Phil Simms is a New York Giants legend. A Super Bowl champion and MVP. Arguably Big Blue's all-time GOAT.
At the Rocket Sports Football/ Simms Complete QB Camp, I sat down with Simms for an exclusive interview to talk about his camp with his son Matt, his NFL career, Eli Manning/ Daniel Jones and much more.
One of the most memorable quotes from the interview was regarding the Giants selecting Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall pick. Take a look below.
Paul Dottino, Giants beat reporter for WFAN, backed up Simms' point.
From there, various outlets have picked up the interview for stories including SNY, USA Today, SB Nation, etc.
Simms is always a great interview and couldn't have been a better guy on and off camera.
Thank you to Rocket Sports, Simms Complete QB, Brian Carlson, Shelley Zambardi and Phil/ Matt Simms!
For more information on the camp, visit rocketsports.football.
There is only one Dickie V - Dick Vitale, ESPN's longtime college basketball analyst and one of the faces of collegiate hoops. He's known for his enthusiasm, passion and amazing catchphrases like "Diaper Dandy" and "It's gonna be awesome baby!"
Off the court, Vitale shows that same enthusiasm for his charitable work including his new book Dick Vitale's Mt Rushmore of College Basketball, with 100% of the proceeds going to Pediatric Cancer Research. In addition, Vitale has his annual Dick Vitale Foundation Gala, which raised over $14 million in 2019 for pediatric cancer research.
On the eve of the NBA Draft, we of course also asked him about Zion Williamson, the Duke superstar as well as the rest of the 2019 NBA Draft class.
"LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!"
With those five words you know exactly who and what I'm talking about. Inside the boxing ring on a Saturday night in Las Vegas with legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer.
How did Buffer come up with his signature five word catchphrase? What's the story on how he finally met his half brother Bruce, the voice of the Octagon ("IT'S TIME!"), when he was 49 years old?
We also break down Buffer's all-time boxing GOAT and why boxing matches at Madison Square Garden are just different.
At the Greenwich International Film Festival in Greenwich, CT, I spoke with Mark Teixeira, former MLB All-Star and 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees. He now serves as an MLB analyst for ESPN.
In the interview, we discussed his connection to the film festival, his MLB career, his time with the Yankees, winning a World Series in New York, etc.
Mets Legend Doc Gooden was at Steiner Sports at the Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island for an autograph signing with his Mets teammate Darryl Strawberry.
Gooden has had many post game interviews in his day. In what I'm hoping is a first for both of us, I sat down with the superstar himself for a "post-autograph signing interview" on the couches in the Steiner Sports store. Fittingly, the couch we were sitting on had both a Yankees and Mets logo.
We talked about his time with the Mets, his magical stretch from 1984-86 which included an NL Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, Triple Crown and World Series title, his childhood hero growing up, his advice for Mets star pitchers of today like Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, etc.
I apologize for the audio quality. I tried to salvage it the best I could including with subtitles.
Before Kemba Walker was a two-time NBA All-Star with the Charlotte Hornets and a National Champion at the University of Connecticut, Walker was a kid with a basketball growing up in New York City.
When the Bronx, New York native returned to the Big Apple this summer for his annual Kemba Walker Basketball Camp at John Jay College in conjunction with 'NYC Basketball Kids' and 'Playbook Kids', we spoke about everything from his childhood growing up in a basketball obsessed city like New York, what this city means to him, his advice for young players, his magical run with UConn in 2011 and even the prospects of him one day playing for his hometown New York Knicks (don't hold your breathe Knicks fans!).
At just 28 years old, the future is limitless on what this young star can accomplish in his basketball career both on and off the court.
Last week, we spoke with Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Matt Martin at his annual Hockey Academy, located at Twin Rinks at Eisenhower Park on Long Island - ironically in the same facility as the New York Islanders new practice facility.
What I didn't know was that less than a week later, Matt would return to the Islanders today in a trade with the Leafs (who signed former Islanders superstar John Tavares to a seven year/ $77 million deal on Sunday) for goalie prospect Eamon McAdam.
The left winger spent seven seasons in New York from 2010-2016 after being drafted by the team 148th overall in the fifth round during the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
When I asked Matt about his time with the Islanders, his connection to the organization and New York, he described it as his second home. You can't make this stuff up.
Oh yeah - I asked him about Boomer Esiason being his future father-in-law after his recent engagement to Boomer's daughter Sydney as well as a nice chat about Fortnight.
Hard-hitting journalism right here. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
For more information on his Hockey Academy as well as his Matt Martin Foundation, visit his website HERE: http://mattmartinhockey.com/?page_id=225