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Yanks Could Be Game Changer for ESPN Radio

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

ESPN started a new era in New York radio when it moved to FM yesterday morning with their 98.7 debut. They also turned 1050 into a Spanish speaking equivalent and renamed it ESPN Deportes. There is also a new lineup on the station. I don’t know if it’s possible for Terry Collins or Joe Girardi to shakeup their lineup as […]

Vote: Games Without Announcers

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Would anyone not watch a game because it was without announcers? — TVSportsratings (@tvsportsratings) April 16, 2012 “We are just moments away from the kickoff of today’s Jets-Dolphins game and a telecast that figures to be different. The fact that we try something different and dare to has been greeted with almost every kind of […]

Congratulating Your Neighbor - Do You Agree?

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

I thought of the relationship between the Mets and Yankees, after seeing the Jets full-page ad congratulating the Giants on their Super Bowl victory. Over at Sports Media Watchdog, I wrote about how this is a smart move by Woody Johnson and company, as they need to amend for their season of trash talk. I also […]

Have the Football Giants Overtaken the Yankees?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Our good friend on Twitter @ElieIsElite relayed a comment made my Mike Lupica today on ESPN 1050: “There’s nothing bigger in this area than Giants football; not the Yankees, not the Mets, not the Jets, nothing! nothing! nothing!” I am not sure I agree with this statement. Right now, the Giants clearly have overtaken the Yankees for […]

Morning Digest: Steve Phillips “Trade the Wilpons” Edition

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Let’s start today’s Morning Digest with a story that is a typical he said/he said situation. According to Bar Stool Sports , his boy ran into Steve Phillips on the street on Friday. Asked him “trade Reyes?” Phillips responded “Trade the Wilpons.” Maybe Fred and Jeff could take out a loan to keep Reyes. Considering half […]

Morning Digest: Esiason Not Thrilled Over Play Girl

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Bob’s Blitz reported earlier this week that WFAN morning host Craig Carton was prepared to pose for Play Girl Magazine. A source close to the situation told me a day later that Play Girl was more interested in Carton’s sidekick Boomer Esiason, but didn’t believe the former Jets quarterback would agree. Apparently, it was a […]

New York Becoming the Place for Athletes to Avoid

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

This city is rotten. At least that is what it appears athletes outside the Big Apple believe. Yesterday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber told the NY Post he doesn’t visit his brother Tiki in New York “because of the way it treats it athletes.” Barber went on to tell Post scribe Justin Terranova that […]

Mets Future and SNY

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

On Sunday night, Howard Megdal of the Journal News joined me on my weekly radio show. During our discussion about the Mets ownership drama, I brought up the point that David Einhorn may be inclined to evaluate the Mets on SNY, especially considering he’s gone on record saying he has no interest in the network. […]

Does Girardi Have it Harder Than Anyone in History?

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Factoring in expectations, modern media & circumstance (aging icons) no NY manager/coach has had to deal w/more than Joe Girardi #everless than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet ReplyBrandon TierneyBrandonTierney This is an interesting point made by BT. When you factor in the city, organization, fading icons, and the new media does […]

Mike Francesa: A Modern Day Dick Young

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Back in the 1950s through the 1970s, here in New York City, there used to be a curmudgeonly sports columnist named Dick Young He was a right-wing conservative in every way and a brilliant baseball writer. He was the best-read and best-known writer in this huge market but as he got older, he became angrier […]

Angry and Whiney New York Fans Becoming Intolerable

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

A non baseball article by Mike Vaccaro got me thinking today. The NY Post scribe wrote a piece about Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni, and this quote stood out to me: An aftermath like this rarely leaves any gray. And the fact is, D’Antoni isn’t a terribly popular coach right now, certainly not with the clientele […]

Howard Stern a Mets Fan?

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

RT @BossPlaya206: @HowardStern Jets or Giants? Mets or Yanks?jets and mets.i grew up on long island .got into the giants in collegeless than a minute ago via TweetDeckHoward SternHowardStern From this tweet it appears he roots for the Mets and Jets, but got into the Giants in college. I do know I have seen him […]

It’s Only “Fun” If you Win

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The big story here locally is the Jets quest to return to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1969. Rex Ryan has become the most recognizable coach in this town for his bold demeanor with the media. Under Ryan, the Jets are winning and appear to be having fun doing it. Earlier in […]

Watch: Esiason, Cone, Greschner on MTV

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

This morning Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton were talking about Boomer’s appearance on MTV back in 1989. It was a game show called “Remote Control” which Wikipedia claims was the networks first non musical programming. Today there is no music on MTV so if you want to blame a turning point it would be this […]

Who Will Be the Next Steinbrenner?

Friday, July 16th, 2010

As we look towards the future the question that I have is will there be another George Steinbrenner? There is no indication his sons will behave like the father in running the operation.  If there is another Steinbrenner in the making do any of the remaining local owners have what it takes? Who of Jeff […]