Bela Karolyi, Bob Costas, Bob Papa, Mary Carillo . . .
Once the All-Star Game is over later this Tuesday night, the next big event on the Tiger-free summer sports calendar will be the Beijing Olympics.
Thus Wednesday NBC will be revealing its announcing teams for the Games. Don't expect any big surprises.
Bob Costas is back as host, Tom Hammond is back on track, Al Trautwig is back on gymnastics, Dan Hicks is back on swimming, Bob Papa is back on boxing, Mike Breen is back on basketball, etc.
(Look for Papa officially to be named the play-by-play man for the NFL Network Wednesday morning, by the way.)
There will be 106 commentators in all for 3,600 hours of coverage.
Some of the more interesting roster members include Bela Karolyi on gymnastics, Rulon Gardner on wrestling, and Cris Collinsworth and Mary Carillo as correspondents.
Wolf Wigo is the water polo analyst. I remember interviewing him at the Empire State Games one summer when he was a student at Bronx High School of Science.
But I digress.