Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Forty-five years ago Sunday I was worried some silly football game would delay the beginning of “Heidi,’’ which I and many of my fellow 8-year-olds were very much looking forward to watching.
Happily, NBC executives left the Jets-Raiders game right at 7 p.m., and all was well! Kind of.
As it turned out, there were many football fans less than enthusiastic about the move, especially after...Read more »
One negative of the Jets’ surprising start is that it has put a damper on SNY analyst Ray Lucas’ colorful postgame emoting, which late last season was becoming more entertaining than the games themselves.
But that is not the only reason the postgame show has taken on a different tone this season. With Adam Schein and his, um, distinctive voice having left for CBS Sports Network, SNY has used...Read more »
The final ratings are in for the local baseball nines, and as you might expect in this playoff-free season, they are grim.
Last year, Yankees games on YES averaged 3.92 percent of New York-area homes, the network’s lowest such figure in a decade. Now that looks like the good old days.
YES’ average rating fell by a third to 2.62 in 2013, despite a late wild-card race and emotional farewells...Read more »
Less than a week after Michelle Beadle complained to Sports Media Weekly about NBCSN’s lack of promotion for her show, “The Crossover,’’ the program was cancelled Wednesday, a casualty of the current glut of sports TV talk. (The New York Times was the first to report the news.)
It is not easy getting attention in the increasingly crowded genre. But that doesn’t keep people from trying.
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SNY will go with a four-man booth for Tuesday night’s Giants-Mets game, which to one of the four “sounds like a bad idea on its face. I don’t even know if the chairs will fit.’’
So said Jerry Seinfeld in advance of his second stint as a guest analyst and first since 2010. He is set to join Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez for an evening of baseball and kibitzing.
“To spend...Read more »
Adam Schein is the host of a nationally televised NFL pregame show, a club that these days is about as exclusive as the one that includes people who merely own a television.
But Schein insists “That Other Pregame Show’’ on CBS Sports Network is something different, essentially an NFL talk show on TV – and that its four hours are not filled with filler.
“I understand the skepticism,’’...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 »
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 »
No one expects the Cosmos to take the New York sports world by storm when they return to NASL action after a 29-year break.
But the team’s visibility got a boost this week with the news SNY would carry all seven home games – three live, four on next-day or same-day delay – beginning with live coverage of Saturday’s opener at Hofstra.
JP Dellacamera and Janusz Michallik will be the announcers.
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SNY will carry select Cosmos games this season, beginning with Saturday's opener against Fort Lauderdale at Hofstra.
Also on the August schedule is the Aug. 24 home game against San Antonio. SNY also plans to show classic Cosmos games from the 1970s and early '80s....Read more »