Three major topics for the evening. A few years ago, Penn State was rocked by scandal. Lives were ruined by Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and Joe Paterno’s reputation and career were tarnished. Paterno had many of his wins stripped away, the football program lost scholarships, the school was fined and there was a […]
1-5-2015: Happy New Year with Billy Corben, Oregon Ducks, Barry Barnes, LZ Granderson and a Tribute to Stuart Scott
Happy New Year! I threw the party to keep off 2015. To kick off the year right my first guest was the director of ESPN’s The U Part 2 Billy Corben. Billy is always a great guest and we covered the gambit from the University of Miami, pop culture, all things Miami and so much […]
I had four amazing guests tonight: Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe, Outsports.com’s Cyd Zeigler, LockerReport.com’s Barry Barnes and WMBC’s Mark Fontes. The topics: NFL, Ray Rice, Tony Dungy, Urban Meyer, Ohio State University, Kosta Karageorge, Aaron Hernandez, Jets, Dolphins, Giants, Michael Sam and the list goes on and on and on. When you listen you […]
So very thankful for your support so I present to you SILVERMAN: On Sports before Thanksgiving! Great thanks to my guests tonight. Andrew Vigliotti of OutsidePitchMLB.com came on to talk about what I call the MLB Silly Season, others call it the off season. We discussed the big contracts being awarded through baseball and what […]
They play for the third oldest trophy in American Soccer, the Soccer Bowl. It is the crowing achievement of the North American Soccer League. After twenty-eight games there were only two team left: San Antonio Scorpions and Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The Scorpions were the best team on the NASL pitch in the Fall Season and […]
SoFloRadio.com to Broadcast NASL Soccer Bowl 14 Championship November 15, 2014. Bruce Silverman to Provide Play-by-Play
After a roller coaster of a season, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers earn a spot in the NASL Championship game after defeating Minnesota United FC 2-1. The result came after a full ninety minutes, plus a full overtime and a penalty kick shootout that saw the Strikers outlast the Loons 5-4 to advance. Throughout the season, […]
11-10-2014: Fort Lauderdale Strikers Ready for NASL Soccer Bowl 14. SoFloRadio.com to Broadcast Game
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers are an unlikely side to be playing for a league title. Yet as a result of going eight straight matches without a loss, the number four seed has played their way into the NASL Championship Game. One of the original teams from the Golden Age of the NASL, the Strikers traveled […]
What a way to finish a regular season. The 2014 campaign for the Lads from Lauderdale has truly been a roller coaster ride. There have been thrilled and spills throughout the first twenty-six games. The twenty-seventh had the makings of an epic match up between the Strikers and the expansion Ottawa Fury. The Fury played […]
Fun show folks! The lead-off hitter was Michael Coleman of KCTV-CBS 5 in Kansas City. With the Royals in the World Series, Michael was the perfect guest. The Giants are up 3-2 and the series is on its way back to Kansas City for Game 6 and a possible seventh. Coleman did an awesome job […]
Tonight was a fast and furious SILVERMAN: On Sports! Dave LaMont of ESPN was the lead-off hitter. Dave discussed the first half of the college football season and then the conversation turned to the off the field issues facing today’s student-athletes and their universities. Kyle Logan of ESPN 850 in Gainesville, FL was the next […]
Tonight there were two themes: character and baseball. In between guests, I discussed how character is so very important in sports and how we are facing so many character issues with our athletes today. We discussed the issue. Everyone agrees it begins even before high school. Kids with sports talent have always been treated differently […]
9-29-2014: New Fort Lauderdale Strikers Owner Ricardo Geromel, NFL & Royals Inside Arrowhead, Ryder Cup & More!
As you may have heard, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers were sold two weeks ago. The Strikers Managing Partner Ricardo Geromel joined me at the top of the show. Geromel discussed his love of soccer and his desire to create a world class organization in South Florida that will win NASL championships. Geromel and his partners […]
9-20-2014: Fort Lauderdale Strikers Record Fastest Goal Ever Over Indy Eleven in 2-1 Win at Lockhart
As the Fort Lauderdale Strikers look to make their playoff push, there are games the schedule they must win. Tonight’s match against the visiting Indy Eleven was that kind of match. Rising to the occasion, Fafa struck first and very early punching a Darnell King cross into the back of the net just 26 seconds […]
SILVERMAN: On Sports hit the radio airwaves on September 14, 2009. Five years later the show is bigger, badness and bolder! Many of the biggest sports stories have broken on Mondays making this program one of the most cutting-edge shows on radio! Over the years, I have had some of the biggest names in sports […]
I knew tonight’s show was going to be explosive when I woke up to TMZ Sports release of another Ray Rice tape. It seems all the best sports stories debut on Mondays! As the day wore on, the story grew and got uglier. First Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens then the NFL suspended […]
There will not be a gay Jackie Robinson. It can’t happen. It won’t happen. Jackie Robinson did not chose to break the color barrier. He was chosen. Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers made the very conscious decision to integrate baseball. He didn’t have much support from the league or the other teams, but he […]
The San Antonio Scorpions have been the hottest team in the NASL during the Fall Season. That was until they come to the hottest city in the league, Fort Lauderdale. The Lads from Lauderdale are always welcoming of their visitors but never an easy team to beat. Tonight the Strikers picked up three points as […]
8-18-2014: Johnny Manziel, Steve Ballmer, Kansas City Royals, Robin Williams and Martin Nunez of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers & More!
Sometimes a show just comes together. Tonight was one of those shows. With Monday Night Football on the tube tonight it was a perfect opportunity to have Barry Barnes of LockerReport.com on to discuss the matchup between the Browns and the Skins. Not only did we talk about Johnny Manziel but also the prospects of […]
We went all over the sports map tonight: NASCAR, golf, college athletics and soccer. Thanks to Matt Taliaferro of AthlonSports.com for coming on and helping me make sense of the tragedy out of the racing world. Tony Stewart was involved in a fatal crash during a Sprint Car race in upstate New York. Matt explained […]
LOCKHART STADIUM, Fort Lauderdale, FL It’s been an interesting season so far for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. They started the 2014 campaign red hot and had been ice cold since May 10. Things are starting to heat up again for the Lads from Lauderdale. After opening the fall season with two straight shutout losses, the […]
7-28-2014: Billy Bean on Baseball, Chip Towers on UGA, Barry Barnes on NFL and Manny Gonzalez on Strikers!
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 […]
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 […]