The event was held at NASDAQ, where Sachem alum Bob Greifeld is CEO. Inductees included Jimmy Johnson, Steve Bartkowski, Art Monk, Phillip Fulmer and others.
A new book by Joe Garner and Bob Costas, “100 Yards of Glory: The Greatest Moments in NFL History” features the Monday Night Miracle as one of the top comebacks of all-time. In October 2000 Sachem alum Jumbo Elliott caught a touchdown pass from Vinny Testaverde for the Jets to beat the Dolphins.
That play is discussed in detail and a photo of Jumbo from his Sachem days, which I supplied, is proudly displayed in the video feature of the book on the attached DVD. My name appears in the credits.
Click to the next page to see the photo of Jumbo in his Sachem uniform behind narrator Bob Costas.
The Press Club of Long Island is a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
The following awards were won:
- First Place, Online Feature … Howard Stern’s Sal Governale fond of his days clowning around Sachem
- Second Place, Online Feature …Holbrook’s tragic train crash remembered
- Second Place, Online Sports … Jumbo Elliott is larger than life
- ?Second Place, Online News Blog … “Inside the Arrows“
Patch.com won third place overall in the best news site voting.
Sachem Patch editor Chris R. Vaccaro was also elected as a board member of the Press Club.