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  • Baugh, perhaps greatest ever, dies at 94

     
    Sports fans love to talk in superlatives, especially who was the greatest in a given sport. Ruth in baseball. Gretzky in hockey. And then there are the debates. Jordan or Chamberlain? Bobby Jones or Tiger Woods? The differences in eras......
  • Matt Millen to join NBC's Super Bowl XLIII coverage

     
    NBC plans to announce Monday that former Lions president Matt Millen will participate in the network's Super Bowl coverage Feb. 1 - not as a member of the game booth featuring Al Michaels and John Madden but in some other......
  • Vin Scully named best sportscaster ever

     
    You are reading the 4,000th post in WatchDog's 20-month history. Thanks as always for your loyalty, support and contributions. To mark the occasion we link to Tom Hoffarth's post on the top 50 sports broadcasters of all time, as per......
  • Cris Collinsworth no longer will be NFL Net's analyst

     
    It's possible you've heard the news by now, but just in case: John Madden retired Thursday. Here is my news story about it. Click below for excerpts from Madden's interview Thursday on KCBS in San Francisco and from NBC's conference......
  • What is Frank Caliendo's impression of Madden move?

     
    Here is one of several John Madden-related posts from Darren (Roslyn) Rovell, covering everything from his endorsement career to Frank Caliendo's future in the post-Madden, post-Bush era. Caliendo talked to Dan Patrick Friday about the new turn in his.......
  • George Steinbrenner waves, Kelly Clarkson sings

     
    Here is Newsday's comprehensive coverage of the first regular-season game at the new big ballpark in the Bronx. Among the stories is mine about the pregame festivities, quite a multi-tasking feat given I covered it by reading the closed captions......
  • Cardinals still a mystery to much of North America

     
    It's difficult to fault the NFL and its TV partners for treating the Cardinals like second-class citizens in programming terms, since they have earned that status many times over. Now, though, the league and NBC are in the position of......
  • Super Bowl features Al Michaels, Bob Costas, Boss

     
    Here is my Super Bowl viewer guide extravaganza, in which the names Joe Torre and Alex Rodriguez do not appear a single time. Too much material to summarize it all here. There are items on Matt Lauer's sitdown with......
  • Chris Russo considered CNN's Joe Torre chat 'a disgrace'

     
    Chris Russo was unimpressed with how CNN and Larry King handled Joe Torre's first TV interview about the book "The Yankee Years." (Chris gets his crack at Torre at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday on Sirius XM.) Click below for my transcript......
  • WatchDog's No. 1 is everyone's No. 1: Vin Scully

     
    Speaking of Al Michaels (see post below), the post earlier this week about the American Sportscasters' Association list of the top 50 sportscasters ever created so much interest I thought I would share my top 15 to promote further discussion......
  • Al Michaels' 1980 Olympic hockey gig was 'dumb luck'

     
    HBO profiles NBC's Al Michaels on the "Real Sports" episode debuting Tuesday night. Click below for excerpts, including Michaels discussing the "dumb luck" that landed him alongside former Cornell goalie Ken Dryden for the 1980 Olympic hockey tournament,...