This Is The Most Fun I’ve Ever Heard An Announcing Crew Have Covering A Game

This Is The Most Fun I’ve Ever Heard An Announcing Crew Have Covering A Game

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 […]

Celebrating Ian Eagle’s Best Calls (VIDEO)

Celebrating Ian Eagle’s Best Calls (VIDEO)

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 […]

Ian Eagle wins New York Sports Emmy

Ian Eagle

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 […]

The Boston Celtics: A Portrait in Fugazi

Donnie Brasco

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 […]

TBG Podcast, #1: A Very Excited Ian Eagle

Mike Fratello Ian Eagle

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 […]