Phil Jackson nearing end with Knicks?

Two years ago the New York Knicks seemed to rocket back into relevancy by bringing on the man himself, Phil Jackson. The vision then? Compete by now. Instead, the bumbling Knicks sit 13th in the Eastern Conference at 26-38, losers in seven of their last 10. Carmelo Anthony isn’t the happiest camper in the world and outside of the face of the franchise, Kristaps Porzingis and Jackson...
Via The Sports Daily
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Lupica now writes for Sports on Earth??? And he’s now on Twitter???

One of the more insufferable writers in America is Mike Lupica. He has an inflated ego and is willing to let you know how good he is in no uncertain terms. Yet, he remains as a featured coleum its with the New York Daily News after taking a significant pay cut after the paper’s latest round of layoffs last year. The Sports Reporters panelist and former ESPN Radio New York host...
Via Awful Announcing
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

As spring training nears, some personal announcements...

First, I'm excited about coming back in 2016. Over the winter, I've dedicated myself to a hard physical workout regime, the likes of which I've never done before. The results have been astonishing. I feel like a new blogger. I've never felt better, and I believe this Yankee season shapes up as the best of my career.Secondly, I've done a lot of thinking about my breakdown toward the...
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Bob Costas to write his autobiography, with help from Mike Lupica

Are you ready for the Bob Costas memoirs? Well, the renowned sports broadcaster is finally ready to write them. Richard Sandomir of the New York Times reported on Sunday that Costas has agreed to write his autobiography for HarperCollins. “As you look at it, and you’re much closer to the end of the most prominent portion of my career than at the beginning, then a memoir makes...
Via Awful Announcing
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Lupica says farewell to departed NY Daily News staffers; does not address his fate

Is Mike Lupica still writing for the New York Daily News? He did a column Saturday that closed with this passage. -Finally today: Friends of mine, some of the best I have ever had in the newspaper business and some of the best people with whom I have ever worked – and with whom I will ever work— left the Daily News this past week. There are so many names, but at the top of the...
Via Sherman Report
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Names: John Skipper, Mike Lupica, Milo Hamilton

ESPN has extended the contract of network president John Skipper. In other news, sportswriter Mike Lupica may or may not be out at the New York Daily News, and former Astros play-by-play voice Milo Hamilton has passed away. ESPN Extends President ESPN president John Skipper has agreed to a contract extension through 2018. The news [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Lupica still could return to NY Daily News? Conflict sentiment about him as person and columnist

Heard some rumblings that Mike Lupica might not be done at the New York Daily News even though he was part of Wednesday’s massive purge of the sports section. Richard Sandomir of the New York Times writes: Lupica was reported by Politico to be on his way out after having been unable to renew his contract. But he and the newspaper declined to comment on whether negotiations were...
Via Sherman Report
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Madden and Mike Lupica are out of work, and I should be celebrating, but...

Last night, when the GOP's Last Convict Standing puttered into its 16th scoreless inning - (a three-hour debate? you gotta be kidding me) - Jeb Bush was imitating Beau Bridges, and my steel-trap mind somehow flash-connected him to the Baker Boys, which somehow reminded me of Tampa, and suddenly I remembered there was something important going on, and I clicked to YES, where Dellin...
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Massive layoffs: Is there anyone left in sports at NY Daily News? Lupica out

Not sure if I’ve seen a bigger bloodletting in a sports department. The New York Daily News reportedly has fired 12 people from its sports staff, including columnist Mike Lupica, who couldn’t agree to terms on a new contract. In other words, he isn’t willing to take a big pay cut. Not even sports editor Terri Thompson was spared. She’s gone. Others include long-time baseball...
Via Sherman Report
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Awful Announcing
July 24, 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...
Via Awful Announcing
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...
Via Awful Announcing
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

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...
Via Yankees Unscripted
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...
Via Mets Merized Online
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...
Via Awful Announcing
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...
Via Awful Announcing
January 23, 2015  |  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...
Via Awful Announcing
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...
Via Yankees Unscripted
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

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....
Via Mets Merized Online
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...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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