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Sports Review: Drop ‘Harvey Day’


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Wall Street Journal sports  columnist Jason Gay, who I always found to be far wittier than the overrated former ESPN scribe Bill Simmons, was promoting his upcoming book, “Little Victories,” (Random House) which is about coping with the everyday frustrations of life at BEA. It will be released in early November.

A pair of Queens natives, St. Albans’ Al Roker and Ozone Park’s Bernadette Peters, were also at BEA autographing galleys of their upcoming tomes.

If you are a Rangers fan who is understandably upset that the Blueshirts did not move onto the 2015 Stanley Cup Final then you may take some solace that your pain is being shared in Philadelphia where Comcast, the parent corporation of NBC, has its headquarters. A Stanley Cup showdown between the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Rangers would have been TV ratings gold for NBC Sports. A Tampa Bay Lightning-Chicago Blackhawks matchup? Not so much.

SiriusXM NHL Home Ice analyst and longtime Bayside resident Ashley Scharge believes that the fact that the Rangers had the best regular season record earning them the President’s Cup and home ice throughout the playoffs was actually a curse. “Only a half a dozen teams have won both the President’s Cup and then went on to win the Stanley Cup,” Ashley points out.

What was not mentioned in all of the tributes to David Letterman was his countless barbs directed at underperforming New York sports teams and athletes over the years that were staples of his “Late Show” monologues.

With all of the understandable fuss made over Dave’s retirement from late night television, not enough credit was given to his announcer, Alan Kalter, who was a key player in the show’s success in my opinion.

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About Lloyd Carroll

Lloyd Carroll is the Senior Columnist for the Queens Chronicle, an award-winning weekly newspaper that has served the communities of Queens since 1978. This article as well as many future articles will also appear at Queens Chronicle. In addition, Lloyd also writes for our friends over at In today’s world of online publications, we at Latino Sports understand and value the importance of collaborating with other online publications in order to showcase and create awareness of each other’s work and dedication to our respectable communities.