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Sports / General

371. “Coney Island” Dave Cohen

Seth Everett October 5, 2022


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This week on Sports With Friends:

Recorded on the campus of Syracuse University in October 2022, former play-by-play announcer Dave Cohen joined the show. “Coney Island Dave” (a nickname given to him by his dear friend Bob Costas) was the TV voice of the New York Yankees from 1995-1996. He was also the TV voice of the then-Washington Bullets and the original host of Mets Extra. Dave was an original play-by-play announcer for ESPN in 1979. He called Syracuse Football, Basketball, and Lacrosse during the 1980s for a cable outlet called Super Sports.

In this episode, Cohen discusses how his career was a combination of being in the right place at the right time. He won an Emmy award for his commentary during Dwight Gooden’s 1996 no-hitter. He discussed the strategy of giving Syracuse broadcasts to new cable networks across the country on tape delay and the impact that had on the athletic programs during the 1980s.

 

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Seth Everett

Seth Everett is a 24-year National Sports Broadcaster currently heard on iHeartMedia, NBC Sports Radio, Westwood One (Olympics coverage), & Entercom. He is a media veteran that has been seen & heard on ESPN, Sirius/XM, Bloomberg TV, FOX Sports covering 2 Super Bowls, 12 World Series, 2 NBA Finals, & 2 Stanley Cup Finals. Also covered local teams such as the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Broncos, & more.

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