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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…

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The 8.5 sports stories that already lit up the internet in 2017

Patriots followers celebrate the Super Bowl . Image: AP/ REX/ Shutterstock Were at the halfway detail of 2017, so all this week Mashable entertainment will be wheeling out our 8.5( Get it, half of 17 ?) collects for the best use of its first year in so far! in movies, TV, music, and more. Its our eight best selects for you, along with a bonus alternative that, while not strictly one of the greats, deserves a guilty pleasure mention. Enjoy . Sports are spectacle, and this year hasn’t disappointed. The…

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5 sports storylines we’ll be tracking through the rest of 2017

Sports are fun ! Image: AP/ REX/ Shutterstock We lately seemed back at 8.5 of our favorites boasts minutes so far this year, but guess what? We still have half of 2017 yet to come! With that in subconsciou, here are five more sports storylines we can’t wait to see unfold between now and year’s end. Mayweather vs. McGregor Two famed fighters eye a big payday. Image: ap/ shutterstock composite Let’s call this what it is: A boxing match that’s a sight meant to generate revenue more than it is…

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Huge Miami fan gets romantic by wearing a Dolphins helmet to his wedding

Image: twitter: @leetoplanding Sure, you’re a big fan of your favorite football unit. But are you a big enough devotee to wear that team’s helmet on one of the biggest days of their own lives? SEE ALSO: Tom Brady indicates off biggest Super Bowl resounding ever This is the kind of dedication that this Dolphins megafan supports himself to. Lee, whose Twitter bio simply says, “From England but lovin everything Miami, ” is the kind of love every crew desires to have. Who need to see a reason. This is…

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Newly-drafted NBA player could use some work on his paid Instagram post game

Markelle Fultz is provoked to become parties to the( crew identify ). Image: Christian Petersen/ Getty Images Congratulations to Markelle Fultz, who was drafted as the number one overall collect by the Philadelphia 76 ers on Thursday night. Now that Fultz is a fully-fledged NBA player, he’ll be getting plenty of attention from patrons like Nike, who has already signed an endorsement deal with the 19 -year-old. SEE ALSO: The NBA off-season’s beautiful madness just are liable to be best available happening in boasts With corporate attention emanates sponsored Instagram…

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Ryan O’Callaghan’s poignant story of being a closeted gay man in the NFL

O’Callaghan as a Kansas City Chief . Image: Riedel/ AP/ REX/ Shutterstock Former NFL lineman Ryan O’Callaghan came out as gay in a wrenching, poignant legend posted online Tuesday. The former New England Patriot and Kansas City Chief says he was planning to kill himself when his NFL career terminated, after spending years disguising his sexuality from “the worlds” while playing a macho, brutal sport. SEE ALSO: The NBA off-season’s beautiful madness exactly are liable to be best available happen in boasts O’Callaghan shared his journey in a storey by…

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The NBA off-season is an internet treasure

Wait, that’s not the real trophy … Image: AP/ REX/ Shutterstock When the NBA season ends, the real NBA fun begins. OK, that might be an exaggeration, but not by much. The NBA’s off-season its so-called “silly season” has become a beautiful monster of its own. And it’s( nearly) all thanks to the internet. SEE ALSO: Taco Bell’s cute baseball tweet is everything that’s incorrect with America Take this LeBron James tweet from Monday night. It’s not just a tweet, though it’s a sub tweet, which is the juiciest various…

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LeBron James celebrates Father’s Day with loving slam dunks on his son

LeBron James may have just lost the NBA Finals, but that didn’t to be stopped from enjoying Father’s Day in best available path possible by celebrating one of his sons. SEE ALSO: The humiliation of the Boston Celtics, by the bully LeBron James Posting a well-edited video on Instagram on Sunday, James pictured off the lavish gala held for his son’s 10 th birthday on Saturday. Aside from the telltale signs of a rich kid’s party( there were personalized football and soccer plains with his son’s epithet on them) we…

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Recent Instagram activity should makes fans of one NBA team very nervous

Isaiah Thomas, left, and Gordon Hayward share greetings before a game last-place season . Image: AP/ REX/ Shutterstock As thrilling as a friction of titans like Warriors-Cavs is also possible, a virtually equal joyfulnes in NBA basketball is the potpourri of endless off-court machinations, petty tiffs, and frivolous storylines. Where else but the NBA do you get comedy like this, this, or this? It’s a conference of sight as much as it is a conference of basketball. And now we’re enrolling the NBA’s silly season, otherwise known as its summertime…

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Will the NBA champion Warriors visit the White House?

Kevin Durant and Steph Curry celebrate Monday darknes . Image: M. DAVEY/ EPA/ REX/ SHUTTERSTOCK The Golden State Warriors are NBA champs for the second time in three years, but this go-round comes with a dramatic little coda that has yet to be decided. It simmers down to this: Championship athletics units often see the White House for some celebratory time with the President, but Warriors coach Steve Kerr and whiz Steph Curry have not been shy about blaming Donald Trump’s time in the Oval Office. Furthermore, this fits with…

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