On The Air
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times

December 29, 2006


Sixers announcer Marc Zumoff, 51, is back with the team on its West coast road trip, after missing three games after the death of his mother.  Sylvia Zumoff passed away two weeks ago at the age of 77 after being diagnosed with uterine cancer in October.


“My mother was a very creative person who taught me how to write and look inside myself,” said Zumoff. 


Besides his main job with the Sixers, Zumoff, a Temple University graduate helps other aspiring broadcasters as a professional coach.  Go to www.marczumoff.com for more information.


Although the Sixers are having a terrible season so far, Zumoff put his position into perspective. 


“I’m still doing Philadelphia 76ers games, the team I grew up watching.  When I do a game, every day is sunshine and 85 degrees.”


The Sixers will be in “balmy” Portland to play the Trailblazers tonight (Friday) at 10 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet.


Trivia Question:

Many viewers remember Zumoff from his days at PRISM.  What did PRISM stand for?  The answer appears at the bottom of the column.


Football fans can get their “Eagles on Demand” on www.philadelphiaeagles.com.  The team web site is filled with original video content that is updated daily.  According to Director of New Media, Dave Spadaro, the site attracts over 100,000 visitors a day.


Some of the videos available after the Dallas win include “Post Game:  Lito Sheppard,”  “Andy Reid Press Conference,” “Brian Dawkins Press Conference,” “Brian Westbrook Press Conference,” and the “Jeff Garcia Press Conference.” 


Before each game, the site provides a preview called “The Daily Eagle,” and every Eagles Television Network show (“Donovan McNabb,” “Andy Reid,” “Inside the Eagles,” “Eagles Kids Club”) is available on the web site after their original play date on TV.


Of course a web site wouldn’t be complete without message boards and blogs.  According to Spadaro, over 130,000 people are registered for the boards.


Trivia Answer:

The acronym PRISM stood for Philadelphia Regional In-home Sports and Movies.