Great Days for Fans
March 9, 2008 8:51 PM
Today’s relaunch of FSN New York as MSG Plus may or may not be one of the Greatest Days in New York sports history, but the network is proceeding as if it is.
The network is launching a series of one-minute Greatest Days interstitials discussing 50 top sports events of all time, such as Joe Namath’s Super Bowl Guarantee, Mike Tyson knocking out Michael Spinks and the Rangers winning the Stanley Cup after a four-decade drought.
Lydia Murphy-Stephans, MSG Networks’ executive VP for programming and production, said the channel will be looking for choices from New York-area fans by taking cameras to sporting events and asking for submissions on its Web site. The idea is to make the channel a home for the fan.
“We’re encouraging fans to be interactive,” she said.
Some fan suggestions will run on air, others online. The program will culminate later this year with a one-hour roundtable special featuring sports figures and fans discussing the Greatest Days in New York Sports.