Arnie Spanier

SMJ Sports Radio Madness- Todd Wright (16) vs. Arnie Spanier (24)

Here we go with the quarterfinals of the SMJ Sports Radio Madness sports radio host tournament. The theme of the contests so far is upsets. Our first match-up is one featuring colleagues from Sporting News Radio, Todd Wright and Arnie Spanier.

Todd Wright- Name any major sporting event and Todd Wright has covered it. Name any famous stadium or arena and Todd Wright has visited it. Name any sports topic and Todd Wright has an opinion on it. For over a decade and a half, Todd has made sports both his personal and professional way of life. From his first on-air position as a play-by-play voice of the Hurricanes as a student at the University of Miami to his most recent work anchoring tournament coverage on the PGA Tour Network, Todd has pretty much done it all. And what he hasn’t, he aspires to do next. Get Todd’s complete bio.

Arnie Spanier- Talk about a career that has gone full circle. Spanier joined Sporting News Radio after beginning his career with the very same company (as the Sports Entertainment Network). After his debut year on SEN in Las Vegas, Arnie ventured south across the desert to Phoenix, honing his skill at the local level. After two years in PM drive, he was lured back to the network side with One-on-One Sports. Here’s more on Arnie.

Voting ends March 26th at 6pm ET.

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SMJ Sports Radio Madness- Colin Cowherd (8) vs. Arnie Spanier (24)

Moving along in the SMJ Sports Radio Madness tournament we have ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd up against the lowest rated entry in our field, Arnie Spanier of Sporting News Radio

Colin Cowherd- Colin Cowherd joined ESPN Radio March 29, 2004 with the debut of The Herd, which airs 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ET weekdays. A West coast-only hour airs 9-10 a.m. ET (6-7 a.m. PT). The Herd features topical commentary on the day’s most important sports news, perspective on the top stories, interviews with the biggest newsmakers, and entertaining daily segments including “Spanning the Globe” and “Rants of the Day.” More about Colin here. And here.

Arnie Spanier- Talk about a career that has gone full circle. Spanier joined Sporting News Radio after beginning his career with the very same company (as the Sports Entertainment Network). After his debut year on SEN in Las Vegas, Arnie ventured south across the desert to Phoenix, honing his skill at the local level. After two years in PM drive, he was lured back to the network side with One-on-One Sports. Here’s more on Arnie.

Voting ends March 19th.

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SMJ Sports Radio Madness- Steve Czaban (9) vs. Arnie Spanier (24)

Here is our next preliminary round match-up, featuring the highest seed in this round up against the lowest…Fox Sports Radio’s Steve Czaban and the Sporting News Radio’s Arnie Spanier…

Steve Czaban- Steve Czaban joined Fox Sports Radio as an evening talk show host in June 2002, and moved to Morning Drive in January 2005. Czaban doubles as the afternoon drive host at WTEM-AM 980 in Washington D.C. and also fills-in occasionally on the Jim Rome Show. Like Rome, Czaban graduated from UC Santa Barbara (CA) in 1990. Following graduation, he did play-by-play for UCSB Gaucho football and basketball and hosted a sports show on news-talk KTMS-AM 1260 in Santa Barbara (1990-1994). Find out more here.

Arnie Spanier- Talk about a career that has gone full circle. Spanier joined Sporting News Radio after beginning his career with the very same company (as the Sports Entertainment Network). After his debut year on SEN in Las Vegas, Arnie ventured south across the desert to Phoenix, honing his skill at the local level. After two years in PM drive, he was lured back to the network side with One-on-One Sports. Here’s more on Arnie.

Voting ends March 12th.

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