NASCAR on TV: Win, Lose or Draw

Video killed the radio star. Internet killed the video star. Apps might kill the internet. While watching events live might be far more entertaining, TV rules the sporting world. So when news happens about NASCAR broadcasting, it impacts the sport almost as much as the action on the track. Here's a quick breakdown of recent events, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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Marty Reid Out as ESPN: Win, Lose or Draw

Marty Reid is out at ESPN after a well-documented blown call at Kentucky. It wasn't his first as you can see above. Announcers make mistakes, just maybe not this bad. But after 31 years of covering five different motor sports for one network, the speed of Reid's departure raised some eyebrows enough to merit a breakdown....Bery Convy style. (more...) ...

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GREAT MOMENTS IN ALLEN BESTWICK

Like all television announcers worth a damn, ESPN's Allen Bestwick employs a variety of skills that keep the broadcast moving. Bestwick knows which questions to ask, makes excellent use of other on-air personalities and is an authority on the sport. He also, unfortunately, employs the fake laugh, which I will graciously call a necessary broadcasting evil. The fake laugh is artificial laughter that is emitted for the purposes of making a boring segment appear more entertaining, lightening a heav ...

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