Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Here I was bracing for an inbox inundated by frustrated Giants fans when lo and behold this news arrived Friday from Cablevision (which owns Newsday, by the way):
Starting Sunday the company is providing its metropolitan-area customers a free preview of the NFL Network on Channel 11. Hey, can’t argue with free previews. But the keys here are the timing and channel location.
It just so...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 »
This is the seventh season of live, prime-time games on the NFL Network, but it will be unlike any before.
For one thing, the network finally is available on Cablevision, which owns Newsday, a development senior vice president Mark Quenzel Monday called “a big, big score for us.’’
For another, instead of eight late-season games, the schedule has expanded to 13 beginning this Thursday...Read more »
Rarely do commercials make me laugh out loud. Of course, the invention of the DVR has reduced that opportunity even more.
But I caught watching a live event this past weekend and came across Paul Rudd and Ray Lewis in a commercial for EA Sports' "Madden NFL '13" video game. This particular commercial, embedded below, focused on the new voice commands with Kinect.
And if my...Read more »
And you thought that silly advertising trick of creating an awkward viewing scenario involving rhythm-less people trying to rap ended in the late 1980s? Guess again.
Here we are in 2012, rap music fully engrained in pop culture, and Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones tries to go all hip-hop on us.
DJ Kool Herc, Kool Moe Dee, Rakim, Chuck D and KRS-One are all rolling...Read more »
Cablevision, which owns Newsday, announced a deal Thursday morning to start carrying the NFL Network and NFL RedZone, effective Friday.
The years-in-the-making agreement leaves Time Warner as the only one of the nine largest U.S. TV providers that does not carry the NFL Network.
NFL Network itself will be seen on Channel 150 for subscribers to iO Preferred, io Silver, iO Gold or iO Sports...Read more »
Tim Tebow (and Cam Newton in certain cities) landed the September cover of GQ Magazine.
Also in their "NFL preview" issue is Giants wide receiver and Super Bowl champion Victor Cruz.
The dude is looking sharp in those suits, too. (Although nowadays, you young'uns call it "swagger" or "swag."
You can see one of them here on this post, but if you'd like...Read more »
Tim Tebow is the No. 2 quarterback on the Jets, and he's now the second Jets quarterback in recent years to get his face on the cover of GQ Magazine leading into the NFL season.
The first, of course, was Mark Sanchez, who also happens to be the No. 1 quarterback for the Jets.
Inside the September 2012 issue -- on newsstands Aug. 21 -- GQ’s Devon Gordon "explores the worrisome effect...Read more »
HBO's training camp series "Hard Knocks" returns for the first time since 2010, and this year, their cameras are with the Miami Dolphins.
The Dolphins have a new coach and three quarterbacks fighting for the starting job. Here's the video below to prove it. The show airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. starting tonight (Aug. 7)
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Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil took out a full-page ad in Wednesday's edition of The Charlotte Observer that promised a Super Bowl championship this season.
A gutsy prediction, for sure, but admirable as well. And before you scoff at the boldness of such action, ask yourself this: would you want a player on the team you root for to suggest anything less? Surely, an ad that says "Hey,...Read more »