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Back Sports Page Question of the Day
Every Week Back Sports Page asks Five Questions to staff and experts. The questions and answers are posted throughout this week on Backsportspage.com.
This week we put the focus around the world of sports!! Check out BSP for this week’s questions We have multiple Back Sports Page Contributors to give their insights to our questions.
David Tyree Gives Back to NYC!!!
This past Tuesday, former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree hosted the 4th annual Charity Bowl at Lucky Strike in downtown New York City. Tyree, who is infamous for the Super Bowl XLII helmet catch, invited former and current Giants out to support Children of the City to raise money for disadvantaged children and their families.
From WWE to ESPN
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Todd Grisham has done that and then some in the sports media industry. While growing up in the south, Todd figured out his passion and chased his dream while enjoying the journey.
Todd most known from his run with WWE, is now a staple at ESPN next to his good friend Jonathan Coachman as they made the successful transition form the Entertainment world to the top of the sports media industry..
Goldberg talks with BSP!!!
Bill Goldberg speaks with Back Sports Page about his Career in WCW, WWE, his career in the NFL, his love for College Football, the transition to acting, and his brand new Podcast. Coming Soon!!!
BSP's Special Series of The Rise of The Female in Sports Media
“I’ve been a sports fan for as long as I can remember – my dad and both of my brothers are sports fans and so it was only natural for me,” stated Kristen Balboni, researcher from Mike and Mike in the Morning.“Watching sports was something we did together as a family when I was younger, and we still call each other to talk sports when our teams are playing.”
Bowling To Help The Children Of the City!!
This past month, former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree hosted the 3 annual Charity Bowl benefitting Children of the City at Bowlmor Lanes at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Tyree, best known for the Super Bowl XLII “Helmet Catch,” invited former and current Giants teammates out to support his organization to raise money to break the cycle of poverty for disadvantaged children and their families.
What do you say about a man who changes your perception on life just by living his own?
As an avid Baltimore Ravens fan, I have the utmost respect for O.J. Brigance and was honored with the opportunity to interview him.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in times of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” - Martin Luther King Jr.
The Story Of An NBA Champion!!
For the past fourteen years, Mike Miller has given his all to the National Basketball Association. He can recall the majority of the games in his career, despite his wife jokingly insisting he has a bad memory of everything else.
Still, ever since he could actually remember, Miller began working on his notable 3-pointer in small town, South Dakota with his family. I was fortunate," said Miller. "My uncles, my dad and his brothers, they all played basketball. Then I had two older brothers who played. Being the youngest of three brothers, you tag along and do anything to spend more time with them, even though they don't want to spend time with you. For us, that was basketball. Our whole family, it was all basketball. I picked it up early."
Randy Zellea Speaks With The Coach As He Talks ESPN, WWE and more with the Coach!!
Randy Zellea of BSP recently interviewed ESPN Anchor Jonathan Coachman. Many are familiar with Coachman, as he established himself with the WWE where he worked with some of the biggest names in wrestling. Coachmen left wrestling and transitioned into ESPN where he has become a household name, both on Prime Time Radio and TV broadcasts.
Last Thursday night, former Chicago Cubs outfielder David DeJesus returned home to host a charity event to benefit Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research. Teaming up with Cubs Charities, DeJesus and his wife, Kim, kicked off the first annual “Strike a Chord” celebrity karaoke fundraiser at American Junkie in downtown Chicago.
Over the years, Coach Charlie Weis has helped develop professional and student athletes, while also devoting his utmost attention to his own family. The wisdom that he continues to share with his family and peers is a nod to the invaluable information he has gathered both on and off the field.
Charlie Weis was born in Trenton, the capital of New Jersey. After graduating from Notre Dame in 1978, Weis began his professional coaching career under Bill Parcells, when he was named offensive assistant and assistant special teams coach with the New York Giants in 1990. That year, The Giants went on to win Super Bowl XXV at the end of that season, beating the Buffalo Bills by a score of 20-19. As an assistant, Weis served under Bill Parcells with the Giants, Jets and Patriots.
Growing up, Jason Thompson knew early on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. He has made it his life’s mission to help educate fellow athletes, children, and young adults about the causes for which he feels most passionate.
Jason Thompson grew up in small town New Jersey, but grew fast among his peers. At nearly 7 feet tall, Thompson elected to attend Rider University, where he averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds per game in 2007. This was accomplished by only two other collegiate players in a single season, one being Kevin Durant.
In 2008, Thompson was drafted by the Sacramento Kings 12th overall in the NBA Draft. He has averaged 10.5 points and 7.1 rebounds over his career.
Reggie Evans may not be a high profile name like his new teammate Kevin Garnett with the Brooklyn Nets. However in Pensacola, Florida Evans is everyone’s favorite hometown hero. Evans played at Woodham High School where he stood out enough to play at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas before getting recruited by now UCLA Head Coach Steve Alford to play at the University of Iowa. While being a star at Iowa Evans was named Big Ten Tournament MVP in 2001 and Second Team All-Big Ten in 2002.
We have all heard the stereotypes before. Fantasy sports…nerdy. Reading books…nerdy. So what do we think about reading a book about fantasy sports? Well, two wrongs absolutely DO make a good write. In one of the more interesting viewpoints of friendship and camaraderie, ESPN Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst Matthew Berry hit a homerun with his New York Times bestselling book “Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who's Lived It.”
Since he entered the league in 2009, tight end Bear Pascoe has withstood the testament of what it takes to be a reliable NFL player. His balanced footwork, resilient approach, and dependable receiving ability have made him a solid option in the New York Giants offense.