Sports Announcers Ain’t What They Used to Be

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Sports Announcers Ain’t What They Used to Be

The world of sports announcing and commentating has changed from the time of consummate professionals like Vin Scully and Chick Hearn, who handled announcing duties without an extended crew of color analysts. Recently, shows are trending toward the non-traditional and feel more like play-by-play from a sports bar. Is this the latest attempt to attract younger audiences?

Winning Times is an HBO series starring John C. Reilly about the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1980s. It’s not always easy to do an accurate biopic, but is the show portraying people out of character and in a completely unflattering light?

The Super Bowl champion LA Rams are the current prototype for the successful team that everyone’s trying to emulate. Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp, a team player with tremendous character who is enjoying the second best year in NFL history for that position, is one of their most valuable assets. Following in his footsteps is another wide receiver, USC’s Drake London, who shares many parallels with Kupp and is expected to be drafted in the first round. What other standouts will emerge from this year’s draft class?

College basketball star Johnny Juzang has decided to leave UCLA for the pros. In the very early college polls for the 2022-23 season, UCLA is being touted as number one. Will Juzang’s exit change that rating?

The Dodgers are a force to be reckoned with this season, and outfielder/first baseman Cody Bellinger is finding his way back after a rough 2021. The shoulder injury he suffered resulted in a low hitting percentage last year, so are the double and triple that he hit this week a sign that he’s off to a strong 2022?

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