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Barry Jackson

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The Griddys: Honoring the best in NFL broadcasting

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
PFW and media critic Barry Jackson honor the best in NFL broadcasting with the 21st annual Griddy Awards.

Fox bumps up Brennaman-Billick duo for playoffs

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
Sports media columnist Barry Jackson offers his thoughts on the the divisional playoff broadcasts.

ESPN's NFL coverage qualifies as mixed bag

Posted Jan. 01, 2013 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
Media critic Barry Jackson says some ESPN football commentators leave him scratching his head at times.

Hosts can address meaningful societal issues

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
Media critic Barry Jackson argues that it is OK for television hosts to offer opinion on controversial social issues during NFL broadcasts.

NBC won't benefit much from 'flexing' in 2012

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
Barry Jackson says for all the fanfare about NBC’s flexible scheduling, it will end up having a very modest impact this season.

Thursday viewers need a 'Mayock Dictionary'

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
Mike Mayock is a wealth of knowledge on "Thursday Night Football," but his technical language can be a little hard for the average fan to understand.

Cowher has vastly improved as an analyst

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
Bill Cowher began his TV career as a bland analyst, but media columnist Barry Jackson says the former coach has improved a great deal over the years.

'Inside the NFL' needs better Sapp replacements

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
Media columnist Barry Jackson takes issue with the guest analyst strategy on Showtime's "Inside the NFL."

L.T., Lynch don't hold back with former teammates

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
John Lynch and LaDainian Tomlinson deserve credit for criticizing players with whom they shared a locker room, writes media critic Barry Jackson.

Gruden still has room to improve on 'MNF'

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
Sports media columnist Barry Jackson says Jon Gruden has been sharp on "Monday Night Football," but there's still room for improvement.