Scoop created the innovative “Biofile” feature in 1992 (word trademarked). Born in Philadelphia, Scoop grew up revering Roberto Duran, Bobby Clarke, Paul Holmgren, Pete Rose, Dr. J, Rocky Balboa, Ali, Frazier, Foreman and Norton. He has been featured in The New York Times and Sports Illustrated.
His first book “Heavyweight Armageddon! The Tyson-Lewis Championship Battle” was published in 2008 and was called “A smashing success,” by Hall of Famer Emanuel Steward, “One of the two best boxing books I’ve ever read.” John McEnroe also read it and commented to the author at a 2009 World Team Tennis practice from the Randall’s Island court, “Scoop, I really liked your book.”
The Teaneck, NJ resident has conducted over 2,500 Biofile interviews and contributed Biofiles for The Ring, Boxing Digest, Fightnews.com, ATPWorldTour.com, BoxingInsider.com, Boxing News U.K., World Boxing Japan, The Fist (Australia), Boxing World (South Africa) as well as The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Orange County Register, MLB.com, The Sporting News, NASCAR Scene, Tennis Week, Track and Field News, Full Contact Fighter, Auto Racing Digest, Hockey Digest, Basketball Times, Baseball America, Don King publications, South Asian Life and Times, Allaboutjazz.com, KiteWorld Magazine, Al Goldstein’s SCREW, TheHockeyNews.com, DirecTV Guide, Olympian, The Aquarian Arts Weekly, The Daily Racing Form, Trot Magazine, Hoof Beats, Totally Tennis, Florida Tennis, Klitschko-Mormeck Official Program (in German), Fighting Fit, Steppin Out Magazine, Australian Tennis Magazine, Tennis View Magazine, Spiridon (Germany), Marathon & Beyond, Giant Insider, Jets Confidential, Reds Report, Mets Inside Pitch, ITATennis.com, among others.
In April 2010, Scoop co-founded and operates the tennis web site www.Tennis-prose.com with colleagues Dan Markowitz, Richard Pagliaro and Dan C. Weil.
Scoop, who calls himself Scoop because he says every single Biofile always delivers at least one scoop, hopes some day to Biofile President Clinton, Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Rod Laver, Wayne Gretzky, Steven Spielberg, Marcelo Rios, Donald Fagen, Charlie Rose, Jerry Seinfeld and Mike Tyson. And if they ever invent a time machine, Scoop will Biofile Elvis, Charlie Chaplin, Jack Dempsey, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Princess Diana, Laurel & Hardy, Ernest Hemingway, Jack Johnson, Suzanne Lenglen, Stanley Kubrick, Orson Welles, Lon Chaney and Boris Karloff.
His second book “Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew”, was published in December 2011 and was mentioned on the air by ESPN2 commentator Patrick McEnroe during the Rafael Nadal-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga match at the Sony Ericsson Open Master Series tournament in Key Biscayne, Florida in March 2012. Former ATP pro and Delray Beach doubles champion Hugo Armando called the Rios book “One of the best tennis books I ever read.” Renowned tennis coach and found of the IMG Academy Nick Bollettieri called the Rios book, “Magnificent, excellent, you did it in a very interesting way.”
Scoop is currently working on his third, fourth and fifth books which will be about Muhammad Ali, Roger Federer and the Klitschko brothers.
And, last but not least, Scoop’s favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate marshmallow.
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