Jim Nantz’s last NCAA Tournament as lead announcer is the main topic of this week’s podcast with Andrew Marchand and John Ourand, who also discuss Jay Wright’s first March Madness as a full-time announcer.
Bob Iger said it was “inevitable” that ESPN would be offered as a direct-to-consumer service at some point, prompting Marchand and Ourand to continue discussing when that would be and how much it would cost.
This is the week Diamond Sports Group, which owns regional sports networks Bally Sports, will file for bankruptcy protection.
The hosts discuss what this development means for fans.
Other issues include changes within ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” production truck and a trend of NFL hosts revealing questionable information.
Marchand and Ourand also answer questions from their mailbag about MLS Season Pass package pricing and how advertisers know when their prime season has passed.