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SBD/January 18, 2013/Media
Published January 18, 2013
OVERKILL DOWN UNDER: In N.Y., Phil Mushnick notes every televised match at the Australian Open “must undergo an on-site panel preview spoken by at least four of ESPN’s rotating experts.” Before the match has even begun, “it has been beaten to death.” As the match is played, “no fewer than three more ESPN voices are heard over it.” The in-match commentary, “while often helpful at the start, is so relentless that one eventually can’t distinguish words from the sound of a leaf-blower.” ESPN “knows no other way to do things than to over-do things” (N.Y. POST, 1/18).
COMING ABOARD: Golf HOFer Lanny Wadkins will be Golf Channel’s lead analyst for the net’s 22 Champions Tour events this season. He also is scheduled to appear on various GC programs throughout the year. Wadkins was CBS Sports’ lead golf analyst from ’02-06 (Golf Channel).