Posts Tagged: sports announcers

Raptor Escapes Captor: We're Losing the War Against Birds

"This is the greatest thing I have ever seen." —And that's coming from a person who has seen a lot of professional hockey games that start with a huge Andean condor (wingspan: 10 feet!) being led out onto the ice in the middle of Rabobank Arena as a mascot for the Bakersfield Condors.


Why the "GameDay" Guys' Deal with Nike Matters for College Football

So it appears that some of ESPN's on-air personalities—namely, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso—have "deals with Nike that Corso described as a joint arrangement that largely involves speaking engagements for the athletic shoe and apparel company." Along with Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard, the men are the faces of ESPN’s "College GameDay," a weekly college-football showcase that airs Saturday mornings in the fall before the early slate of games begins.

In the tepid wake of the New York Times article, there's been some criticism of the three men, although no one I’ve read has gone so far as to feign shock. This is ESPN [...]