Bob Rathbun

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 45- Bob Rathbun, Play-by-Play Announcer

Sports Media Weekly We are back at it for another edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.

Ken Fang at Fang’s Bites and I begin the show talking about, what else, coverage of the return to the NFL by Brett Favre.  We stay with the NFL to talk about HBO’s Hard Knocks series and the negative reaction by NBC’s Tony Dungy.

Ken and I then get into a discussion about how some members of the media are more and more becoming part of the stories they cover.  Exhibit A is the recent dust-up between Jim Gray and U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin.  We also discuss the unprofessional act of two media members who sought out Tim Tebow’s autograph last weekend in Cincinnati and the firing of an Arkansas female sports radio reporter who was let go after appearing at a University of Arkansas football press conference wearing a Florida Gators’ hat.

Our guest for this week’s show is Bob Rathbun, play-by-play voice of SEC Football for FSN South, ACC Basketball on Raycom, and the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks.  Bob talks about his career, the power of SEC Football, his time in the Detroit Tigers’ booth, and how he handles covering different sports.