in for some of the playoff games. Does ESPN wield too much control of the sport? And, finally, it looks like more ESPN news as analyst J.J. Reddick may be about to join Mike Breen and Doris Burke on the top team replacing Doc Rivers. Some early discussion on how Reddick will do. And, there's some boxing, yes Boxing, with the anniverary from 1990 of Buster Douglas stunning the sports world with his knockout of Mike Tyson. T.J. replays a convo with Boxing insder/authority Dan Rafael, about the magnitude of the win, but the fact that only HBO had the footage of the bout and they didn't even show the replay until a full week later! The guys also remember where they were and how they were able to see it. It's all on the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.!!

Duration:00:56:09

Fox NFL Rules Analyst Dean Blandinio From Super Bowl 58 Radio Row | Announcer Schedules Podcast

2/10/2024
It's a special conversation from "Radio Row" at Super Bowl 58 in Las Vegas. This, as Mike Gill talks with Fox Sports NFL Rules analyst Dean Blandino about the upcoming game and more on the "Announcer Schedules Podcast." Blandino is the former head of officiating for the league and he discusses the level of competency and the challenges for the officials in the present NFL. And, most importantly, the role of instant replay and reviews in officiating the game. Blandino is also used as a rules analyst on Fox's college football coverage on Saturdays, as well. It's all on the "Announcer Schedules Podcast" as part of the Last Word on Sports Media Podcast feed and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.!

Duration:00:07:55

Richard Deitsch Conversation On CBS Super Bowl Broadcast And More! | LWOS Media Podcast

2/9/2024
On our Super Bowl preview edition of the show, host T.J. Rives is joined by Richard Deitsch, sports media critic and podcast host for the Athletic. Richard recently spent extended time in person with Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson of CBS, who will call Super Bowl LVIII coming Sunday in Las Vegas. Deitsch has thoughts on that experienced crew, whether Romo criticism is fair or not on him not being as engaged due to a long term lucrative contract and also, will Nantz and Romo be around and together for the next few years or not? Richard gives great insight on that and also, thoughts on the top booths in NFL broadcasting and why on the latest edition of the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast." And, make sure to follow and subscribe for more great content on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.!!

Duration:00:29:02

Scene At Super Bowl In Las Vegas On Radio Row, Announcers With Most Super Bowls + Nick Saban to ESPN And More! | Announer Schedules Podcast

2/8/2024
This week on Episode 85 of the Announcer Schedules Podcast, Mike Gill is live from Super Bowl Radio Row in Las Vegas and joined by Phil de Montmollin to preview the big event. The show also dives into Nick Saban joining ESPN along with the latest announcer happenings in the NBA, NHL and college basketball. A multitude of announcers from past and present are mentioned throughout the show with an array of topics discussed including: *** Setting the scene in Las Vegas at radio row *** Nantz moves into 4th place all-time *** Future Super Bowl rights and announcers *** You are Looking Live Documentary *** Nickelodeon's First-ever Super Bowl *** Westwood One's Super Bowl Plans *** Nick Saban joins ESPN *** NBA and Super Bowl sandwich for Kevin Harlan *** Upcoming NBA and NHL action *** Another Busy Saturday of College Hoops Hear it all on the "Announcer Schedules Podcast" on the Last Word on Sports Media Podcast feed and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.

Duration:00:20:26

Super Bowl Preview With The Athletic's Richard Deitsch, T C Martn And Phil De Montmollin | LWOS Media Podcast

2/6/2024
It's the largest event in North American Sports and we're ready to talk the media coverage, analyze the mayhem and even, get nostalgic about the Super Bowl on the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast." Host T.J. Rives is ready to discuss the Chiefs-49ers invading Las Vegas with guests talking the scene and the the announcers. First, Richard Deitsch of The Athletic and his own Sports Media Podcast is on talking the CBS announce crew of Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson, whom he just recently interviewed together about working their latest Super Bowl. Also, what does Richard think about the criticism of Tony Romo not being as enthused or engaed enough for the position he has and the money he makes? Next, T.J. goes to Vegas and is joined on "radio row" early in the week by T.C. Martin of the 5 day a week "T.C. Martin Show" in the desert. How does early Super Bowl week compare to other big events like Heavyweight title fights, the Vegas Golden Knights playiing for a Stanley Cup and even, Formula One racing in the downtown strip? T.C. gives the takes. Finally, some more convo on the "voices" calling Super Bowl LVIII on TV and Radio from Phil De Montmolin of the "Announcer Schedules Podcast." Phil shares where Jim Nantz on TV and Kevin Harlan on radio rank and also, gives insight on the list of the great announcers to call the biggest game. He and Mike Gill will be back with more on this feed later in the week as well. It's all on the newest "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast" and follow/subscribe on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, etc.!

Duration:01:09:39

What's Next for Brady/Olsen/Belichick? Super Bowl Preview + NBA, MLB, NHL, CBB And More! | Announcer Schedules Podcast

2/1/2024
This week on Episode 84 of the Announcer Schedules Podcast, Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin break down the television futures of Tom Brady, Greg Olsen and Bill Belichick. A look ahead to the Super Bowl in Las Vegas along with a look back at the conference championship games. The latest from the NBA, MLB, NHl and college basketball is also discussed along with a happy birthday celebration of Bob Uecker.A multitude of announcers from past and present are mentioned throughout the show with an array of topics discussed including: *** Super Bowl Preview ** Westwood One Radio's Super Bowl plans ** Championship Game Ratings *** Calls from Chiefs and 49ers Radio *** What's next at FOX with Tom Brady? *** What's next for Greg Olsen? *** TV futures for Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll? *** What's next for ESPN's no. 1 NBA team? *** Upcoming NBA assignments *** Big Saturday of College Hoops *** Announcers at NHL All-Star Weekend *** 90th Birthday Celebration for Bob Uecker *** Bob Costas special on MLB Network *** Woody Durham Award announced It's all on the newest "Announcer Schedules Podcast" as part of the Last Word on Sports Media Podcast feed and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.!

Duration:00:52:26

Super Bowl Is Set + College Hoop Coaches Mic-ed Up And WWE Cashes IN With Guest Jonathan Grella | LWOS Media Podcast

1/30/2024
The Chief and the 49ers have made the Super Bowl, we have a college basketball interview innovation to discuss and World Wrestling Entertainment just got HOW MUCH for thier Monday night live TV show? It's all part of the newest "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast." Host T.J. Rives is back to go over it all, including the massive audience on both CBS and FOX for the AFC and the NFC championship games. And, he also pays tribute to a long time Tampa Bay area sports columnist who passed away last week. Then, he welcomes former Buccaneers V.P. of Communications and LIV Golf Media Executive Jonathan Grella to disucuss numerous media subjects. They include the "Taylor Swift" effect for Chiefs and the NFL, and what about Bill Belichick potentially being a media member for 2024? They also discuss the innovation ESPN used Sunday afternoon in the Memphis-UAB college hoop game where both head coaches were mic-ed up and being interivewed briefly, while the action was going on on the court. There is clearly a large move being made towards interaction with those playing/coaching, but is it too much? And, the guys talk the new massive 5 Billion dollar deal for the WWE with Netflix to televise live wrestling on Monday nights. It's a staggering victory for them and it signals what else is out there for other sports and entertaiment outlets, too. It's all part of the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.!

Duration:00:44:06

NFL Gets Set For Championship Game Broadcasts, Doc Rivers Already Departs ESPN/ABC, New White Sox P X P too! | Announcer Schedules Podcast

1/25/2024
This week on Episode 83 of the Announcer Schedules Podcast, Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin break down the big news of Doc Rivers leaving ESPN after just three months to coach the Milwaukee Bucks, dig into the NFL announcing crews for Championship Sunday, and discuss the new hire for the Chicago White Sox TV voice. A multitude of announcers from past and present are mentioned throughout the show with an array of topics discussed including :*** Doc Rivers leaving ESPN *** What's next for ESPN's NBA coverage *** Mike Breen and Doris Burke *** NFL Divisional Round Review *** NFL Champ Sunday Preview *** Kevin Harlan's Wide Right call *** Detroit Lions local radio call *** John Schriffen named White Sox TV voice *** College Basketball weekend preview *** NHL on ESPN *** Early morning for viewers of Australian Open *** Rest in Peace Larry Zimmer, voice of Broncos and Buffaloes It's all part of the "Announcer Schedules Podcast" on the Last Word on Sports Media Podcast feed and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.!

Duration:00:27:02

Doc Rivers Already Leaves ESPN/ABC For Coaching, NFL Masive Audience And National Football Writer Jason Cole Too! | LWOS Media Podcast

1/23/2024
Doc Rivers has already aborted his second tenure with ESPN/ABC for their NBA coverage to go back and coach the Milwaukee Bucks. The NFL scored massively with their ratings last week, which bodes extremely well for the conference championship games this weekend. And, we have a national football writer for many years and Pro Football Hall of Fame voter in Jason Cole with us. It's all on the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast" with host T.J. Rives. T.J. goes over the Rivers situation, which makes ESPN continue to look silly for having gotten rid of top analyst Jeff Van Gundy, even with time left on his deal. Now, what will they do for his replacement and whom are the candidates? Next, there's more on the massive TV audiene that continues for the NFL on the networks of Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN/ABC. Specifically, how last Saturday's Green Bay at San Francisco game easily demonstrated that the NFL and streamers are costing 10's of millions of dollars in advertising each time. Then, it's Jason Cole with his thoughts on the playoffs, how has Greg Olsen done in the Fox Sports top NFL booth and how does it work with Tom Brady coming on board next season. Jason also sheds light, as a voter on the 2024 Pro Football Hall of Fame class nominees and some very tough debates this year. It's all on the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.

Duration:00:48:48

NFL Divisional Round Announcing Preview; Weather Wrecking Havoc; NBA and NHL Pivots & Hall of Famer Beano Cook | Announcer Schedules Podcast

1/19/2024
This week on Episode 82 of the Announcer Schedules Podcast, Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin review the NFL's Super Wild Card Weekend and look ahead to the Divisional Rounds. The recent impact of weather on announcers is discussed along with a look at the latest from the NBA, NHL and MLB. Finally, recent award winners and a Hall of Fame induction for Beano Cook are highlighted. A multitude of announcers from past and present are mentioned throughout the show with an array of topics discussed including: *** NFL Super Wild Card Weekend Review *** NFL Divisional Round Preview *** Frigid night for sideline reporters in KC *** Adjustments due to weather in Buffalo *** Friday's NBA slate on ESPN adjusted *** College Basketball weather concerns *** John Fanta and Bill Raftery earn rave reviews *** Fanta's busy schedule including PBA bowling *** Shuffle in Buffalo for TNT and NBC Sports Chicago *** Adam Wainwright joins FOX Sports as full-time analyst *** Australian Open Tennis and Chris Fowler's travel *** NSMA state award winners revealed *** Beano Cook to enter CSC Hall of Fame It's all part of the lastest "Announcer Schedules Podcast" on the Last Word on Sports Media Podcast feed. Make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.!

Duration:00:30:17

NFL Playoffs Ratings Soar + ESPN Controvesies And Shannon Spake of Fox Sports Convo | LWOS Media Podcast

1/17/2024
We're back with another editon of the insightful and informative look at the world of Sports Media, as part of the "Last Word on Sports Media' podcast feed. Host T.J. Rives returns with thoughts on the NFL "Super Wild Card Weekend" results and the humungous TV numbers for the games, even with NBC using the Peacock app to stream the Chiefs and the Dolphins. Still, even though they and the NFL are touting the 23 million who watched, it was still dwarfed by the over the air Networks on Sunday and Monday Night, too. T.J. also gives his thoughts on a series of ESPN controversies from fake Sports Emmy Awards, to Pat McAfee apparently having no one to really answer to, if he wants to sound off, blast away and even criticize one of his top bosses. Which, by the way, Mcafee did last week. Plus, what's up the NFL potentially buying part of ESPN and potentially letting them take over "NFL Media' including their Network, their website and the Red Zone, etc.?? T.J. has thoughts on the eroding of journalism and truth seeking and the blurring of the lines through acquisition and merger of media companies and entites, now being more and more the same. Then, hear from Fox Sports' Shannon Spake, who's part of the network's weekly NFL coverage, as a sideline reporter and also their host of the show "The Race Hub" weekdays on FS1 Cable on NASCAR. How did Shannon become such a big fan of the sport and what are some are favorite parts of the roles she has, etc. It's a very fun and engaging conversation. And, it's all part of the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.

Duration:00:51:07

TV Futures For Saban, Belichick, Carroll; NFL Super Wild Card Preview, CFB Champ Game Redux And More | Announcer Schedules Podcast

1/12/2024
This week on Episode 81 of the Announcer Schedules Podcast, Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin discuss whether broadcasting is in the future for Nick Saban, Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll, while previewing the upcoming NFL Super Wild Card Weekend from an announcers' perspective. The storylines of the 2023 NFL regular season are discussed, including further analysis of the Al Michaels/NBC story. NBA, College Basketball, NHL and the MLB are all highlighted as well. A multitude of announcers from past and present are mentioned throughout the show with an array of topics discussed including: *** Football Coaching Bombshells *** Nick Saban and College Gameday *** TV futures for Bill Belechick and Pete Carroll *** NFL Super Wild Card Weekend Preview *** Ian Eagle and Noah Eagle on same game *** Kevin Harlan to work again with daughter Olivia Dekker *** Peacock subscription required for Dolphins-Chiefs *** Two games in two days for Mike Tirico *** Double duty for Ross Tucker on Westwood One *** Storylines for 2023 NFL regular season *** New crews in 2023 including Matt Ryan debut *** Announcers calling same team multiple times *** More analysis of Al Michaels/NBC story *** College Football National Championship Review *** NBA regular season debut for John Fanta *** NBA schedule for MLK Day *** College Basketball happenings *** Mike Monaco's rising star on NHL *** Sean McDonough and ABC NHL season debut *** MLB Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN and ESPN Radio *** NSMA National Awards *** Broadcasters entering College Football Hall of Fame It's all part of the newest "Announcer Schedules Podcast" as part of the Last Word on Sports Media Podcast Feed. Make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.!

Duration:00:43:13

Fox Sports Radio's Overnight Star Ben Maller And More! | LWOS Media Podcast

1/10/2024
He's one of the premier national sports radio hosts still cranking out great shows year after year after year and he's a big part of this newest "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast." Host T.J. Rives welcomes Ben Maller, overnight host Sunday through Thursday for the last 20 years on Fox Sports Radio and Iheart radio stations, etc. Ben does a fantastic job with his humor and insight at bringing highly entertaining radio to the airwaves and the internet audience every night. T.J. probes Ben for how he got his start in the broadast business, how he came to become such an overnight radio star and more. This includes, the story of how T.J. and Ben finally met in person in 2021 after doing over a decade of radio on the same network and at times shows together remotely without having actually been in the same place at the same time. Get all of the insight and the humor of how/why Ben Maller has the success he's had and more. It's all on our latest "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.!!

Duration:01:13:37

NFL Week 18, College Football Champ Game, NBA, College Hoops and NHL | Announcers Schedules Podcast

1/5/2024
This week on Episode 80 of the Announcer Schedules Podcast, Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin ring in the new year with a preview of the final week of the NFL regular season. A look back at the exciting CFP semifinals and a look-ahead at the Michigan-Washington champ game. NBA, College Hoops and NHL action is previewed as well. The show closes with a special "In Memoriam" looking back at the announcers who passed away in 2023. A multitude of announcers from past and present are mentioned throughout the show with an array of topics discussed including: *** NFL Week 18 Preview *** Jason Benetti on NFL *** CFP Semifinals on ESPN *** CFP Semifinals Radio Calls *** Champ Game Preview *** ESPN's College Football MegaCast *** FBS Championship Game coverage *** Upcoming NBA action *** NHL Winter Classic review *** NHL on linear ESPN *** Caitlin Clark buzzer beater *** College hoops on national radio *** In Memoriam 2023 Hear it all on the newest "Announcer Schedules Podcast" as part of the Last Word on Sports Media podcast feed and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc!

Duration:00:39:55

Ken Fang Of Awful Announcing talks CFB Playoff Broadcasts, NFL Final Weekend, etc. | LWOS Media Podcast

1/2/2024
The new year is underway and we're back to talk a ton of football being broadcast on TV and more on the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast!" Host T.J. Rives returns with an extended conversation with Ken Fang of Awful Announcing to go over it all. First, the guys discuss the two massive and dramatic playoff games in the Rose Bowl with Michigan and Alabama and the Sugar Bowl with Washington and Texas. Specifically, how good were the broadcast teams of Chris Fowler/Kirk Herbstreit and the team of Sean McDonough and Greg McElroy? Ken gives his insight and ratings and what about the title game Monday night in Houston. Then, the guys tackle the wild, upcoming final weekend of the NFL, the playoff matchups and the announce crews doing the game. What's the line for NBC with two games Saturday and where will the top CBS and FOX crews be working in these matchups? Finally, Ken goes over two of his biggest sports media stories for 2023 and ooks ahead to what might be a huge sports media story in 2024? It's all on the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.!

Duration:00:45:14

ESPN's Steve Levy Sixers' Kate Scott And CBS/Turner's Kevin Harlan Year Ender | Announcer Schedules Podcast

12/29/2023
On a special "best of" type edition of the Announcer Schedules Podcast to close out the 2023 year, Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin has some very compelling sports p x p personalities join them. And, we're ready to hear from three of them in review! Hear parts of the conversations that the guys had with ESPN Sportscenter, Football and NHL play by play man, Steve Levy. Levy talks the challenges of sudio work vs. calling games. His love for the NHL, which has returned to ESPN after over a 15 year hiatius and what was it like to call Monday Night Football for two years? They also spoke with Kate Scott of Fox Sports and the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA. Kate details chasing her dream of calling p x p on a big time level and gives insight into how she's gotten to where she is at this point in her careers broadcasting different sports, including the Women's World Cup this past Summer. And, last but not least, one of the iconic voices in the play by play, Kevin Harlan of CBS, Turner Sports and Westwood One Radio spoke with the guys. Kevin discussed his crazy schedule that sometimes has him working mulptile nights in a row for the NBA, College Hoops and the NFL all at the same time. Enjoy it all, as part of this end of 2023 special of the Announcer Schedules Podcast on the Last Word on Sports Media Podcast feed. And, make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.!

Duration:01:02:46

NFL, LIV Golf-PGA Tour Truce Dissolved? Deion Sanders, Pat McAfee On Our End Of 2023 Roundtable | LWOS Media Podcast

12/26/2023
We've come to the end of 2023 and on newest edition of the show, we're ready to go over the top sports media stories of the year on the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast." Host T.J. is back, once more, and his panel includes Tyler Jones of Chat Sports, Jason Powers of the "Powers on Sports Podcast" and Jay Betsill of DFWSportsOnline.com The guys discuss as top topics: The NFL's massive appeal still booming in 2023 and whether streaming services might start hurting it? Did Florida State cost itself a college football berth by criticizing the ACC TV deal and thereby, ESPN, who controls most of the big parts of the sport? What to make of "Coach Prime" Deion Sanders, who started so fast a Colorado's coach, only to have a disastrous last two months where his program finished 1-8?? How and why is the NBA's top TV analyst, Jeff Van Gundy, no longer on ESPN/ABC after 17 massively successful years? It's seems there's more to it than just his broadcasting. With the final days of 2023 elapsing, it appears that the hugely controversial PGA Tour attempt to merge with LIV Golf on a new agreement and some joing events is NOT happening. What's the newest plan and options. And, will LIV Golf now raid more golfers and grow and more and more? Those subjects and a couple of quick other ones on sports media are addressed on the "year ender' for the "Last World on Sports Media Podcast." And make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.!!

Duration:00:47:49

The Ringer's Bryan Curtis On College Football Playoff | Last Word On Sports Media Podcast

12/26/2023
From our latest edition of the" Last Word on Sports Media Podcast," host T.J. Rives was joined by Bryan Curtis of TheRinger.com and his own "Press Box Podcast." In addtion to being a tremendous writer and host on sports, Bryan is also an alum of the Texas Longhorns and a huge college football fan. So, it seems natural to discuss the controversies around the final four team playoff for 2023 that will move to 12 team playoff next year. In specific, Bryan weighs in on how badly Florida State, unbeaten ACC champs at 13-0, was snubbed by being left out this year, specficially for Texas and Alabama, who both had a loss. Was part of the mis-treatment that FSU angered ESPN and the ACC by threatening to leave their conference due to lack of revenue, etc. as the season heightened? Specifically, did ESPN's massive influence play the biggest role in leaving the Noles out, Bryan gives his takes. Also, will an expanded playoff kill the interest and enthusiasm at the end of the regular season and conference championship games, because now, 12 teams at the top know that they are in the playoff? The guys debate that, too. It's all from this conversation with Bryan Curtis of TheRinger.com on the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spreaker, Spotify, Google, etc.

Duration:00:08:20