September 19, 2006 |
USC, outraged over play-by-play veteran Brent Musburger's revealing during ABC's telecast of the Nebraska game what the Trojans contend was privileged information, fired off a complaint Monday to ESPN, which now oversees all sports programming on ABC. With just over 9 1/2 minutes to play in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game and USC leading, 21-10, Musburger began describing on the air how USC quarterback John David Booty lets his receivers know he has spotted a certain kind of coverage.
February 25, 1998 |
A memory, only somewhat distorted, of the loud, irritating, self-absorbed blowhard Dick Vitale joining Brent Musburger in covering Sunday's UCLA-Duke basketball game for ABC Sports. Dick: UCLA against Duke. I been waitin' for dis all week, babeeeeee! What a classic matchup! What great schools, what great tradition! And speakin' a Duke's tradition, d'duke wit d'most tradition in my book was d'Duke of Windsor. He's one a my RDs, royal dandies.
June 29, 1990 |
ABC introduced one of its new sportscasters the other night, a fellow named Brent Musburger. He had a small role, barely more than a cameo, on a prime-time show called "The All-Pro Sports Awards." At least Musburger showed up at the Universal Amphitheatre, where the event was held. Seven of the 11 winners were no-shows. Bill Shoemaker called in sick. The others simply chose the easy way out--appearing on tape or live via satellite. Even some of the presenters appeared via satellite.
December 15, 1988 |
Beginning in 1990, CBS will be the baseball network. NBC, which has been televising baseball since 1947, and ABC, involved since 1975, will be out. CBS won exclusive network rights to major league baseball Wednesday by agreeing to pay slightly more than $1 billion over 4 seasons, 1990 through 1993. CBS, discarding NBC's "Game of the Week" format, will televise only 12 regular-season games on selected Saturdays and Sundays, plus the All-Star game, the playoffs and the World Series.
March 29, 1985 |
A year ago, Coach John Thompson of Georgetown let it be known he wasn't too fond of CBS sportscaster Brent Musburger. Musburger, who was anchoring his network's NCAA tournament coverage from a studio in New York, criticized Thompson for going into a delay in a victory over SMU. "When I have a team on the run, I don't go into a delay," Musburger said. After hearing of the comment, Thompson said: "Well, Musburg (that's what he called him) never had anybody on the run.
January 2, 2009 |
If you answer the telephone and Brent Musburger is on the other end, you know as soon as the first word, "Hello," is said. A day later, when Pat Summerall is on the other end, again, no introductions were needed after "Hello." Musburger and Summerall and their deep-timbered, constantly tone-changing, higher, lower, emphatically textured sounds mean it's college bowl season, at least to those of us past a certain age.
April 14, 1990
It's sad to see Brent Musburger and CBS parting. They were definitely made for each other with dull, unimaginative sports coverage. ROBERT G. TORRES, Redondo Beach
July 14, 1990
Best sports news of 1990? CBS axes Brent Musburger. Second-best news? Musburger's new home, ABC, has no events with which to inflict Brent on the masses. BILL HARTLEY Santa Barbara
September 23, 2006
Brent Musburger and ESPN/ABC missed an opportunity for the perfect comeback to USC's complaint about the leak of privileged information during the USC-Nebraska telecast. All the ESPN spokesman had to say was, "We'll be handling this internally, as we do in these matters." DOUG THOMSON West Los Angeles If I was Trojans quarterback John David Booty, I know what hand signal I would show Brent Musburger the next time I saw him. TOM TURNER Dana Point
November 15, 1989
CBS completed its baseball broadcasting crew, announcing that Jack Buck and Jim Kaat would be the backup announcers behind Brent Musburger and Tim McCarver. CBS also said that Greg Gumbel would be the host of its baseball pregame show.