Sunday media: How Josh Lewis, Kenny Albert became the Rand McNally of sports broadcasters

0828_SPO_LDN-L-MEDIA-0828And you thought O.J. Simpson was the only broadcaster who used to zip through airports because he had some hookup with a certain rental car company?
What hurts most for guys like Josh Lewin and Kenny Albert these days is what air travel doesn’t align with their broadcast schedule.
Lewin starts his new job with UCLA football this coming Saturday, but before he gets there, his travel itinerary looks like this:
= Thursday, Sept. 1: After calling the Mets-Miami 7:10 p.m. EDT game from CitiField in New York on Wednesday night, he’s on a 6 a.m. flight from New York to San Diego and call the Chargers-49ers exhibition game that night at Qualcomm Stadium, 7 p.m. PDT.
= Friday, Sept. 2: A 6 a.m. PDT flight out of LAX back to New York, call Mets’ home game against Washington that night, 7:10 p.m. EDT.
= Saturday, Sept. 3: A 5 a.m. EDT flight from New York to Houston, landing at 7:20 a.m. CDT, followed by about a 100-mile drive north to College Station, Tex., with an anticipated 9:20 a.m. arrival for 2:30 p.m. kickoff CDT for UCLA-Texas A&M contest.
= Sunday, Sept. 4: A 7 a.m. CDT flight back to New York to call Mets-Washington game, which, because ESPN has it for “Sunday Night Baseball,” has an 8:08 p.m. EDT first pitch. Travel that night with the team charter to Cincinnati to call Mets-Reds game on Labor Day, which has an early 1:10 p.m. EDT first pitch.
“Boom,” Lewin punctuates it after rattling off the schedule.
Here’s more on how he pulls it off at this link ...

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  • Chas Glazer

    To quote the old sound clip from the late Jim Healy radio show – ‘Who screwed up?’ by Howard Cosell…
    Who indeed did that with the misspelling of ‘Lewin’ with ‘Lewis’ in the headline….