Friends Of The Dino Costa Show is a pretty exclusive list of individuals, a club that is most difficult to crack. These are individuals who we can stomach for more than 2 minutes at a time, and people who we would consider helping out in a time of great need…if we weren’t too busy doing something else.
Dino Costa doesn’t have many friends, doesn’t want or need many friends, but these people qualify as ‘friends’, and have cracked a pretty hard club to get into.
We now present: FRIENDS OF THE DINO COSTA SHOW
Forever Michael Shannon will be a friend of The Dino Costa Show. This spectacular actor of the big screen, television, and the stage, burst upon the scene and into the public’s eye when he absolutely stole the movie; Revolutionary Road, with two remarkable scenes that will be long remembered. In addition he was the magnet you couldn’t take your eyes off of in the hit HBO series; Boardwalk Empire, and was just named to play the villain, General Zod, in the upcoming Super man film; Man Of Steel. Shannon appeared in-studio on The DC Show in December 2010.
A long time friend of The Dino Costa Show going back to the days when the show was broadcast out of places like Jacksonville, and Denver. Ziegler is a huge fan of the show and the admiration goes both ways. We love Ziegler for his combative nature and for his ability to dig in and defend his position with all kinds of adversaries. Ziegler loves sports, and he believes he can fix the college football BCS situation, and he’s an accomplished golfer who ran the premiere Tiger Woods website before Tiger’s fall from grace. John Ziegler, somehow is not doing talk radio at the moment, and we can’t understand why that is. Talk radio is poorer for not having Ziegler on the air. His last radio show was on KFI in Los Angeles where he destroyed any competition in his way. Ziegler also produced and developed the tremendous movie on Sarah Palin; Media Malpractice How Obama Got Elected and Palin was Targeted. That film is a must see – and can be found right here: www.howobamagotelected.com
A lifelong fan of the show – the greatest fan the show has ever had, or will ever have. She was my mom AND my dad often times growing up. I played catch with Mama Costa, practiced getting ready for the Punt, Pass, And Kick competition (that I won). A sometimes looked forward to contributor to the show, Mama Costa is always eager to spread her infinite wisdom to the Dino Costa Show audience across America whenever we call her number.
Bert Randolph Sugar
Finding a conversationalist better than Bert Sugar would be pretty hard task.
Bert known for his love of cigars and his boxing knowledge is far more than that. He’s the ultimate town crier and the quintessential story teller, a sit down on the show with Bert is always a looked forward to event. Bert can talk up sports of all kinds, politics, life, and everything in between. He’s authored dozens of books, does work for HBO Sports & ESPN, pens a column each month for Smoke Magazine, and is featured regularly on The Dino Costa Show. Yes, we love this man, we love, Bert Randolph Sugar.
Buzz Bissinger is a friend of The Dino Costa Show. We don’t always agree with Buzz’s points of view, but who cares about that? The man has an opinion, and he expresses it with panache whether speaking or writing, of which, few can write as well as Buzz Bissinger can. The author of Friday Night Light’s, and always with an interesting story on The Daily Beast website, we are privileged to call Buzz Bissinger our friend on The Dino Costa Show.
For the most part, the Denver sports media sucks. Thank goodness my former adopted home town still has the more than capable sports column of Mark Kiszla inside the sports pages of The Denver Post. Kiszla is nuts, that’s why we love him. He doesn’t care who he pisses off, another badge of honor that we appreciate. Kiszla speaks it as well as he writes it, and that’s why he’s a friend of The Dino Costa Show.
Who doesn’t like Gerry V? Besides former Hornets coach Tim Floyd we mean? The basketball savant and overall terrific conversationalist (not to mention fellow cigar aficionado) comes across with great insight every time he visits with the Dino Costa Show. Gerry has been a part of the Hornets broadcast team since the franchise was rooted in Charlotte. He’s also an award winning sports talk host, and pens a column each week in the New Orleans Times Picayune. Very few know the NBA and basketball overall more than the one and only ‘Gerry V’.
There is no other national sports radio show in America that talks more hockey than The Dino Costa Show – and so we’re proud of our alliance with one of the country’s foremost hockey writers and voices, ESPN’s very own, EJ Hradek. Now that those ESPN executives in Bristol have finished spitting up their coffee, we want everyone to know that we love talking puck with EJ whenever the opportunity presents itself. EJ loves the game, and so do we, a match made in heaven.
The great actor is an avid fan of The Dino Costa Show. Like making great movies, Chazz knows great sports radio when he hears it. An original New York tough guy, Chazz can teach you a thing or two about a thing or two. A huge life long Yankees fan, Chazz knows the score, and in that scene in A Bronx Tale, he told “C” to keep his priorities in order and not to get too wrapped up in the fandom of Mickey Mantle. Besides a Bronx Tale, Chazz is best known for his performances in The Usual Suspects and Mullholland Falls, and his Academy Award nominated role for Best Supporting Actor in Bullets Over Broadway.
They don’t come any better than Philadelphia’s number one sports radio agitator, our most good friend, Howard Eskin. People either love Eskin or they hate him, we can relate. Eskin comes on our show and makes time for us whenever we ask – we love him for that. We love him for speaking his mind. Philadelphia loves Eskin for his straight shooting ways on the air. How about that mink coat? Whenever we’re in Philadelphia we make sure to let Howard know that we’re in town. Long live the Sports King of Philadelphia!
We consider Joe Gannascoli a friend for a few reasons. For starters, we’re more than appreciative that Joe snuffed out that pain in the ass Jackie Jr on the streets of Boonton in that episode of The Soprano’s. We also consider Joe a friend because he had the guts to put on that leather and dance like a fairy with cup-cake in that other episode of The Soprano’s. But mostly we love Joe because he’s a huge fan of The Dino Costa Show. Or wait, maybe it’s because he’s a fellow cigar aficionado? In fact, Joe has his own line of Cigars, and on the front page of the website you can click on the link to find out all about Joe’s cigar line. We consider Joe a friend of the show for all of the above – and more. A huge sports fan, it’s always good to catch up with, Joe Gannascoli.
Bill Scheft is one funny dude. He’s also an enormous sports fan and one of the most interesting conversationalists we know of. A comedian, a writer and author, and a former columnist with Sports Illustrated. Bill Scheft has been a staff writer for the David Letterman Show since 1991, during which time he has been nominated for 15 Emmy Awards.
Scheft is the author of three novels: The Ringer(2002), Time Won’t Let Me (2005) and Everything Hurts. Time Won’t Let Me was a finalist for the 2006 Thurber Prize Award for American Humor.The Ringer has been optioned for a film based on Scheft’s adapted screenplay.