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... » more
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,’’... » more
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... » more
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... » more
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,... » more
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... » more
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... » more
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... » more
Boxing great Mike Tyson had been sober for 12 days when he sat down for an interview with Matt Lauer.
"Yeah, it's a real challenge because I don't like -- I don't know if I like this sober guy..." Tyson said. "It's hard for me to live normal. Straight is hard."
Tyson talks in-depth about his alcohol addiction and the struggle to overcome it below:
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First, there was Tebowing. Then Kaepernicking. Now, we can add Dufnering, the art of taking a seated, completely lifeless photo of yourself, a la 2013 PGA Champion Jason Dufner, to the list. Dufner won his first major title on Sunday, capturing the PGA Championship with a 10-under par performance at the the Oak Hill Country Club, but it didn't seem to faze him. On the most important 18th green of... » more