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SBD/Issue 2/Sports Media
Boom Town: John Madden Profiled By N.Y. Times' Play Magazine
Published September 15, 2008
|Profile Looks At Madden's
Legacy On Game Of Football
TWO IS GREATER THAN THREE: In Denver, Dusty Saunders writes in the "hype-filled world of football broadcasting, two-man perspective always beats three-man prattle." CBS announcers Dick Enberg and Randy Cross, who yesterday called the Broncos-Chargers game, "provided necessary information for viewers." But ESPN's announcing team of Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic and Mike Ditka, which called last Monday's Broncos-Raiders game, "seemingly were more involved in entertaining themselves" (ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, 9/15).
"INSIDE" EDITION: In N.Y., Bob Raissman wrote the season premiere of Showtime's "Inside the NFL" "provided evidence the new guys are capable of walking the walk." While CBS and Showtime are not "spending the kind of cash HBO did on the program, the content was cool, the cast compelling" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 9/14).
NOTES: In Detroit, Tony Augusty reports because of "technical difficulties," some Bright House cable subscribers "were unable to hear the television announcers for most" of yesterday's Packers-Lions game (DETROIT NEWS, 9/15)....In Toronto, Chris Zelkovich reports CTV yesterday left the Colts-Vikings broadcast "for commercial with 15 seconds" remaining in the first half, and when the coverage "returned, the Vikings were celebrating a 53-yard field goal" (TORONTO STAR, 9/15).