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.
Seth Everett will serve as host/reporter for Mets pregame and postgame shows on WOR (710 AM), the team and Clear Channel Media announced.
Everett most recently had been at Fox Sports Radio and WINS. E
Ed Coleman had filled a similar role at WFAN, for which he still will report on the Mets. But with the move to WOR, he no longer is part of the official team radio crew. ...Read more »
Chris Russo recently cut back his show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio from five to three hours. But fear not, Mad Dog fans: You will get one of those hours back during baseball season with “High Heat with Christopher Russo,’’ in which a news release promised he will “bring his passionate opinions and energetic delivery’’ to MLB Network.
In addition to his own unique verbal stylings, Mr. Russo...Read more »
The Oscars often have been called “the Super Bowl for women,’’ at least in advertising terms, given the magnitude of the television audience and the fact it skews female.
But in recent years the NFL has not accepted that assertion without a fight, arguing that in fact the Super Bowl for women is . . . the Super Bowl.
The NFL said an average of 44.85 million women watched Super Bowl XLVIII...Read more »
The list of notables who appeared on “The Dating Game’’ is Baby Boomer gold, from Danny Bonaduce to Maureen McCormick, from Farah Fawcett to Suzanne Somers, from Robin to Maurice Gibb.
But the iconic show, memories of which were revived by the death of host Jim Lange Feb. 25, was surprisingly thin on athletes of its era.
One noteworthy exception was featured on a Game Show Network marathon...Read more »
Ed Burns’ two favorite sports movies were set far from his hometown of Valley Stream: “Hoosiers’’ and “Rocky.’’
“I’m a basketball junkie,’’ the actor/writer/director/producer said of his love for “Hoosiers,’’ which came out in 1986, when he was a senior at Hewlett High School and “basketball was my life.”
But Burns’ sports flick knowledge also extends closer to home than Indiana or Philadelphia....Read more »
Neil Best here on Thursday, updating, correcting and clarifying the item below that I posted Tuesday.
While it's true that WOR's Mets broadcasts are set to appear on WLIR (107.1 FM) the next two seasons, there is no agreement in place regarding the other four (less important) frequencies mentioned in my original story.
Actually none of it is official yet, but the WLIR part should be...Read more »
SNY announced Tuesday that Gary Apple will replace Chris Carlin as the network's primary studio host for Mets games alongside analyst Bob Ojeda.
Carlin, who had been in that role the previous five seasons, will remain with the network, including as a co-host of the show "Loud Mouths" and as an anchor on SNY's nightly news and highlights show.
Apple has been a member of the SNY staff...Read more »