Never before in the history of Earth has it been so easy for sports fans to share their opinions publicly – insightful, moronic and everywhere between.
So, we begin with an obvious question for Eric Goldstein, an Islanders fan who grew up in Great Neck and is co-founder of an aptly named app called “SportsYapper:’’ Why?
He said it began last year during a coffee shop chat with Dave Grossman,... » more
When a knee injury put an end to Wally Szczerbiak’s 10-year NBA career in 2009, he was content to work a limited schedule talking college basketball for CBS’s cable sports outlet.
At the time his three children were under 8 years old, so there was plenty to keep him and his wife, Shannon, busy at home in Cold Spring Harbor, near where he starred in high school.
Starting this week, though,... » more
For the first time since he started coaching at Columbia in 1978, Seth Greenberg is a man without a team.
“It’s going to be an adjustment, no doubt about it,’’ said Greenberg, whom Virginia Tech fired as its coach in April. “For 35 years I’ve had a team. For my oldest daughter, she’s always had a team. For 28 years, my wife had a team. It’s a transition period, for sure.’’
But as much... » more
Ralph Kiner turns 90 Saturday, and if he’s up for it he will be back in SNY’s booth on a limited basis in 2013 for his 52nd season working Mets games.
By reaching 90 as a still-working sportscaster Kiner joins an exclusive club currently led by News 12 Long Island’s own Bob Wolff, who turns 92 next month.
Wolff was honored by MLB before Game 2 of the World Series for his long and meritorious... » more
Why would I ask Peter Billingsley, best known as the original Ralphie from the 1983 movie “A Christmas Story,’’ what life as an avid Arizona Cardinals fan is like?
Firstly, because I could. Secondly, because it would give the Sunday editor reason to use a nostalgic picture of him in the newspaper.
“What do you think it’s like? It’s like a heart attack every week,’’ Billingsley said Monday... » more
I am a couple of weeks behind on this news, but belated kudos to the NFL for turning to Beyonce as its Super Bowl halftime act for 2013.
Of course, the NFL itself was far behind in getting around to hiring her. It was back in February of 2010 that I wrote this helpful suggestion after getting in trouble with my fellow geezers when I panned The Who’s act:
“After six years of middle-aged... » more
Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning are the most accomplished coach/player duo in 21st century New York sports, but that hasn’t been enough to have their remarks carried in full on the postgame show the Giants themselves produce.
Why would the team choose to cut off the news conferences of Coughlin and Manning, often to get back to a panel of analysts?
Don Sperling, VP and executive producer... » more
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ESPN's latest "30 for 30" entry, "Benji," has its TV premiere at 8 p.m. Tuesday. You should watch it! Here's what I wrote about it six months ago:
"Benji," the centerpiece of ESPN’s contribution to the Tribeca Film Festival, packs the emotional punch you would expect of a story about the death of a high school basketball star that rocked Chicago in 1984.
Directors... » more
The next episode of "Real Sports" on HBO premieres this Tuesday, Oct. 23, and included among the segments are:
-- A profile of Michael Strahan, the defensive end turned morning talk show host
-- A retrospective piece on Steve Sabol and the impact he had on the NFL and sports media in general.
-- Jon Frankel addresses the topic of gay athletes in pro sports, exploring... » more