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By MARY BETH KOZAK and MARY BETH KOZAK,SUN REPORTER | April 18, 2006
Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad Mike Greenberg Villard Books/219 pages Having been a fan of Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio, I was immediately intrigued by Mike Greenberg's Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot. Greenberg, or "Greeny" as he is often referred to on his talk show, offers witty and clever tales about his attempt to juggle his love and passion for his job and sports with his growing responsibilities as a husband and father.
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SPORTS
By MIKE KLINGAMAN AND KEN MURRAY and MIKE KLINGAMAN AND KEN MURRAY,SUN REPORTERS | February 21, 2006
With an unassuming style and a folksy manner, sportscaster Curt Gowdy never allowed himself to become more important than the games he covered. For Gowdy, understatement was the goal, and it made him a favorite with audiences of all sports, extending to the players he covered. When Gowdy died yesterday at age 86 after a bout with leukemia, he was remembered as much for what he wasn't in the broadcast booth as for the epic events he described. "Curt's style? Kind of like he was sitting next to you on the couch," said Orioles Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer.
NEWS
By ANNIE LINSKEY | January 26, 2006
Keith Mills, who has delivered sports news on WMAR-TV for 18 years and has battled drug addiction, was arrested yesterday and charged with the theft of prescription pain killers from his next-door neighbor. Mills, 48, a sports anchorman, was arrested at his home in the 200 block of Cheddington Road in Linthicum at 1 p.m. and charged with two felony counts of first-degree burglary and two misdemeanor counts of theft, according to charging documents. The charges carry a maximum combined sentence of 43 years.
NEWS
By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | May 12, 2005
Diners at McCafferty's used to stop in their tracks to stare at helmets and jerseys signed by former Baltimore Colts greats who played for the restaurant owner's father, Don McCafferty Sr. But visitors to the site of the former Mount Washington institution are now halted by yellow police tape put in place by the Internal Revenue Service, which recently seized the restaurant's assets - everything from kitchen equipment to 180 caricatures of prominent Maryland...
NEWS
March 9, 2005
An article yesterday about a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 north of White Marsh did not give the exact date in October when the crash occurred. The accidents began about 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Articles published Monday and yesterday on the late sportscaster Chuck Thompson incorrectly characterized his honor from the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1993, Mr. Thompson received the Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award, which, though not signifying induction into the Hall, is the highest honor a baseball announcer can receive.
NEWS
February 22, 2004
On February 18, 2004, CHRIS THOMAS, 55, of Tampa, FL, died at the University Community Hospital. He was born in Passaic, NJ and eventually made Tampa his home. Now Chris Thomas, born Christian Thomas Olrick, legendary Tampa Bay Area sportscaster and radio is leaving legions of loved ones and fans to pursue life's meaning without him. He was a beloved husband and father. He made his career as a popular radio personality at WDAE-AM 620 and former sportscaster at WFLA-TV. He is survived by his wife Kathryn Elizabeth Bonfield, daughter Kaitlyn Elizabeth Bonfield Olrick, daughter Shawna Leigh Olrick, son Jeffrey Thomas Olrick, daughter-in-law Amy Loch Olrick and grandson Joshua Thomas Olrick.
SPORTS
By Andy Knobel and Andy Knobel,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2001
Marty Glickman, who died this month at the age of 83, was among sports broadcasting's most influential figures, working behind microphones for more than 50 years and developing descriptive phrases, such as "top of the key," that are now part of the language. He mentored Marv Albert and tutored Bob Costas, and yet despite a reputation for painting word pictures with precise, animated diction, he rarely found himself called to the national stage. Part of the reason may well have been anti-Semitism.
SPORTS
By Andy Knobel and By Andy Knobel,SUN STAFF | November 5, 2000
Writing on his Web site, "The Accidental Cynic," media critic Norman Chad offers a directory of what America's top sportscasters sound like. A sampling: Keith Jackson: "Sounds like a steer auctioneer." Bob Costas: "Sounds like the kid in the back of the room in the seventh grade." John Madden: "Sounds like that big, friendly dog that slurps the water out of your toilet bowl." Dick Stockton: "Sounds like the guy who organizes the senior class trip." Lesley Visser: "Sounds like a tea kettle approaching full boil."
SPORTS
By LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 31, 2000
Dennis Miller wants a doubting nation to know he has plenty of experience as a sportscaster - namely, three decades of sitting on the couch in his underwear, watching games and barking commentary at his TV. But seriously, folks ... Tonight, the hipster comic will make his debut on "Monday Night Football" in what qualifies as either a) another bold experiment from the network that gave the world Howard Cosell or b) an awful mistake. ABC is gambling that a comedic presence in the booth will rejuvenate its seminal game of the week, adding a twist to the coverage by veteran play-by-play man Al Michaels and former quarterback Dan Fouts.
SPORTS
By MILTON KENT | June 30, 2000
If "Monday Night Football" producer Don Ohlmeyer's mission was to shake up the landscape with his selection of comedian Dennis Miller to the booth, consider it successful. The choice has knocked the sports world for a loop, even landing a spot on the cover of Sports Illustrated. However, Ohlmeyer may have unwittingly (or arrogantly) handed a golden hammer to former ABC announcer Donna de Varona, which she may use to drop on the network's head. Last month, de Varona, 53, sued ABC Sports for $50 million in federal court, alleging the network cut her loose in 1998 to attract younger viewers.
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