As a communications guy, I love it. Emotional. Real-time. Immensely shareable. As a sports fan, I love it even more. You could argue it’s getting “played out,” but I’d counter that it never really can. I’m speaking about the increasing trend in today’s social world of capturing “surprise scholarship awarding” by major college sports programs. […]
Kevin Durant’s MVP speech was everything it should be. Sincere. Emotional. Appreciative. Humble. Respectful. Oh, and it will also make you cry. Some brand is likely reaching out to Durant right now with a multi-million dollar deal around a Mother’s Day campaign. Mark it down. Well done, KD. A well-deserved award and a fitting acceptance […]
NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently announced a lifetime ban for Donald Sterling. The LA Clippers site now features this image on its home page. Interesting times… Looking forward to this evening. Hopefully, this cloud temporarily passes over the players, and they can play the game. Let’s go, Clip Joint.
Mike Pelfrey spent several years in Queens as a member of my beloved Mets. As much as he often pained me with his on-field performance, he was always a stand-up guy. Pelfrey is now a member of the Minnesota Twins and pitched his college days at Wichita State. He’s a big Shockers backer. So, his […]
We’re big Timmy Kurkjian fans here at The Legend. Great baseball insight. Passionate guy. And, perhaps most importantly, not a guy who takes himself too seriously. There’s a lot to be said for humility and the ability to laugh at oneself…particularly when someone’s riffing off your schtick. As a side note, this was one of […]
In honor of Derrick Brooks’s election the Pro Football Hall of Fame… The inarguable best Derrick Brooks commercial ever made.
I am a John Idzik fan. I liken him, and my confidence in him, a bit to Sandy Alderson (although the rope grows significantly shorter with the latter after this season). Idzik is a very smart man. Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Dartmouth. A masters degree from Duke. A football man from […]
Forget about write-ups. If you’re a Knicks fan, or even if you’re not, just watch this. CAN’T BELIEVE I missed this. A longtime Knickerbocker backer goes off following the team’s embarrassing 41-point blowout home loss to the Boston Celtics on December 8th. Quite possibly, the best YouTube sports rant I’ve ever witnessed. This man speaks […]
I’ve got to admit it. Misguided or not, the signing of Metta World Peace was by far my favorite move Knicks move this offseason. Sure, he promises some occasionally unwanted entertainment (although he guarantees some high-quality comedic relief too). And, yes, he’s getting older and his health worries me. That said, it’s great to see […]
This is one reason why social media can be pretty cool these days. It’s always neat to see stuff we as fans don’t get to see every day. In this example, veteran Mets’ reliever LaTroy Hawkins snaps a little photo on the team plane following a win in Minneapolis this afternoon. Hawk posted it on […]
Baseball’s fun when you’re winning. And, for the Mets, taking 13 of their last 21 is about as good as it’s been in a long time. Jeremy Hefner is a big part of that recent success. Who you may ask? Even most serious baseball fans can be excused for not being familiar with Hefner. Prior […]
We first featuered Blue Jays’ shortstop Munenori Kawasaki a few weeks back. He’d just delivered a game-winning hit and broke out a prepared speech – complete with note cards – to a jubilant Jays crowd. It was an instant classic that took the Interwebs by storm. Well, Kawasaki is back. And that’s a good thing […]