Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
In case there were any doubts, His Airness can still throw it down.
Now 50 years old, Michael Jordan, the six-time NBA champion and Charlotte Bobcats owner, dunked at his annual "Flight School" basketball camp at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Lest we forget how Jordan ended his 2009 Hall of Fame induction speech, "One day you might look up and see me playing...Read more »
I will be taking the rest of August off to prepare for my fantasy football draft, so forgive this being a tad early side, but it’s important:
On Aug. 26 HBO will premiere a documentary about iconic announcer Marty Glickman called “Glickman,” simple and to the point, just as Marty would have liked it, and just as he taught sportscasting to generations of disciples from Marv Albert to Bob Costas...Read more »
For most non-golfers the sound of a player whining about the game’s frustrations sounds like “yada, yada, yada.’’
But when Larry David does it, well, check out the season finale of David Feherty’s eponymous Golf Channel show at 9 p.m. Monday.
Some highlights: “You do not have the level of humiliation in any other game that you get in golf. You top a ball, it goes 14 feet, there is no...Read more »
Fox insists it does not have an NFL depth chart behind Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, but it was difficult not to notice when Kevin Burkhardt appeared fourth among play-by-play men on its list ofF 2013 announcing teams following Buck, Kenny Albert and Thom Brennaman – and ahead of veteran Dick Stockton.
Pretty good for a rookie well known around here as SNY’s Mets reporter but not well established...Read more »
Fox unleashed a surprising salvo Wednesday in the ongoing cable sports wars when it wrested the men’s, women’s and senior U.S. Open golf tournaments from NBC and ESPN – effective in 2015.
The USGA announcement prompted a predictably colorful response from NBC’s Johnny Miller, who told The AP, “I don’t know what they’re going to do. You can’t just fall out of a tree and do the U.S. Open. I...Read more »
It’s not every day I get to write about a film directed by an athlete I covered when she was in high school, but today is one of those days, thanks to “Runner,’’ Tuesday’s entry in ESPN’s “Nine for IX’’ documentary series.
Shola Lynch, a star runner at Hunter College High School in Manhattan in the mid-1980s, recalls Decker’s days as one of America’s biggest sports stars – she was SI’s 1983...Read more »
Chris Majkowski figured Gary Cohen on SNY and Howie Rose on WFAN might refer Wednesday night to the 20th anniversary of the last Mets game he missed as a radio producer/engineer.
What he did not expect was to see his milestone noted on the Citi Field scoreboard, and with a cake in the booth.
“I didn’t see it coming at all,’’ he said Thursday. “I was just hoping if Gary...Read more »
Everyone knows the Yankees had, um, mixed emotions about Alex Rodriguez returning to the fold rather than, say, folding his tent and going away for good.
But there is no downside to A-Rod when it comes to YES Network ratings.
That was proven Monday night when his not-so-triumphant return to the big leagues helped YES average 4.34 percent of homes in the New York market for the Yankees-White...Read more »
It’s that time of year again, when ESPN ponders the gaping hole in its late August programming and fills it with a shocking number of baseball games featuring 11- and 12-year-olds.
I am not one of those old people who laments that the world was a better place when I was young. But in this one case it certainly was: Showing only the Little League World Series championship game was rational...Read more »
As dog days promotions involving sub-.500 baseball teams go, this one is creative enough to warrant a mention here.
Starting next week, SNY will give away a signed Keith Hernandez scorecard for each game the analyst works.
SNY will pose a trivia question related to Hernandez during Mets games, and the 17th fan correctly to answer it on Twitter will get one of his famously intricate scorecards....Read more »