“What’s an old fart like me doing on Twitter”

Those of us of a certain age remember Len Berman, who I erroneously thought was the older brother of ESPN’s Chris Berman, who was the main WBZ-TZ sportscaster from 1973 to 1978 when he moved to New York and the big time.  Len Berman did nightly sports for more than 40 years and when he recently retired from TV, he transitioned to the role of New Media guru, writing a popular website called That’s Sports and gaining a large following on Twitter.  At a recent interview (shown below), Berman also identified Twitter as the best source of breaking news information.  These days, he says, if something important is happening in the world, the first place you’ll read about it is on Twitter.  Here’s a short clip of Berman, looking older than when we last saw him giving Red Sox scores on channel 4, but unforgettable nonetheless:


3 Responses to “What’s an old fart like me doing on Twitter”

  1. Anonymous says:

    “Len Berman, the older brother of ESPN’s Chris Berman,”

    Are you sure about that?

  2. DickH says:

    I guess they’re not related. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. When Chris appeared on the scene with ESPN in the late 1970s, Len Berman was already firmly established in New York, having recently left WBZ in Boston. At the time, someone told me they were brothers and I have accepted it ever since without verification. Another myth dies.

  3. Paul@01852 says:

    I also was under the impression that Len and Chris were related but my recollection is that Len is Chris’s father!