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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 […]

New NBA Hall of Famer Says He Can Play Baseball

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

It was announced earlier today that former Indiana Pacer and Knicks nemesis, Reggie Miller, will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this September. Miller is best known around these parts for his exploits against the Knicks in the 1994 and ’95 NBA Playoffs. NBA TV has a show called “Open Court” that stars […]

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 […]

Link: Sports Media 2012 Stock Up Stock Down

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

In case you missed it, in addition to the New York baseball “Stock Up Stock Down” going into 2012, I also completed a media version over at Sports Media Watchdog. CLICK HERE to read who I personally think you should be paying attention to in the sports media landscape. There are also blog mentions as […]

Alderson’s First Coup, The Beard, NBC Cuts Francesa, Play For DH in World Series

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Sandy Alderson has received accolades to date more for what everyone anticipates him doing versus actual accomplishments. The front office was able to find some gems this offseason that have paid off. Pedro Beato, Jason Isringhausen, Chris Capuano, and Ronny Paulino are all important contributors for less than $4 million dollars. That was the sandbox, now comes the deep end […]

Q&A With Brandon Tierney, New Host for 95.7 KBWF

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

It was reported the other day that former ESPN 1050 radio host Brandon Tierney would be joining former San Francisco 49er Eric Davis on SportsRadio 95.7 KBWF for the 2-6pm afternoon drive. It’s the radio home for the Oakland Athletics and the San Jose Sharks. BT, who also was on SNY’s WheelHouse, was one of my […]

A-Rod, Teixeira to Appear in Entourage

Friday, June 24th, 2011

You might know about this, but I must have missed it. Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez filmed cameos on “Entourage” at the Stadium Wednesday afternoon. Both Yankees will play themselves on the HBO show, where the story depicts them as investors in Queens Italian restaurant Don Peppe, which Jerry Ferrara’s character, Turtle, attempts to bring to […]

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. […]

MLB Fraternizing and Pat Riley

Monday, May 9th, 2011

This blurb on Sunday by ESPN’s Buster Olney (subscription required) caught my attention: Before every game, position players on both teams will gather on the foul lines and do their last sprints before the first pitch, and often this leads to greetings in the outfield behind second base — hearty handshakes and hugs. If Joe […]