All posts by Bill Pucko

Bill Pucko has spent over three decades as a broadcast journalist working in television, radio and print. He was the featured sportscaster on Rochester’s YYN and WHEC-TV, awarded the Rochester Press and Radio Club’s Sportscaster of the Year Award three times and inducted onto the Frontier Field Walk of Fame in 2006. Bill is a co-founder of Classy Wolf Media, a television and video production company currently syndicating two weekly sports programs, The High School Sports Beat and The Press Box, on WHAM-TV and FOX Rochester.

Role Models

June 6, 2020 Sports people matter. It was 27 years ago that Charles Barkley declared that he was not a role model. The upshot of that was a national discussion as to who should and should not be one. As it turned out… Barkley was. The former NBA star is as much as anyone else ...

Disappearing into the night

June 20, 2020 This just in.  Baseball teams in the New York Penn League were told that the start of the season will be postponed indefinitely.  You think? The 82nd NYP season was supposed to begin this week.  As the Major Leagues debate terms of a return to action... the Minor Leagues have been told ...

NASCAR leads the way…

June 27, 2020 I am not a NASCAR guy. Never closely followed it. Been to a couple of races, including Daytona, and was entertained but found it largely loud and confusing. I mean you can't tell who's winning the race. It is a cultural phenomena. Born in the south. Based in the south. Largely run ...

Back in 1899…

July 4, 2020 William McKinley was the United States president in 1899. But vice president Garret Hobart died in office. Significant on two fronts. First… Hobart College was not named for him. And second… Theodore Roosevelt replaced him. Roosevelt became president when McKinley was shot and killed in Buffalo two years later. 1899 also brought ...