Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
It has been the sports video sensation of the winter: Fans hither and yon sinking one halfcourt shot after another to win big bucks via assorted promotions.
From college to the NBA, from Brandon, Manitoba, to Miami, Fla., and points between, there have been a dozen or so documented makes since mid-January – and that doesn’t even include the ridonkulous one off a front flip by Ashlee Arnau,...Read more »
Geography makes all the difference for announcers, regardless of whether they are focusing on the basketball court or looking at a TV monitor to see a play.
Washington's Trevor Ariza put up a three-point shot in the final seconds Wednesday night, and if you were watching on television, it looked like it went in.
And from the vantage point of broadcaster Steve Buckhantz, it looked the...Read more »
The Big East, whatever that means these days, will remain on ESPN after the network on Thursday exercised its right to match an offer from NBC, Sports Business Journal reported.
The deal is not finalized, but when that occurs, it is expected to bring the conference more than $20 million per year over six years, less than what it would have commanded before it began to hemorrhage key members...Read more »
Before John Madden revolutionized NFL analysis with his folksy, accessible style, Joe Garagiola played a similar role for baseball over a six-decade career that ended Wednesday when he retired after 15 years on select Diamondbacks games.
Garagiola, 87, called Cardinals and Yankees games on local TV but was most associated with NBC. He also served as a ghostwriter of sorts for his childhood...Read more »
At one point, Luther "Luke" Campbell was the most controversial man in America. That was back in 1989 when he was the frontman for Miami-based rap group 2 Live Crew and their, um, not-so-clean album "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" was released.
It was an era of Parental Advisory stickers (in the era of cassettes and CDs), a public backlash against rap music that wasn't just...Read more »
With hockey on hiatus, the Knicks have picked up the winter sports slack, parlaying their fast start into large TV audiences.
Through their first 13 Nielsen-rated games on MSG, they averaged 3.22 percent of New York-area homes, up 68 percent from last season. (Three games could not be measured in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.)
That does not include Thursday night's TNT tilt against...Read more »
Assuming y’all still are interested in the Jets’ backup quarterback, the NFL Network has a new episode of its series, “A Football Life,’’ premiering at 8 p.m. Wednesday about you-know-who.
The show, “The Faces of Tebow,’’ comes at its subject from an unusual angle, speaking to five former quarterbacks who are said to illustrate elements of Tim Tebow.
Joe Namath talks about fame, Roger...Read more »
And you thought that silly advertising trick of creating an awkward viewing scenario involving rhythm-less people trying to rap ended in the late 1980s? Guess again.
Here we are in 2012, rap music fully engrained in pop culture, and Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones tries to go all hip-hop on us.
DJ Kool Herc, Kool Moe Dee, Rakim, Chuck D and KRS-One are all rolling...Read more »
Every Knicks fan is familiar with the Walt Frazier of the NBA championships era – live or via video highlights – but Saturday night MSG will unveil something unseen in 45 years, not even by Frazier himself until recently.
The season premiere of “MSG’s Vault’’ is a special called “Before He Was Clyde,’’ built around a pristine recording of the 1967 NIT final, in which Frazier led Southern Illinois...Read more »