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Bob Wolff Signing Book at Ducks Game
Ford C. Frick Award Winner Bob Wolff will be signing copies of his book, “Bob Wolff’s Complete Guide to Sportscasting – How to Make It in Sportscasting With or Without Talent,” on Saturday, September 10 at 7:05 p.m. at the Long Island Ducks game at Bethpage Park.
According to the Ducks, fans will have the opportunity to meet the Hall of Fame sportscaster and purchase a copy of the book during that evening’s game versus the Camden Riversharks.
Wolff is now in his ninth decade behind the microphone. The only broadcaster in history to call the play-by-play championships in four major pro sports (World Series, NFL Championship, NBA Finals, and Stanley Cup Finals), his historic calls include Don Larsen’s legendary perfect game in the 1956 World Series and the 1958 NFL Championship Game between the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts (known as The Greatest Game Ever Played).
The Hall of Famer has been seen or heard on television and occasional radio play-by-play at Madison Square Garden since 1954, and was saluted by the Garden with a 50-year special called, “Bob Wolff’s Golden Garden Anniversary.”
Isles Ink Deal with Tattoo Company
Last year the Islanders inked a deal with a company that sells cupcakes. This year, it’s tattoos.
Maybe when the team no longer plays on Long Island thanks to political nonsense they’ll focus on signing talented hockey players.
The New York Islanders announced Friday an agreement to designate Tattoo Lou’s as the official tattoo shop of the New York Islanders Hockey Club.
Proudly, the organization made it clear that this is the first time a professional sports franchise has ever designated an official tattoo shop.
Tattoo Lou’s will set up a tattooing and body-piercing station on the Nassau Coliseum concourse for 10 Islanders home games during the 2011-12 season. Tattoo Lou’s will also sell Islanders-centric body jewelry and tattoo-inspired Islanders t-shirts and sweatshirts.
“Our team is thrilled to bring another Long Island institution to the Coliseum, especially one from such a unique industry,” said Justin Johnson, Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships & Marketing for the Islanders, in a statement. “Tattoo Lou’s is an innovative brand with a creative vision. They’re a great fit with our energetic team on the ice and our youthful fan base around Long Island.”
Hofstra Inks Deal with Warrior Lacrosse
Hofstra University announced today a business partnership with Warrior Lacrosse for equipment through 2015.
The agreement will provide the Pride with several sets of game uniforms, warm-ups and sideline apparel, practice gear, balls, sticks and the latest in gloves, shoulder and rib pads, arm guards, goalie chest pads, equipment and travel bags, and custom Warrior training shoes and speed cleats over the life of the contract.
In addition, the Hofstra team will be wearing Warrior helmets beginning in 2013. The Hofstra Lacrosse program will also serve as a testing and research center for Warrior’s latest equipment, according to the school.
“We are truly excited about our partnership with Warrior Lacrosse,” said Seth Tierney, the head men’s lacrosse coach at Hofstra, in a statement. “Not only will Warrior supply our program with outstanding equipment and uniforms, our partnership will allow us to be involved in the evaluation and beta-testing of new lines in the future. To align our program and have access to the top brand in the game is something that our team is anxiously anticipating.”
Warrior Lacrosse will also receive extensive signage opportunities at James M. Shuart Stadium, advertising in Hofstra Lacrosse publications and other printed promotional matter, camp marketing opportunities, and clinic and promotional appearances by the Pride staff.
“Hofstra Athletics appreciates its partnership with Warrior Lacrosse,” said Hofstra Director of Athletics Jack Hayes, in a statement. “This agreement will assist us in continuing to provide an outstanding experience for our student-athletes as we strive to make the Pride program one of the best in the nation.”
SBU to Open Football Season Saturday
The 2011 college football season will kick off Saturday for Stony Brook when the Seawolves take on a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent for the second straight season when they play University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).
Stony Brook and UTEP will meet for the first time in any sport. According to Stony Brook’s sports information staff, this will be the third time in the last four years that the Miners have opened the season against a team from New York. UTEP faced Buffalo, Stony Brook’s opponent on September 10, to start the season in 2008 and 2009.
Next week, the Seawolves will travel upstate to face Buffalo, which opens its season against Pittsburgh.
Former Hofstra DE Signs with Broncos
Deron Mayo would have graduated and finished his career at Hofstra University had the Pride not disbanded its program over a year ago. Instead, he transferred to Old Dominion, which was closer to his native Hampton, Va. and it paid off as this week he signed a free-agent contract with the Denver Broncos.
He played one season for ODU and was immediately named “Transfer to Watch” by the Sports Network, as well as being voted Co-Captain without even playing a game for the Monarchs, according to the school.
Last season he was third on the team with 70 tackles and led the Monarchs with sacks.
Mayo is the younger brother of New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo and will most likely play linebacker at the pro level.
“People like (Denver’s) Elvis Dumervil and (Pittsburgh’s) James Harrison definitely give me hope,” Mayo told HamptonRoads.com. “I’m 5-11. I look at people like that and it gives me a lot of motivation. It’s all about learning the game. I feel I can rush the passer from the edge. It’s just a matter of a coach or a team taking a chance on me, which I know will pay off.”
Hofstra has had more then 25 players in the NFL, most notably Wayne Chrebet, who spent his entire career with the New York Jets. Marques Colston (Saints), Willie Colon (Steelers), Stephen Bowen (free-agent), Raheem Morris (Buccaneers) and Kyle Arrington (Patriots) are all still associated with the league and have ties to the university.
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