Ed Sullivan has returned to the spotlight in a new millennium, what with Sunday being the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance on his iconic variety show.
So let’s take this opportunity to pay tribute to the man’s love of sports – including a decade as a sports writer and editor in the 1920s – that extended even to his romantic life.
Sullivan was engaged to Sybil Bauer,... » more
Fox Sports 1 has emerged as a contender to simulcast Mike Francesa’s WFAN radio show, which if it occurs could make for some very interesting company picnics.
Now that Fox is set to increase its stake in the YES Network to 80 percent, the simulcasts of both Francesa’s show and Michael Kay’s ESPN New York radio show could both be on Fox-owned channels.
Did I mention Francesa and Kay are... » more
Every Olympics has the potential for major news away from the actual competitions, and Russia is no exception.
Authorities have been confronted with terrorist attack threats, the country’s policies on gay rights have stirred controversy around the globe and arriving journalists have complained about sub-standard housing.
How will NBC deal with news that impacts the Games?
“NBC... » more
By process of elimination, Fox Sports 1 and MSG must be the leading contenders for MIke Francesa's TV simulcast, what with Francesa saying on the air Tuesday that the cost of his show would exceed SNY's budget, then saying this about the "people" who run CBS Sports - and CBS Sports Network:
"We don’t get along. We haven’t gotten along for a long time. They would never, ever put me on the CBS... » more
Michael Kay's first day on the YES Network averaged 0.61 percent of New York- area homes, a promising start for the ESPN Radio host's new TV simulcast.
(Mike Francesa's simulcast usually averaged in the 0.2-0.3 range; time will tell whether Kay can perform at or near that level over an extended period.)
The tune-in factor might have been helped by the social media storm that followed... » more
Michael Kay opened his first simulcast on the YES Network Monday with a not-so-veiled shot at WFAN's Mike Francesa, who occupied that time slot for 12 years.
Shortly after going on the air at 3 p.m., Kay dumped a plastic bottle of Diet Coke - Francesa's longtime beverage of choice - into a garbage can held by his partner, Don LaGreca.
The gag was executed wordlessly, but the reference... » more
There is no question that in the 18 years since my first Super Bowl, the crowds have become louder and seemingly more full of actual fans than the dreaded "corporate types" for which the game long has been known.
As many observers - including Fox's Joe Buck - noted Sunday night at MetLife Stadium, the crowd was loud and engaged from the start - although obviously less so for Broncos fans as... » more
I wrote an item for the Sunday paper about the three reporters set to cover their 48th Super Bowl - Jerry Izenberg, Dave Klein and Jerry Green.
I since have learned there also are four photographers who have covered every Super Bowl and are slated to do so again today: Tony Tomsic, Mickey Palmer, John Biever and Walter Iooss.
Happy clicking! ... » more
The NFL thinks of everything, including scheduling Fox to carry a Super Bowl with a head coach named Fox.
Anyway, below find a news release, presented verbatim for your reading pleasure, of what Fox plans for its four-hour pregame show Sunday.
(You might notice that Fox always calls itself FOX. Why? I don't know.)
FOX SUPER BOWL SUNDAY is the super-sized Super Bowl edition of FOX... » more
Tim Tebow may not have much of a future as an NFL quarterback, but there's potential for him as pitchman for various companies.
Watch the commercial embedded below and take a look for yourself. He has a chance to make a run at Peyton Manning for top passer turned product-pitcher in recent years.
(Newsday's app users can watch at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTaH-OtUv94)... » more