Rarely do I write about museum exhibits in Kentucky, but a helpful p.r. person was savvy enough to use two magic words – “Derek’’ and “Jeter’’ – so, here goes:
The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory features an exhibit through Labor Day in which 222,180 LEGO pieces have been turned into stadium replicas – 57,960 of them for Wrigley Field – and player portraits.
The largest portrait... » more
Not a fan of stock car racing, you say? Well, you will pay more than ever for it over the next decade via your cable bill, which continues to absorb ever-rising sports rights fees of every variety.
The latest salvo: NASCAR’s new contracts with Fox and NBC that kick in for 2015 and total $820 million a year, up 46 percent from the current deals with Fox, Turner and ESPN, according to Sports... » more
Our old pals at Sirius XM Satellite Radio wil present a special on Bill Parcells at 9 p.m. Friday, the eve of his induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The show will include interviews with Parcells, John Mara, Bill Belichick, Tom Coughlin and Sean Payton.
Here are highlights that Sirius' crackerjack p.r. staff sent along:
Parcells, who was renowned for his ability to quickly... » more
I spoke to Shep Messing Thursday about the Red Bulls and about his plans to attend the Cosmos' opener Saturday.
That is important, but this is more so: Mr. Messing will take part in MSG's fifth annual Garden of Dreams "Dream week," Aug. 12-16, in which the Garden hosts a group of 40 disadvantaged children, giving them a series of memorable experiences.
Aug. 12 is the Red Bulls'... » more
It's not over until it's over, even after one of your most famous TV characters has been dismembered and buried.
Thus will the actor Joe Pantoliano - who as Ralph Cifaretto on "The Sopranos'' found himself going all to pieces - be intact and on stage this autumn playing former Yankees great Yogi Berra in the new play, "Bronx Bombers."
The show, set to premiere Sept. 17... » more
No one expects the Cosmos to take the New York sports world by storm when they return to NASL action after a 29-year break.
But the team’s visibility got a boost this week with the news SNY would carry all seven home games – three live, four on next-day or same-day delay – beginning with live coverage of Saturday’s opener at Hofstra.
JP Dellacamera and Janusz Michallik will be the announcers.
SNY... » more
Bill Parcells and WFAN host Mike Francesa once were long-time close friends, but the relationship has cooled in recent years.
He said on the air in February of 2009 that the two had not spoken in six months after a "falling out."
Nevertheless, with Parcells to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of fame this weekend, I recently asked Francesa whether he planned to attend.
"I... » more
SNY will carry select Cosmos games this season, beginning with Saturday's opener against Fort Lauderdale at Hofstra.
Also on the August schedule is the Aug. 24 home game against San Antonio. SNY also plans to show classic Cosmos games from the 1970s and early '80s.... » more
I hate it when other journalists come up with seemingly obvious, great ideas I should have thought of and executed first!
But give credit where it's due: This Wall Street Journal piece in which John Sterling laments the lack of home runs to call from the 2013 Yankees is pure gold.
Best line: "This year there's a new Yankee every day. I couldn't keep up with them. Fortunately, I... » more
"Swoopes," the latest in ESPN's "Nine for IX" summer documentary series, premieres at 8 p.m. Tuesday, and is well worth your time.
Director Hannah Storm - yes, that Hannah Storm! - takes a look at the NCAA champ, Olympic champ and WNBA champ who also was a pioneer in women's basketball marketing, complete with her own Nike shoe.
Speaking of which, Nike boss Phil Knight... » more