The Brooklyn Nets dominated the Atlanta Hawks 127-110 in London in a game featuring the NBA’s Global Games initiative, but there was another dominant performance in the broadcast booth, by play-by-play man Ian Eagle and color commentator Jim Spanarkel. The two sent each other into fits of laughter on numerous occasions throughout the game, usually […]
For the third episode of The Brooklyn Game Podcast, I sat down with Brooklyn Nets play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle for 38 delightful, all-encompassing minutes. We talked about the Nets, the playoff series, the future of the team, what he hates most about Mike Fratello, and so much more. To give you an idea of the […]
Ian Eagle won a New York Sports Emmy for “On-Camera Talent: Sports Play-By-Play” this weekend, in honor of his work from the 2011-12 season. Eagle somehow made a 22-44 team that played Shelden Williams and Johan Petro over 2,000 minutes combined interesting and engaging the entire season when he was on the call. We at […]
Nets veteran play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle won a New York Emmy in the category “On-Camera Talent: Sports Play-by-Play” at the 56th Annual New York Emmy Awards Gala Sunday night. “The Bird” beat out fellow YES announcer and Yankees play-by-play man Michael Kay, MSG’s Mike Breen and SNY’s Gary Cohen for the award. The award commemorates […]
We at The Brooklyn Game strive to give you the finest blend of news and analysis on the Brooklyn Nets that you can find anywhere. Sometimes that’s delving deep into lineup analytics to see what players perform best with Brook Lopez, Deron Williams, and Joe Johnson. Sometimes that means looking at protests around Barclays Center […]
The phrase “Fugazi” – Mafia slang for “fake tough guy” per the movie Donnie Brasco – should be a familiar one to long-term Nets fans. Following a game 2 Nets demolition of the Manhattan Knicks during the 2004 NBA Playoffs, then-Knick Tim Thomas, injured by a hard foul from Nets center Jason Collins, referred to […]
Yes, we’re back in the podcast game! For The Brooklyn Game’s first-ever podcast, I’m very happy to say that I spent some time chatting with Ian Eagle, YES Network announcer, voice of the Brooklyn Nets, and the only man I know that can make a mundane basketball phrase like “the pull-up pop” sound like a […]
I referred to Deron Williams as “Der-RON” and someone corrected me that it was DER-on. Any other pronunciation issues I should watch out for if I want to seem like a sophisticated Brooklyn Nets fan?