Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
The real Cleveland Browns might want to take a page from Kevin Costner and company in “Draft Day”.
A quick plot summary: “Draft Day”, directed by Ivan Reitman, takes us inside the hours leading up to and during the would-be 2014 NFL draft as fictional Browns general manager Sonny Weaver Jr. (Costner) tries to improve his struggling team while also trying to balance various personal issues....Read more »
The NFL continues to mull offers from a gaggle of media entities for a piece of its 13-game Thursday night package, but no deal appears imminent - at least not during Super Bowl week.
Brian Rolapp, the league's executive vice president for media, discussed the situation in broad terms Thursday after a news conference to announce a new video service called "NFL Now" that is launching this summer.
The...Read more »
The NFL announced Thursday a new personalized video service called "NFL Now" that someone younger than me should explain to you, but I will try below.
The service, which launches this summer, was announced at a lunch-time news conference attended by numerous high-ranking NFL officials - including commissioner Roger Goodell - and current and former players. So it must have been important.
It...Read more »
Keith (Hammer) Hamilton, who as a Giants defensive tackle spent most of his career playing on a line with Michael Strahan, said Thursday that Strahan "absolutely" should be voted into the Hall of Fame Saturday.
Actually, he thought that should have happened last year - ahead of everyone who did make it.
"With the guys they accepted last year, to me he’s head and shoulders above all of...Read more »
It was shortly after his last Super Bowl for Fox in 2011 that a virus struck a nerve in Joe Buck's left vocal cord, leaving his voice weak and raspy for months afterward.
Sunday he will be back doing play-by-play for the biggest game of them all, fully recovered, perhaps sounding better than ever.
"Actually my voice has come back stronger, in a weird way, because I had to work around...Read more »
Fans are accustomed to hearing current and former players pitch products during Super Bowl week in radio interviews, but that hardly is the only paid talking they do when they're in town.
"Every Super Bowl, for a lot of them, is a business trip," said Robert Tuchman, president of Goviva, which among other services in and around Super Bowls helps companies secure paid appearances by athletes.
Tuchman...Read more »
Very interesting piece in today's NYT about the Super Bowl XLVIII volunteer program and some complications therein.
I both admire volunteers for Super Bowls and other big events and also feel for them, given the thanklessness of many of the tasks to which they are assigned.
I do understand the notion of wanting to be part of a big local happening - and to help your community put its...Read more »
Normally I would not write about a Super Bowl party to which media members are invited and at which they are entertained lavishly.
Most fans would rather read the local tax code than about that.
But in this case I will make an exception, because Tuesday night's Super Bowl XLVIII Host Committee bash at Chelsea Piers is germane to our coverage in that the game is in our backyard for the...Read more »
Mike Ditka's oft-stated disapproval of the first cold-weather Super Bowl is well known - and second only in prominence in recent weeks among Hall of Famers-turned-TV-analysts to Fox's Terry Bradshaw.
Coach Ditka was at it again Wednesday during a session ESPN arranged for reporters to grill its analysts at the Super Bowl media center.
Here ya go:
"I don’t [like it]. I’ve said it...Read more »
When Edwin Pope, the venerable Miami Herald columnist, opted not to attend Super Bowl XLVIII - for reasons he did not disclose - it left three men in the club of those who have covered all 48 games:
Jerry Green, Jerry Izenberg and Dave Klein.
Green and Izenberg are retired from full-time work but write about the Super Bowl for their long-time newspaper homes - the Detroit News and Star-Ledger...Read more »