• Craig Carton-Michael Kay radio war moves to TV with SNY deal

    Craig Carton-Michael Kay radio war moves to TV with SNY deal

    The afternoon sports radio war is headed to TV. WFAN’s “Carton & Roberts” have signed a simulcast deal to air its radio program on SNY weekdays from 4-6 p.m. beginning in May. This will
  • Stephen A. Smith, ESPN going all in on tales of ‘white privilege’

    Stephen A. Smith, ESPN going all in on tales of ‘white privilege’

    Given that I’m assigned to cover sports as delivered by TV, two recent developments have become dominant, repetitive themes: 1) If you don’t have a bet or bets on the games, you’re out of touch with sports, especially how they plan to sustain viewership and TV billions by suckering the young and vulnerable. How would …
  • Thom Brennaman’s slur was wrong but so is selective justice

    Thom Brennaman’s slur was wrong but so is selective justice

    Who’d a thunk it? In our exchanges, he’d never even cussed. Can’t say the same for myself. I know Fox and Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman long enough to be shocked that he’d speak a slur for homosexuals — the F-word — even when he thought he was off the air, let alone while attached to …
  • MLB setting its game dials on Self-Destruct: Here’s the latest proof

    MLB setting its game dials on Self-Destruct: Here’s the latest proof

    On YES last Friday, David Cone said it as a brief aside, as if it were a throwaway thought barely worth his breath. In the bottom of the sixth of a scoreless game, Rays catcher Mike Zunino squared to bunt on the first two pitches, both balls. He then flew out on a 2-0 count. …
  • ESPN NY radio adds Mike Greenberg, Max Kellerman in major lineup shift

    ESPN NY radio adds Mike Greenberg, Max Kellerman in major lineup shift

    In its competition with WFAN, ESPN New York has a new lineup, sliced up all day that adds big names, but crushes the continuity it had built in recent years that has helped its afternoon show become No. 1 in the market. ESPN New York will add Mike Greenberg and Max Kellerman to its daily …
  • MLB’s return marked with poor play and deceptive commentary

    MLB’s return marked with poor play and deceptive commentary

    This has been a confusing summer. Even my flip-flops keep changing their mind. Clearly, what’s left of this baseball season is being played exclusively for TV revenue. When we last left, 10 months ago, The Game was in a badly diminished state, record-breaking home runs and record-breaking strikeouts, little baseball played in between. That condition …
  • Craig Carton could battle Michael Kay in complicated WFAN return scenario

    Craig Carton could battle Michael Kay in complicated WFAN return scenario

    It is easy to imagine a new afternoon sports radio ratings war pitting the current champ Michael Kay versus Craig Carton. It would be a worthy sequel to Kay-Mike Francesa. Entertaining verbal shots would surely be fired and, to borrow an old friend’s phrase, there would be no pea shooters. Upon Carton’s early release from …
  • Chris Russo talks Alex Rodriguez’s Mets dream, ideal partner after Mike Francesa

    Chris Russo talks Alex Rodriguez’s Mets dream, ideal partner after Mike Francesa

    Chris Russo, former WFAN Mike Francesa partner on “Mike & the Mad Dog,” launched his own SiriusXM channel in 2008, Mad Dog Sports Radio, where he hosts “Mad Dog Unleashed” from 3-6 p.m. on weekdays. He is never short on opinions, and gave Post columnist Steve Serby plenty of them in a Q&A. Q: Who …
  • Sports media mailbag: Steve Somers is the one WFAN legend who isn’t going anywhere

    Sports media mailbag: Steve Somers is the one WFAN legend who isn’t going anywhere

    You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: sports media. Did Steve Somers turn down a buyout? — @Justlucky32181 Steve Somers was not presented with a buyout …
  • The Michael Kay-Mike Francesa tension may never end

    The Michael Kay-Mike Francesa tension may never end

    Even if handshakes are still a thing in the post-coronavirus era, Michael Kay won’t be extending one to Mike Francesa. Kay has overtaken Francesa in the ratings, but the New York sports radio rivalry remains fiery between the longtime afternoon drive voices of ESPN New York and WFAN, so much so that Kay said he …