Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium at Grant Field is sort of right next to Interstate 85 South in Midtown Atlanta. At nighttime, the skyline behind the stadium is absolutely beautiful. Although this picture from the November 28, 2009 Georgia - Georgia Tech game cannot do it justice, it might give you an idea of what I am saying.
ABC/ESPN visited Atlanta on November 28, 2009 for the annual clash between the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. In this picture, ABC/ESPN play-by-play commentator Sean McDonough is going over player information with Georgia's Hall of Fame Sports Information Director Claude Felton.
Former Detroit Lions GM Matt Millen had color analyst duty alongside play-by-play announcer Sean McDonough for Georgia Tech's game against the University of Georgia on Saturday, November 28, 2009. This picture was taken in the primary TV booth before the game.
If you have watched a major sporting event for the last twenty or thirty years, Marty Aronoff was probably there, doing statistics for whatever announcer was calling the game. At the age of 71, Marty is till on top of his game. He was in Atlanta on Saturday, November 28, 2009 doing stats for Sean McDonough and Matt Millen for the ABC/ESPN broadcast of the University of Georgia - Georgia Tech game. I forgot to ask him if he was working the next day for Fox Sports Dick Stockton at the Tampa Bay - Atlanta game. Knowing Marty, he very well may have been.
Although CBS Sports and ESPN have the lock on live Southeastern Conference (SEC) football game coverage. Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) still has the rights for tape delay broadcasts (for now at least). But some things stayed in the family for the SEC for this year. When CSS play-by-play commentator Matt Stewart has to leave town to call Conference USA games for CSS, veteran and multiple EMMY Award-winner Bob Neal stepped into the booth alongside former University of Georgia quarterback Buck Belue to call the games.
The family connection? Bob is the father of Dave Neal, who calls live football action on the SEC Network for the early Saturday afternoon SEC contest each week.
This picture was taken in the Georgia Tech auxiliary TV booth as Neal and Belue were getting ready to record their open for the Saturday, November 28, 2009 game between Tech and UGA.
The end of a long day on the Georgia Tech campus.