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Michael Kay weighed in on his ESPN New York Radio show Thursday afternoon on the matter of Daniel Murphy's two-game paternity leave, and about what other talk show hosts have said about it, especially on WFAN.
He called out Boomer Esiason by name.
There was much yelling involved.
Here ya go:
"I’d have to be an unbelievably narcissistic baboon to make my choice on somebody...Read more »
Mike Francesa opened his WFAN radio show Thursday by discussing . . . what else? Daniel Murphy and his recently arrived bundle of joy.
"Little did I know I was going to start a national dialogue [Wednesday]," Francesa said after both he and WFAN's morning show were hit with a barrage of criticism after commenting on the delicate matter of paternity leave.
"I cannot believe how erroneous...Read more »
Condolences to the family and friends of Sandy Grossman, one of the most accomplished directors in sports TV history, who died of cancer this week at age 78.
Grossman directed numerous major events, including NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals, but he was best known as the director for the storied NFL team at CBS and Fox that featured Pat Summerall and John Madden.
Here is a statement...Read more »
WFAN's morning duo of Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton returned early Thursday to the subject of Daniel Murphy's two-game paternity leave from the Mets, addressing criticism of their initial take Wednesday from assorted corners of social media and beyond.
They did not back off their initial opinion that assuming no medical complications for the mother or baby, Murphy and other professional...Read more »
The hosts of WFAN’s morning and afternoon shows rarely see eye to eye but on Wednesday both weighed in with similar takes on the subject of Daniel Murphy’s paternity leave from the Mets.
Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton began the discussion in the morning, with Esiason offering a particularly blunt opinion that took the matter a big step beyond the others.
“That’s not me,’’ he said. “I...Read more »
Michael Kay's YES Network simulcast of his ESPN New York Radio show, which began two months ago Thursday, has averaged 19,000 viewers, YES said, citing Nielsen data for the New York area.
That is higher than the 14,000 viewers Mike Francesa's WFAN simulcast averaged during the same time frame in 2013, with Francesa's show coming at significantly more cost to YES.
Kay's viewership presumably...Read more »
Mike Breen of MSG was named best sports play-by-play man and Jim Spanarkel of YES best analyst at the New York Emmy Awards presentation Sunday night.
Other winners included Kevin Maher of News 12 Long Island as best sports anchor and YES for coverage of the Nets and for its coverage of Mariano Rivera’s final game for the Yankees.
MSG’s “Lost and Found: ’73 Knicks Championship Tape’’...Read more »
Opening Day began a new era in local New York baseball media, with the Mets on WOR radio and Mike Francesa for the first time in his career hosting a WFAN show during a Mets game.
Tuesday night will bring another change: YES carrying a simulcast of Michael Kay’s ESPN New York radio show on a day when YES’ play-by-play man will call a regular-season Yankees game.
How will that work logistically?
The...Read more »
There have been many springs when Connecticut and Kentucky would have been popular picks for the Final Four. This is not one of them.
Of the 11.01 million brackets submitted to ESPN.com’s Men’s Tournament Challenge, a mere 612 named all four national semifinalists correctly.
UConn appeared in 1.3 percent of brackets and Kentucky 3.3. Even Wisconsin, a No. 2 seed, only was chosen by 32.6...Read more »
MLB’s dive into expanded use of replay could well land usually little-known production personnel in the spotlight.
What if a key angle isn’t available, or is queued up too slowly, or works against the home team?
Gregg Picker, SNY’s coordinating producer for Mets games, is aware of the potential pitfalls but said he intends to chronicle games as the network always has.
“We can only...Read more »