And you thought that silly advertising trick of creating an awkward viewing scenario involving rhythm-less people trying to rap ended in the late 1980s? Guess again.
Here we are in 2012, rap music fully engrained in pop culture, and Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones tries to go all hip-hop on us.
DJ Kool Herc, Kool Moe Dee, Rakim, Chuck D and KRS-One are all rolling... » more
WFAN afternoon host Mike Francesa went off on the Mets after Thursday's game.
We could write up a few highlights, but in this case, the printed word just won't suffice. Just click the embedded video below and have yourself a party.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgyRKcEXYtI&feature=youtu.be... » more
Boomer Esiason, a former NFL MVP quarterback and now co-host on WFAN's morning show, said on the radio on Aug. 6 that the Jets should cut Tim Tebow.
That caused quite a stir in New York and nationally.
On Thursday, Esiason and co-host Craig Carton brought their "Boomer & Carton" show to Jets camp in Florham Park. And here's the Tim Tebow interview. (Credit Esiason for asking... » more
Cablevision, which owns Newsday, announced a deal Thursday morning to start carrying the NFL Network and NFL RedZone, effective Friday.
The years-in-the-making agreement leaves Time Warner as the only one of the nine largest U.S. TV providers that does not carry the NFL Network.
NFL Network itself will be seen on Channel 150 for subscribers to iO Preferred, io Silver, iO Gold or iO Sports... » more
Tim Tebow (and Cam Newton in certain cities) landed the September cover of GQ Magazine.
Also in their "NFL preview" issue is Giants wide receiver and Super Bowl champion Victor Cruz.
The dude is looking sharp in those suits, too. (Although nowadays, you young'uns call it "swagger" or "swag."
You can see one of them here on this post, but if you'd like... » more
Filmmaker Daniel Gordon will explore Ben Johnson and the 1988 Olympic 100-meter run In the second season of ESPN Films' 30 for 30 series.
Johnson ran a world-record 9.79 in the event to take gold. However, two days later, the Canadian sprinter tested postiive for anabolic steroids. He was stripped of his medal and the world record; Carl Lewis, who came in second in the race, was awarded gold.
The... » more
Tim Tebow is the No. 2 quarterback on the Jets, and he's now the second Jets quarterback in recent years to get his face on the cover of GQ Magazine leading into the NFL season.
The first, of course, was Mark Sanchez, who also happens to be the No. 1 quarterback for the Jets.
Inside the September 2012 issue -- on newsstands Aug. 21 -- GQ’s Devon Gordon "explores the worrisome effect... » more
ESPN 98.7 announced this week it has added Bill Parcells to its weekly roster of NFL guests. Tuna will be on the menu every Thursday at 4 p.m. on Michael Kay's show.
Also, Joe Namath's often newsmaking apperances with Kay will be expanded to one hour every Monday, starting at 6 p.m.
Rex Ryan will continue as a Kay regular at 5:15 p.m. on Mondays, but two other mainstays of the station... » more
As part of its ongoing renovation, Madison Square Garden is installing on the sixth floor concourse a display of 366 “Memorable Moments’’ in its history, one for every day of the year.
Some days were no-brainers – May 8, 1970; March 8, 1971; June 14, 1994 – while on others the pickings were slim. My birthday, Oct. 3, had to settle for a 1988 Prince concert. Oy.
Several days presented... » more
The announcement was made in February but now the time is at hand to confront the reality: Ron Jaworski has been dismissed from ESPN’s “Monday Night Football’’ booth, leaving only Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden.
If all goes well, Gruden will tone down the coaching jargon and gushing and fulfill the star power ESPN sees in him. On the other hand, he could return to coaching, causing yet another... » more