Touching Greatness chats with NFL offensive lineman Ted Karras who’s just into Free Agency after his first four pro seasons with the New England Patriots where he played center this past season and snapping the ball to Tom Brady in 16 of their games including the playoffs. It’s a very prideful week for the Karras … Continued
Former Chicago Bears safety Doug Plank again joins Touching Greatness to preview this weekend’s four NFL Divisonal playoff games and Monday night’s College Football Playoff title game between LSU and Clemson. It’s insight that only an ex-player can bring to the discussion so enjoy his passion for the sport along with his expertise as a … Continued
Touching Greatness speaks with legendary Chicago Bears safety and my Sports USA Radio colleague Doug Plank about his playing days under Coach Buddy Ryan (who named his famous ’46 Defense’ for Plank’s number) and what to expect from the NFL Wild Card weekend. After listening to Doug’s passion for the game, you may just want … Continued
Touching Greatness covered the Christmas night game between the Lakers and Clippers and spoke with each team’s play by play voices John Ireland of ESPN-LA Radio and Prime Ticket’s Brian Sieman along with longtime Lakers Public Address announcer Lawrence Tanter. If you’re into either or both teams, you’ll get the inside scoop on the state … Continued
Rose Bowl HOF Coach and my longtime Sports USA Radio colleague John Robinson joins Touching Greatness to talk about being the consultant to LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron on their way to the nation’s top ranking and #1 seed in the upcoming College Football Playoffs. Coach Robinson led USC to a National Championship in … Continued
Touching Greatness previews Breeders Cup weekend with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winning trainer Doug O’Neill (who even gives out a few tips) and Breeders Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel who discuss the importance of a safe and sound two big days of racing at Santa Anita amidst the very controversial past year at Santa … Continued
Touching Greatness speaks with three time NFL Champion and two time Pro Bowl center Bill Curry about his career as a player in Green Bay, Baltimore and the Rams and national coach of the year at Alabama. Bill snapped balls to Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas, and Joe Namath while playing under legendary coaches Vince Lombardi, … Continued
The NFL is finally back and one of the league’s most recognized officials in history joins Touching Greatness as Dr. Jim Tunney recalls his years as a referee and talks about the evolution of the game from the great George Halas to today.
Legendary Hall of Fame sportscaster and essayist Jack Whitaker passed away this week at the age of 95 and I recorded our last chat the day after his most recent birthday in May, when he wanted to join me for a podcast to reminisce. Some of his cellphone quality was not perfect but it’s about … Continued
Brooklyn Dodgers brothers since 1950, legendary broadcaster Vin Scully and righthander Carl Erskine speak for the first time in more than a decade and reminisce about their special bonding during the Boys of Summer era.
Ted Sobel is the longest tenured radio sports reporter in Los Angeles having covered major events since 1974, and is a recipient of three Golden Mike awards for his work as a sports anchor/reporter at storied KFWB where he amassed over 40,000 sports updates over his 23 years there. Sobel was also heard on all-news KNX radio over the previous four decades and is proud to have been a part of the original KMPC’s first all-sports radio station in L.A. history. Ted joined Sports USA in 2005 as a sideline reporter and studio host for NFL and college football games of the week and is in year 15 with one of the nation’s largest syndicators of live radio sports while contributing one on one interviews with some of sports biggest stars.
Sobel has covered many world class events including numerous Super Bowls, World Series, NBA Finals, NHL Stanley Cup Finals, NCAA National Championship football and basketball games, The Masters, U.S. Open, PGA Championship and Open Championship of golf, Wimbledon and U.S. Open tennis, Summer Olympics, and horse racing’s triple crown and Breeders Cup. Sobel also spent 10 years as a pro and college hockey play by play announcer and is currently writing his first book, not coincidentally titled “Touching Greatness”.