AA Podcast #55 – Mike Tirico

We're pleased to welcome to this week's podcast one of the premier sportscasters in the country – ESPN's Mike Tirico. We chatted with Mike before the opening Monday Night Football telecast of the preseason in Atlanta about his busy summer calling many of the top sporting events around the world, his career, and his influences in broadcasting. Topics include…

-What it's like to call the NBA Finals, Wimbledon, and the British Open in one summer.
-How he transitions across different sports and mediums.
-Versatility for announcers, what events he'd still like to cover, and which announcer influenced him most.
-A quick discussion about soccer, Gus Johnson, and his acceptance in the golf world.
-The MNF booth, working with Jon Gruden, and what he learned from Tony Kornheiser.
-The challenge of calling NFL Preseason games and what the league can do to fix it.
-His most memorable moment of the last 12 months.

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