Legendary NASCAR Announcer Hall Dies

By Dave Goren, NSSA Executive Director There are certain voices that are associated with certain sports. For NASCAR fans, Barney Hall was one of those voices. As the lead play-by-play voice at Motor Racing Network (MRN), his was the main voice racing fans heard almost every Sunday during the season. Starting with MRN at its […]

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In the Spotlight: George Vecsey

This is the latest in a series of columns written by award-winning sports columnists, exclusively for nssafame.com.   Retirement Meant: Turn Down the Volume, By George Vecsey It’s almost a year since I saw a down of football. We were visiting our daughter’s family, formerly based in Seattle, still diehard fans of the Seahawks. When […]

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In The Spotlight: Bob Ryan

This is the latest in a series of columns written by award-winning sports columnists, exclusively for nssafame.com. Where Has The Running Game Gone, By Bob Ryan I feel very proprietary toward basketball. My connection goes back to 1951, when the 5-year old me was turning the numbers on the manual scoreboard for the Mercer County […]

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In the Spotlight: Mike Downey

This is the latest in a series of columns written by award-winning sports columnists, exclusively for nssafame.com. Depiction of the Press More Than Black and White As I was watching “Spotlight” (in which the Boston Globe is our hero), while being reminded of “All the President’s Men” (in which the Washington Post was our hero), […]

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Stephen Curry Named Hickok Belt® Award Winner for Second Straight Month

ROCHESTER, NY – Stephen Curry, point guard for the National Basketball Association’s Golden State Warriors has been named the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the second month in a row, earning the honor for December 2015 after also being recognized in November. Voting was conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sportscasters […]

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In The Spotlight: Jerry Izenberg

In the Spotlight is a series of columns written by some of America’s best-known and most-loved sports columnists. Most are retired or semi-retired, but agreed to share their wit and wisdom as a donation to the NSSA. — Well, as George “Win one for the Gipper’’ Gip might have said: “Holy Flying Wedge, Coach Rockne.  We […]

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