Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Bill Raftery worked Big East games on ESPN for three decades, but with the new-look conference en route to Fox next season he had to choose one or the other. Thursday, we learned which. Fox is close to signing Raftery to join the new network and be paired with Gus Johnson on college basketball telecasts for Fox Sports 1 this autumn.
As part of the deal, Raftery will continue to work NCAA Tournament...Read more »
The storyline for "Off the Rez" reads as follows on IMDB:
"The story of a Native American family in Oregon that leaves the reservation in pursuit of the American dream on behalf of one of their 8 children, a 16 year-old girl who is one of the best high school basketball players in the country. Four generations of strong Native American women from the Umatilla Nation struggle...Read more »
Jon Rothstein said he feels “like a CPA on April 13 or 14,’’ which is natural for a college hoops expert this time of year.
But the current NCAAs have been particularly taxing because CBS has aggressively scheduled media appearances that have showcased his formidable trove of knowledge.
“For most people this is a three- or four-week process,’’ he said. “For me, it’s 365 days a year.’’
Rothstein,...Read more »
Big day Tuesday for two guys famous for turning the sports announcing volume dial to 11.
First, SI.com reported that Fox is grooming Gus Johnson to be its lead play-by-play voice for the 2018 World Cup, starting with a series of assignments this year, beginning Feb. 13 with Real Madrid against Manchester United.
Johnson has been on a crash course in soccer, including playing the game...Read more »