"This wasn't the end of a five-year plan. I don't know if I can explain how I knew, but I knew."
"I am my own critic. That’s kind of a lonely world to be in.”
Burkhardt and his analyst partner will be on the call for two of the next three Super Bowl telecasts, which Fox has the rights to.
Blaha, the voice of the Pistons since 1976, will undergo a heart bypass procedure. He's expected to make a full recovery and return next season.
"This is where I want to be. I’m absolutely thrilled to continue this unimaginable journey through sports at ESPN with the most talented people in the...
"That’s the goal for any play-by-play broadcaster is to continue to work big events, playoff games, [and] championships."
"Van Horne has seen his broadcasting assignments cut significantly in the last two seasons."
"The biggest challenge will be in convincing long-standing partners who were used to getting advertising in and around the games that your content will still have...
"Mediaite’s Brandon Contes did a little digging and determined this had to have happened in 1994."
"Maybe it's 90% there now, there’s probably 10% where it’s not quite what it used to be."