Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Tim McCarver signs off for the final time as he called his last World Series game for Fox on Wednesday night after the Red Sox beat the Cardinals.
Video: McCarver signs off after calling final World Series
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MSG will mark Friday's 54th anniversary of the debut of the goaltender mask in the NHL - and the mask-friendly Halloween holiday - with a daylong celebration Thursday, culminating after the Sabres-Rangers game with a showing of the 2009 NHL Network documentary "50 Years Behind the Mask."
The celebration starts at noon with programming about past and present goalies, interspersed...Read more »
When people discuss the musical chairs on the set of ESPN’s “NBA Countdown,’’ they often frame the matter in terms of the show's so-far futile quest to match the success of TNT’s “Inside the NBA.’’
But Charles Barkley, the star of “Inside the NBA,’’ does not see it that way.
“I don’t look at us as in competition with those guys,’’ the TNT analyst said Monday during a luncheon to preview...Read more »
One negative of the Jets’ surprising start is that it has put a damper on SNY analyst Ray Lucas’ colorful postgame emoting, which late last season was becoming more entertaining than the games themselves.
But that is not the only reason the postgame show has taken on a different tone this season. With Adam Schein and his, um, distinctive voice having left for CBS Sports Network, SNY has used...Read more »
Tuesday’s ESPN “30 for 30” entry, “This is What They Want,’’ about Jimmy Connors and the 1991 U.S. Open, isn’t among the best in the series, in part because of some odd selections for talking heads with no direct connection to the story.
But it is worth watching, if only to observe Connors still being his irascible, unrepentant self, and to listen to the brothers McEnroe talk about him.
One...Read more »
TNT tips off its NBA coverage Tuesday when the stars of its popular studio show appear live event at Flatiron Plaza in New York, which should be fun, especially when Charles Barkley says something negative about the Knicks.
ESPN, meanwhile, continues its search in the TV wilderness for a formula that can challenge its friends at Turner.
The network’s latest move was adding Sage Steele...Read more »
When “The Simpsons’’ made its debut on Fox, the United States did not have a major professional soccer league, and if it did, Homer and his friends surely would not have been inclined to follow it.
Now, to mark the 25th season of the show, it will be the focus of a merchandise line tied to the sport and to assorted clubs around the world. There also will be a themed episode of the program...Read more »
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Mike Francesa is not normally one to admit to a lack of knowledge about many subjects, but hockey is one of them.
The WFAN afternoon host regularly defers to guests or even callers on hockey matters, as it simply is not in his customary sports wheelhouse.
That was why I found it interesting Tuesday during an in-studio visit from Bobby Orr that the big guy not only was genuinely impressed...Read more »
As far as I can tell, this is an actual thing: Hallmark Channel announced Monday that it will carry the first ever "Kitten Bowl" on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, with John Sterling on play-by-play and Beth Stern, wife of Howard, as host.
No, really. I think.
Kitten Bowl will be conducted in association with North Shore Animal League America, with all of the participating kittens...Read more »