Emmy Award winning sportscaster Ed Berliner delivers the show that set that standard for sports talk across America. No phone calls. No baby talk. 1 on 1 interviews with experts, insiders, great friends, legendary figures, and hard core talk about the issues. This is the show that for more than 25 years has been starting and ending sports arguments across America.
Kobe Bryant was more than just an exceptional basketball player. He was a teenager thrust into the world of men, the kid who conquered a league, the young man who seemed to try his best in throwing it all away, and who in the end realized what he had been given and turned his life into an inspirational cavalcade. Roland Lazenby is an accomplished American author of numerous sports books, 2 of those about Kobe Bryant. He joins Ed Berliner to remember Kobe, with stories many will hear for the first time. Another special edition of the sports program that speaks to the intelligent mind, “The Fastest Show in Sports”.
This current MLB cheating scandal didn’t happen overnight. This has been brewing for many years with MLB complicit. Now come the hard questions. Lifetime bans for all involved? More front office mavens destined to be busted? And what of those already busted for cheating? What, did Alex Cora do it all by himself? Plenty of issues the baseball apologists won’t touch. We will. Join me as I welcome sports lawyer/agent Joe Casale in for a deep dive into the future of major league baseball in America.
More than 30 years after his tragic death, Tony Conigliaro remains a Boston Red Sox and baseball legend talked about like the star he was on the verge of becoming. His career cut short in a terrible on-field accident, Tony C. remains an inspiration to fans and players alike. Younger brother Richie Conigliaro joins Ed Berliner for an exclusive interview based on stories told in the family made documentary, “25”. It is a heartwarming and, at tims, heartbreaking story of a young man who left behind a legacy of courage.
Mark Farinella has covered the New England Patriots since the franchise took it’s first snap, and knows this team better than anyone. Mark joins Ed Berliner on “The Fastest Show in Sports” with words on Tom Brady’s future few people are talking about, where Brady will play his next game (if he plays), the fault Bill Belichick bears in the season failure, and the absolute, without answer to the question “WHY do people hate the Patriots so much?” Trust the guy who has been there for years and knows this franchise inside out.
Larry Weisman has been covering the NFL for more than 30 years, and in all that time, he’s never seen a bigger train wreck than this one franchise. Plus, no doubt as to the biggest dumpster fire owner in the game, a real shock for Coach of the Year consideration, and the team that will take the place of the New England Patriots as the one to beat. Join Ed Berliner for the first new year version of “The Fastest Show in Sports”.
As one who has called almost every sport, I still consider myself a student of the profession and am always seeking to learn from the great ones. When I was a kid, growing up in NYC, I was the ONLY kid on the block to be a fan of the NY Islanders, which did not sit well with my NY Rangers buddies. It was there I heard the magnificent call of Jiggs McDonald and learned to love the sport. It’s why I could not pass up a chance to catch up with Jiggs a few years ago and talk hockey. A young boys dream come true.
Chet Coppock was, indeed, a true broadcasting legend. The man was larger the life, bombastic, smarter than a dozen coaches, and was a giant in Chicago sports. I had the honor of working with him for a short time at a cable sports network called “NewSport”, that would still be on the air today if only ownership had true vision. I finally nailed “The Chet-ster” down for an interview, and we talked about doing at least one show a week. Sadly, a few months later, Chet was killed in an auto accident. His legacy lives on for those of who worked with him, those of us who listened to him, and those he loved. It’s an interview I will cherish always, and hope it puts a smile on plenty of faces.
Tom Brady is the greatest QB to ever play the game of professional football? Argument? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? No one gets into this scuffle anymore. But back in 2016, there was a lot of speculation about whether Brady would play another season or two, and what kind of QB he would agree to become. Award winning Boston reporter Chris Price has written 5 books about New England sports, 4 about the New England Patriots. His most recent was in 2017, “Drive for Five: The Remarkable run of the 2016 NE Patriots”, and much of what we talked about then makes one wonder if indeed there is on more season left in the GOAT.
Back in December 2016 when the Colin Kaepernick story was truly on everyone’s lips, I had a sometimes heated conversation with attorney and sports talker Dan Jacobs about what the reaction to Kaep was really proving. It seemed that yet again a portion of America was saying that athletes, despite being people of intelligence and social mores, should just shut and play the games. Three years later, the interview provides some rather interesting nuance o the fact Kaepernick never played again, and the debate still rages on.