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The CGP: Coming to 940 ESPN Radio in Fresno

The CGP: Coming to 940 ESPN Radio in Fresno

The Christopher Gabriel Program (“The CGP” for longtime listeners) has landed. I have accepted an offer to be the afternoon drive host on 940 ESPN here in Fresno. At the time of this writing, we’ve not yet decided if the CGP will be 3-6 pm or 4-7 pm, both times Pacific. We’re a 50,000-watt monster […]

LISTEN: Going Coast to Coast with the Talented and Versatile Bob Costas

LISTEN: Going Coast to Coast with the Talented and Versatile Bob Costas

One of my favorite broadcasters, sports or otherwise, is Bob Costas. Few people are as skilled and versatile as Costas. Either as a play-by-play announcer or studio host he’s covered football, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf, boxing, thoroughbred racing and, of course, his remarkable work through the years as NBC’s primetime host for Summer and Winter […]

Brett Favre Feeling Minnesota?

And so The Favre Dance begins again.  Back on August 1, 2008 I wrote a piece about Brett Favre and the Packers.  Namely, that I believed the Packers and Favre were better off together.  The flurry of talk at the time was the idea Favre and Green Bay might work out a deal for him to join the Minnesota Vikings.  […]

The Packers and Favre Defy Logic

By Christopher Gabriel, Let me see if I have this straight: Last season, Green Bay Packers quarterback – former quarterback – Brett Favre leads the Pack to within one game of the Super Bowl and has a terrific season along the way.  Several months later, he retires.  After he retires, the Packers ask him several times […]

Land of the Giants

By Christopher Gabriel, Blog Harbor Last night in the Arizona desert, Team History met Team Destiny.  When all was said and done, and as it often turns out, Destiny was just a little bit better than History. In what was thought to be an unthinkable, improbable outcome, the New York Giants ended the New England Patriots’ dream […]

’72 Dolphins Praying for a Giant Win

By Christopher Gabriel, Blog Harbor As we inch closer to kick-off for Super Bowl XLII, the game itself will be preceded on various networks by the annual ritual of Pregame Shows from Hell.  These programs really make you consider running out to the nearest Interstate and playing kickball at rush hour.  They’ll serve up stories and interviews ranging from […]

Boston vs. New York: The Center of the Universe

By Christopher Gabriel, Blog Harbor 75.  Does the number mean anything to you?  Surely it does to some people.  For example, it’s important to LEGO.  This past August 10th, they celebrated their 75th anniversary.  Esquire magazine will be celebrating their 75th anniversary this year.  And the 2007-08 sports calendar has the Southeastern Conference celebrating, yep you guessed […]