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Randy Zellea

Randy Zellea

Randy's background in sports communication was established in 2003 while interning with the New Jersey Nets during their second run to the NBA Finals.  After the internship, Randy worked with the NBA as an assistant editor as well as working game nights with the Nets.  Randy moved on to create a ‘Community and Public Relations’ department for the now-defunct New Jersey Skycats pro basketball team.  After stints with local Florida sports stations, Randy started writing with InsideHoops.com to cover the world of the NBA. Randy also started writing for The Green Magazine, a golfing magazine based out of New York City.

Interview With Danny Granger

Written by Randy Zellea on Tuesday, 17 November 2009. Posted in Interviews

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Interview With Danny Granger

Danny Granger has played with a lot of All-Stars but,  last season  it was time for him to become one himself. Granger attempted to lead an injury plagued Pacers team to a playoff spot but fell short. After a breakout year, Granger hopes to improve on a personal level with better ending this time around. Randy Zellea sat down with Danny Granger to get his thoughts on the 08-09 season, the changes in the Pacers organization, making the All-Star team and more.

 

 

 

 

Interview with Indiana's Josh McRoberts

on Monday, 08 March 2010. Posted in Interviews

Former Duke standout Josh McRoberts welcomed the trade that brought him home from Portland to the Pacers, the team he watched while growing up in Carmel, Indiana. McRoberts left Duke early to show that his success with Duke was no fluke. Randy Zellea from Back Sports Page recently sat down with McRoberts and spoke about his progress in the NBA, the difference between college and the pros, the UNC-Duke rivalry, and who he looked up to as a kid.

 

The Udonis Haslem Children's Foundation

on Monday, 08 March 2010. Posted in Beyond the Athlete

 

Randy Zellea of the Back Sports Page caught up with Heat Forward Udonis Haslem and asked about how he started his foundation. Below the audio file, there is an excerpt from the Udonis Haslem Children Foundation outlining the goals of the foundation.

Talking Ball With Boone

Written by Randy Zellea on Sunday, 04 April 2010. Posted in Interviews

Breaking it down with Josh Boone


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Talking Ball With Boone

 

If you played a game of Nets trivia and asked of all the current Nets, who has the longest tenured? The answer: Josh Boone. During a recent visit to the I-Zod center in NJ, Randy Zellea asked Josh about being the longest tenured Net, his former UConn teammate Marcus Williams, and the difference between College and the Pros.

 

Different Team, Same Big Heart: Interview With Raptors Guard Marcus Banks

on Wednesday, 07 April 2010. Posted in Interviews

The position of point guard usually means coach on the court. In Marcus Banks’ case, he is also the point guard off the court.  Banks has an MVP-like heart in regards to giving back to the community. Banks, who has played for Boston, Minnesota, Phoenix, Miami and now Toronto, is looking to contribute and help the team be successful. Randy Zellea recently sat down with Banks to talk about his foundation, pre-game rituals, and other topics.

 

Meadowlands Memories

Written by Randy Zellea on Wednesday, 14 April 2010.

Looking Back At The Swamp

This week the New Jersey Nets played their last game in the swamp. Starting next season the team will be calling Newark home; after 30 years in the Meadowlands, it's all over.

After years of going to Nets games at the Brendan Byrne, Continental Airlines Arena, Izod Center, and whatever name it goes by next, I can honestly say, "Yes, the building was a dump but I considered it my team’s dump." This building is where I saw Drazen Petrovic (my hero) play and inspire me to want to be involved with basketball.

This is the building I was able to witness many Knicks-Nets games and see Shaq rip the backboard down.   I feel lucky that I was able to see the debut of Jason Kidd in a Nets uniform and watch him give us the ride of our lives as he led the team to the Finals.

Kidd led the team to six-straight playoff appearances and two trips to the Finals. Then my years on the other side, working with the Nets and becoming a part of the media brought so many memories at the Meadowlands. I give you my top 10 moments of my time at the Meadowlands watching the New Jersey Nets!!

Ian Eagle

on Tuesday, 01 June 2010. Posted in In the Business

Interview conducted by Randy Zellea, CEO of Back Sports Page

Editor’s note: Anytime we transcribe an interview, write a feature, perform for an audience on a radio show, or produce a product for this or any other forum, we are all inspired by someone in the industry who has set the bar extremely high. I think back to when I was 14 years old and listening to the NETS broadcasts on 1560 AM and usually after the games I would call into the postgame show hosted by Ian Eagle and former Nets assistant coach Mike O’Coran and asked my questions. That was my first interaction with Ian Eagle.

From the King to the Hive

Written by Randy Zellea on Wednesday, 23 June 2010. Posted in Interviews, Basketball

By Randy Zellea

Most fans may not know, but Peja Stojakovic was drafted 14th in the 1996 NBA Draft by Sacramento.  Due to the likes of Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, Marcus Camby, Stephon Marbury, and others, Peja’s selection became unnoticed due to playing professionally in Greece and a lack of name recognition.

Stojakovic eventually entered the NBA during the 1998-99 lockout NBA season. After learning the NBA game during his first two seasons, Stojakovic showed why he was selected 14th overall by becoming one of the league’s best three-point shooters.  He averaged 20.4 PPG and 5.8 RPG while shooting 40 percent behind the three-point line and was the runner-up for the Most Improved Player Award during the 2000-01 season.

During the 2001-02 season, Stojakovic was elected to his first NBA All-Star game and won the three-point shooting contest during the All-Star Saturday night.  After a successful regular season averaging 21.2 PPG, the Kings fell short in Game Seven of the conference finals against the Lakers.

Stojakovic continued to grow as a player as a King, Pacer, and now a member of the New Orleans Hornets. He has stepped into a leadership role with a young Hornets team led by the energetic and talented point guard, Chris Paul.

I recently sat down with Stojakovic to talk about his growth in Sacramento, participating in the All-Star festivities, his brief stint as a Pacer, being compared to Drazen Petrovic, and flying around as a member of the New Orleans Hornets.

 

 

Catching up with K-Mart

Written by Randy Zellea on Sunday, 27 June 2010. Posted in Interviews

The key to being a pro athlete is the ability to create your own identity both on and off the field. In 2000, the New Jersey Nets took a chance on a young Cincinnati senior forward, Kenyon Martin. After two trips to the NBA finals, an All-Star appearance, and a change of scenery, Martin developed a reputation for being one of the league's “tough guys.”

Martin’s "tough guy" mentality is not an act. As much as he is a hard-nosed leader in the Nuggets locker room, he also has the desire to give back to both his teammates and the community. With brutal honesty and a “tell it like it is" attitude, Martin has battled through multiple knee injuries and shown his desire and passion for the game. That passion has earned him the respect of not only his teammates, but opponents around the league.

Randy Zellea of the Back Sports Page spoke to Martin about the situation with his former team in New Jersey, playing with Jason Kidd, adjusting to different coaching styles, his feelings on how he is viewed in the league, and much more.

The Peja Stojakovic foundation

Written by Randy Zellea on Wednesday, 28 July 2010. Posted in Foundation Spotlight

Peja Stojakovic is known as one of the NBA’s best shooters as he is able to be a threat anywhere on the floor. As he makes his mark on the court, Stojakovic has done the same off the court. Stojakovic has been running his own foundation for over seven years which has been raising money both inside and outside the country.

Between building playgrounds and toy dives, Stojakovic will continue holding events after his playing days are over as he is committed to improving not just in the US, but overseas as well. Randy Zellea of Back Sports Page recently spoke with Stojakovic about his foundation.

Part 2 With The Kid Kenny Anderson

Written by Randy Zellea on Friday, 17 September 2010. Posted in Interviews

This is Part Two of our exclusive interview with former NBA Point Guard Kenny Anderson. Kenny took the opportunity to talk about his projects post-NBA, his next steps, what made him change his ways, and where he sees himself down the road.

 

Interview With Kenny Anderson

Written by Randy Zellea on Friday, 17 September 2010. Posted in Interviews

Whats up with the Kenny these days?


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Interview With Kenny Anderson

When you think of the legends of the New York City playgrounds, one of the most famous names is Kenny Anderson. From the first time he picked up a basketball, Kenny was groomed to be a star.

After a high-profile high school career, Kenny became a standout at Georgia
Tech with fellow future NBA player Dennis Scott. After a short stint in
college, Kenny took his

Beyond the Athlete with HBK Shawn Michaels

Written by Randy Zellea on Thursday, 24 March 2011. Posted in Wrestling, Beyond the Athlete

Breaking it down with HBK!!


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Beyond the Athlete with HBK Shawn Michaels

Think Pro Wrestling; think Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Andre the Giant and Stone Cold Steve Austin

HBK burst onto the stage of the WWE in 1988 with tag team partner, Marty Jeanetty. Dubbed as the Rockers, the pair quickly became fan favorites, experiencing unmatched popularity from 1988 to 1992.

n 1992 Shawn went solo, skyrocketing to new levels of success, until 1998 when a back injury took him out of the game. It was during this time that he found the love of his life, Rebecca Née Curci, an employee of WWE rival, WCW. They married in March of 1999 had quickly had their first of two children. Despite his achievements both in and out of the ring, Shawn continued to battle with personal demons, which led him to John Hagee's Corner Stone Church in San Antonio Texas. After some time, he became an integral part of the church and eventually, a bible teacher.

Knicks Center Tyson Chandler Gives Back

on Saturday, 14 January 2012. Posted in Interviews, Foundation Spotlight


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Knicks Center Tyson Chandler Gives Back

When the New York Knicks signed Tyson Chandler this past offseason, they knew they were getting a multi-dimensional talent. Despite criticism about paying top dollar for a veteran who has only averaged over 10 points per game twice in his career, Knicks General Manager Glen Grunwald knew that what Chandler could bring to the table—rebounding, shot-blocking and intangibles—would be what could separate the team from the pack to become legitimate championship contenders. What his former teammates and coaches know, and what Knicks fans will soon find out, is that his commitment to being a leader is also discernible off the court. It’s no surprise that Chandler’s contributions to the community are as well-rounded as his basketball skills.

The Kidd Speaks Out: Interview with Jason Kidd

Written by Randy Zellea on Monday, 20 February 2012. Posted in Interviews, Basketball

Jason Kidd Looks Back!


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The Kidd Speaks Out: Interview with Jason Kidd

In the 1994 NBA Draft, Dallas took a young point guard from California University by the name of Jason Kidd. Since entering the NBA, Kidd has become a difference maker on every team he's played for by being the coach on the court and redefining the point guard position.

Kidd has played in 10 All-Star games while on three different teams (Dallas, Phoenix, and New Jersey), as well as five NBA All First Team selections. While Kidd has dominated on the floor, he seems to draw attention to himself off the floor as well.

Randy Zellea of Back Sports Page recently spoke with Kidd about his storied NBA career as he opened up about some of his former teammates.

Derek Jeter Hosts 16th Annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner

Written by Nick Singleton on Wednesday, 29 August 2012. Posted in Interviews, Nick Singleton, Foundation Spotlight

Another Magical Night in NYC


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Derek Jeter Hosts 16th Annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner

On June 21, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter hosted his 16thannual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner in New York City at the Sheraton Hotel on 7 Ave.

Established in 1996, the Turn 2 Foundation has awarded more than $16 million in grants to help children and teenagers avoid drug and alcohol addiction, and to reward those who show high academic achievement and adopt healthier lifestyles. Jeter proposed the idea of starting his own foundation to his father, Dr. S. Charles Jeter, in 1996 over a pizza in a Detroit hotel room. Members of Jeter's family make up a large portion of the foundation's board of directors, including his sister, Sharlee Jeter, who is President of the foundation and responsible for much of its day-to-day operation.

The Greg Jennings Foundation Boasts Youth Excellence in the Community

Written by Nick Singleton on Wednesday, 19 September 2012.


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The Greg Jennings Foundation Boasts Youth Excellence in the Community

Since his inception into the National Football League, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings has never neglected his hometown roots. Jennings always understood the hard work and perseverance it takes to become successful on and off the field. Distressed by the growing number of high school dropouts, Jennings decided to launch the Greg Jennings Foundation in 2008 to help aid underprivileged children and youth organizations in the Michigan and Wisconsin areas.

Miles Austin Holds Second Annual Austin Family Foundation Festivities

Written by Nick Singleton on Tuesday, 09 October 2012. Posted in Interviews, Foundation Spotlight


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Miles Austin Holds Second Annual Austin Family Foundation Festivities

This past summer, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin hosted his second annual Austin Family Foundation Golf Outing and Dinner at the North Jersey Country Club in Wayne, NJ. 

 

Hanging with Dominique Wilkins

Written by Jay Staples on Thursday, 13 December 2012. Posted in Interviews, Basketball


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Hanging with Dominique Wilkins

Dominique Wilkins has experienced a great deal of life both on and off the basketball court. Currently working as the Atlanta Hawks’ Vice President of Basketball, Wilkins is no stranger to Hawks fans. “There are a lot of different things that I do,” says Wilkins. “From business, advising, ownership, it’s just a lot of different things that I’m a part of.”

 

The Steve Francis Foundation Continues Its Community Excellence

Written by Nick Singleton on Sunday, 23 December 2012. Posted in Interviews, Basketball, Foundation Spotlight


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The Steve Francis Foundation Continues Its Community Excellence

This past Thanksgiving, former NBA All-Star Steve Francis teamed up with the Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington to provide Turkeys & Trimmings for families in need throughout Takoma Park. The event was held between Monday, November 19th and Wednesday, November 21st in Silver Spring, Maryland.

 

The Jeter Holiday Express

on Monday, 31 December 2012. Posted in Baseball, Interviews, Foundation Spotlight


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The Jeter Holiday Express

On December 5, Derek Jeter and Turn 2 Holiday Express brightened the lives of more than 600 New York City children at Yankee Stadium.  The event was a celebration of the many young participants in Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation, providing gifts, activities and even a surprise visit from Jeter himself.

 

Bowling with Boley for Special Needs Children

on Wednesday, 02 January 2013. Posted in Interviews, Football, Beyond the Athlete


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Bowling with Boley for Special Needs Children

In Week 12, New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley had four tackles in his team’s 38-10 romp of the Green Bay Packers. But his most important play was yet to be made. It would not be on the gridiron, but on the lanes as Boley hosted his third annual charity bowling event in Wallington, NJ. The money raised went to Intensive Therapeutics, a non-profit organization that offers occupational therapy services to children with autism and special needs.

 

In the Buisness: The Transformation of the White Mamba!!!

Written by Randy Zellea on Tuesday, 16 April 2013. Posted in In the Business

Brian Scalabrine: From Player To Commentator


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In the Buisness: The Transformation of the White Mamba!!!

Brian Scalabrine went from 2nd round draft pick in the NBA to one of the most beloved players by the respective crowds he played in front of. Brian made the transition from player to commentator. Read his story with Back Sports Page. Coming Soon.. we apologize for the delay will be up shortly 

The Man Behind Wrestling's Booker T: Exclusive Interview with Booker Huffman

Written by Randy Zellea on Sunday, 05 May 2013. Posted in Back Sports Page Book Reviews, Wrestling, Beyond the Athlete


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The Man Behind Wrestling's Booker T: Exclusive Interview with Booker Huffman

In the world of professional wrestling, there is no official diagram for success. A performer could do everything right in the ring and get booed when he is supposed to be cheered. A character can come up with a “catchphrase” and be the most popular name in the world, yet have no skill whatsoever. Different characters perform and entertain millions for a couple hours every week on TV and at live events, and have cult-like followings. Sometimes there is no logical reason or explanation for why a character is so successful. The decision ultimately comes from the fans.

Giving Mike Scott a Shot

on Thursday, 13 June 2013. Posted in Interviews

For several seasons now, the Atlanta Hawks have proven to be a playoff contender in the Eastern Conference due to their hard-nose, never-give-up style of basketball. Joe Johnson was once considered the team’s best player and leader, but the Hawks frontcourt soon became the focus of the organization.

NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz Boasts Valuable Education and Athletic Excellence

Written by Nick Singleton on Thursday, 13 June 2013. Posted in Foundation Spotlight, Football, Featured

NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz Boasts Valuable Education and Athletic Excellence

When NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals as the 3rd overall pick in 1980, he was regarded as one of the most intimidating linemen in recent history. His rigorous workout routine and 6’6’’ stature helped solidify a potent Bengals offense, while frightening defenses around the league. Munoz went on to play 13 seasons in the NFL, compiling 11 Pro Bowls, 3 Offensive Lineman of the Year Awards, 2 AFC Championships, a Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, and a Bart Starr Man of the Year Award.

Scalabrine Takes On Newest Leadership Role As Warriors Assistant Coach

Written by Randy Zellea, Nick Singleton on Wednesday, 17 July 2013.


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Scalabrine Takes On Newest Leadership Role As Warriors Assistant Coach

Throughout his 11-year NBA career, Brian Scalabrine only averaged 13 minutes per game. The tall redhead who played for the New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics, and Chicago Bulls only collected 3.1 PPG and 2 RPG in 520 career games. However, his bubbly personality and knowledge of basketball is well-respected around the league because of his exceptional leadership skills on and off the court.

 

Defending Super Bowl Champion Ray Rice Discusses 2013 Season

Written by Randy Zellea, Nick Singleton on Wednesday, 24 July 2013. Posted in Football


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Defending Super Bowl Champion Ray Rice Discusses 2013 Season

Championship football teams often start with a successful running game, and the Baltimore Ravens have exactly that. Over the past five years, running back Ray Rice has proven to be one of the NFL’s most elusive backs, averaging five yards every time he takes a handoff and reeling in 60+ passes a year. He has all the intangibles for Baltimore fans that love smash-mouth football.

 

New York Giants Star Victor Cruz Setting The Bar Even Higher in 2013

Written by Randy Zellea, Nick Singleton on Monday, 12 August 2013.

Victor Cruz Speaks with BSP


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New York Giants Star Victor Cruz Setting The Bar Even Higher in 2013

Even before he began salsa dancing his way across NFL end zones, Victor Cruz was formulating a plan of success.

The surprise story of the 2011 NFL season is well documented. Cruz flew under the radar of every team around the league before signing with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2010. In his first preseason game, Cruz torched the New York Jets for 145 yards and 3 touchdowns. He led all wide receivers that preseason in yardage and touchdowns. However, a hamstring injury before the start of the season slowed down the transition into stardom. 

Safety Bret Lockett Previews the 2013 New York Jets Season

Written by Randy Zellea, Nick Singleton on Tuesday, 20 August 2013.


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Safety Bret Lockett Previews the 2013 New York Jets Season

When Rex Ryan took over the New York Jets head coaching duties in 2009, fans started to become optimistic about the future of the team. A season prior, the team dealt with dramatic storylines that surrounded Brett Favre and a late season collapse which ultimately ended in the Jets missing the playoffs.

New York Giants Bear Pascoe Balances Football Efforts With Community Excellence

Written by Randy Zellea, Nick Singleton on Friday, 30 August 2013. Posted in Foundation Spotlight, Football, Featured


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New York Giants Bear Pascoe Balances Football Efforts With Community Excellence

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. 

Sacramento King Star Jason Thompson is still a Jersey Guy at Heart

Written by Randy Zellea, Nick Singleton on Tuesday, 05 November 2013. Posted in Interviews, Basketball, Foundation Spotlight, Featured


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Sacramento King Star Jason Thompson is still a Jersey Guy at Heart

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.   

In The Business: Jonathan Coachman speaks with BSP!!

Written by Randy Zellea, Nick Singleton on Wednesday, 26 March 2014. Posted in Wrestling, In the Business, Featured

Randy Zellea Speaks With The Coach As He Talks ESPN, WWE and more with the Coach!!


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In The Business: Jonathan Coachman speaks with BSP!!

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. 

Memphis Grizzlies Star Mike Miller Speaks With BSP!!

Written by Randy Zellea, Nick Singleton on Friday, 09 May 2014. Posted in Interviews, Basketball, Foundation Spotlight, Beyond the Athlete, Featured

The Story Of An NBA Champion!!


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Memphis Grizzlies Star Mike Miller Speaks With BSP!!

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."

Goldberg speaks with Back Sports Page

Written by Randy Zellea on Wednesday, 28 January 2015. Posted in Randy Zellea, Wrestling

Da'Man Spoke with BSP


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Goldberg speaks with Back Sports Page

When you think of the big names of Pro Wrestling from the 1990’s, the two stars you think of are Stone Cold Steve Austin from the WWE and Bill Goldberg in WCW. Bill Goldberg was a relative unknown going into 1997. After an impressive debut on WCW Monday Nitro in against Hugh Morris, the man who became simply known as Goldberg became one of the hottest names in the game.

Closing Down The Swamp: Looking back at the IZOD Center

Written by Randy Zellea on Tuesday, 17 February 2015. Posted in Basketball, Wrestling

The Meadowlands Closes Down and We look Back at the Best Moments With the NJ Nets


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Closing Down The Swamp: Looking back at the IZOD Center

iAfter years of going to Nets games at the Brendan Byrne, Continental Airlines Arena, Izod Center, and whatever name it goes by next, I can honestly say, "Yes, the building was a dump but I considered it my team’s dump." This building is where I saw Drazen Petrovic (my hero) play and inspire me to want to be involved with basketball.

This is the building I was able to witness many Knicks-Nets games and see Shaq rip the backboard down.   I feel lucky that I was able to see the debut of Jason Kidd in a Nets uniform and watch him give us the ride of our lives as he led the team to the Finals.

Kidd led the team to six-straight playoff appearances and two trips to the Finals. Then my years on the other side, working with the Nets and becoming a part of the media brought so many memories at the Meadowlands. I give you my top 10 moments of my time at the Meadowlands watching the New Jersey Nets!!ng this week...

Chris Jericho Breaks Down the Walls With BSP!!!

Written by Randy Zellea on Friday, 27 February 2015. Posted in Back Sports Page Book Reviews, Wrestling, Beyond the Athlete

BSP IS JERICHO!!!!!


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Chris Jericho Breaks Down the Walls With BSP!!!

Chris Jericho came in to the WWE with a lot of fanfare in 1999 after some success in the rival WCW. What started off as his dream opportunity, turned into a struggle to fit in and a battle for air time. When Jericho was given his opportunity to shine in 2000, he grabbed the reigns and broke through to become one of the best performers in WWE's storied history.

Throughout his storied career, Chris became more then just a wrestler a he became a rock and roll star with his band “Fozzy”. Chris started his own podcast called “Talk is Jericho” which airs twice a week at Podcastone.com. After two successful autobiographies, Chris has written a third to share his stories on the road with both WWE and Fozzy.

 

Recently Randy Zellea of Back Sports Page recently caught up with Chris to discuss his new book “King of the World, of What I Have No Idea”, his podcast and some of his career highlights in the ring.

Real Sports Talk Radio: NBA Playoff Preview

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Real Sports Talk Radio: NBA Playoff Preview

Randy Zellea returns tonight to with a new episode with a new episode of Real Sports Talk Radio. We break down the NBA Playoffs with Bill Ingram of Basketball Insiders.com!!.. 

Call 760-283-0846 to join the conversation!!

VIsit all of our past shows and guests at blogtalkradio, itunes, backsportspage.com

Folow Randy on twitter @randybsp and the show on facebook 

In the Business: Todd Grisham

Written by Randy Zellea on Wednesday, 29 April 2015. Posted in Wrestling, In the Business, Featured

From WWE to ESPN


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In the Business: Todd Grisham

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..

Lost Episode RSTR: Gary Feder and Randy Zellea interview Craig Carton of WFAN

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Lost Episode  RSTR: Gary Feder and Randy Zellea interview Craig Carton of WFAN

Lost episode or should I say interview with Craig Carton of WFAN in NY. Special interviewer Gary Feder interviews WFAN Jockey Craig Carton and discusses his career and how he got into the media industry, his brand new book and his love of cooking and the sports world. This was taped in 2013 so it is outdated but its why its a LOST episode right? Its so lost you might here take out ordered during the interview..Check it out!!!

In The Business: Eric Bischoff Leaves His Mark On Pro Wrestling!

Written by Randy Zellea on Saturday, 09 May 2015. Posted in Wrestling, In the Business, Other Sports

The Former President of WCW Speaks with Back Sports Page


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In The Business: Eric Bischoff Leaves His Mark On Pro Wrestling!

There are not many people in any industry could say they were the king and the best at what they did. In a span of four years, Eric Bischoff took World Championship Wrestling from losing money on a yearly basis to being the most watched show on cable TV. While accomplishing conquering cable TV, he also pushed Vince McMahon and the WWE to the brink of closing the doors.

Eric started with the AWA in the sales department and slowly worked his way up and became an announcer with WCW. In 1993, Bischoff was give the opportunity to try and take WCW to the next level and with Ted Turner’s blessing started to compete with wrestling superpower Vince McMahon’s WWE.

Eric’s story is well known by now. He got the green light for Monday Nitro and his story had been told by many.  That is not the route Back Sports Page wanted to take on speaking with Eric. Why ask him to share the same stories to us that many have heard...

Mr. Bischoff was nice enough to carve out thirty minutes of his time to speak with Back Sports Page founder Randy Zellea to discuss his love for the behind the scenes aspect of TV production and the pro wrestling industry.    

Real Sports Talk Radio: (Repeat) Interview with Mugsy Bouges

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Real Sports Talk Radio: (Repeat) Interview with Mugsy Bouges

Getting ready for the relaunch Randy is  off prepping.. Listen to him speak with Mugsey Bouges.. Awsome Episode as we talk Space Jam, Hornets and Olympics. Check out the show for the second time around ... We are Usually on every Thursday.. We will be back live 6/4

Real Sports Talk Radio: Mike Greenberg!!

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Real Sports Talk Radio: Mike Greenberg!!

Randy Zellea hosts a new episode of Real Sports Talk Radio produced by Back Sports Page. In this episode we welcome in  Mike Greenberg of Mike and Mike to discuss how he got started in the broadcasting industry, his  love for the Jets, and he and Randy discuss how to fix the NBA. They dont agree shockingly but it is a great conversation to say the least. Check out the show!!

New Episodes drop every Wednesday!!! Randy Zellea tshares his opinions of the world of sports as well as an in-depth interview the personalities in the industry like no other can do. 

Breaking Down The Top Contenders For The WWE Titlel!!

Written by Randy Zellea on Sunday, 08 November 2015. Posted in Randy Zellea, Wrestling

Breaking Down the Field of Survivor Series!!


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Breaking Down The Top Contenders For The WWE Titlel!!

With WWE Champion Seth Rollins going down with injury, The company has shifted the focus of the upcoming Survivor Series which was featuring 25 years of the Undertaker, now will focus on who will be crowned the new WWE champion. This is the third tournament to decide who will be champion in the WWE.

The first was won by Randy Savage at Wrestlemania 4 when he outlasted 13 other men including Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant to become champion. The Second was the Rock at Survivor Series 1998 as he joined Vince and Shane McMahon to join the corporation. 

Back Sports Page Question of The Day 12/4

on Friday, 04 December 2015. Posted in Back Sport s Page Question Of The Day!, Football

Is Johnny Manziel a causality of the spotlight of being a pro athlete?


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Back Sports Page Question of The Day 12/4

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

This week we have multiple Back Sports Page Contributors to give their insights to our questions.