Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Happy anniversary to me!
Hey, gang: 30 years ago today (Wednesday) my first-ever byline appeared in Newsday, about East Islip routing my alma mater, Northport, 25-3, in a football playoff game.
I'm too embarrassed to tell you what my lede was, since it was a cliche-ridden mess about immovable objects and irresistable forces. Or something like that.
The first person I quoted was famous EI coach Sal Ciampi.
Northport's only points came on a field goal by Garo Yepremian's nephew, Sarko.
Subsequently, I left Newsday to work in Alaska for a couple of years, but I returned in the summer of 1985 and have been here ever since.
Thanks for reading. Carry on.