Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
The several days after the conference championship games often are the worst in which to buy Super Bowl tickets on the secondary market, what with fans of the winning teams excited to lock in arrangements. Most years it is a better idea to wait, and this year perhaps more than most. Chris Matcovich, a spokesman for TiqIQ.com, which aggregates secondary market sites, said supply so...Read more »
Terry Bradshaw famously eviscerated the idea of a New York-area Super Bowl on WFAN last month, lamenting that “because they overpaid for that stupid stadium in New Jersey’’ the NFL awarded the Jets and Giants the big game.
“It’s friggin’ outside in New York!’’ Bradshaw said. “Are you kidding me? Not even New York – New Jersey!’’
But Bradshaw certainly does not speak for all of his colleagues...Read more »
Well . . . this was inevitable.
Richard Sherman endorsement spots. Watch the video embedded below.
(Newsday's app users can watch at http://bit.ly/1dsZuxx)...Read more »
The hype for Super Bowl XLVIII unofficially began moments after the Seahawks' victory over the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, when what merely had been an entertaining football game turned into a classic bit of sports TV theater.
Naturally, I am referring to Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman's angry diatribe aimed at 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, with Fox interviewer Erin Andrews...Read more »
Carlos Silva, the longtime producer and engineer for Yankees radio broadcasts on WCBS, died Sunday at age 50 of esophageal and stomach cancer, CBS Radio's website reported.
Silva had worked with announcers John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman since 2006; the team's radio broadcasts will move from WCBS to WFAN in 2014.
Silva originally was diagnosed in 2012 but worked the entire 2013 season...Read more »
Tuesday’s HBO “Real Sports” features the bond between Boomer Esiason, whose son Gunnar was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in 1993, and correspondent Frank Deford, whose daughter Alex died at 8 from the disease in 1980.
It was a speech by Deford about Alex 25 years ago that first got Esiason involved in the battle against the disease, one that naturally gained added momentum when it touched...Read more »
Tim McCarver repeatedly insisted last year he was not “retiring,” even as he ended his term as Fox’s lead baseball analyst. Turns out he was serious.
He confirmed Thursday to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he will do about 30 Cardinals games on Fox Sports Midwest, returning to the franchise for which he made his major league debut in 1959.
“It’s fabulous, a complete merry-go-round; it’s...Read more »
U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn is out of the Sochi Olympics, and with her go several mountains of media exposure, stardom and appeal for the casual fan.
In steps fellow skier Julia Mancuso, who won just as many medals as Vonn (two) at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Of course, Mancuso took the silver in women's downhill slalom while Vonn won gold.
The February issue of Outside Magazine, of...Read more »
Fox this week unveiled its plans for the Super Bowl Sunday pregame show, on the off chance there is anything left to say about the big game by that point.
The show will run from 2 to 6 p.m., from Fox’s sets in Times Square and MetLife Stadium, armed with New York-themed feature subjects including Vince Lombardi, Pat Summerall and past NFL title games in the metropolitan area.
Fox Sports...Read more »
It's not quite as romantic as pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, but another early harbinger of spring is ESPN's announcement of its early "Sunday Night Baseball" slate.
This season - the network's 25th carrying Sunday night MLB games - features three games involving Our Yankees: hosting the Red Sox and Angels April 13 and 27, and visiting the Orioles July...Read more »