Back with our post-Super Bowl edition of Sports Media Weekly. Keith Thibault of Sports Media Weekly and I are joined by Newsday’s Neil Best as the Third Man in for our News of the Week segment.
The Super Bowl dominated our discussion. We talked about the ratings and viewership which were down from the two previous Super Bowls.
We also discussed the way CBS handled the Superdome blackout and why the NFL did not provide anyone to the network to answer questions as to why the power went out in the stadium.
And all of us went over the performance of Phil Simms which baffled us to no end and finally, we reviewed CBS’ production of the Big Game.
We then moved to the 2014 Olympics and NBC’s one year kickoff to the Games in Sochi. We previewed what NBC plans to do with the Winter Olympics one year from now.
And we ended with a look at Fox tapping Gus Johnson as its Voice of the World Cup.
Our guest is Kevin Harlan of CBS Sports, Dial Global Radio and TNT. Fresh off the Super Bowl, he and I talked about his calling another Big Game on national radio. Most of our conversation focused on the Super Bowl blackout and how it was handled on radio. We aired a clip of Kevin describing the scene courtesy of Dial Global Radio.
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And as I have done in the past, I neglected to post last week’s podcast. Our third man in was Mike McCarthy, formerly of USA Today and currently of Sports Biz USA. Our guest was co-author of Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside the World of ESPN, James Andrew Miller. That was a very good podcast. And you can find it