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The Jonah Keri Podcast, Episode 21

2 February 2011

My guest today is Dan Shulman, ESPN play-by-play man for college basketball and NBA games. Shulman recently won the lead role for ESPN’s baseball coverage, and will call the Sunday Night Game of the Week with Orel Hershiser and Bobby Valentine starting this season. The Toronto native heads to College Park to cover Duke vs. Maryland for ESPN, tonight at 9 pm ET.

The topics we cover:

  • 1:00-2:09: Duke-Maryland rivalry
  • 2:10-3:21: Why does Duke get a bad rap?
  • 3:22-4:52: Working with Dick Vitale
  • 4:53-6:29: Integrating statistics into play-by-play without alienating fans
  • 6:30-8:06: Teams to watch as we head into March Madness
  • 8:07-9:33: Approaching play-by-play in college versus professional basketball
  • 9:34-10:29: We need more Clippers games on ESPN!
  • 10:30-11:49: Taking over The Big Chair at Sunday Night Baseball
  • 11:50-12:59: Does Dan miss hockey?
  • 13:00-14:07: Are the Toronto Blue Jays headed in the right direction?
  • 14:08-end: Food Pick of the Week

My pick
Dan’s fancy pick
Dan’s casual pick

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