Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

TSD After Dark: The Time Traveler’s Journal Checks in from 2052

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Reporting from the Pangea Federation in Andromeda Quadrant 1787X, Agent 817 gives us his musical spin on his trip back to 2011’s Super Bowl and some startling news on what’s coming. Its all in TSD After Dark.


Mubarak Bans Sports Satire in Egypt; Sportsman’s Daily Cairo Bureau Egged; Cream Pies Also Thrown

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Police Crack Up. The crack down soon turned to a crack up as Mubarak supporters laughed their way through a whipped cream pie fight.

CAIRO (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) The political unrest in Egypt turned toxic on Wednesday as President Hosni Mubarak ordered police posing as political supporters to go head to head with opposition protestors. In front of the Cairo bureau of the Sportsman’s Daily, several protestors were caught in a crossfire of whipped cream pies, seltzer, and eggs launched by thugs on the backs of camels and horses, shortly after it was announced that Mubarak banned sports satire of any kind.

“You’re kidding me right?” said Bobby Rosen, TSD’s Cairo bureau chief. “We’re satire and they’re using slapstick comedy staples like eggs, cream pies and seltzer? Mubarak sends his goons in here to disrupt things and they can’t tell the difference between slapstick and satire. It’s basic. It’s Comedy 101 for Christ’s sake. He doesn’t deserve the Sportsman’s Daily.” (more…)


Fitness Guru Jack LaLanne Dies at 96; Was So Fit, He’ll Give His Own Eulogy

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Jacked Up! LaLanne last year -- still going strong.

MORRO BAY, CA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) He taught millions of Americans how to stay healthy, fit and happy.  Jack LaLanne, one of the father’s of modern fitness, has died at the age of 96. The cause was respiratory failure due to pneumonia.

For decades LaLanne showed everyone the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. At an age when most people were retiring to a sedentary lifestyle, LaLanne was performing record-shattering feats of strength and endurance.

It has apparently paid off. (more…)


Listen One Extra Second or Two and You Just Might Find Something Worth Hearing

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

PRIME SPORTS NETWORK Delivers Something Different

I’ve known Greg DePalma for about seven years. I met him when we were both working at another failed South Florida radio venture, 1400 The Fan. He was paired up with radio veteran, Bob Page. I was doing a baseball show with Marc Bednarczak, then known simply as Marc the Mouth. Page, by all accounts is retired from broadcasting. Bednarczak is still doing radio. His latest stop, Tampa.

As for DePalma and myself – well, we both evaporated into the ether along with everyone else who worked in that rat infested (not joking) building.

Greg DePalma

People took their skills in a variety of directions in the radio biz. No need to bore you with a laundry list of “where are they now?” credits. Out of everyone, Greg DePalma took the biggest leap of faith. He started his own online radio empire. He’s managed to lasso a group of savvy radio veterans whose specialties range from boxing and hockey to football and horse racing.

One stop at Prime Sports Network and you just may stumble on an interview with a Hall of Fame baseball player or an in-depth discussion on the inner workings of building a successful sports franchise from the ground up. PSN is not a media powerhouse.  What it is a vast horizon peppered with possibilities. Internet radio is nothing new. But perhaps the vision DePalma has for his PSN is. It is sports-centric, but there are detours here. If you are a someone with something to say, Greg wants to listen. That in itself is refreshing because in the radio business – a business built on listening (not just hearing) – there is very little listening going on. That’s because the powers that be are often bean counters.

Vision. Innovation. Openness. That’s what radio used to be. It still is. You just have to dial it up on the internet.


FEATURE: “Pitching Wins Championships” Or the Lie We’ve Been Conditioned Into Believing

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Gonna Hurl. That nauseating feeling when an ace gives up a homer. That's a game winner folks!

BOCA RATON (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) You’ve heard it. I’ve heard it. Even people who wouldn’t know a baseball from a Georgia grown peach have heard it. Pitching wins championships.

If you examine all the Yankees teams that won their storied twenty-seven titles, over a span from 1921 to 2009, only four Hall of Fame pitchers (who spent at least five seasons in pinstripes) were on those teams: Red Ruffing, Lefty Gomez, Waite Hoyt and Whitey Ford. That’s over an almost ninety year run. Compare that to Ruth, Gehrig, Dickey, Combs, Dimaggio, Lazzeri, Berra, and Mantle…oh, and let’s throw in Reggie Jackson for good measure, as he had a little something to do with three of those World Series appearances from 1977 to 1981.

The bottom line is, the Yankees battered their opponents with their bats. (more…)


We’re Playing Great, But They’re Playing Like Crap

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Face It Big Fella. You never played for your favorite team and never will.

A Bit of Wordplay to Make a Point

BOCA RATON, FL (Special to Sportsman’s Daily) I used to be guilty of this. And now, much like a reformed smoker, I’m a stickler for pointing out to people the ills of taking credit and shifting blame.

Allow me to explain.

When my favorite team was on a winning streak, I was very fond of saying, “Man, we sure are playing great!”

WE. Not THEY. But WE. As in I have something to do with it.

Conversely, when my team was stinking it up, I was quick to yell “Man, do they ever suck!”

THEY. Not WE. But THEY. As in I have nothing to do with it. (more…)


Are We Off Our Hinges for Playing Off the Wire with Sid Rosenberg?

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

MIAMI (Special to Sportsman’s Daily) He’ll freely admit that he’s had more second chances than Steve Howe. He’s never lied about the lies he’s told. He thumps his chest about coming clean and getting clean in his tell all book, “You’re Wrong and You’re Ugly.”

Sure it sounds like I’m talking about a man in his 70’s perhaps looking for one last triumph before riding off into the…casino. But if Shakespeare’s right and we are all merely players on a world stage, then Sid Rosenberg’s play is at best near the end of Act One. Barely in his mid 40’s, Rosenberg is coming into the prime years of a sportscasting career. This is the time most have their peak earning years and make the most noise in the business. (more…)


TSD Staffer’s Joke About Sarah Palin’s Snatch Latest Media Maelstrom

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

 

 

Smells Like Fish. The time tested reference didn't sit well with the Palin camp.

Smells Like Fish. The time tested reference didn't sit well with the Palin camp.

 

 

BOCA RATON, FL (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Chet Lassiter, the veteran sportscaster and Sportsman’s Daily Radio correspondent has been suspended without pay after refusing to apologize for an insensitive joke he made about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. 

On the heels of the war of words Palin had with TV Host David Letterman after his joke about Palin’s 14 year old daughter, the former Republican Vice-Presidential candidate now finds herself in a growing firestorm of controversy after the 67 year old Lassiter jokingly referred to her vagina. 

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Man, I Could Sure Go For One of These!

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

It was the late 70’s and Reggie Jackson was the toast of New York, much to Billy Martin’s chagrin.  While Billy got his own bottle opener, Reggie upped him by getting his own candy bar.  They weren’t on a par with Snickers or Baby Ruth, but not horrible. In fact, I’m kind of jonesin’ for one now. 

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Rosenberg and Benigno Take it to the Bookshelves

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

 

Sid the Kid

Sid the Kid

 

 

BOCA RATON, FL (Special to TSD) In life you just know when somebody’s got it.  I met Sid Rosenberg in 1996 and I knew he had something. In those early days we worked together I wasn’t sure what that “something” was. Most likely, and he’d tell you this, it was something the police were looking for. 

But he developed his style and put his natural talents to work for him. And he rode the wave to the top of the radio world. Then, stuff happened. 

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Weekends are Made for Lara Logan, especially After Dark

Friday, May 15th, 2009

laraloganHi All. Yep, another weekend is upon us.  Trekking Across the Universe. The Nuclear Affair. And Lovely Lara Invades His Dreams. 

Check it all out in TSD’s After Dark


Imus Can’t Get Enough of Sid – and Apparently a lot of Sports Radio Fans Can’t Either

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
Spectache! His Airness aint off the air.

Spectache! His "Air"ness ain't off the air.

South Florida sports radio fans (especially those who enjoy their morning commute with a piping hot mug of Sid) were dealt a heavy blow this past week, when Sid Rosenberg and 790 The Ticket parted ways.

BUT! Sid isn’t gone from South Florida airwaves completely — and certainly not absent from radio on the even bigger stage in New York.

You can catch him Monday, March 23 and every Monday morning at 6 30 a.m on the “Imus in the Morning Show.”  This Monday’s topics include a Week 4 “Apprentice” recap, Lindsay Lohan, Billy Packer, and the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Imus can be heard on 770 in NY, 960 am in Palm Beach and you can watch the I-Man on RFD TV. (more…)