Devlin is a true utility player

It’s hard enough broadcasting for one sport at the pro level. The travel, the research and the pressure are all dialed up to 10. However Toronto’s Matt Devlin seems to thrive under that pressure, and manages to not only stay at the highest level, but switch seamlessly between different sports. Toronto newspaper, The Star, recently…

Inside the world of Arena Football PBP

One of the most fascinating things about broadcasting for me is the ‘how’. How other broadcasters setup, how they prepare, how they work their way through a game and how they do what they do. I’m a firm believer in learning from others…not copying but seeing what makes them successful and finding my own spin…

How to Get Your Dream Job

It’s the stuff of movies right? The intrepid young announcer reaching for the stars in pursuit of a childhood dream to call that Championship winning touchdown, home run, three pointer or breakaway goal. For Hockey, there are a few resources to find that ‘dream job’, with one being IceHockeyJobs.com. The site not only covers media…

Friedman Owns Olympic Sized Mistake

If you’ve been taking in any of the Olympic coverage over the last week and a bit, you’ll no doubt have witnessed the very best in sport and humanity. So often the Olympics put politics and indifference aside in the spirit of competition. A big story of the games has been the continued dominance of…

Doc Emrick Nails Baseball Broadcast

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that I’m a huge Doc Emrick fan. This is evidenced by the stories I’ve done on him here, here, here, here and here. It’s been a while, so let’s add another one to the list. In early July, during Emrick’s off season from calling NHL games…