Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Neil Best first worked at Newsday in 1982, then returned in 1985 after a two-year stint covering college hockey for The Anchorage Times in Alaska. From 1985-90 he covered New York City high school sports, then spent five years as Newsday's beat writer for St. John's and Big East basketball. From 1995-2005 he covered the Giants before leaving that beat to become a reporter, columnist and feature writer focused on off-field topics such as sports media and business. His SportsWatch column debuted on Sept. 30, 2005.
Speaking of the 1980 U.S.-Soviet game, which ABC showed hours after the fact, it remains the greatest crime in the history of tape-delaying sports. But now, at last, that sort of thing is becoming a thing of the past.
NBC announced this past week something that until recently would have been unfathomable:
It will show a ratings jewel of its Olympic coverage, figure skating, live from...Read more »
It nearly is time for another Winter Olympics, which means inevitably it will be time to recall a certain Olympic hockey moment from February of 1980, and the famous TV call that went with it.
What many forget is that tightly sandwiched on either side of Al Michaels’ iconic “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!’’ his partner in the booth in Lake Placid, Ken Dryden, chimed in.
Before Michaels’...Read more »
USA Today reported last week that ESPN and Jeff Van Gundy agreed it would be best if he did not call the Dec. 11 Bulls-Knicks game after his name surfaced as a potential replacement for Knicks coach Mike Woodson.
Van Gundy was asked about the report on a conference call Thursday promoting the slate of Christmas Day games next week. Here is what he said:
"That sort of got ramped...Read more »
Sid Rosenberg will host shows on WFAN starting Monday for the first time since July of 2011.
Rosenberg, now a morning host at WMEN in South Florida, will host or co-host nine shows over a 10-day period culminating on New Year's Day.
The one-time midday co-host at WFAN has a long history of drug and gambling problems, which contributed to his original departure from full-time work at...Read more »
Alan Arkin has been on his share of movie shoots in a film career that dates to 1957, but he said he never before has experienced anything quite like the one for “Grudge Match,’’ which opens Wednesday.
When I asked whether it was fun to be part of a boxing film with Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro he said that while he enjoyed his fellow cast members, “I don’t think anybody can call it...Read more »