NFC South: ESPN Radio
I’ll be covering Sunday’s NFC South showdown between the Saints and Falcons at the Superdome. I’ll also be teaming up with my good friend and colleague John Clayton.
Memo to any Saints fans who take predictions too seriously and happen to be carrying eggs if you spot Clayton and me on our way to the game: I was the one who picked your team to repeat as Super Bowl champions. Clayton did not and also was the guy holding you down in the early Power Rankings, although he voted you No. 1 this week.
Just to be clear, Clayton is the guy you see on television all the time. He’ll probably be wearing glasses and a blue blazer. I’m much taller than he is and I’ll be wearing a polo or golf shirt.
All kidding aside, Clayton and I will be providing analysis and updates before, during and after the game. Also, if you’re really bored at approximately 11:45 a.m. ET, I’m scheduled to preview the game on ESPN Radio.
Anyway, we’re going to have a very radio active Friday in the NFC South. I’ve already done radio shows in Atlanta and New Orleans today. But we’ve got a couple of ESPN Radio gigs coming up shortly.
I’m scheduled to go on ESPN 1250 in Pittsburgh at 4:15 ET this afternoon to talk about the Buccaneers and the Steelers. Hey, maybe I'll turn the table on those guys and start asking them some Penn State questions. Then, at approximately 5:12 p.m. ET, I’m slated to join Doug Gottlieb on ESPN Radio and I suspect we’ll talk about the entire NFC South.
Also, on Sunday, I’m scheduled to go on ESPN Radio at 11:45 a.m. ET and on the Carolina Panthers radio network at roughly 11 a.m. ET.
- I’m scheduled to appear on the "Scott Van Pelt Show" on ESPN Radio at 2:40 ET Monday afternoon. Ryen Russillo will be filling in as Scott travels back from The British Open. I won’t know the questions until I hear them, but I’m expecting to address each NFC South team.
- Speaking of training camp, the official NFC South training camp preview is scheduled to run Friday afternoon.
- Also on Friday, we’ll resume the weekly NFC South chat at 1 p.m. ET.
- I’m working with our travel folks on my itinerary for trips to each of the four NFC South camps. At the moment, it looks like I’ll open with the Saints because they’re the defending champions. I’ll follow that with the Panthers because there is no place I’d rather be in early August than Spartanburg, S.C.
- After that, I’ll swing home to Tampa for a few days, do some laundry and check in on the Bucs. Then, I’ll head to Atlanta, where the Falcons will be practicing with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Aug. 9 and 10. I’ll then swing back to Tampa and bop in on the Bucs periodically. At each stop, I’ll be writing some live items and gathering some stuff for down the road, including our season previews.
- Also, we’ve got one NFC South transaction today. I’m pleased to say that Pat Sutherland has joined ESPN.com’s editing team. Pat and I used to work together when he was the NFL and Panthers editor for The Charlotte Observer. I think this one has a chance to rival Atlanta's signing of Dunta Robinson for best free-agent signing.
I’m sure we’ll be talking about Julius Peppers, Jake Delhomme, Dunta Robinson and some of today’s other events around the NFC South.
The NFC South Blog will be joining ESPN Radio at approximately 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday. I say approximately because radio and television times have to be somewhat flexible. But the radio folks have asked me to be ready to roll somewhere around 7:10. The phone is fully charged and planted right next to me.
I’m scheduled to appear on ESPN Radio on Saturday at approximately 7:43 p.m.ET to talk about the Saints and Vikings.
I also chatted about the game with Bradley Handwerger of WWL Television in New Orleans earlier Saturday. Here’s the link.
Finally, I’ll be chatting throughout Sunday’s game on NFL Nation Live.
Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
Some great news for those of you who were fans of Bill Rosinski when he was the radio play-by-play voice for the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons.
Rosinski has joined ESPN Radio. He's going to be a play-by-play man for college football and basketball broadcasts.
Rosinski worked for the Panthers from 1995 through 2004 and hosted a popular talk-radio show in Charlotte after his departure from the team. He also was the main voice on Falcons' broadcasts from 1992 through 1994. He's done all sorts of other radio work, including covering boxing, through the years.
"Bill is a true pro with a glowing resume of great football and basketball play-by-play," said ESPN Radio Executive Producer John Martin. "The opportunity to team him with Dennis and Bob will enhance our football and basketball broadcasts for all of our listeners."
In my book, Rosinski is one of the best play-by-play announcers in the business. Come to think of it, the one book I have written was with Rosinski.