As the summer rolls on, so does SILVERMAN: On Sports. Leading off tonight was former MLB player, Billy Bean. Bean retired rather than come out and as the Major League Baseball Ambassador of Inclusion he is working to make sure baseball is doing everything it can to make the game for accepting for everyone. Billy [...]
7-28-2014: Billy Bean on Baseball, Chip Towers on UGA, Barry Barnes on NFL and Manny Gonzalez on Strikers!
The rivalry between the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and the New York Cosmos dates back thirty-seven years. Over that span, the Strikers had only won four games, all of them at home. Going into this game, the Strikers had been a six game winless streak including drop the first two games of the fall NASL season [...]
This show is going to sound great to you. You will hear my guests say they had a hard time hearing me. Blame ATT or Skype but you will have no issues! Nick Masuda of Golfweek Magazine was driving through Central Florida so we will blame the weather. We did have a great discussion on [...]
Word on the street is that LeBron James left the Miami Heat for Cleveland. To get the inside scoop into his decision and its aftermath, I brought in BleacherReport.com’s Ethan Skolnick. Ethan has covered the Heat for years and gave great insight into the before, during and after of Decision ’14. Great stuff! With the [...]
7-7-2014: A Trip Down Memory Lane. The Original NASL with Guys that Played It, Lived It and Loved It!
WOW. Simply wow! Tonight was a trip down memory lane to the golden age of American soccer, the original North American Soccer League (NASL). I really want to thank Richard Schwartz the current television color commentator for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers for helping line up the all-time guest list. Assembled on this show tonight were [...]
With the World Cup match between USA and Ghana underway, I took to the airwaves to rock and roll sports talk! The US Open Golf Championships were held in North Carolina over the weekend and that means Nick Masuda of Golfweek Magazine joined me to break down the tournament and the state of golf. Before [...]
History Folks. The NFL Draft, the Players Championship, Michael Sam drafted and the Strikers jump to the top of the NASL table! Tonight was an action packed show and a blast to host. We started off with Barry Barnes of LockerReport.com. Barry broke down the draft and gave insight into the best of the draft. [...]
4-28-2014: Racism in Sports & Dr. Jack Ramsey Tribute with JIll Painter-Lopez, Wade Davis, Billy Corben, Antonio Harvey and Dave Lamont & More!
I like to do topic radio and tonight I did just that. I just don’t like to be forced to do so. Donald Sterling’s alleged comments on a leaked audio tape made me decide to do a show on racism in American sports. I tackled this subject and how it specifically applies to the Los [...]
Happy Passover everyone! Tonight, we celebrate! We celebrate Jackie Robinson, Bubba Watson and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Thanks to Bob Kendrick of the Negro League Museum. Bob is like a walking encyclopedia of the Negro Leagues. He love of his work and the subject matter is infectious. Our conversation covered the Robinson’s legacy, the late-great [...]
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers burned the Ottawa Fury 2-0 at Lockhart Stadium on April 12. Bruce Silverman had the play-by-play for SoFloRadio.com. Here is a SILVERMAN: On Sports Score Clip of the second Strikers goal. Darnell King lead a two-on-one and right footed a rebound past the Fury keeper for a beautiful goal securing the [...]
NASL soccer. It’s a kick in the grass! The 2014 NASL season kicked off in Fort Lauderdale with the Strikers playing host to the expansion Ottawa Fury. The boys defended the Fort with a 2-0 victory over the visitors from north of the border. SoFloRadio.com is proud to bring you every Strikers home game live [...]
2014 Fort Lauderdale Strikers Season Kicks Off Tonight with Bruce Silverman as the Voice of the Strikers!
For Immediate Release: The Fort Lauderdale Strikers are proud to announce this season’s home match internet TV and radio deals. The broadcast packages to be handled by NASLLive.com and SoFloRadio.com commence with the season opener Saturday April 12th at historic Lockhart Stadium against Ottawa Fury FC. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm EDT. SoFloRadio.com’s Play-by-play duties will be [...]
I start every show by saying, “Good evening boys and girls!” And tonight, it was a very good evening! Tonight had everything, drama (the Final Four), tragedy (Gators lost, not really tragedy), laughter (lots of laughs), compelling human stories (you will be inspired by my friend Tony Harvey, yes Tony to me), outraged (Marlins talk) [...]
As the calendar rolls on, so does SILVERMAN: On Sports! The Final Four is set. Florida, UConn, Kentucky and Wisconsin. Great basketball talk needs a great basketball guest. Enter former Georgia Tech standout and NBA great Kenny Anderson. Kenny lead the Yellow Jackets to a Final Four in his freshman season. The conversation included the [...]
3-24-2013: March Madness Continues, Shockers and Vols Represented, Soccer Tom Mulroy of Fort Lauderdale Strikers & More!
I am going to make this short and sweet, because the show was sweet but not short. Two hours of sports and laughs, it doesn’t get much better than that! Thanks to two great callers at the top of the show, S:OS got off to a great start. My first guest was Paul Suellentrop of [...]
2-24-2014: Dave Pallone on Jason Collins and MLB, Michael O’Keefe on Harold Ramis and Caddyshack, Seth Menachem & More!
Cinderella story! Leading off, Dave Pallone, former MLB umpire came on and spoke about Jason Collins breaking another barrier when he took the court as a member of the Brooklyn Nets. Pallone was outed by the New York Post more than twenty years ago and is an outspoken individual on gay rights. Our conversation then [...]
Making it in the NFL is not easy. The average career lasts less than four seasons. Getting drafted isn’t that easy either. Some teams draft to fill needs. Others tend to pick the best player available regardless of position. A few teams take players completely off their boards for reasons ranging from health to off-field [...]
On February 9, 1964 The Beatles made history in music. Fifty years to the day, Michael Sam made history in sports. The impact of The Beatles on Ed Sullivan is now known. What impact Sam’s announcement will have on sports and society, we will have to wait and see. What did Sam say yesterday? “I [...]
Tonight was all Super Bowl all the time! David Bergman was the kickoff returner and as always, he ran it back to the house for a huge touchdown. David was in Met Life Stadium and witnessed the huge win the Seahawks had over Payton Manning and the Broncos. David was on assignment for Sports Illustrated [...]
72 hours ago Alex Rodriguez had his suspension reduced to 162 games and we enjoyed some really great NFL playoff games. Sit back, relax and strap in folks, because this show is fast and furious with twists and turns, laughs and tears, this is…SILVERMAN: On Sports. First up, Paul Silvi of Seattle’s King 5 joins [...]
11-18-2013: ESPN’s Dave LaMont on College and Miami Dolphins, AJC’s Chip Towers on UGA, CBS’s Michael Coleman on Chiefs & More!
Tonight I brought the journalism pros into the CaddyShack! Leading off was ESPN’s Dave LaMont. Like me, LaMont is a long time South Florida resident and he brought great insight in the Miami Mess (Miami Dolphins that is) as well as a number of issues facing college athletics. On deck was Chip Towers of the [...]
11-11-2013: NFL Great Leonard Marshall on the Dolphins, NFL, College Football, Head Injuries & So Much More!
I have conducted thousands of interviews throughout my career. Tonight, I had a very candid conversation with Leonard Marshall. I found Marshall to be thoughtful, insightful and candid. We covered a tremendous about of ground including the mess with the Miami Dolphins, his career, Joe Theismann’s horrific injury, college football, head injuries and so much [...]
11-4-2013: Sports and News Collide in Florida with Billy Corben, Dovovan Campbell, Mike Bernandino, Barry Barnes & More!
Seems like every time you turn on the news, there is a Florida connection. Lately, seems like every time you turn on sports, there is a Florida connection. Tonight, news and sports collided and with Florida connections. The big story of the day was Richie Incognito being anything but and the reaction by his Miami [...]
10-28-2013: David Bergman on Bon Jovi and Sports, Jason Jackson on the Heat plus Cyd Zeigler & Bruce Udolf
WOW! That one word sums up tonight’s show. I always love when David Bergman is on the show. It had been far too long since his last appearance and that was because he has been jetting around the world with Bon Jovi traveling on a steal horse taking them to six continents. David waxed poetic [...]
What a great day. First, I guest on Jon Leiberman‘s Live at 5 on SiriusXM’s Howard 101 to discuss the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins name then I have the privilege of hosting SILVERMAN: On Sports! First up, I continue my use of the wayback machine and bring Nina Blackwood of MTV fame into the [...]
Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Beat Cross-State Rivals Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-1: Listen to the Entire Game HERE!
Rivalries are awesome. The Ft. Lauderdale Strikers and the Tampa Bay Rowdies first met on the pitch in 1977. Saturday night both clubs met again fighting for valuable points trying to qualify for the November 9 NASL Soccer Bowl in Atlanta. The Strikers still play their home games at Lockhart Stadium. Now their home games [...]
Tonight’s show proved that I am not one-dimensional! I can talk about sports and a bunch of other stuff. I lead off the show with Kenny Anderson. Kenny played fourteen years in the NBA after a stellar career at Georgia Tech. Kenny was very candid tonight about his life, his career and teased that he [...]
The rivalry is renewed. The Ft. Lauderdale Strikers and the New York Cosmos first met in New York on May 15, 1977. The great Pele scored the hat trick and the Cosmos won 3-0. Less than a month later the same two teams met on the pitch in Ft. Lauderdale and soccer was never the [...]
I love to celebrate anniversaries on SILVERMAN: On Sports and tonight was a great party. Today was a great day. First we announced that SoFloRadio.com became the radio home of the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers and that will be doing play-by-play on the broadcasts and then do cap off the day doing this radio show for [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leo Sarmiento 954-600-6550 Strikers Partner with SoFloRadio.com to Broadcast Select Home Games FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. – The Strikers are proud to announce a home match radio broadcast deal with SoFloRadio.com. SoFloRadio will broadcast two matches this Fall Season. SoFloRadio.com’s first Strikers broadcast will [...]