Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Keith Olbermann has been doing verbal battle via Twitter and ESPN with WFAN’s Mike Francesa, Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason, putting the FAN’s morning and afternoon shows on the same side of an argument for once.
One, big happy family? Um, no. But it’s been good, clean fun watching media egos mix it up for our amusement, with Olbermann playing his familiar role as button-pusher.
Among...Read more »
Walt Frazier is 68 now, a half-century removed from a childhood in segregated Atlanta and from most of the people who shaped him there.
But the years fall away quickly in an episode of MSG’s “Beginnings’’ that premieres Tuesday and follows Clyde to his old neighborhood, and a time before anyone called him “Clyde.’’
While there he visits the restaurant where he worked as a teenager –...Read more »
No aspect of the assassination of John F. Kennedy will go un-reexamined over the next week, including its impact on the sports world. Two documentaries worth your time on that front:
First, Thursday night CBS Sports Network offers “Marching On: 1963 Army-Navy Remembered,’’ about that year’s epic, controversial showdown, which not only impacted the national mood but also the national championship...Read more »
Got a few million bucks laying around -- for the down payment, that is -- for some sports memorabilia?
How about Michael Jordan's home in Highland Park, Ill. It's 56,000 square feet with an infinity pool, PGA-style putting green, a whole bunch of other impressive displays of wealth and, yes, a basketball complex. (Hint: it's not a hoop in the driveway.)
The auction begins Nov. 22, 2013....Read more »
The Keith Olbermann vs. WFAN show host media battle continued later this week. First, there was Olberman v. Boomer & Carton.
Now, Mike Francesa is all up in the mix. Watch the back-and-forth in the two clips embedded below.
(Newsday's app users can watch at youtube.com/watch?v=aOlwzu7WX30 [Francesa] and youtube.com/watch?v=_gKDgRohxaY [Olbermann])...Read more »
ESPN's Keith Olberman and WFAN's Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason had an exchange of words through their respective TV and radio shows.
Below you'll find the back and forth.
Keith Olbermann vs. WFAN's Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason
Carton and Boomer respond:
(Newsday's app users can see here: http://bit.ly/16K4XkO (Olbermann) and http://bit.ly/1bavhGm...Read more »
Our online reader polls may carry the same scientific weight as the dust generated from a pencil sharpener, but, hey, they're still interesting.
Here are the results from our latest NFL poll, based on 867 votes.
Which NFL game TV broadcast pairing do you think is the best?
37% -- Jim Nantz and Phil Simms (CBS)
23% -- Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth (NBC)
16% -- Mike...Read more »
The NFL announced Friday that the Nov. 17 Packers-Giants game at MetLife Stadium will be flexed out of prime time and moved to 4:25 p.m., allowing the Chiefs at Broncos game to be seen by a national audience on NBC.
CBS had protected that game weeks ago but gave it up at the NFL's request, largely because that Sunday it did not have a national window to put it in. It would have been seen in...Read more »
Tom Landry played for the Giants and later coordinated their defense, but after nearly three decades coaching the Cowboys, surely his allegiance shifted late in his life, right?
Nope. In a soon-to-be-released book, “The Last Cowboy,’’ Landry’s widow, Alicia, speaks bitterly of how owner Jerry Jones treated Landry after firing him in 1989 – including taking away the family’s box at Texas Stadium...Read more »
What with the 40th anniversary showing of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’’ coming soon (Thanksgiving night on ABC), naturally I got to wondering when Lucy first pulled a holder no-no by yanking away the football from Charlie Brown.
Turns out it wasn’t Lucy at all, but rather Violet who first messed up Chuck, in the comic strip of Nov. 14, 1951, per peanuts.wikia.com. Lucy first did the...Read more »