EP 044: Marc Zumoff, Philadelphia 76rs TV
This episode I’m joined by Marc Zumoff, the TV voice of the Philadelphia 76ers. We cover numerous sportscasting topics including:
- How he used TV static as crowd noise as a kid calling pretend games.
- His break into the business and the path he followed to success.
- The importance of being in the right spot and being available in the job market.
- Using soccer broadcasting as a springboard to the NBA.
- The experience and honor of calling sled hockey for disabled veterans.
- Why he didn’t graduate from college until 15 years into his career.
- Working with analysts and the truth about the famous incident with Eric Snow where he allegedly fell asleep.
- The experience of calling women’s basketball at the Rio Olympics.
- The difference between calling men’s and women’s basketball.
- Calling games during “The Process” when the front office was openly trying to tank.
- Why he considers himself more of a ticket sales person than a journalist.
- He tells Allen Iverson stories.
- How we literally wrote the book on sportscasting when he published the book “Total Sportscasting” with Max Negin.
- Why he loves calling games on TV but still misses radio.
- The importance of being spontaneous in a broadcast.
- Why he joined the podcast space with “Zoo’s Views.”
- His personal broadcast horror stories.
- His favorite sportscasters to listen to.
- Whether he, a Jewish man, is making a statement without making a statement, by working with Muslim analyst Alaa Abdelnaby.
- The keys to a successful marriage while balancing a demanding sportscasting schedule.
- And much more!
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