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 […]

The Brooklyn Game Podcast: Talking Nets, Game 3, And Life With Ian Eagle

Nets play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle, dealing with Mike Fratello's shenanigans.

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 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 […]