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Jerry Seinfeld, Keith Hernandez reunite on SNY

From left, Keith Hernandez, Jerry Seinfield and Gary

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SNY will go with a four-man booth for Tuesday night’s Giants-Mets game, which to one of the four “sounds like a bad idea on its face. I don’t even know if the chairs will fit.’’

So said Jerry Seinfeld in advance of his second stint as a guest analyst and first since 2010. He is set to join Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez for an evening of baseball and kibitzing.

“To spend...

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Mets move signals end of era

Mrs. Met and Mr Met pose for a

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As a practical matter, the Mets’ departure from WFAN should not be a huge deal. The team will appear on a major radio station in 2014 and beyond, and fans will adjust soon enough.

But the news the Yankees would be taking the Mets’ place on the dial hit fans hard emotionally, partly because of a crosstown rival moving into their team’s old house, and partly because of the Mets’ extraordinary...

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Bruno Mars in NY state of mind

Bruno Mars

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The choice of Bruno Mars for the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show predictably led to some head-scratching from New York-area types who thought someone who grew up in or around our humble burg might have been up to the job.

True, Mr. Mars’ father was born in Brooklyn, but the man himself is from down the road a piece . . . in Hawaii!

Fair question. But it ignores the reality that even...

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Spotlight on Adam Schein

From left to right, hosts Rich Gannon, Adam

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Adam Schein is the host of a nationally televised NFL pregame show, a club that these days is about as exclusive as the one that includes people who merely own a television.

But Schein insists “That Other Pregame Show’’ on CBS Sports Network is something different, essentially an NFL talk show on TV – and that its four hours are not filled with filler.

 “I understand the skepticism,’’...

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Rocky vs. Raging Bull in 'Grudge Match'

Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro star as

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Sylvester Stallone is stepping into the movie boxing ring one more time. Don't worry, though, this is not "Rocky 7."

Robert De Niro is stepping into the movie boxing ring one more time. Don't worry, though, this is not "Raging Bull 2."

It's "Grudge Match," and it features Stallone and De Niro as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one last fight...

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Craig Carton rips Mike Francesa, and Mike fires back

WFAN afternoon radio host Mike Francesa at the

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Craig Carton and Mike Francesa are colleagues on WFAN radio and might soon be colleagues on YES, which has made a bid to simulcast WFAN’s morning show in addition Francesa’s afternoon show. (Incumbent MSG still has the right to match the offer.)

But Carton regularly takes shots at Francesa on the air, never more pointedly than Wednesday morning, when he harshly criticized Francesa for comments...

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Ticket report: Giants hot, Jets not

Giants running back David Wilson #22 scores a

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Not surprisingly, the folks at TiqIQ.com report that secondary market asking prices for the Giants and Jets are in somewhat different places as the openers approach.

As of mid-week, the Giants ranked third in the NFL with an average price of $346.72, while the Jets were 15th at $186.32.

The average asking price for the Giants’ home opener against the Broncos next Sunday was $486.01,...

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Jon Gruden still enjoys TV

FILE - This Sept. 14, 2009 file photo

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Few would have expected when he joined ESPN’s “Monday Night Football’’ that in 2013 Jon Gruden still would be at it, entering his fifth season. (Or that Bill Cowher would be entering his seventh season in CBS’ studio, but that’s another story.)

Why the appeal of sticking with television over coaching, beyond the obvious plus of going undefeated every season?

“Well, first of all, you're...

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NFL coverage runneth over

NBC studio analyst Tony Dungy looks on during

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Dedicated readers might recall my story in Wednesday’s preview section about the absurd overabundance of NFL-related studio programming this season. Naturally, it was out of date before the print edition hit your driveway.

For example, this: NBC Sports Network announced a weekly Xs and Os show premiering Wednesday called “FNIA Coach’s Clicker’’ with Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison and former...

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Jared Max, ESPN Radio part ways

Adam Lambert, left, and Jared Max attend the

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Jared Max, the ESPN New York Radio early morning host who made headlines in 2011 for announcing on the air that he is gay, no longer will appear on the station, Max and ESPN announced Wednesday.

Max, who had partnered with Robin Lundberg from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m., issued the following statement:

"I am sorry that 'Maxed Out' will not continue on ESPN New York. I treasure the experiences...

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