Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Garden to raise ticket prices
Announcing unfortunate news, such as ticket price increases, on a Friday is Media Relations 101. And, sure enough, I will be heading to the Garden shortly to receive the particulars on what Knicks and Rangers fans will be paying in 2011-12.
Short version: more.
First, here is some reading material to keep you busy while I'm out:
I wrote this story about the new-look NCAA Tournament in TV terms, which is a huge net positive as long as you have basic cable.
While I was at Le Parker Meridien Tuesday talking to CBS and Turner people, Sandomir of the Times was 21 Club, talking to former local sportscasters.
Interesting Star-Ledger story about trouble brewing at HBO Sports, centered - naturally - around boxing.
There is no more entertaining sports feud these days than David Stern vs. Stan Van Gundy.
By the way, I was fortunate enough to address journalism classes at Stony Brook Thursday morning and at Hofstra Thursday evening.
I thank them for having me, and hope they will remember me when they are doing the hiring and firing 10 years from now.