Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Over the decades, men who grew up in the New York area have dominated the upper ranks of network sports executives, much to the annoyance of the rest of the nation.
Enter John Skipper, the president of ESPN and thus one of the handful of most powerful people in the sports business. He grew up in Lexington, N.C., attended college in Chapel Hill and still has the accent to prove it.
So,...Read more »
Dressing up notoriously drab MetLife Stadium will be among the challenges Super Bowl XLVIII organizers face, but they are off to a good start with an early gimmick that actually looks pretty cool – literally and figuratively.
MetLife this week installed a 25-foot high “snow globe’’ outside the stadium, complete with real snow, as the Jets’ Joe McKnight and Giants’ David Wilson demonstrated...Read more »
Soon-to-be-former Jet Bart Scott raised an interesting point on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" Wednesday, asserting that the New York-area news media treats the Jets and Giants differently.
"I didn't like the personal attacks," he said on the show. "A quick example now is the media following Rex [Ryan] down to The Bahamas. I mean, who does that?.
"I can’t imagine...Read more »
The professional football schedule for Week 17 includes nine games with direct playoff implications for the NFL and two that present a visual anomaly for New York-area television viewers.
The Jets and Giants both play at 1 p.m. this Sunday -- and not against each other -- thereby splitting the nation's No. 1 media market in two. The 6-9 Jets play at the 5-10 Bills on CBS, and the 8-7 Giants...Read more »
The obsession with the Jets continues on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" Wednesday night. Here are some excerpts that friendly p.r. people sent
When asked where the Jets go from here after Monday’s loss…
KRIS JENKINS: Nowhere. It is done. Stick a fork in them. Unfortunately I think the only thing that they are going to achieve for the next couple of years is...Read more »
Tim Tebow has faded into near invisibility on the football field. Now it appears the Jets’ backup quarterback will fade from view even on the television network that has followed him most obsessively.
Sports Business Journal reported Monday that ESPN president John Skipper recently told producers to back off on a network-wide fixation with Tebow that for months has drawn criticism both inside...Read more »
Tim Tebow has been the subject of a couple of tabloid dustups since becoming a Jet, but so far the man himself has doggedly avoided saying or doing anything to fuel the media storms - a downright Eli-esque performance.
So, Tim, eight months in, how do you think you have been treated by the famously feisty New York media?
"It’s a good question," he said Wednesday. "I was...Read more »
Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow, the most talked-about man in New York sports circles despite just 12 plays this season, has again been photographed sans shirt.
This time, it was for a photo shoot for Vogue Magazine.
The above video, courtesy of our partners at News 12, shows some of the Tebow footage. The video embedded below, via Celeb TV, has more on the extremely important issue...Read more »
As a New York-area sportswriter, it is my sacred duty to ask every former NFL quarterback I encounter about how the Jets are handling that position these days.
So . . . you're up, Fox analyst Troy Aikman:
"It works as long as Mark Sanchez continues to play well," he said. "It's a unique situation. I don't know Mark Sanchez, but I think he sure has handled everything very...Read more »
Assuming y’all still are interested in the Jets’ backup quarterback, the NFL Network has a new episode of its series, “A Football Life,’’ premiering at 8 p.m. Wednesday about you-know-who.
The show, “The Faces of Tebow,’’ comes at its subject from an unusual angle, speaking to five former quarterbacks who are said to illustrate elements of Tim Tebow.
Joe Namath talks about fame, Roger...Read more »