ATLTimekeeper wrote:JN wrote:Fairview4Life wrote:
This is just your way of promoting Syracuse, isn't it.
I have to find something to promote them. Syracuse broadcasters certainly have been more successful than Syracuse players in the NBA.
That being said here are people from Syracuse, that I cut and paste from newhouse website.
"When you look to the top of the sports broadcasting profession you see Syracuse alumni everywhere you turn: from NBC's Bob Costas '74 and Mike Tirico '88 to Marv Albert '63, the Voice of the NBA, plus ESPN's Sean McDonough '84, Dave Pasch '94, Dave O'Brien '86 and Beth Mowins G'90 and CBS' Ian Eagle '90"
Leo notably absent from this list of grads they're proud of.
They're list of grads in high profile sports broadcasting is much longer then above, they cut it off to the most prominent today that are likely visible in the US. Many people were cut off, Leo amongst them -- and rightly so as is he is not at that level. I don't think that means they are not proud of him. He is no Craig Carton ("Boomer" who is a prominent New York City sports host, who was jailed for running a ponzi scheme).
I don't think Leo Rautins is some great TV guy -- if he is moved out, I would not be disappointed. But my main point was he had credentials when hired.. and he hangs on because teams like to retain broadcasters.