Category: Press Box

Pete Seeger and the Buffalo Bills

September 11, 2021 Name dropping.  I was talking to Rochester Music Hall of Famer John Dady last week and he told me of the time he met one of his idols... folk music legend Pete Seeger... and actually got to play with him.  One of the real thrills of John's life.  I asked him when ...

The Sycamore Legacy

September 4, 2021 So Bishop Sycamore scammed its way onto ESPN to play football and be humiliated on national television.  To what end is unclear.  But the school itself doesn't hold classes.  Doesn't have an actual location, although there is a post office box in Columbus, Ohio.  But plays in a league based in Texas.  ...

Tales of Futility

August 28, 2021 As the Baltimore Orioles zero in on an all-time record for baseball futility, having lost 19 games in a row as of Tuesday, this becomes a good time to take a look at the teams they are chasing. 1960 Jay Publishing 5 x 7 Color Team Photo, Philadelphia Phillies In 1960, Philadelphia ...

A True Field of Dreams

August 21, 2021 Baseball celebrated the anniversary of the film Field of Dreams last week and played a real game in Dyersville.  The circle is complete.   This pop-up baseball field in Iowa hosted the White Sox and Yankees August 16, 2021.  MLB Advanced Media I generally enjoyed the mystical sports themed fantasy.  For those half dozen ...

For Always Being There

Daniel Brito and the life-saving efforts of Monroe Ambulance EMT's August 14, 2021 Daniel Brito is a 23-year-old infielder in the Philadelphia Phillies farm system.  The last time we saw Daniel, he was at Frontier Field... collapsing into the arms of Rochester Red Wings manager Matt LeCroy.   The scene at Frontier Field on July 31st, ...

Coping…

July 31, 2021 Do you ever wonder what it's like to be the GOAT?  You know.  Greatest Of All Time.  Since there's probably only a handful of such people presently on earth... maybe that's a bit out of reach.  How about being good at something.  How about competent at something? I used to be competent ...

Duffy’s Redemption – Premiere Date Set

Find out where & when to watch Pat Duffy's return to the boxing ring! Follow the journey of Pat Duffy (WCMF 96.5 Breakroom, The Press Box) as he returns to the boxing ring for the 89th Annual Aquinas Mission Bouts. Will his body hold up after 17 years away from the ring? Will his family ...

Second Hand Celebrations

July 24, 2021 Dateline Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The Deer District.  Party central. The celebration following the Milwaukee Bucks winning the NBA Championship Tuesday night reminded me of one of the reasons I got into sportscasting in the first place.   Bill Pucko, center, in a promotional ad for 'R News Sports', with John DiTullio and Mike Hedeen - ...

Duffy’s Redemption Poster Reveal

ROC Sports NOW and Classy Wolf Media, in association with 96.5 WCMF, unveil the poster for the upcoming documentary, "Duffy's Redemption". The short film follows the training and preparation for Pat Duffy's return to the boxing ring, at the 89th Annual Aquinas Mission Bouts , held June 25, 2021. The premiere date and viewing location ...

Remembering Danielle…

July 17, 2021 Rochester doesn't have a lot to call its own in a sports sense.  If you live here, chances are you are a fan of the Buffalo Bills and Syracuse basketball.  An hour either side of us.  But we do take pride in our people.  It's what we do best. Danielle Downey was a ...