Submitted by Harvey_Frommer on Wed, 2015-09-30 09:29
With the passing of Lawrence Peter Berra at age 90 after a life well lived, all kinds of tributes, memories, flashbacks about the man continue to surface. I actually met up with him in the Astrodome, in Shea Stadium, at Yankee Stadium. Three times. I wore the laundry tag media identification that set me apart from the regular working press. Nevertheless, Yogi was pleasant, interested and respectful – curious about my writing project that day. It was unusual for a star of his magnitude to be that way. I always remembered it.
Submitted by LESLIE_MONTEIRO on Thu, 2015-09-17 16:21
This was not your typical newspaper layoffs.
This was a bloodbath.
The New York Daily News gave sportswriters such as Mike Lupica, Bill Madden, Roger Rubin, Filip Bondy, Stephen C. Lorenzo, Wayne Coffey and Hank Gola their walking papers yesterday. The newspaper also cut Teri Thompson, who was one of their many sports editors. Bill Hammond is out as their political columnist.
Basically, half the members of the paper’s sports department are gone. This could be a sign that the New York’s Most Hometown Paper could be dead in a few years.
Submitted by LESLIE_MONTEIRO on Tue, 2015-09-08 09:35
Mets manager Terry Collins has been around baseball all his life to know that players deserve credit and managers deserve blame.
He has managed in New York for five years to understand getting blame for losses is part of the package that comes with coaching or managing in New York.
So don’t expect Collins to complain or pout when Mets fans rip him on social media, message boards and sports radio after every Mets loss. If anything, he probably laughs at the fickle nature of our sports town.
Submitted by Sportsologist on Fri, 2012-04-20 14:53
2012 NFL DRAFT TO KICK OFF IN PRIMETIME AT 8:00 PM ET
ON THURSDAY NIGHT, APRIL 26
RECORD 26 PLAYERS TO ATTEND NFL DRAFT
A record twenty-six top prospects are confirmed to attend the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the NFL announced today. That includes a record five players from BCS National Champion Alabama: S Mark Barron, LB Dont’a Hightower, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, RB Trent Richardson and LB Courtney Upshaw.
Submitted by Sportsologist on Wed, 2011-12-28 17:32
New York’s Iconic Empire State Building and Philadelphia’s PECO Building to Light Up in Celebration of the Outdoor Game between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers
NEW YORK (December 28, 2011) – As the countdown to the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® continues, the New York City and Philadelphia skylines will shine in celebration of the much-anticipated outdoor match-up between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday, December 28.