ON AIR - LISTEN LIVE

Coming Up

12:00 a.m. ESPN Radio

10:00 a.m. ESPN Radio

Contact Us

PODCASTS

Miss the last show? Find the ESPN Audio Vault! Updated daily.

TOP OF MIND

Andy Pollin

Andy Pollin Blog

What Roone Wrought

n the history of sports television, there may be nobody more important than Roone Arledge. Before he died in 2002, Arledge added many innovations that have since been taken to another level – and not always for the good. More on that in a moment.

Arledge was one of those rare individuals, who didn’t look at what happening in the moment, but what was going to be happening in the future. He not only came up with the idea for Monday Night Football, he created a broadcast that he knew would appeal to more than just the football fan and made the NFL thrive in prime time. It was his idea to pair straight talking Don Meredith with the bombastic Howard Cosell. Magic! In televising the Olympics for ABC, he knew that getting the viewer interested in the athlete would make you want to tune into his or her event. The “Up Close and Personal” has become a staple of all sports television.

 

 

POLL

SPORTS TALK 570 CALENDAR

There are no games scheduled for today.

There are no games scheduled for today.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
An Ad has not been trafficed here..