Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
It nearly is time for another Winter Olympics, which means inevitably it will be time to recall a certain Olympic hockey moment from February of 1980, and the famous TV call that went with it.
What many forget is that tightly sandwiched on either side of Al Michaels’ iconic “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!’’ his partner in the booth in Lake Placid, Ken Dryden, chimed in.
Before Michaels’...Read more »
It’s not every day I get to write about a film directed by an athlete I covered when she was in high school, but today is one of those days, thanks to “Runner,’’ Tuesday’s entry in ESPN’s “Nine for IX’’ documentary series.
Shola Lynch, a star runner at Hunter College High School in Manhattan in the mid-1980s, recalls Decker’s days as one of America’s biggest sports stars – she was SI’s 1983...Read more »
News of Lindsey Vonn's skiing crash was just beginning to unfold Tuesday as NBC Sports executives gathered for a media briefing at 30 Rock one year and one day in advance of the Sochi Olympics.
No Vonn in Russia would blow a huge hole in the network's American-star-centric coverage. Without yet knowing the extent of the injury, NBC Sports Group chairman Mark Lazarus expressed...Read more »
Nice job by Oprah Winfrey in her sitdown with Lance Armstrong. She should consider a career in TV interviewing! Best of all for Ms. Winfrey: I and millions of other people now know what channel OWN is on.
Anyway, I have not spoken to Oprah or Lance in ages, but I did have access the other day to MSG's Al Trautwig, who has hosted the Tour de France and has known Armstrong for two decades. Your...Read more »