Monday night's episode of "Costas at the Movies" on MLB Network features "A League of Their Own," with Commack Bob interviewing director Penny Marshall and actress Geena Davis.
MLBN was nice enough to send some excerpted quotes along, especially the first one.
Penny Marshall on Demi Moore almost being cast as Dottie Hinson:
“Demi Moore, I liked, but by the time... » more
It's fair to say that Al Michaels probably is the only network NFL play-by-play man who would have the guts to use the terms "piece of crap" and "Pro Bowl" in the same thought - even though he actually was defending the honor of the game.
Here is what Al said with about two minutes left in Sunday night's game:
"I like what Jared Allen had to say and [Chris] Snee... » more
WFAN's Mike Francesa flew from LaGuardia to New Orleans on Sunday along with a number of other local sports media scribes, including Newsday's own Tom Rock.
But soon after he boarded, word began to filter onto Twitter and blogs - including one of the biggest, Deadspin.com - and finally onto WFAN's own morning show that Big Mike had received an escort to the gate from uniformed police officers.
Boomer... » more
As a guy who misspent his adolescence in East Northport, it’s not every day I receive a news release about a nationally televised sports event near my hometown. So, naturally, my typing fingers perked up when I learned Showtime’s “ShoBox: The New Generation’’ series was coming to Huntington tonight.
The card is set to go live at 10 p.m., with the main event being a junior middleweight bout... » more
Those of us of a certain age recall an era when CNN’s nightly sports roundup was as popular, if not more so, than ESPN’s “SportsCenter.’’ No, really. It’s so. But in recent decades CNN has moved away from sports while ESPN has, well, taken over the world.
Now comes word the venerable news network will dip its toe back into the sports waters with a new weekend show beginning later this year... » more
Sports events consumed 60,000 programming hours on United States television in 2012 – up a mind-numbing 45 percent from the previous year – according to Nielsen’s annual Year in Sports Report.
In fairness, a chunk of that increase was related to the Summer Olympics. Also in fairness, there is way too much sports on TV! Other highlights from the report: Among mothers, Michael Phelps had the... » more
As Michelle Beadle noted, "The last two, three weeks have been gifts from the sports gods."
So they have been - from Katherine Webb to Manti Te'o to Lance Armstrong and beyond - if you are co-hosting a cable show whose aim is to blend sports, pop culture, social media and personality.
Problem is, "The Crossover," on NBC Sports Network is not set to premiere... » more
Marv Albert’s call of the Knicks’ victory in Boston on TNT Thursday had a neat historical undertone: It came four days before the 50th anniversary of his first-ever Knicks call – also in Boston.
As noted by sports media historian David Halberstam for Bleacher Report, Albert made his Knicks radio debut on Jan. 27, 1963, as a 21-year-old fill-in for his mentor, Marty Glickman, who was delayed... » more
Hey, remember February 2012, when Jeremy Lin turned all of New York into Knicks fans, landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated two weeks in a row and the cover of every area newspaper for three weeks?
Yeah, well, now there's a documentary that started well before "Linsanity" shined brighter than the lights of Broadway.
The "Linsanity" documentary, directed by Evan... » more
At one point, Luther "Luke" Campbell was the most controversial man in America. That was back in 1989 when he was the frontman for Miami-based rap group 2 Live Crew and their, um, not-so-clean album "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" was released.
It was an era of Parental Advisory stickers (in the era of cassettes and CDs), a public backlash against rap music that wasn't just... » more