Gary Myers has been a NFL reporters since 1978. He has written for the New York Daily News, HBO’s “Inside the NFL,” the Dallas Morning News, Sports Illustrated and The Athletic.
I know what you’re thinking: What’s an NFL reporter doing a New York Mets podcast?
Myers grew up in Queens and has been a Mets fan since the team’s inception in 1962. He attended hundreds of games as a fan, a vendor and a part-time summer employee. As a teenager he became a Shea Stadium vendor. When he started college he served as a production assistant for the iconic Mets post-game show, Kiner’s Korner, hosted by Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner. On this episode of the Mets rewind podcast, Myers shares his memories of Shea, how it deepened his relationship with his father and his experience working at the park.
When Shea Stadium was demolished Myers wrote about his passion for the team, how it deepened his relationship with his father and what the ballpark meant to him, personally. The story can be found in the Daily News archives. It’s poignant, personal and a lot of fun.
GARY MYERS BOOKS
- How ‘Bout Them Cowboys: Inside the Huddle with the Stars and Legends of America’s Team (2018)
- Brady vs. Manning: The Untold Story of the Rivalry That Transformed the NFL (2016)
- Coaching Confidential: Inside the Fraternity of NFL Coaches (2012)
- The Catch: One Play, Two Dynasties, and the Game That Changed the NFL (2009)