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Welcome to the podcast network home for "Last Word on Sports Media." This feed includes episodes of the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast" with host T.J. Rives and his guests.

TJ will tackle the most interesting topics in U.S. Sports Media, including: what everyone is (or isn't) watching in the ratings, the latest news and insight on everything from ESPN, to the over the air networks like: NBC, CBS, FOX and ABC. He'll have critiquing of the shows, the personalities and production. And, T.J. will constantly talk to prominent members of the Sports Media, as well as, other writers/critics/voices of the genre' right here.

You'll also hear other sports media themed podcasts appearing on this same LWOS Media feed, including George Ofman's "Tell me a story I don't know" series based on interviews with sports media members tied to Chicago and beyond.And, you'll hear Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin's "Announcer Schedules Podcast" each week.

Mike and Phil will let you know which broadcasters are calling and analyzing, which important games, give some critiques of what they are seeing and hearing and have special announcer guests, as well.So, make sure to follow/subscribe to the "Last Word On Sports Media" feed for all of this interesting/diverse content where ever you hear your podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google, etc.!!

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    • 4.7 • 126 Ratings

Welcome to the podcast network home for "Last Word on Sports Media." This feed includes episodes of the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast" with host T.J. Rives and his guests.

TJ will tackle the most interesting topics in U.S. Sports Media, including: what everyone is (or isn't) watching in the ratings, the latest news and insight on everything from ESPN, to the over the air networks like: NBC, CBS, FOX and ABC. He'll have critiquing of the shows, the personalities and production. And, T.J. will constantly talk to prominent members of the Sports Media, as well as, other writers/critics/voices of the genre' right here.

You'll also hear other sports media themed podcasts appearing on this same LWOS Media feed, including George Ofman's "Tell me a story I don't know" series based on interviews with sports media members tied to Chicago and beyond.And, you'll hear Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin's "Announcer Schedules Podcast" each week.

Mike and Phil will let you know which broadcasters are calling and analyzing, which important games, give some critiques of what they are seeing and hearing and have special announcer guests, as well.So, make sure to follow/subscribe to the "Last Word On Sports Media" feed for all of this interesting/diverse content where ever you hear your podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google, etc.!!

    Willie Mays Coverage, MLB In London Including Mike And Phil Meet Up, NBA Announcers Hot Stove, Etc | Announcers Schedules Podcast

    Willie Mays Coverage, MLB In London Including Mike And Phil Meet Up, NBA Announcers Hot Stove, Etc | Announcers Schedules Podcast

    This week on Episode 103 of the Announcer Schedules Podcast, Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin are back from their recent trips to London for the MLB World Tour and ready to discuss all the latest from the announcing world.  A look at how broadcasters handled the news of Willie Mays' passing, a look ahead to MLB this week including the Rickwood Field game, and a discussion of the potential shakeupss for the NBA announcing scene are all covered.  Plus NHL Stanley Cup, the Men's College World Series and Tom Brady's FOX Sports debut.A multitude of announcers from past and present are mentioned throughout the show with an array of topics discussed including:

    *** MLB in London redux
    *** News of Willie Mays' passing during live broadcasts 
    *** Jon Miller on Giants TV
    *** Dave Flemming on Giants Radio
    *** Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez on Mets TV
    *** Three networks in three days for Tom McCarthy
    *** Scenarios for ESPN/ABC if JJ Redick goes to Lakers
    *** Charles Barkely retirement announcement
    *** Jeff Van Gundy earns ring, lands coaching job  
    *** Tim Legler's future
    *** Stanley Cup Final on TV and Radio 
    *** Men's College World Series Championship Series 
    *** Tom Brady debut on FOX Sports at UFL Championship 


    Hear it all on the newest "Announcer Schedules Podcast" as part of the Last Word on Sports Media podcast feed and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple/Spreaker/Spotify, etc.!

    • 44 min
    NBA Finals, US Open Golf, Etc With Jay Betsill And More | LWOS Media Podcast

    NBA Finals, US Open Golf, Etc With Jay Betsill And More | LWOS Media Podcast

    A busy June weekend sees the NBA Finals wrap up with a Boston Celtics title win, the U.S. Open golf had a dramatic finish late Sunday with American Bryson Dechambeau outdueling Rory McIlroy and we have more to go over on newest "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast."

    Host T.J. Rives is back with his insight and a guest, Jay Betsill of DFWSportsOnline.com to go back and forth on numerous subjects.

    Jay attended game's 3 and 4 of the Finals and gives his takes on the Celtics winning it, ABC's coverage and did Mark Cuban continue to get attention in the Dallas market, despite not being majority owner any longer?

    Jay and T.J. also discuss the DeChambeau win, his new maturity with the fans and the media and more, as he captured the the U.S. title. And, they also talk the NFL having to defend its "Sunday Ticket" price offering against a class action lawsuit in Federal Court that has seen commissioner Roger Goodell and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on the witness stand. Will the fans get a huge judgement against the NFL?

    Hear it all on the "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple/Spreaker/Spotify, etc. 

    • 57 min
    WFAN's Al Dukes On OJ Simpson Murder Case 30th Anniversary | LWOS Media Podcast

    WFAN's Al Dukes On OJ Simpson Murder Case 30th Anniversary | LWOS Media Podcast

    It's a special editon of the show, as host T.J. Rives reminisces with with friend and colleague, Al Dukes, of WFAN Radio in New York about all that went on 30 years ago with the murders of O.J. Simpson's wife and her friend. And, what ensued is the most controversial trial and acquitall, arguably, in U.S. criminal court history.

    Before Al's long time current role as the executive producer of the "Boomer and Gio" morning show, weekdays on the #1 sportsradio station in the coutnry, he started his sportsradio career as T.J.'s prodcuer weekday afrernoons in Tampa Bay. 

    The guys talk about how their work relationship began with the start of Simpson's infamous murder trial in Los Angeles in January of 1995, and which continued until October of that year . And, they give their thoughts on everything surrounding the former Heisman winner at USC and Hall of Fame player with the Buffalo Bills, eventual acquitall and then all that happened after it.

    This, included Simpson later being incarcerated in Nevada in the 2000s for nine years for a separate incident involving assault and false imprisionment, while trying to regain some of his memorabillia at a Las Vegas hotel.

    It's a fascinating look back to the amazing, sensational story, trial and aftermath of O.J. Simpson and the murders on the newest "Last Word on Sports Media Podcast." And make sure to follow/subscribe to this feed on Apple, Spreaker, Spotify, etc.

    • 55 min
    NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, MLB in London plus more Bill Walton tributes | Announcers Schedule Podcast

    NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, MLB in London plus more Bill Walton tributes | Announcers Schedule Podcast

    This week on Episode 102 of the Announcer Schedules Podcast, Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin preview the upcoming  NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals which includes the return of Mike Breen and debuts for Doris Burke and JJ Redick.  A big weekend ahead for MLB as well with the London Series plus Yankees-Dodgers.   A look at the latest from college softball, college baseball and the French Open as well as a discussion on the success of the WNBA.A multitude of announcers from past and present are mentioned throughout the show with an array of topics discussed including:

    *** NBA Finals announcing preview 
    *** Mike Breen to call 19th straight Finals 
    *** Doris Burke makes her TV analyst Finals debut
    *** JJ Redick debuts amid coaching rumors
    *** ESPN Radio coverage of NBA Finals includes Jorge Sedano
    *** Preview of Stanley Cup Finals on ABC   
    *** MLB London Series on FOX and ESPN
    *** Announcer Schedules in London 
    *** Roku's announcer strategy for MLB package 
    *** WNBA's exposure with TV packages 
    *** Women's College World Series this week
    *** College Baseball heads to Super Regionals
    *** Noah Eagle debuts as lead pbp on French Open
    *** More Tributes for Bill Walton 

    Hear it all on the Announcer Schdules Podcast as part of the Last Word on Sports Media podcast feed and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple/Spreaker/Spotify, etc.!

    • 27 min
    Remembering Bill Walton- A Conversation With Dave Pasch of ESPN | Announcer Schedules Podcast

    Remembering Bill Walton- A Conversation With Dave Pasch of ESPN | Announcer Schedules Podcast

    Episode 101 of the Announcer Schedules Podcast is dedicated to legendary basketball Hall of Famer and broadcaster Bill Walton.Dave Pasch of ESPN, longtime partner of Walton, joins co-hosts Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin to discuss what it was like to work with Bill behind-the-scenes.  Gill and de Montmollin then discuss Walton''s legacy from many angles.A multitude of announcers from past and present are mentioned throughout the show with an array of topics discussed including:

    *** Pasch's first games with Walton
    *** When Pasch and Walton became a phenomenon
    *** Walton stories involving Jim Gray, Mike Tirico and Steph Curry
    *** The relatability of Walton to fans
    *** Challenges of handling play-by-play alongside Walton
    *** Pasch's text message conversations with Walton
    *** Walton's start as a broadcaster
    *** Play-by-play partners who worked with Walton 
    *** Luckiest Guy in the World documentary 
    *** Walton as a Hall of Fame player
    *** The Grateful Dead and Bill Walton 
    It's all part of the "Announcer Schedules Podcast" as part of the Last Word on Sports Media podcast feed. Make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple/Spreaker/Spotify, etc.!!

    • 46 min
    End Of Pac12 And Passing Of Bill Walton With His Broadcast Partner Roxy Bernstein And More | LWOS Media Podcast

    End Of Pac12 And Passing Of Bill Walton With His Broadcast Partner Roxy Bernstein And More | LWOS Media Podcast

    It's the latest edition of our look at sports media and the overall looming subject is the passing of Bill Walton, NBA playing legend and legendary off beat, humorous TV analyst for hoops for the past four decades. We discuss it with a special guest wtih insight and more on "The Last Word On Sports Media Podcast."

    Host T.J. Rives has his thoughts on the current events in sports media, including the NBA Playoffs and Stanley Cup Playoffs winding down, wondering why ESPN's Sean McDonough didn't cover his NHL assignment last Friday night in NYC "due to Illness," yet it was immediately known that he COULD work the Sunday afternoon broadcast of the next game of the series over 1,000 miles away?! 

    He explains that and goes over the TV ratings for the weekend that include the rain delayed Indy 500 in the mix with the pro hoops and hockey.

    And, next T.J. talks with Pac12/ESPN broadcaster Roxy Bernstein, who broadcasted the final games of the Pac12's conference history (for now) with the finish of their baseball tournament this past Sunday night. Roxy talks about his emotional preparation for saying goodbye on the final live broadcast of the Pac12 network and then, the final Pac12 game, the championship of the baseball tourney.

    Roxy then has heartfelt thoughts and tribute to Bill Walton after working with him over a decade in his college hoop capacities. This includes Walton making sure that Roxy was reading enough, and not sports only.

    Hear it all as part of the "LWOS Media Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple/Spreaker/Spotify, etc.!!

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

bigzman34 ,

Such incredible stories

The guests which George has interviewed have been amazing to hear. The one that had me laughing the most was John Rooney. I am thinking that radio bingo might become the next neat thing on someone’s podcast—depending on which topic that podcast is discussed.

Overall, this podcast is first rate and should definitely belong as appointment listening.

southsidepride ,

Confused

I’m enjoying “Tell Me a Story” but confused as to why it’s showing up under the Sports Media podcast. Seems like a mistake.

mtb421531 ,

Great stroll down memory lane

George is a radio icon and I have great memories from his long time run at the Score. It’s great to hear the behind the scenes stories when all I really knew were the snippets of sound from the radio. Really great guests that seem to immediately open to George and reveal things I’ve never heard before. The title of the Pod fits! Keep up the amazing episodes and I’ll continue listening!

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