About Roy

My dream as a kid was to be a sportswriter. And even though my passion was baseball, I always wanted to be a hockey writer. I’m not sure why.

When I graduated the University of Miami with a degree in journalism in 1974 there was no doubt in my mind I had the credentials to cover the New York Rangers– I was Sports Editor, Executive Sports Editor and then I channeled my inner Perry White and was selected Editor-In-Chief of the school newspaper, the Miami Hurricane, which was a national award winner for excellence in journalism. I don’t remember what award we won but I still really like saying it …

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Sunday Morning Coffee — January 19, 2020 — Send in the Clown

19 Jan 2020 I By Roy Berger

Congratulations Las Vegas, you are growing up as a sports city. You’ve always been a special event, entertainment and sports gambling town, but now you’ve crossed the white lines into…


Sunday Morning Coffee — January 12, 2020 — Left Behind

12 Jan 2020 I By Roy Berger

Clemson, LSU and 75,000 partisans will be in New Orleans Monday night for the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship game.  For the first time in four years, I won’t…


Sunday Morning Coffee — December 22, 2019 — Tidying Up For The Holidays

22 Dec 2019 I By Roy Berger

Time to clear the desk which is covered with holiday cards, bills and important stuff like this: Hanukkah begins tonight. I love the description I read last week of the…


Sunday Morning Coffee — December 8, 2019 — A Morning Without the Journal

08 Dec 2019 I By Roy Berger

I’m a newspaper throwback kind of guy. If you read this space regularly that comes as no surprise. I can live without pay phones, Duncan yo-yo’s, VHS recorders, telephone answering…


Sunday Morning Coffee — November 24, 2019 — Meet Me In St. Louie and Other Stuff

24 Nov 2019 I By Roy Berger

We took a hiatus for a while and all I heard was— “Where’s my Sunday Morning Coffee?” “What happened to Sunday Morning Coffee?” “Am I not getting Sunday Morning Coffee anymore?” Apologies. Truth is we’ve gotten…


Sunday Morning Coffee — October 13, 2019 — “Why Vegas?”

13 Oct 2019 I By Roy Berger

So, why Vegas? It wasn’t so much a question as an assignment. Joe Brancatelli is a veteran business travel writer and is the founder and publisher of the very popular…

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