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Master of Ceremonies - Roger Neel - WNBF Radio and Sports Director

2017 Guest Speaker : Phil Simms

Featured Speaker - Phil Simms

Featured Guest Speaker

Phil Simms

CBS NFL Lead Analyst, Super Bowl MVP, Co-Host on Showtime's "Inside the NFL"


For over three decades, the name Phil Simms and Super Bowl have remained synonymous with each other. After completing a 15-year veteran NFL career with the New York Giants highlighted by winning the Super Bowl XXI MVP, Simms now serves as the lead analyst for CBS Television Network's NFL coverage.


The duo of Simms and Jim Nantz just completed their 12th season as CBS's lead NFL broadcast team and have together called Super Bowl 50 (2016),  Super  Bowl XLVII (2013),  Super  Bowl XUV  (2010)  and Super  Bowl XU  (2007).  Previously,  Simms teamed up with Greg Gumbel on CBS and the  pair called Super  Bowl XXXVIII  (2004)  and Super  Bowl XXXV  (2001).


Along with their Sunday afternoon duties, Simms and Nantz will continue calling "Thursday Night Football" for CBS.


Since 2008, Simms has co-hosted "Inside The NFL" on Showtime and this year will lead a new lineup including fellow 16W Marketing talent Boomer Esiason along with Greg Gumbel, Ed Reed and Brandon Marshall. In addition, Simms currently teams up with Steve Beuerlein and Rich Gannon to co-host "NFL Monday QB" on the CBS Sports Network.


The "Phil Simms All-Iron Team", which honors NFL players and coaches, was first aired on a Christmas Day broadcast on CBS in 1999. Most recently, the special has aired on Super Bowl XU (2007), Super Bowl XUV (2010) and XLVII (2013).


Prior to joining CBS Sports, Simms served as a game analyst on NBC's top broadcast team along with Dick Enberg and Paul Maguire from 1995-1998. While at NBC, Simms was behind the microphone for Super Bowl XXX (1996) and Super Bowl XXXIII (1999). Away from the gridiron, he has also announced weightlifting events for NBC Sports' coverage of the 1996 Olympic Summer Games and served as sideline reporter on "The NBA in NBC". Simms also worked on the "NFL Quarterback Challenge" and "Run To Daylight" while at NBC.


In addition to his work in the broadcast booth, the Franklin Lakes, NJ resident authored the New York Times bestselling Sunday Morning Quarterback: Going Deep on the Strategies, Myths and Mayhem of Football. As a result of his football IQ, Simms has become a Quarterback Skills Expert to which he provides evaluations to top NFL personnel directors.


Simms is also a co-owner and contributor to The Experts Network (TXN), an interactive digital sports network consisting of sports analysis along with Cris Collinsworth, Boomer Esiason, Howie Long, Nick Faldo and Cal Ripken, Jr.

Launched in April 2011, the TXN specializes in the development of digital and original programming, repurposed content and high-end special events. The interactive platform formulates strategic distribution partnerships with online sports networks and serves as the online "destination" sports property.


Simms currently serves as a spokesperson for Bigelow Tea and Hackensack University Medical Center. He is also the color analyst voice for the widely popular video game EA Sports Madden NFL 13.


During a stellar playing career, Simms won two Super Bowl titles with the New York Giants (1987, 1991) and was named Super Bowl MVP in Super Bowl XXI (1987) when he completed 22 of 25 passes in defeating the Denver Broncos for Big Blue's first Super Bowl win. He currently holds the team mark for most passes completed and attempted for one game (40 completed, 62 attempted). He remains second in franchise history for passes completed and attempted in a season (286, 533) and career (2,576, 4,647). In addition, he is second in Big Blue history for most career touchdown passes (199) and most 300-yard games in a career (21).


The Kentucky native was the Giants first selection in the 1979 NFL Draft out of Morehead State College. Simms would go on to be selected to participate in NFL Pro Bowl games in 1993 and before that in 1985, when he was named MVP of the contest.



Phil and his wife, Diana, have three children, Christopher (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Matthew (New York Jets) and Deirdre, and two grandchildren, Charlotte and Phillip.


 2017 Class of Inductees

Holly Aprile

  • Head Softball Coach at University of Pittsburgh


  • Softball Player at University of Massachusetts


  • Softball Pitcher at Afton High School, Pitched 23 No-Hitters


  • Press & Sun Bulletin Athlete of the Year - 1978

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Nancy Bromley

  • Initiated and Coached Field Hockey at Greene High School for over 25 Years


  • Won 3 NYSPHSAA State Championships; Won over 300 Games (Career)


  • Inducted into NYSPHSAA Section IV and Greene HS Hall Of Fames


  • Listed in Sports Illustrated's "Faces In The Crowd" Issue of November 28th, 1994

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Bill Chanecka

  • Played Pro-Basketball for 14 Years with Wilkes-Barre in the EBL and AL
  • Named 2X as AL MVP and as an   All-Star
  •  Named as a member of the CBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • Basketball Player on Binghamton Central High School's Undefeated Team in 1942-43

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Steve Chomyszak

  • Professional NFL Football Player as Defensive Lineman


  • AFL - New York Jets (1966-'67) and NFL - Cincinnati Bengals (1968-'73)


  • Played Football and Competed in Track & Field at Syracuse University


  • Played Football at Johnson City High School

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Kelsey Green

  • Football Coach at Chenango Forks HS (117-19 Record in 12 Seasons


  • At CFHS Won 7 Straight NYSPHSAA Section IV Championships (84-6)


  • At CFHS Won the NYSPHSAA Football Companionship in 2003, 2004


  • At CFHS Won the NYSPHSAA Softball Championship in 1994

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Bob Holbert

  • Played Pro Baseball with the San Francisco Giants Minor League Affiliates


  • Elected to NYSPHSAA Section IV Hall Of Fame in 1979


  • Led JCHS to the  STAC Baseball Championship in 1964 and Batted .462


  • Played Baseball, Basketball and Football at Johnson City HighSchool

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Jim Hoover

  • Coached Football at Walton HS for 41 Seasons - Career Record of 3181-85-1 (4th in NYS)
  • At Walton HS Won the NYSPHSAA Football Championship 1996 and 2007


  • 5 Undefeated Seasons (1987, '89, '91, '94 and 2007)


  • Inducted into the NYSPHSAA Section IV Hall Of Fame in 2009

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Sara Patterson

  • Head Women's Gymnastics Coach at University of Alabama (1979-2014) Career: 382-88-2


  • 6 NCAA Championships; 8 SEC Conference Championships; 29 NCAA Regional Titles


  • NCAA Women's Gymnastics Coach of the Year (4X); SEC Women's Coach of the Year (4X)


  • Inducted into Alabama Sports Hall Of Fame in 2003

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John Schultz

  • Played Professional Football in NFL with the Denver Broncos


  • Co-Captain of the Denver Broncos in Superbowl XII (1977)
  • Played Football for the University of Maryland; MVP in Senior Year


  • Played Football and Baseball at Vestal HS; STAC All-Conference in Football

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 Jerry Skonieczki

  • Played Football as a Wide Receiver at Syracuse University (1956-1960)
  • Member of Syracuse University's 1959 National Football Champions


  • Inducted into NYSPHSAA Section IV Hall of Fame in 1978


  • Played Footbll, Basketball, and Baseball at Johnson City HS; New York All-State in Football

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Maine-Endwell Little League Team

  • Little League Baseball World Series Champion - 2016
  • Won the 2016 Jack Losch Little League Baseball World Series Team Sportsmanship Award


  • Overall Undefeated Season Record of 24-0


  • 1st New York Team (Since 1964) and 1st USA Team (Since 2011) to Win the LLBWS

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