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 […]
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 […]