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  • 00:26

    January 2016 - Super Bowl, Pete Rose, Hall of Fame

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    The latest Seton Hall Sports Poll, which polled 771 Americans (by landline and cellphone across the nation), was unveilved on January 28, 2016.  With the Super Bowl coming right as the presidential primary season “kicks off,” Americans said they were following the presidential contests by more than a 2-to-1 margin over football, with 60% choosing the political contests, and 24% the Super Bowl.  53% say the political races will be the most competitive, compared to 37% naming the Super Bowl. 


    The reasons for watching the Super Bowl are of course, varied.  40% said it was best explained because they were football fans, with 19% saying they were a fan of one of the participating teams, 18% saying it was a “big event,” and 10% interested in the commercials.  Only 2% said it was primarily because they had a bet on the game, although in another question, 13% said they participated in wagering on the game.


    Peyton Manning, whose name emerged recently as having been sent human growth hormones (the report was on Al Jazeera and was recanted by the source), was the subject of a question on whether that report changed opinions about him.  (During the polling period, the NFL announced it would investigate the charges).  A significant 11% said they thought “less favorably” of him, and 76% said it had no effect.


    Pete Rose, who will be inducted in the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame this year, was the subject of two questions, the first asking whether that was appropriate - to which 47% said yes, 33% no.  The second asked if he should be eligible to be elected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, to which 56% said yes, 28% no.


    The Seton Hall Sports Poll has been conducted regularly since 2006.


    Media: Media: Marty Appel Public Relations (212) 245-1772, AppelPR@gmail.com; Rick Gentile (917) 881-9489.

  • 01:02

    Kenta Maeda and the Hall of Fame

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    The Rosterbatorical is back with its first episode of 2016, and it's a good one. Matt Goldman, Chris Schubert and Mike Bates are back together again (for what feels like the tenth week in a row) They talk about the Dodgers signing Kenta Maeda and then break down the Hall of Fame and share their own respective ballots.


    Key timestamps:


    1:22- Kenta Maeda talk


    12:42- The guys talk all things Hall of Fame


    As always, follow the show @MLBDailyDish. Follow the hosts @ChrisRSchubert, @MikeBatesSBN and @TheOriginalBull.


    Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

  • 00:30

    Interview with Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon

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    Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon joins us live to discuss a variety of topics including his phenomenal career, the state of the National Football League, as well as his thoughts on the New York Jets. Warren will provide his unique insight on veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as well as the play of young quarterbacks around the league. Mr. Moon will also discuss ForThePlayers.com and the concussion settlement that helps assist NFL players. You can follow Warren Moon on Twitter @WMoon1
     

  • 01:15

    YGY Radio Show: 2016 Hall Of Fame Reaction

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    On tonight's episode of the Yanks Go Yard Radio Show, host and senior staff writer Ricky Keeler will have his take on which players were selected Wednesday night into the Baseball Hall Of Fame. Ricky will be joined by Dan Hughes of Baseball Magazine to talk about the inductees, the PED guys (Bonds and Clemens), the selection process, and much more. Plus, we will look ahead to the ballot for next season, which includes former Yankee catcher Jorge Posada. 


    You can interact with the show at anytime by calling us at (347)-324-5455 or tweeting us: @YGYRadioShow

  • 00:29

    CT Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee Charlene M. Taylor

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    The Total Tutor Neil Haley and Coach Karen Hall will interview CT Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee Charlene M. Taylor.


    Charlene Taylor played basketball at Beaver Falls (PA) High School, where she played point guard and averaged 15 points per game. In her senior year (1985), Taylor helped her team to a 25-1 record, and both the conference and state championship titles. Taylor was named the conference MVP, was a member of the “Terrific Twenty” (top twenty girl basketball players in Pennsylvania), received the high school’s “Carolyn Clark Girls’ Sports Award” and earned a scholarship to the University of New Haven.


    Taylor had an astounding athletic career at the University of New Haven from 1985-1989. During that time, New Haven won four NECC titles, two Division II New England Regional Championships, and a National Championship enroute to a 102-22 record.


    During her career, Taylor scored 1,853 points with an average of 17 points per game, and tallied 603 assists, 419 steals, and 458 rebounds. She was named UNH Female Athlete of the Year twice, Kodak All-District twice, and in 1987, she was named to the Division II All-Tournament Team. Taylor was a three-time All-NECC First Team selection, and a 1989 NCAA New England All Region Squad selection. In 1989, she was a Kodak All-American, ECAC Player of the Year, and NECC Player of the Year. In 1996, Taylor was inducted into the UNH Hall of Fame.


    Taylor’s name appears at or near the top of several categories in the Charger’s record book: #1 career assists (603), #1 career steals (419), #2 career points (1,853), #2 most steals in a sea-son (134), #3 most points in a season (557), #9 most 3-pointers in a season (35), and #2 most assists in a season (175).

  • 01:05

    Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. Hall of Fame Reaction Show

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    Tonight I will discuss the Hall of Fame voting that took place last week that put Mets catcher Mike Piazza and Mariners slugger Ken Griffey Jr. into the hallowed halls of Cooperstown. Reflections on both careers, and their impacts on both teams, plus what did the voting mean for the steroid guys? John Pielli is the scheduled guest on the program tonight. 

  • 01:30

    Peter Cetera agrees to perform at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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    Peter Cetera has announced he will perform with his former band mates at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Join me and a few guest hosts as we take your calls about Chicago's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the band performing together again.

  • 00:26

    WBA Champion Boxing Hall of Fame Legend Ray "Boom-Boom" Mancini

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    The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Ray "Boom-Boom" Mancini. 


    Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini (born Raymond Michael Mancino; March 4, 1961) is a retired American boxer. He held the World Boxing Association lightweight championship from 1982 to 1984. Mancini inherited his distinctive nickname from his father, veteran boxer Lenny "Boom Boom" Mancini, who laid the foundation for his son's career.


    Mancini is part of the 2015 class for the International Boxing Hall of Fame.


    Former boxing champion, film producer and actor. Ray recently moved from LA back to his
    hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. He has created a charity to help the citizens of
    Youngstown. He is also building a film studio and is currently in pre-production
    of the new Mickey Rourke film there

  • 00:29

    Brett Favre makes NFL Hall of Fame on first ballot and heads the class of 2016

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    Brett Favre leads the NFL Hall of Fame class for 2016. Favre was voted in on the first ballot, and becomes the 24th Green Bay Packer to be selected. The Chicago Bears lead all teams with 27 players enshrined. The class of 2016 will enshrine eight people that includes one owner, one coach, two quarterbacks (including Favre), a wide receiver, two offensive lineman, and one defensive player.


    The late Ken Stabler joins Favre at the quarterback position. Stabler known as the "Snake" passed away last July from cancer. He led the Oakland Raiders to the Lombardi Trophy in 1977. Owner Edward DeBartolo Jr will also be enshrined for his contributions to the NFL. Tony Dungy became the first African-American to win a Super Bowl. Marvin Harrison still holds the single season reception record of 143 and was a member of Dungy's Super Bowl winning team. Orlando Pace was a giant among men on the offensive line and is joined by the late Dick Stanfel who played for the Detroit Lions. With Stanfel being elected to the Hall of Fame, Packer fans may be shaking their head wondering why the great Jerry Kramer still has not received his validation. Finally, the lone defensive player elected was Kevin Greene. Greene recorded 160 sacks while playing for four teams. He started his career in 1985 with the Los Angeles Rams and ended his 15 year career in Carolina.

  • 01:18

    Rising Apple Report, New Year/Hall of Fame Edition!

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    Happy New Year, Metsian Folk! The Rising Apple Report returns for its 1st episode of 2016! Brooklyn Trolley Blogger Mike Lecolant hosts, with site editor Danny Abriano and writer Rich Sparago joining them for all the piping hot Mets talk! Joining them as well will be long-time friend of Rising Apple and blogger Metstradamus, Mr. John Coppinger.


    Well, after 4 years of waiting, it finally happened: Mike Piazza, the greatest hitting catcher of all time, has been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame! AND as expected, he will don a Mets cap on his plaque. We'll discuss his career, our favorite memories, and what this means for the era of the 90's and 00's overall in future HOF voting.


    Most fans have wished for a more active offseason following a pennant-winning year, but that has not occurred. Whether it's the debt the Wilpons are still living under, Sandy Alderson's reluctance to dole out long-term 2nd generation contracts, or both, we'll discuss the offseason so far, as well as options the Mets should still be considering, whether realistic they will pursue them or not.


    So, join us at 6:30pm ET for the latest edition of the Rising Apple Report!

  • 01:58

    Boxing History - HBO Boxing After Dark Anniversary Show

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    February 3, 1996: Marco Antonio Barrera TKO12 Kennedy McKinney. That means that almost exactly 20 years ago HBO debuted the Boxing After Dark series with much success. The series has gone on to become nearly legendary, and HBO's boxing programming has at times become synonymous with the sport itself.


    On this boxing history episode of Top Men Boxing Radio, Aris Pina of Compubox and The Fight City's Patrick Connor talk about the various Boxing After Dark shows that have left imprints on their memories. From Ivan Robinson vs Arturo Gatti, to Erik Morales vs Daniel Zaragoza and onto his rivalry with Barrera himself. There was heavyweight action with Derrick Jefferson vs Maurice Harris too, but a whole lot more than that.


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