The connection between sports media and the trailer for "Pain and Gain" may be tangential at best, but hey, movies are a form of media and personal trainers are a form of sports fitness.
Plus, this movie includes "The Rock," oops, we mean Dwayne Johnson, formerly and somewhat currently of WWE fame.
It also features the most pumped-up version of Mark Wahlberg we've... » more
The professional football schedule for Week 17 includes nine games with direct playoff implications for the NFL and two that present a visual anomaly for New York-area television viewers.
The Jets and Giants both play at 1 p.m. this Sunday -- and not against each other -- thereby splitting the nation's No. 1 media market in two. The 6-9 Jets play at the 5-10 Bills on CBS, and the 8-7 Giants... » more
On Wednesday, Rob Parker took to his Twitter account (@RobParkerESPN) for the first time since Dec. 13 and issued this apology for his comments about Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III"
"I blew it and I’m sincerely sorry. I completely understand how the issue of race in sports is a sensitive one and needs to be handled with great care. This past Thursday I failed to do... » more
The obsession with the Jets continues on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" Wednesday night. Here are some excerpts that friendly p.r. people sent
When asked where the Jets go from here after Monday’s loss…
KRIS JENKINS: Nowhere. It is done. Stick a fork in them. Unfortunately I think the only thing that they are going to achieve for the next couple of years is... » more
Jeremy Lin returns to the Garden as a Houston Rocket Monday night, but so far it appears New Yorkers are less than overwhelmed with excitement and anticipation. As of Sunday morning, the asking price for tickets, according to TiqIQ.com, was averaging $329.63, a mere one percent higher than the Knicks' average price this season. The lowest price to get in Monday night was $81. ... » more
Was Rob Parker’s "First Take" take Thursday questioning Robert Griffin III's credentials as a black man moronic, offensive and just plain silly?
Of course it was. He even introduced many of us to a brand new term, "cornball brother," that we were better off not knowing.
The thornier question is whether Parker, a former Newsday columnist, deserved to be suspended by... » more
ESPN suspended "until further notice" Rob Parker, a panelist on the debate show "First Take," in the wake of controversial comments on ESPN2 Thursday about Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
"We are conducting a full reivew,'' the network said.
Parker, reacting to an article in which Griffin discusses how he is viewed in racial terms, called him "a... » more
Dan Fouts has worked over his long broadcasting career with many of the biggest names in play-by-play, including the late Jack Buck, Dick Enberg, Al Michaels, Keith Jackson, Brent Musberger and Verne Lundquist.
"The very best," he said. But he said he would put his current CBS play-by-play partner, Ian Eagle "up there with them all. To me he is extremely well prepared, so, so... » more
MSG is back with a second season of “The Garden Transformed’’ all this coming week, but the show hockey fans – remember hockey? – might find most interesting is Episode 2 Tuesday.
That night Denis Potvin will recall his 1979 hit on Ulf Nilsson that led to an enduring chant involving his name that I’m assuming I am not permitted to quote here.
“This was not funny at the time,’’ Potvin... » more
Historic week at the Garden! But no, it is not because of Wednesday’s benefit mega-concert or Thursday’s Lakers-Knicks showdown. That sort of stuff is old hat at the World’s Most Famous Arena.
Now for something completely different: On Sunday, MSG for the first time in its 133-year history will host . . . college wrestling?
“We are always looking to do the biggest and best in sports... » more