Everyone has to get their start somewhere, and for one of pro sports’ preeminent voices, his entry into the sports world started at the very bottom. Before becoming Marv Albert: Voice Of The NBA, he was Marvin Aufrichtig: New York Knicks Ball-Busting Ballboy.
What is there left to be said about Adrien Broner? We've shared plenty of our own words on "The Problem," and brought you a few of his too. But Broner's bout against John Molina Jr. on national NBC tonight brought veteran sportscaster Marv Albert to the mic, and the combination really made for a special moment.
Veteran announcer Marv Albert has been running blooper reels as a guest on David Letterman's program for decades. In his 126 appearances on either Late Night With David Letterman or Late Show, the "Albert Achievement Awards" (set, always, to that ragtime vamp) have established the canon of sports bloopers. Tonight,…
This is no usual videobomb. No, this Tar Heels fan came prepared, with a "Fuck Duke" shirt on just for that one moment when he'd be on display behind Marv Albert and Steve Kerr. Fine job, gent.
We're surprised this doesn't happen more often, and maybe it does—but hearing popular NFL referee Ed Hochuli do it has a special flair. Hochuli's description of the results of a video replay in today's Bills-Colts game required his use of the word "buttocks"—you know the workout-obsessed ref wanted to use "glutes,"…
This month, Marv Albert celebrated his 70th birthday and joined the NFL on CBS. He announced he would leave his gig calling Nets games for the YES Network—he wouldn't have the time. The CBS job "wasn't something I was looking for," Albert said. Marv, at 70, is sports' most sought-after voice, so much so that he's…
This aired as the lead-in to the third quarter on tonight's broadcast of Heat-Bulls. I suppose the game is in Miami, and perhaps that is what people do down there, but it still seems a little uncouth. (And the network cut in with a clipped Marv Albert voiceover, so this was probably inadvertent.)
Marv Albert appeared on Wednesday's ¡Jimmy Kimmel Live! So did 50 Cent. This encounter could end in only one way: with fisticuffs.
Whatever your thoughts on Marv Albert, it's rather impossible to deny that he is resilient. Honestly, it was only 11 years ago when those whole biting charges came around. We really thought he was done. Toast. Over. We mean, look at the Wikipedia wrapup.