This is going to depend a lot on the sport. In general, a reporter does have access to several resources, many of which are accessible to a dedicated fan, but when putting together commentary on the spot it helps a lot to have deep personal knowledge of the sport to consider what facts to research. (This kind of knowledge can be developed by a fan regularly ...
First, the object is a "football". See Definition 9:
The ball used in any game called "football".
Second, your premise is mistaken. Commentators do call it the "ball".
He fumbled the ball! And let’s see— Minnesota has it! Jeff Seamon on it.
Joe Starkey's call of "The ...
There are no rules. Players get to give a shout out to one school and they say whatever they want. Would the networks let a player who went to Miami say they went to Oregon? Probably not. But as long as a player played at a school they can mention that school.
Some players mention their high school out of pride, others have done it because they left ...
Short answer: no, that play doesn't come from a specific game
The story behind the play can be found in this article, but below is the important bit:
From all those days and nights in front of the television, Meat Loaf -- along with legendary song writer Jim Steinman -- pieced together what is, without question, the most famous baseball play-by-play call in ...
There are a couple of reasons why professional baseball players' salaries are public.
Baseball employs a luxury tax rule that penalizes teams when the salaries are too high. The salaries need to be made public in order for this system to work. Other sports have salary cap rules which also require public knowledge of the athletes' salaries.
There are guidelines for social media which is enforced by the IOC. Basically they are encouraged to use social media to post or tweet photos etc as long as;
any such postings, blogs or tweets must be in a first-person,
Also they can't use their social media to promote sponsorships or advertisements.
This next quote is probably the ...
This is taken from various websites, so anyone is free to correct me if I'm wrong.
Charles Barkley: $1 million/year and has been with TNT for 13 years and his contract is due to expire in 2018.
Kenny Smith: $1 million/year
Ernie Johnson (host): $2.7 million/year
Shaquille O'Neal: $1 million/year
Sources: Charles Barkley, Contracts, Extention
To understand this phenomenon, you need to know something about the culture of sports in the US.
First: there is no promotion/relegation system for professional sports. This means that in any particular sport, most of the US has no local professional team at the highest level. And if you are not living near a major metropolis, you are not likely to ever get ...
Sometimes tournament organizers show the team colors near the scoresheet. E.g, during Champions League games this information is shown in the upper left corner of the screen, but it can also depend on the broadcaster.
Here e.g. the corresponding indicator in the upper left corner shows that Real Madrid players wear white, while Liverpool players are playing ...
According to Source, it will be around 28 Cameras.
The production will be among the most sophisticated ever too, with 28
cameras, including seven ultra-motion cameras, Spidercam as well as
graphics with key analytics, all of which will take the viewer right
to the heart of the action.
Headshot is a common term, actually, but the term you're probably looking for is publicity photo, or PR photo. See SABR's images page for example for use of both terms (Headshot and Publicity Photo). See Wikipedia's page on the use of publicity photos for more detail (as the term is not unique to sports).
Headshot is definitely common, if not more common ...
Television Blackouts of sporting events do occur outside North America.
For example, Soccer games in the UK are blacked out if they're played between 245 and 515 on a Saturday.
The UK’s Saturday-afternoon TV football blackout (from 2.45pm-5.15pm) has been in place since the 1960s, when it was feared that the relatively new medium would drive ...
Yes, there are some venues where alcohol advertising is banned, and any team sponsored by an alcoholic beverage company changes its livery for those races. When Williams was sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, the team changed the branding on their car to Sea World Adventure Parks (owned by Anheuser-Busch) for non-alcohol venues.
Alcohol advertising is currently ...
It really depends on the manager. In Belgium I've seen managers give their full line up including exact positions in pregame interviews, while in other games they would even leave a spot open until right before kick off.
So, sometimes they know it exactly. Other times they may have to make an educated guess. When TV broadcasters show the team they ...
According to Google Trends there has not been a significant increase in popularity over time, although the world cup certainly generates unusually high interest (search term "soccer"; graphs limited to US region):
Here is the same trend compared with basketball (search term "soccer" in blue, "basketball" in red):
Basketball has increased in popularity over ...
For all major badminton tournaments, not just the Olympics, they only use a limited number of courts for major games (e.g semifinals and finals). As a result the scheduling works in a way for example on one day, on a specific court:
Women's Doubles Semi Final #1 4pm
Men's Doubles Semi Final #1 5pm
Women's Singles Semi Final #1 6pm
Men's Singles Semi Final #...
Because they paid the most for the rights to show the Olympics.
proof? from the June 7, 2011 LA Times:
NBC holds on to Olympics through 2020 with $4.3-billion bid June 7,
2011 | 12:20 pm
It is rare that the incumbent is the underdog, but that's what NBC was
when it came to holding on to the U.S. television rights for the
I can speak to athletics/track and field, the sport I sometimes cover.
Most events at a professional level and NCAA events at the national level require athletes to pass through a "mixed zone" after competition. This is (usually) a divided space with athletes on one side of a barrier and reporters on the other. This is where post-competition interviews ...
I was interested in this question after I read it, as I often wondered the same thing. There are definitely those players that use the media and use it as a tool to smack-talk other teams, and then there are those players that use the media as a tool to build team chemistry and compliment the work done by not only themselves but also their teammates. A quote ...
I believe that when commentators shout "score!" when a player scores, it's more often than not preceded by "he shoots". Therefore, what the commentators really say is: "he shoots, he scores!". But they say it at a very rapid pace that to any regular audience, it might sound like just "score!".
Also, goal and point in ice hockey are two different things. A ...
Since 1995, the Stanley Cup Finals have had two or three games broadcast on a cable channel, and the rest of the games shown on a broadcast network. Before 1995, going back to 1981, almost all finals games were on cable channels. (1981 is around the time that national cable channels were just starting to take off.) From 1976-1979, the finals were ...
Article you have read seems pretty spot on. So a part is equally divided, another part is divided based on their final standing in the league. Can't really expand further then the article you provided.
You can't really compare the Premier League with the Primera Division on that. The English stick together and sell their individual TV rights together and ...
During international cricket matches who will decide the commentary panel?
Is there any eligibility criteria for that?
When will they announce the list of commentators for the particular series?
When they feel like it.
This is an easy one.
The formation is infered, of course. The teams are obliged to give the starting lineup and the substitutes alignment, with names and shirt numbers.
That's it. All the rest is infered by the media and the opponents, given the knowledge about the players' characteristics.