Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Rams, not Orange, voices of Big Apple
Spero Dedes’ soon-to-be-announced gig as the Knicks’ new radio (and backup TV) voice is the latest step in Fordham’s inexorable march toward complete domination of local sports play-by-play.
The relatively recent alum will fill in for another Fordham man, Mike Breen, when he is unavailable.
Meanwhile, an even more recent alum, Ryan Ruocco, is a leading candidate to succeed Marv Albert as YES’ No. 2 voice for the Nets, whose radio play-by-play man is Fordham grad Chris Carrino.
Elsewhere at YES, Fordham’s Michael Kay is the Yankees play-by-play man, and his old schoolmate Jack Curry is a Yankees reporter.
Bob Papa, the Giants’ radio voice, arrived at Fordham shortly after them. His work is heard on WFAN, whose Giants reporter is Paul Dottino, another Ram.
Did we mention MSG hockey reporter John Giannone? Yup, him too.
And New York play-by-play man emeritus Vin Scully, of course.
Why do I periodically point all this out? Partly because it’s interesting. Mostly to annoy Syracuse alums.