Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland chips to the eighth green during the semifinal round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on February 26, 2012 in Marana, Arizona.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Scott Gray Sports Commentary, Thursday, September 25th, 2014

I have a confession to make. Until this past week I didn’t realize how serious my addiction was, but I’ve been suffering from the D.T.’s, withdrawal pains, hallucinations of Tiger Woods winning all four majors next season. I need my golf fix.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–09/25/2014

Bill Detrick (Courtesy website)

Scott Gray Sports Commentary, Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

I last saw Bill Detrick on the 28th of August. We’d just finished playing 18 holes of golf in the annual Harry “The Cat” Nowobilski tournament at Tallwood Country Club in Hebron in support of junior golf.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–09/23/2014

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Scott Gray Sports Commentary: Cycling Into A New Image

In three weeks the newly renovated XL Center will officially open with a Celtics-Knicks NBA exhibition. With a fan lounge, concourse level luxury seating, improved handicapped seating, color coding for easier location and an open symmetry between the arena and the concourse the XL Center will assume it’s continuing role as the home of the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack and a home away from home for the UCONN men’s and women’s basketball teams while becoming the Hockey East home for UCONN hockey.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–09/19/2014

Courtesy New Britain Rockcats

Scott Gray Sports Commentary: How Could We Wonder Why?

Where to go. Today it’s a definite quandary, with two issues that beg for comment, the first close to home. The change of player development affiliations by the New Britain Rock Cats creates a personal void. I have relationships in the Minnesota Twins organization that date back to the early 1980’s and every summer brought a chance to catch up with old friends.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–09/18/2014

Roger Goodell

Scott Gray Sports Commentary: Time For the Tourniquet

The NFL has mishandled the Ray Rice affair. One of their largest sponsors pointed that out to them yesterday.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–09/17/2014

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Scott Gray Sports Commentary: Baseball in Mark Twain Times

Do you think this is all new? Do you believe the troubles in the sports world are unique to our era? This week the NFL Players Association is expected to approve HGH testing, the latest step in combating a drug issue that certainly is not unique to football, as baseball will forever be tainted by it’s “Steroid Era”.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–09/16/2014


Scott Gray Sports Commentary, Monday, September 15th, 2014

Sean McDonough is the best play-by-play man in America. A veteran of several networks, McDonough, currently in the employ of ESPN, has called some of the biggest events in the world of sports, from the World Series to the major college football bowl games. He’s known for honest description that tell it like it is, never calling attention to himself with prefabricated “signature” calls.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–09/15/2014

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Scott Gray Sports Commentary: When Everyone Knows Who You Are

An old friend from high school who went to work for our home town police department once told me a story from his days on cruiser patrol. A car screeched out of a supermarket parking lot, through on coming traffic from both directions and tore down the street.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–09/12/2014

Anton Goff (Courtesy Bowie State University Media Guide)

Scott Gray Sports Commentary: A New Presence

Anton Goff is only 45 years old, but already the former Bowling Green wide receiver out of Pittsburgh has nearly two decades of administrative experience at various levels of college athletics, from major schools in major conferences to mid majors to division II.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–09/11/2014

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Scott Gray Sports Commentary, Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

An interesting dynamic exists between the sports media and the, often, spoiled and overpaid superstar anti role models they cover. Nowhere is the messenger more vulnerable than in the sports world.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–09/10/2014