Jim Nantz departure, World Series preview and more | Sports Media Watch Podcast

On the latest edition of the Sports Media Watch Podcasthost T.J. Rives and Jon Lewis Ugh Sports Media Watch discuss Monday’s surprise announcement that Jim Nantz will be leaving his NCAA Tournament role and what it means for his replacement Ian Eagle. Plus, what do recent moves by Nantz and Joe Buck to give up long-running assignments say about the industry?

Plus, we preview the 2022 World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros. What are Jon’s thoughts on the schedule and his ratings predictions? After two years of record-low ratings, can this year’s Fall Classic return to the old normal?

Also, the usual roundup of weekend pro and college football ratings after a low-key run of games.

The show finishes with “Love it or Leave it?” on subjects like Formula One racing getting a new deal with ESPN for next year, the latest news on Brittney Griner and the LIV Golf Series season finale.

Plus, a bonus podcast — in case you missed it, here is last week’s full interview with Big Ten Network broadcaster Mike Hall on his unusual route to the industry (winning ESPN’s “Dream Job”) and his current role for BTN.

It’s all part of the Sports Media Watch Podcast.

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