Uncategorized 

Mike and the Mad Dog: The Legendary Sports Talk Radio Duo That Started It All

For 19 times, Mike Francesa and Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo were the passionate, volatile, combative voice of New York sports. Both native Long Islanders who’d had modest success on their own, in 1989 the two were paired( against their will) by their foremen at nascent New York sports talk radio station 660 WFAN in what Francesa calls “a shotgun marriage.” From the start, the latter are yin-yang identities: Francesa the gruff, weaken expert, Russo the high-pitched motormouth aficionado. Nonetheless, despite their considerable changes, they were linked by their shared preoccupation…

Read More
Uncategorized 

New MLB hazing rules won’t let rookies dress as women anymore

David Price, a Tampa Bay Rays rookie in 2009. Image: AP Photo/ Bill Kostroun The periods of your favorite MLB rookies wearing wigs and dresses are gone. The league’s new collective bargaining agreement includes an Anti-Hazing and Anti-Bullying Policy, which prohibits teams from building players dress up as women or wear attires ” … that may be offensive to individuals based on their race, sex, nationality, age, sex direction, gender identity or other characteristic, ” according to the Associated Press . SEE ALSO: The Rams’ coach just tied an NFL…

Read More