BBC’s Peter Alliss under fire again for sexist comments

Long-time British golf commentator Peter Alliss has gotten into trouble for problematic comments before, and he’s now in hot water again. In 2002, Alliss described Japanese golfer Shigeki Maruyama as “the wily Oriental.” In 2015, he sparked three separate controversies, saying “perhaps he likes older women” about Irish amateur Paul Dunne hugging his mother, saying Zach...
Via Awful Announcing
17 days ago  |  Discuss

George Blaha/Jason Strayhorn and Jim Brandstatter/Dan Dierdorf radio calls from Michigan State Michigan finish

YouTube Jason Strayhorn of the Spartan Sports Network had an epic reaction as he called the game-winning Michigan State touchdown Saturday in Ann Arbor with George Blaha on WJR 760 in Detroit.  Strayhorn could not muster words other than “Are you kidding me?” and “Oh my God!” It’s truly one of the best reactions (unless you’re a Michigan fan) that you’ll hear during...
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October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

That Dan Dierdorf retirement did not last long

Last year, long-time NFL analyst Dan Dierdorf announced that he would retire from the broadcast booth and ride off into the sunset. Dierdorf cited the week-to-week travel to NFL cities and artificial joints that he said made broadcasting games a difficult grind over the past few years. Dierdorf told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in January: “I just have to get away from going to...
Via Awful Announcing
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandstatter, Dierdorf team up to call Michigan football on radio

No one will question the credentials of Michigan's new radio team. Up until now, there were many questions about who would replace Frank Beckman, who was let go after 34 years as the play-by-play man on the Wolverines football network. As it turned out, Dave Brandon and IMG Radio looked only a couple feet. Jim Brandstatter, who was Beckman's color analyst for the entire 34-year run...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Dierdorf to Join Jim Brandstatter in the UM Radio Booth

It's official...former Michigan OL, college and pro football hall of famer Dan Dierdorf will join former Michigan teammate Jim Brandstatter in the booth for Michigan football radio broadcasts starting this fall. Jim will slide over to Frank Beckmann's former spot for play-by-play duties, and Dierdorf will handle color commentary.Obviously Dierdorf is a very recognizable name/face...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Dierdorf to join Jim Brandstatter in Michigan football booth

Teammates at Michigan in 1969 and 1970 will again be teaming up in the Michigan football press box: NFL Hall of Fame player and broadcaster Dan Dierdorf will be joining Jim Brandstatter in the radio booth for Wolverines football broadcasts on the Michigan IMG Radio Network beginning this fall. Brandstatter, who has served as the team’s color commentator on the flagship radio broadcast...
Via Detroit4lyfe
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Names: MLBPA Director Weiner Dies at 51 (Also: Dan Dierdorf, Bob Costas)

MLB players’ union leader Michael Weiner has died after a battle with cancer. In other news, CBS NFL broadcaster Dan Dierdorf will retire at the end of the season, and Bob Costas will anchor both […]
Via Sports Media Watch
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Dierdorf to retire from broadcasting

If Dan Dierdorf could beam himself into the press boxes of NFL stadiums around the country, he might keep calling games a few more decades. But with two artificial knees, two artificial hips and a bad back, the travel required by his analyst job for CBS just became too much. The 64-year-old Hall of Famer announced Wednesday he would retire after this season -- his 43rd straight...
Via Associated Press
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Dierdorf to retire from broadcasting after season

Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf is retiring from broadcasting after 43 straight years involved with the NFL. CBS announced Wednesday that he will leave the booth after this season. The 64-year-old Dierdorf has called NFL games for three decades, the longest current tenure by a TV analyst. He played offensive line for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1971-83, earning All-Pro honors six times...
Via Associated Press
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Dan Dierdorf retiring from CBS after this season

There will be a new face calling NFL Playoff games for CBS after the 2014 season.  Longtime NFL analyst Dan Dierdorf is stepping away from the broadcast booth after this season.  The Hall of Fame lineman has been a fixture in NFL booths for the better part of four decades with ABC's Monday Night Football and CBS's AFC package.  In the last several years, he's worked alongside...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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