Have new media ventures been successful for popular personalities?

There are no longer people in sports media.  Rather, sports media has become populated with multi-platform personalities, with importance stressed on becoming a “sports media brand” instead of just being on-air talent.  New media partnerships have been happening for years now, and a handful of the most notable ones can be judged as they have more or less played out. There are...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Who let the dogs out? A-Rod! Yes, Alex Rodriguez was responsible for the song being a hit

I loved the Ken Jeong/Alex Rodriguez apology skit at the ESPYs this week (see clip below). The comedian read apologies from A-Rod for inventing gluten, for the Knicks (as well as even for the TV show "The Knick"!) and for a slew of other silly items. The clip got Mike Lupica so angry that the Daily News writer channeled his inner Mushnick and wrote a whole column about how offensive...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Lupica walks Imus' dog: NY Post Sports Editor

Hondo is on fire:Mike Lupica wrote Sunday he’s adding “that goober, Mitch McConnell,” to the list of people Imus wouldn’t let walk his dog. That makes sense. Why would Imus have the Senate Majority Leader walk his dog when he already has Lupica to handle that chore?But wait, there's more.Pete Rose has been added to Fox’s MLB studio coverage. Hondo hears there could be a...
Via Bob's Blitz
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Announcing a suicide mission for the Yankiverse: Let's put A-Rod in the All-Star Game

Imagine the booing... It will fill Cinncinati. They'll probably hear it in Cleveland.Alex Rodriguez would be the hottest poker shoved up Cincy's wazoo since Robert Mapplethorpe printed pictures of - well - hot pokers and wazoos.Imagine the hysterics... Mike Lupica would be incensed. Bob Costas would cry. Curt Schilling - dear God - he'd pop a gonad and refuse to take part in...
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WFAN leads ESPN in New York sportsradio wars

The nation’s first sportsradio station remains on top of the ratings in the nation’s biggest market of New York. WFAN is well ahead of ESPN New York in the most recent ratings period, January 1 through March 25. In the coveted men’s 25-54 demographic, WFAN’s major dayparts, morning drive, midday and afternoon drive all finished 2nd to New York’s music stations and outpaced...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The critics are raving about this Yankee ball club!

"... ominously looking like one of the worst Yankee teams in decades..."Bill Madden"... not an Evil Empire any longer, just an aging one..."Mike Lupica"... they can’t hit, field or run the bases... They are 1-4 and their one victory was a gift basket delivered by the Blue Jays."Joel Sherman"... it sure is tough to win then you can’t hit, can’t field, can’t run the bases...
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale says Mitch Albom and Mike Lupica represent “greatness” … heads across America explode

Sometimes words are not necessary to describe certain tweets. Other times, words are just plain unavailable. This Dick Vitale tweet has left us here in the Awful Announcing offices totally speechless: Like Duke thus far thes 2 journalists represent greatness / @MitchAlbom & Mike Lupica @jksports pic.twitter.com/o7BEJcZlWT — Dick Vitale (@DickieV) April 4, 2015 I’m not...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

It must be that time of the month: Lupica (yawn) unloads (again) on A-Rod

Mel Allen used to keep an egg-timer in the booth to remind him to recap the game score for new listeners. The Daily News' Mike Lupica must have had electrodes implanted in his head to inspire another regular drunk-dial rant A-Rod.If Alex Rodriguez lately were promoting ISIS or exposing himself to toddlers, Lupica could righteously rip him as a disgrace to humanity. Instead...
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Odd seeing a newspaper columnist (Mike Lupica) on Mets letterhead with the team COO...

Jeffrey Scott Wilpon is the COO of the New York Mets baseball team and the executive vice-president of Sterling Equities. Mike Lupica is an American newspaper columnist, best known, according to WikiPedia for his provocative commentary on sports in the New York Daily News. Still odd seeing the owner of a local team and a columnist on the same team letterhead. No matter how good the...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees don’t need a captain now, but Derek Jeter won’t be last one

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman brought Derek Jeter to the forefront of Spring Training Thursday when he suggested to Mike Lupica on his ESPN New York radio show that the club should not name another captain – ever.“As far as I’m concerned – and I’m not the decision-maker on this – that captaincy should be retired with No. 2,” Cashman said, as...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Wright Says He’s Confident In This Team, Excited About The Season

David Wright was a guest of Mike Lupica on ESPN Radio on Wednesday afternoon and had some bold things to say. Rather than dedicate another post to what Wright said, I decided to just update this post from earlier today. Wright basically told Lupica that it’s time to do more than just talking and said he agreed with Terry Collins that this team is capable of tacking on ten more...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

What does Mike Lupica and A-Rod have in common?

Both have a new script but the same old circus act.A-Rod recycles an old apology, while Lupica reruns an old column, switching the last paragraph for the lead. Works every time.
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN Audio overhauls their weekend lineup

ESPN Audio has completely and utterly overhauled their lineup of weekend radio shows, launching eight new programs featuring a diverse array of talent. Of the 13 weekend shows airing, only four had existed prior to January 1st, which lets you know how much of a change of direction this is. Saturday, 8 AM-12 PM: Dari & Mel. Existing show hosted by Dari Nowkhah and Mel Kiper...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN is predictably going wild at the Super Bowl

ESPN’s on-site coverage of Super Bowl 49 begins on Monday, and as expected, the Worldwide Leader is going all-out with programming, even though they’re not airing the game. Live from Scottsdale, ESPN will air 130 hours of live TV and radio programming, starting at 6 AM ET on Monday. Several ESPN shows will be heading on the road to Arizona, including SportsCenter, NFL Insiders...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Craig Carton cannot believe ESPN pays that 'douche' Mike Lupica to be a talk show host

Craig Carton cannot believe ESPN pays that 'douche' Mike Lupica to be a talk show host, given his 3.8 share.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Fall ratings: B&C #1, Joe & Evan #2, Francesa #3 (ESPN's trio finishes 1/2 way back...)

Bob Raissman runs down the local radio ratings for the fall book:THE MIDDAY BOOST For Valley of the Stupid devotees, the highlight of Nielsen Audio’s fall radio ratings book is WFAN’s midday mouths, Joe Benigno/Evan Roberts’ rise to first place (in the key men 25-54 demographic) with a 7.6 share.This marked the first time in FAN’s history a midday (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) team was...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

New York sports radio wars: Francesa triples Lupica in ratings

He may not be getting his reps on Fox Sports 1, but in New York, Mike Francesa is still the king of sports talk radio. In the latest ratings period between September and early December, WFAN’s Francesa easily beat rival ESPN Radio New York in the men 25-54 demographic from 1 p.m. — 6:30 p.m. ET by a wide margin. Overall, Francesa’s show beat the two men ESPN has programmed...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Easy does it Mr. Lupica

Since the New York Yankees recently extended the contract of general manager Brian Cashman, there have been a slew of articles written by those “in the know” -- namely the Bombers beat writers and others in the New York print media -- about how the Yanks will fare in the upcoming season.Today, I’m going to delve into the work of one of the most well-known members of New York’s...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Lupica is livid

I like Lupica. Good grief, I've been reading him since Hoss Clarke arrived. He's New York's Dan Shaughnessy, minus six pounds of curls and 10 descriptors per paragraph. I remember Old George mocking him as "little Mike Lupica," as if The Boss was some titan of manhood, rather than just Leona Helmsley with a penis. And it was always to watch Lupica bounce from the Daily News to the...
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Here's the entire fugazi NYDN 'Most Powerful in NY Sports' list (Hint: Mike Lupica beats Boomer Esiason; Francesa #8)

The NY Daily News has it's fugazi 50 Most Powerful People in NY Sports list out today. Here's how they billed it:From James Dolan to Derek Jeter, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to John Mara, the co-owner of the Giants. A Daily News poll of News sports scribes and editors, along with authorities from around the country, weighed in on which New York personality who wields the most...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets COO Jeff Wilpon Sees Wild Card In 2014, Believes In Sandy

Mets COO Jeff Wilpon spoke with Mike Lupica of ESPN New York 98.7 FM and told him that he expects the club to be in the mix for a Wild Card this year. “My expectation is that we improve on last year. In our last 100 games we played at .500 and if we can do that this year and we get to mid-August and September, the Mets will be right in the mix to get one of those wild cards....
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

David Wright Feels Our Pain, Urges Fans To Hang On

David Wright is making the rounds, after hitting WFAN yesterday today he was a guest of Mike Lupica on ESPN NY 98.7 FM. “I think Sandy has a plan in place and I think he’s got a few tricks up his sleeve starting at the winter meetings,” Wright said. “Everybody knew that the free-agent prices were going to be high this year with the new TV deal and things like that, Wright...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

David Wright Interview with Mike Lupica Highlights

New York Mets third baseman David Wright appeared on ESPN New York Radio this afternoon with Mike Lupica. Among the highlights were: What is your pro football team?: The New York Giants. I had to listen to our clubhouse guys complain how cold it was, and on top of that they got beat by the Cowboys. Not a good day, not a good day at all. Are the Mets going to do anything this winter...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Gammons' A-Rod Apology For Bomber Remark

(FenwayNation Photo)Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons has apologized (via TWITTER) to Never-Get-In-The Hall-Of Famer Alex Rodriguez for comparing the actions of the Yankee third baseman to the "marathon bombers". The exact quote on Mike Lupica's radio show was, "...[A-Rod] wants to blow up the world. You know, he's like the marathon bombers. It's just, he's going to get...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Yep, A-Rod is just like the Boston Marathon bombers

Guess we can add Peter Gammons to the list of folks who might want to sever their deals with WFAN and Mike's On.“He wants to blow up the world. You know, he’s like the marathon bombers.”Yep. Speaking with Lil' Mike Lupica on 98.7, Peter dangled that one out there.Peter Gammons: I’m not sure I have any answers to it, because it was so crazy. Everybody’s just running after...
Via Bob's Blitz
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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