Category Archives: ESPN

Ep. 12: Michael Husain

ESPN will air a 30 for 30 short on the “Save the Pacers” telethon held in 1977. They were out millions of dollars and needed money from folks in Indianapolis to keep the franchise afloat, and in town. In turn, it was incredibly important to the development of downtown Indianapolis and the sports landscape in the city. Indianapolis filmmaker Michael Husain…

The great Sage Steele drives pace car in 20th running of the Brickyard 400

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — In the world of media, Sage Steele of ESPN is as good as they come. The 1995 Indiana University graduate was asked to lead the field for the 20th annual Brickyard 400 and so she said yes, of course. What an opportunity for Steele, who has so many fond memories of Indiana….

ESPN NBA analysts discuss Oladipo, Zeller pre-draft

ESPN held a conference call Wednesday afternoon to discuss the upcoming NBA Draft. Fran Fraschilla and Chad Ford, both well in touch with the process, college coaches and NBA execs making the decisions took questions from members of the media on the call. Below are their thoughts on IU’s Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller. FRASCHILLA: …

Remember who cuts your check: Hank Williams Jr. fired from ESPN

Hank Williams Jr. will no longer appear on Monday Football after 20 strong years after his recent comments in an interview went way over line. I’m sure most people can’t even name one of his songs, but they do know “Are you ready for some football!” I don’t remember ever watching a Monday Night Football game…

ESPN crew rolls wrong tape, altering Doris Burke’s credibility

I feel bad for ESPN sideline reporter Doris Burke. On Saturday, the crew in the production truck cued the wrong hit which aired in the pre-game of game three, Dallas at Oklahoma City. Oh no! This is a broadcasters nightmare. Those in television production know that multiple takes are recorded for most on-air hits before…

All-access: 2011 Women’s Final Four behind the scenes in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — The 2011 Women’s Final Four has invaded Indianapolis and Conseco Fieldhouse. Sunday was the semi-finals where we saw two thrilling games. Two games, two great finishes and two upsets. In the first game, Texas A&M knocked off the Stanford Cardinals 63-62. And in the late game, the Irish of Notre Dame surprised UConn…

2011 Women’s Final Four festivities all weekend long in Indianapolis

While the Butler Bulldogs are down in Houston making their second-consecutive Final Four appearance, Indianapolis is back on the big stage hosting the Women’s Final Four. This year, the game atmosphere will be different but much improved. Instead of hosting the games at Lucas Oil Stadium, Conseco Fieldhouse will be the host venue where a…

President Obama making NCAA picks – why should I care?

Every year and for nearly every sport, ESPN interviews President Barack Obama on his picks. Earlier this year we saw his Super Bowl pick and Wednesday his NCAA bracket. Why should I care what he thinks or any President for that matter? Because I don’t. I understand why ESPN’s Andy Katz took the assignment. It…