Tonight the prodigal son, Josh Appel returned to the show. Josh returned to join me in the Caddyshack for the first time since we moved the show to the new studios. It was fun to have him back on the show. We had a great time catching up and had no problem mixing it up [...]
5-13-2013: Tiger Woods, The Players Championship, Athlete Ally, Homosexuality in Sports & A Little More!
Tonight I kept it simple and sweet. Two topics, golf and homosexuality in sports. Thanks to Nick Masuda of Golfweek Magazine for coming on the show and having an awesome conversation about Tiger Woods and The Players Championship. Tiger has been so dominant and we explored how much he has improved. So much has happened [...]
Tonight, in a SILVERMAN: On Sports EXCLUSIVE, great friend to the show, Chris Kluwe discussing how he was put on waivers by the Minnesota Vikings. The bad-ass punter discussed, football, gay rights, Jason Collins, his rock music and love of video games. For the entire conversation, listen here! As always, Kluwe is candid and awesome! [...]
4-29-2013: Jason Collins Comes Out as the First Gay Athlete in Team Sports with Chris Kluwe and Cyd Zeigler & a Little More
Tonight I am going to let the show speak for itself. History was made as the the last domino toppled when NBA veteran Jason Collins wrote, “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” in the May 6, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated. I am one of the few broadcasters on radio or television [...]
The answer to the question I raised on February 12, 2012 is answered in the May 6, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated. In his own words Jason Collins comes out. The twelve-year NBA veteran tells his story. Collins starts out by saying, “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. I didn’t set out [...]
4-22-2013: Earth Day, Boston Marathon Revisited by a Runner, NBA Playoffs, Jackie Robinson’s 42 & More!
Tonight’s show was solid. Great conversations about Earth Day, the great new movie 42, the NBA playoffs and so much more. A special thanks to Julie West. Julie was originally from the Boston area and returned to run the 117th Boston Marathon. West finished the race just over 40 minutes before the explosions that rocked [...]
Tonight was one of the most difficult shows of my career. Earlier today, two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon around the 4:19 mark of the race. Over one-hundred were injured and as of this posting, three had been killed. The first hour of the show was dedicated to coverage of this event. I had the [...]
This is going to be a fun baseball season. We are only a week in and we nearly had a perfect game. Only a single up the middle by Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez wrecked Yu Darvish’s bid for a perfect game on opening night. There are going to be great stories like Darvish throughout the year. There are [...]
4-8-2013: Final Four Coverage Live from Georgia Dome with Kenny Anderson, Hall of Famer Rick Pitino, Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management Rumors & More!
Tonight SILVERMAN: On Sports broke in a new intern and covered the Final Four Championship Game with gusto! Kenny Anderson checked in from inside the Georgia Dome and Kenny was on fire! We talked about the game between Louisville and Michigan (he picks Louisville) as well as a lot more basketball. Today Rick Pitino was [...]
4-1-2013: No April Fools…Opening Day, Hudson Taylor, NCAA Final Four, Andy Enfield goes to USC, All Sports Miami & More!
There are no fools on SILVERMAN: On Sports! Thanks to Dave Schofield for bring his spring training to the show and kicking off Opening Day with me. Hudson Taylor is a 26 year-old powerhouse making a difference in sports. Hudson created Athlete Ally and his organization and ambassadors are changing the world. Homosexuality in the [...]
Hello boys and girls. Tonight on SILVERMAN: On Sports, we had it all. Inspirational story, basketball dancing, voice of reason in an unreasonable world and pro football during the off season. Leading off, from the Baltimore Orioles (hopefully) Adam Greenberg. Greenberg is the feel good story of the year. In 2005 while playing for the [...]
The Miami Heat are so hot they can’t be touched. So what better time to bring in Mike Wallace of ESPN to talk about LeBron James and company. From his dominance, to the winning streak and the Harlem Shake, Mike is the true Heat insider. The NFL made big news the day before free agency [...]
Yes we talked sports tonight! Golf, NBA, NFL, NASCAR, Tiger, Rory, Flacco among others. We also talk about pop culture and laughed a lot! I call that…SILVERMAN: On Sports and A Bunch of Other Stuff! Tonight was a fun show from start to finish. I make Adam laugh so hard he cried. Stumped him on [...]
This past weekend was a great time for women in sports! History was made in MMA when Ronda Rousey won the first ever UFC Women’s Title. Jorge de la Noval of Championship Fighting Alliance gave great insight to this up and coming sport. Jorge believes boxing is the past and MMA is the future. Big [...]
How do you follow up the most important show of your career? You have some fun and tonight we had a great time! Kenny Anderson is always awesome on the show and tonight was no exception. The former NBA star talked candidly about Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and his career. Great stories and [...]
I am straight. There I said it. I came out. I announced it to the world. No one cares. But when the first active male professional athlete comes out and announces he is gay, the world will care. I suspect the news will be met with joy, pride, excitement, relief, anger, hatred and confusion. It [...]
2-11-2013: Homosexuality in Sports with Chris Kluwe, Cyd Zeigler, Hudson Taylor, Brendon Ayanbadejo & Brian Ellner
I have conducted thousands of interviews in my career. I have hosted so many talk shows, I can’t even count. Tonight’s show is without a doubt my favorite show and certainly the most important of my career. Equality to me is one of the most important issues facing this country today. In my opinion, everything [...]
Tonight was all about the Super Bowl. What happened before the lights went out, what happened during the blackout and what resulted after. We also talked about the coverage and the commercials! Thanks to Minnesota Vikings’ kicker Blair Walsh. Walsh was inside the Superdome for the game and he proved to be an All-Pro guest [...]
What a wonderful story. New Orleans is once again the center of the sports world. Super Bowl XLVII is about to kickoff and the Ravens and the 49ers are ready. So is New Orleans. Is there a better place to play the NFL’s biggest game? Miami might make an argument for no, but I say [...]
I covered a lot of subjects and a lot of ground in tonight’s two hour show. The show started talking about the NFL Pro Bowl and the future of the NFL. When Stan Saunders of WJZA CBS in Baltimore joined me, we had a very frank discussion on Ray Lewis. Stan has covered Lewis since [...]
1-14-2013: NFL Playoffs, Miami Dolphins Asking for a $400 Million Handout, Steroids, Baseball Hall of Fame, Golden Globes & More!
I’ll make this short and sweet. The NFL playoffs have been amazing. Thanks to Barry Barnes from LockerReport.com for breaking down all four of this past weekend’s games and giving insight into the Baltimore Ravens and Ray Lewis. I did ask the tough questions they are not asking in Baltimore regarding Ray Lewis and the [...]
1-7-2013: Notre Dame vs Alabama (I want a tie, but it will be Bama in a blowout) Michael Russo on NHL & More!
Happy new year folks from everyone at SILVERMAN: On Sports! Fun show tonight previewing and talking about the BCS Championship Game in South Florida. As much I wanted a tie (I know, I know it isn’t possible) I knew that Notre Dame would be routed! Thanks to Bob Wieneke of the South Bend Tribune and Jeff [...]
2012 Top 5 SILVERMAN: On Sports Stories: #1: Now is the Time to End the Chick-Fil-A Relationship with Atlanta Bowl Game
Originally published on SILVERMAN: On Sports on July 20, 2012: NO MOR FOTBAL That needs to be the message sent to Chick-Fil-A by the organizers of the bowl once proudly known as the Peach Bowl. It’s time for the Chamber of Commerce to cut their ties with the Atlanta-based fast food chain. Why? Simple. Zero [...]
2012 Top 5 SILVERMAN: On Sports Stories: #2: Change Must Come Out of Connecticut Elementary Shooting Tragedy
Originally published on SILVERMAN: On Sports on December 15, 2012: Even the morning after, I am sick. Another senseless act of violence in this country. Another story of tragedy that grips our nation. Another opportunity to debate gun control from sea to shining sea. On Friday morning, the sixth mass shooting this year took place [...]
Originally published on SILVERMAN: On Sports: January 11, 2012: Now Tim Tebow haunts my slumber. I rarely watch David Letterman anymore but tonight I tune in to see the lovely Kate Beckinsale and Dave’s got a Top 10 re: Timmy Terrific! For those of you that missed it, I got out of bed for you. [...]
Originally published and broadcasted on SILVERMAN: On Sports on January 2, 2012: Happy New Year boys and girls! What a fantastic way to start 2012! Two of my favorite guests joined me. David Bergman, one of the world’s best photographers, was once again fantastic talking about football and of course, Bon Jovi. David is their [...]
Originally published on SILVERMAN: On Sports, January 22, 2012: What is the character of a man? Is it the number of wins? The losses? What he did with his time? His money? The way he lived his life? These and others are going to be the questions that will be debated after the death of [...]
When you are planning the last show of 2012, you make sure go on the air with your best show of the year! I started the year with David Bergman and I finished it with him as well! David was on my very first show and he is one of my favorite guests! Tonight we [...]
Even the morning after, I am sick. Another senseless act of violence in this country. Another story of tragedy that grips our nation. Another opportunity to debate gun control from sea to shining sea. On Friday morning, the sixth mass shooting this year took place at an elementary school in a quiet, “safe” Connecticut town. [...]
We are officially in the Caddyshack! The new home of SILVERMAN: On Sports. Thanks for stopping in, would you like a Fresca? Thanks to Nick Masuda of Golfweek for joining me and talking about the past, present and future of golf from Tiger Woods to Rory McIlroy and everyone in between. Bob Irzyk from KOCO-TV [...]