About the Show
Whenever a notable player reaches or nears retirement, the first questions asked is, “Is he a first-ballot Hall of Famer?”
Well, we have the answer. That’s because our weekly radio program is hosted by three long-time NFL writers: Clark Judge, Ron Borges and Rick Gosselin are three of the 46 selectors for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Here’s the hook: where other programs call their analysts “insiders,” our guys ARE insiders. Because they’re on the “inside,” these guys have access to some of the biggest names in pro football. Our two-hour show puts a Hall-of-Fame perspective on players, coaches, plays, issues and stadiums from the past, present and future. The idea is to educate the listener, but to do it in a timely and entertaining fashion with Gosselin, Judge and Borges debating each other and high-profile current and former coaches while also engaging listeners. These hosts can do what no else has: they pull back the curtain on a process that is secretive and often misunderstood. Ultimately, the listeners can better determine if their favorite player is Hall-of-Fame worthy.
Clark Judge has been following the NFL for more than 30 years. He started in Baltimore, where he covered Lefty Driesell’s University of Maryland basketball team before moving on to the Colts. He was the first reporter to reach Frank Kush after the John Elway trade, asking the then-head coach if he wanted to know what he gained in exchange for the No. 1 draft choice. Kush declined, saying he’d read about it in the newspaper. And so he did. When the Colts moved to Indianapolis, so did Clark — getting what he considers the better deal when he relocated to San Diego. He stayed on the West Coast for 16 years, following the Chargers and, later, the San Francisco 49ers, before becoming an NFL columnist for Foxsports.com and CBSSports.com. He is a frequent TV and radio guest and the one guy to somehow, some way, edge the world’s foremost draft authority, Rick Gosselin, and win a 2007 national mock-draft contest, proof that sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.
Judge has covered a variety of sports, including Major League Baseball, the NHL, NBA, NCAA basketball, lacrosse and soccer and once was asked to report on a surfing contest–in San Diego, not Indianapolis. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame board of selectors, an award-winning writer, an addicted runner and a long-suffering, but passionate, Montreal Canadiens fan. Clark and his family live in New York City.
Ron Borges has covered the NFL for 40 years beginning with a nine-year tour of duty with the Oakland Raiders from 1974-1982. After a year covering the Baltimore Orioles he began what is now a 31-year stretch covering the New England Patriots for first the Boston Globe and now as lead sports columnist at the Boston Herald. He also served five years as the Globe’s NFL columnist. He has covered 38 of the last 40 Super Bowls, five World Series, four Summer Olympic Games, the Stanley Cup playoffs, NBA playoffs, 22 major golf tournaments including seven Masters Tournaments and over 300 world championship boxing matches around the world.
Borges has been a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame voting committee for 13 years and is also a voting member of the Senior selection committee. He also votes on the International Boxing Hall of Fame selections.
He is a winner of the Nat Fleischer Award for Excellence in Boxing Journalism from the Boxing Writers Association of America and has won more writing awards and more first prize selections in the annual BWAA writing contest than any journalist in the country. He has been named Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year four times by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and has won over 60 writing awards from Associated Press Sports Editors, the Pro Football Writers Association, the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Golf Writers Association of America. His work has been included in Best American Sports Stories 10 times.
Borges has worked as an analyst and commentator on nearly 100 international boxing telecasts and has served as a regular contributor to HBO Sports, writes regularly for RING Magazine and Boxing Monthly, is the lead sports columnist at the Boston Herald and in addition to his weekly boxing radio show on Yahoo!Sports Radio, Mouthpiece Boxing which is the No. 2 most downloaded show on the Yahoo network, he also makes a daily appearances on Yahoo!Sports Radio’s 10-noon show and regularly appears on Comcast Sports-New England’s nightly and weekend sports magazine show. His work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal and other national publications.
His only truly significant accomplishment however has been raising his two children, Laura and Jack.
Rick Gosselin has covered the NFL for the last 41 years with stints on the Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys. He also spent 20 years at the Dallas Morning News as an NFL columnist before his promotion to general sports columnist in 2011. A graduate of Michigan State University, Gosselin won the inaugural Bill Reed Award as the top student sports writer in the Big Ten in 1971. He also was named the Missouri Sportswriter of the Year in 1980 by the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters and was elected to the writers’ wing of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004 when he won the Dick McCann Award for “long and distinguished reporting on professional football.”
Gosselin votes on both the major league baseball and pro football Halls of Fame and also serves on the national advisory board for the John Wooden Award. In addition to covering 31 Super Bowls, Gosselin has covered five World Series, four Final Fours, two summer and one winter Olympics plus the Stanley Cup playoffs, NBA playoffs and a World Cup,
Gosselin is a Detroit native and a graduate of St. Ambrose High School, where he was an all-city hockey player. He wrote his first book in 2009 about his high school and its prep football dynasty in Detroit during the 1950s and 1960s titled, “Goodfellows: The Champions of St. Ambrose.” His writings have also appeared in Playboy and the Sporting News.
Talk of Fame is produced and distributed by Skyview Networks.