Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I are back a day early with our regular edition of the Sports Media Weekly podcast. Our guest this week is Dave Sims, voice of Sunday Night Football and NCAA Tournament for Dial Global/Westwood One Sports, and TV voice of the Seattle Mariners on Root Sports Northwest.
But before Keith and I talked to Dave, we did our usual news segment. We led off with a report in this week’s Sports Business Journal that the NFL has changed its mind (again) on selling off a package of Thursday Night Football games (for now) and keeping an expanded schedule of 13 games on NFL Network.
Keith and I also talked about Jeremy Lin and the media coverage of #Linsanity. Keith wonders if the story is overblown. I talk about about the story as it affects me as Asian-American.
Then we talked about NBC Sports Group signing a contract with Colonial Athletic Association and whether it could lead to more college sports on NBC Sports Network.
Dave Sims is a repeat guest. And he joined us from a New York restaurant where he was gracious to give us some of his time.
We talked about the recently completed NFL season and the playoff run where he spent most of the time mostly in the Northeast and close to his New York home. In addition, we talked about the upcoming 2012 Mariners season and how he’s preparing for some of the stories in the American League West plus having to call games off a monitor when the M’s head to Japan in March.
And we also asked Dave about him calling the NCAA Tournament for the 12th time in his career.
A fun podcast. You can find it on iTunes doing a search for “Sports Media Journal” or you can find it