An Announcing Dream Team

If I were building a dream team from today’s crop, for a sporting event to be named later, it would look something like this: Marv Albert running play-by-play next to Cris Collinsworth and Mary Carillo, while Suzy Kolber works the sideline. Charles Barkley would be in the studio with Keith Olbermann and John McEnroe, and, because they’ll need it, Costas stays, as referee.

- Following two recent pieces on sports broadcasters - David Remnick on Howard Cosell and Kelefa Sanneh on Jon Gruden - Rieves Wiederman explores what makes a good sports broadcaster, and creates an announcing dream team: