Allegany Communications Sports w/ Mike Burke

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MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports For several years I have referred to the National Football League as #NFLTheTVShow, having recently added AndSportsBook to the hashtag. I have begun to reconsider that addition and will likely lose it and just stick with TheTVShow, because that is what the NFL is first and foremost. While it is […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: August 10, 2022, 2:16 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports Don’t look now, but #NFLTheTVShowAndSportsBook is well underway. Training camp has been going on for a couple of weeks or so, “Draft Day” the movie has been on a couple of times (which is always fun in a Watch a Train Wreck way), the Hall of Fame Game (which is […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: August 9, 2022, 12:05 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports The baseball world has spent the past week mourning the death and celebrating the life of the legendary Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, as well it should. The smooth, soothing sound of his voice was baseball and the standard he established in the booth calling a sporting […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: August 8, 2022, 12:20 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports There are, in the words of our late great friend J. Suter Kegg, “a lot of people walking around here with ‘P’ on their caps.” Suter, the legendary sports editor of the Cumberland Evening and Sunday Times and founder and president of a nationally-recognized New York Yankees haters club in […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: August 5, 2022, 12:52 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports Another trade deadline has come and gone and most of the noise around the country is being made about the Washington Nationals and their general manager Mike Rizzo’s blockbuster trade with the San Diego Padres, as the Nats sent outfielder Juan Soto and first baseman Josh Bell to San Diego […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: August 3, 2022, 12:19 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports They finally went through with it, the Orioles did. On Monday afternoon they traded Trey Mancini to the Houston Astros in a three-team deal that landed Baltimore two Class A pitching prospects. THE GOOD: The Orioles, who have the top-rated minor-league system in baseball, still need more organizational pitching depth […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: August 2, 2022, 12:23 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports In the spirit of the most recent greed frenzy, “What will you do if you hit Mega Millions?”, a reporter once asked Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Tug McGraw what he was going to do with his winning 1980 World Series share. “Ninety percent of it,” McGraw said, “I’ll spend on […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: August 1, 2022, 2:33 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports To Treyd Mancini or not to Treyd Mancini (see what I did there?), that is the question for the Baltimore Orioles and general manager Mike Elias as they approach the Aug. 2 trade deadline. Complicating what should have been an easy trade for Elias to make is that out of […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: July 28, 2022, 1:21 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports Leo Mazzone and his place in history are going home for good this weekend, yet home is where his heart will be as the former Bruce High School star will become the first coach to enter the Braves Hall of Fame Saturday in Atlanta. Mazzone will be inducted into the […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: July 27, 2022, 1:48 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports Washington Nationals fans are experiencing a certain level of anxiety these days, which is understandable, since for the first time, really, since the club’s arrival in D.C. 17 years ago, things are not going so swimmingly for them. The big buzz in baseball for the past week-plus has been Nationals […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: July 26, 2022, 1:09 pm