When I found I had the opportunity to book Jack Edwards for the Sports Media Weekly podcast, I jumped at it. Before I tell you what we discussed, let me say that Southern New England media mogul Keith Thibault and I had our News segment.
We led with the changes with NFL Network Thursday Night Football booth with Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock coming into announce the late regular season package. Then we moved to Gus Johnson leaving CBS and moving over to Fox Sports to become its main college football announcer. We also debated whether Gus is more contrived than Jim Nantz. Then Keith and I exchanged our thoughts on Mary Carillo joining Tennis Channel in time for the French Open and U.S. Open. We opined on the Kentucky Derby ratings which were down from last year. And we finished with how the NBA and NHL could have low-rated finals if things don’t work out with big market teams.
Our guest this week is NESN Boston Bruins voice Jack Edwards. With Jack, we talked about the Boston-Philadelphia series and how it meant for the B’s to win this in a sweep after last year’s choke in 7. We also discussed how Jack will not be able to call the NHL Eastern Conference Final with Versus/NBC taking the games for the rest of the way. We also discussed Jack’s yelling at Roman Hamrlik in the Bruins-Montreal first round series as well as his comments at the end of the series and previewed the upcoming Bruins-Tampa Bay series. In addition, we went over his days at ESPN and what led him to calling the Bruins for NESN.
A fun interview and a good podcast. I say that every time, but I truly believe that. Find us on iTunes by searching for “Sports Media Journal” or
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