The "Test Drive" video of NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon pranking a car salesman in a Pepsi MAX commercial is one of the latest to go viral on the web.
Gordon gets made up to appear older, equipped with glasses and a goatee as a disguise. He tells the supposed salesman that he currently drives a minivan as the pair heads out on a test drive in a Chevrolet Camero. Gordon has hidden cameras... » more
As iconic as the finale of the 1983 NCAA Tournament remains – Dereck Whittenburg, Lorenzo Charles, Jimmy V, etc. – it is a bit of a shame the rest of North Carolina State’s startling run has faded over time.
Remembering what led to the upset at the Pit in Albuquerque is the best thing about ESPN’s latest 30 for 30 entry, “Survive and Advance,’’ which premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday, after the 2013... » more
Stony Brook’s men’s basketball team lost in the semifinals of the America East tournament last Sunday, but its radio announcer plays on.
Well, actually, Mike Solano recorded his appearance on “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire” in October, but now the rest of us can see how he does.
Solano’s first day on the show concluded Thursday after his ninth question, with an accumulated total of $58,600.... » more
The Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival announced its slate Tuesday, beginning with a world premiere that figures to attract a lot of attention in these parts.
“Big Shot,’’ actor Kevin Connolly’s film about former Islanders owner/fraud John Spano, will debut April 19.
“I’ve always thought the expression ‘passion project’ was kind of a cliché until I started working on ‘Big Shot’ for ESPN,’’... » more
Madison Square Garden announced Knicks season tickets for 2013-14 would rise in price by an average of 6.4 percent, and that Rangers season tickets would increase by an average of 4 percent.
The Knicks have sold out season tickets for the past three seasons and the Rangers for the past six.
The Garden said season tickets would have 26 different price points for each team next season.... » more
Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan gave new meaning to Lob City on Sunday.
In a rather meaningless regular season game against the Detroit Pistons, Jordan landed a show-stopping dunk that's arguably the NBA's best of the year.
Late in the second quarter, with the Clippers already leading by 19, Chris Paul, driving to his right, tossed the ball up to Jordan in the lane. Jordan... » more
Fox Sports 1, which will launch Aug. 17, plans a daily NFL news-oriented show, featuring personalities that include Terry Bradshaw and information man Jay Glazer.
“Between the two of us you have about nine personalities,’’ Glazer said.
Glazer said the program would be “a Fox-ified show,’’ presumably meaning a relaxed, free-wheeling approach to NFL matters. Most important for Glazer will... » more
Since leaving ESPN for Fox last summer, Erin Andrews has done a little bit of everything, which is how she likes it.
“That’s why I came,’’ she said. “I know a lot of people were like, ‘Where is she? Why would she go?’’
She cited working at the Daytona 500, handing out the NLCS and World Series trophies and covering the NFL playoffs. “It’s been the right move,’’ she said.
And with... » more
Over the decades, men who grew up in the New York area have dominated the upper ranks of network sports executives, much to the annoyance of the rest of the nation.
Enter John Skipper, the president of ESPN and thus one of the handful of most powerful people in the sports business. He grew up in Lexington, N.C., attended college in Chapel Hill and still has the accent to prove it.
So,... » more
Brian Burke, the former GM of the Maple Leafs and a Providence native who played at Providence College, was asked Friday morning at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston about Rick DiPietro, in particular about DiPIetro's comments the other day to News 12 and Newsday.
Here is what Burke said:
"He’s a Boston kid. He’s a great kid. When an athlete gets overpaid, it’s... » more