Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
As far as I can tell, this is an actual thing: Hallmark Channel announced Monday that it will carry the first ever "Kitten Bowl" on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, with John Sterling on play-by-play and Beth Stern, wife of Howard, as host.
No, really. I think.
Kitten Bowl will be conducted in association with North Shore Animal League America, with all of the participating kittens...Read more »
Commack's own Bob Costas weighed in Sunday night on NBC regarding the ongoing controversy over the Redskins' nickname, the latest high profile person to call for a re-evaluation of the storied franchise's moniker.
Not surprisingly, there were those who disagreed vehemently with Mr. Costas on social media. But day by day, it becomes increasingly evident change is in the air on this matter.
Here...Read more »
Pedro Martinez, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, and reporter Tom Verducci will join Keith Olbermann in Turner Sports' studio for the Major League Baseball playoffs.
The network's coverage begins Oct. 1 and 2 with the National and American League wild-card games.
Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling and Cal Ripken will be TBS' No. 1 announcing team through the NLCS.
Ripken replaces John...Read more »
CBS announced studio analyst Greg Anthony will replace Clark Kellogg as its lead college basketball game analyst, with Kellogg moving back to the studio after five years with Jim Nantz.
"We believe this shuffling of our lineup allows both Greg and Clark to play more to their individual strengths, enhancing our overall coverage,'' CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said....Read more »
Sylvester Stallone is stepping into the movie boxing ring one more time. Don't worry, though, this is not "Rocky 7."
Robert De Niro is stepping into the movie boxing ring one more time. Don't worry, though, this is not "Raging Bull 2."
It's "Grudge Match," and it features Stallone and De Niro as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one last fight...Read more »
Few would have expected when he joined ESPN’s “Monday Night Football’’ that in 2013 Jon Gruden still would be at it, entering his fifth season. (Or that Bill Cowher would be entering his seventh season in CBS’ studio, but that’s another story.)
Why the appeal of sticking with television over coaching, beyond the obvious plus of going undefeated every season?
“Well, first of all, you're...Read more »
Although many critics – including this one – considered it clichéd and simplistic, let’s give “42” its due: The recent Jackie Robinson biopic, which was released on DVD Tuesday, is a huge hit by sports movie standards.
According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, its gross of just under $95 million is second all-time among baseball movies (not adjusted for inflation) to “A League of Their Own,’’ which...Read more »
Mrs. Met has been busy in the two weeks since she made her Citi Field debut, first schmoozing with journalists at an event to showcase All-Star Game dining options, then showing up on the field with Mr. Met July 3. But things will get really hectic next week, culminating with an expected appearance at Tuesday’s All-Star Game.
Mrs. Met existed as a cartoon character in the 1960s and appeared...Read more »
While fans watching on TV will hear Chris Berman’s trademark “back, back, back” call for Monday’s Home Run Derby on ESPN, those at Citi Field will get Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic.
MLB invited the ESPN Radio morning hosts to be in-stadium announcers. Why? “In all candor, I don’t know,” Greenberg said. “But we said, ‘Absolutely.’”
By the way, Greenberg is a Yankees fan. How might that...Read more »
After two visits in six seasons, the All-Star Game is unlikely to return to New York until Matt Harvey is retired. So it is understandable that there is considerable interest in tickets to the big event at Citi Field next week.
Early Monday, the average asking price for a ticket strip for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday was $1,103.22, according to TiqIq.com, up from $1,098.23 last year, $613.61...Read more »