Two top authorities slug it out over the fifty hottest debates in New York sports
New Yorkers are notoriously opinionated, and nothing spurs their argumentative side quite like sports. David Lennon of Newsday and Roger Rubin of The New York Daily News—two New York sportswriters, add gasoline to the fire with The Great New York Sports Debate, a raucous and spirited examination of the fifty most contentious issues in New York athletics. Longtime friends and rivals, Lennon and Rubin engage in heated debate on a wide range of topics, including:
• Is George Steinbrenner good or evil?
• Which athlete is the biggest villain in New York?
• New York’s greatest quarterback: Namath or Simms?
• Can a New Yorker like “both teams”?
Touching on every aspect of New York sports—including baseball, basketball, boxing, and the New York Marathon—The Great New York Sports Debate is guaranteed to spark lively discussion among sports fans everywhere.
When they're not busy beating deadlines, Newsday sports correspondent David Lennon and Daily News reporter Roger Rubin enjoy sparring a few rounds over important issues that almost every New Yorker can understand: Is George Steinbrenner really an archfiend? Would Namath put Simms in the shadow? Can a true Mets fan root for the Yankees, too? These 50 lively debates by two longtime friends cover baseball, football, basketball, boxing, and the New York Marathon. Raucous fun.
ROGER RUBIN has been a sportswriter in New York since 1988. He has worked at the New York Daily News since 1995. He can frequently be heard espousing opinions about college basketball and baseball on New York talk radio.
DAVID LENNON has been a staff writer for Newsday since 1991. He is a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and a Hall of Fame voter. He is a frequent guest on talk radio and on NY-1’s sports shows.