Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Gus Johnson on calling the NBA again — and Bill Shea of The Athletic and Robert Seidman on whether the USFL is worth...

Gus Johnson on calling the NBA again — and Bill Shea of The Athletic and Robert Seidman on whether the USFL is worth your time

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch - April 21, 2022 - 1:14:25

Episode 198 of the Sports Media Podcast features three guests. First up is sports broadcaster Gus Johnson, who is calling the NBA postseason for Turner Sports and is a longtime Fox Sports play by play caller. He is followed by Bill Shea, a senior writer for The Athletic covering sports business, and Robert Seidman, the co-founder of TVbytheNumbers who can be found on Twitter at @SportsTVRatings. In this podcast Johnson discuss what it has been like calling NBA games again; how the assignment came about; why he loves calling the NBA; the reaction to his calls; his fondness for Giannis Antetokounmpo; attending Harvard University as part of a leadership forum and much more. Shea and Seidman discuss what they thought of the first weekend of the USFL; what we made of the viewership numbers; the Fox Sports push for USFL; the tech things we saw that can be incorporated into NFL broadcasts; whether drones work or don’t for audiences; what kind of audience is needed to have a second year; the NBA’s postseason viewership numbers and what they mean; what teams going far would be helpful, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.

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The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.

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