May 10, 1999 | Steve Rushin
Announcers are stretching the art form of the home run call, sometimes to the snapping point
September 06, 1999 | Steve Rushin
ESPN's ballyhooed birthday underscores how much simpler—and duller—life once was for fans
November 01, 1999 | John Walters
SportsCenter is amped! The 11 p.m. show on Oct. 20 led off with a guitar riff eerily reminiscent of INXS's Suicide Blonde (even though Melissa Stark's stand-up from the Broncos' complex wouldn't air for 10 minutes)...
March 13, 2000 | John Walters
On Feb. 29, SportsCenter's poll asked, "Who has brought the most negative attention to his sport?" Candidates were NFLers Rae Carruth and Ray Lewis (alleged murderers), pitcher John Rocker (page 40)—and golfer Notah...
May 08, 2000 | Jack McCallum
The pervasive, pernicious ticker destroys the drama of sports news