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SBD/March 14, 2014/Media
ESPN Football Producer Helped Convince Wildhack That Fowler Could Handle Double Duty
Published March 14, 2014
END OF AN ERA: SPORTS ON EARTH's Leigh Montville wrote "there is nothing wrong" with ESPN's Brent Musburger moving to the SEC Network. The "poobahs always will shift the chess pieces around the board at will, looking for better demographics, better ratings, ultimately leading to higher revenues, but it will take a bit of adjusting for the viewer." But the big games "will not sound as big any more." For more than 40 years, "the Musburger voice has been an important part of important sports moments" (SPORTSONEARTH.com, 3/13). In Boston, Chad Finn writes moving Musburger off of "Saturday Night Football" "feels like the end of an era." Musburger "has a knack for capturing the magnitude of a big event, and so it’s disappointing his new assignment does not include calling any playoff games" (BOSTON GLOBE, 3/14).