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KD's Tearful MVP Speech for the Ages

KD’s Tearful MVP Speech for the Ages

Kevin Durant’s MVP speech was everything it should be. Sincere. Emotional. Appreciative. Humble. Respectful. Oh, and it will also make you cry. Some brand is likely reaching out to Durant right now with a multi-million dollar deal around a Mother’s Day campaign. Mark it down. Well done, KD. A well-deserved award and a fitting acceptance […]

LA Clippers Home Page Blackout: We Are One

LA Clippers Home Page Blackout: We Are One

NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently announced a lifetime ban for Donald Sterling. The LA Clippers site now features this image on its home page. Interesting times… Looking forward to this evening. Hopefully, this cloud temporarily passes over the players, and they can play the game. Let’s go, Clip Joint.

Mike Pelfrey Poorly Tries to Pump Up His Alma Mater Wichita State Shockers

Mike Pelfrey Poorly Tries to Pump Up His Alma Mater Wichita State Shockers

Mike Pelfrey spent several years in Queens as a member of my beloved Mets. As much as he often pained me with his on-field performance, he was always a stand-up guy. Pelfrey is now a member of the Minnesota Twins and pitched his college days at Wichita State. He’s a big Shockers backer. So, his […]

Rangers Catcher JP Arencibia with Killer Tim Kurkjian Impression on ESPN

Rangers Catcher JP Arencibia with Killer Tim Kurkjian Impression on ESPN

We’re big Timmy Kurkjian fans here at The Legend. Great baseball insight. Passionate guy. And, perhaps most importantly, not a guy who takes himself too seriously. There’s a lot to be said for humility and the ability to laugh at oneself…particularly when someone’s riffing off your schtick. As a side note, this was one of […]

Mr. Derrick Brooks heading to the Hall

In honor of Derrick Brooks’s election the Pro Football Hall of Fame… The inarguable best Derrick Brooks commercial ever made.

A Reason for 2014 Jets Optimism: Money to Play With

A Reason for 2014 Jets Optimism: Money to Play With

I am a John Idzik fan. I liken him, and my confidence in him, a bit to Sandy Alderson (although the rope grows significantly shorter with the latter after this season). Idzik is a very smart man. Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Dartmouth. A masters degree from Duke. A football man from […]

VIDEO: Knicks Fan’s YouTube Rant of Year (NSFW)

Forget about write-ups. If you’re a Knicks fan, or even if you’re not, just watch this. CAN’T BELIEVE I missed this. A longtime Knickerbocker backer goes off following the team’s embarrassing 41-point blowout home loss to the Boston Celtics on December 8th. Quite possibly, the best YouTube sports rant I’ve ever witnessed. This man speaks […]

Metta World Peace Rocks Subway From Queensbridge to MSG Debut

Metta World Peace Rocks Subway From Queensbridge to MSG Debut

I’ve got to admit it. Misguided or not, the signing of Metta World Peace was by far my favorite move Knicks move this offseason. Sure, he promises some occasionally unwanted entertainment (although he guarantees some high-quality comedic relief too). And, yes, he’s getting older and his health worries me. That said, it’s great to see […]

LaTroy Hawkins Photo of the Future Looks Bright

LaTroy Hawkins Photo of the Future Looks Bright

This is one reason why social media can be pretty cool these days. It’s always neat to see stuff we as fans don’t get to see every day. In this example, veteran Mets’ reliever LaTroy Hawkins snaps a little photo on the team plane following a win in Minneapolis this afternoon. Hawk posted it on […]

Mets Jeremy Hefner Victim of Series of Photo Bombs

Mets Jeremy Hefner Victim of Series of Photo Bombs

Baseball’s fun when you’re winning. And, for the Mets, taking 13 of their last 21 is about as good as it’s been in a long time. Jeremy Hefner is a big part of that recent success. Who you may ask? Even most serious baseball fans can be excused for not being familiar with Hefner. Prior […]

Munenori Kawasaki Rocks Intentional Talk, Delivers Comedy

Munenori Kawasaki Rocks Intentional Talk, Delivers Comedy

We first featuered Blue Jays’ shortstop Munenori Kawasaki a few weeks back. He’d just delivered a game-winning hit and broke out a prepared speech – complete with note cards – to a jubilant Jays crowd. It was an instant classic that took the Interwebs by storm. Well, Kawasaki is back. And that’s a good thing […]

Manny Ramirez's Taiwanese teammates don dreads to help celebrate his 40th birthday

Manny Ramirez’s Taiwanese teammates don dreads to help celebrate his 40th birthday

How about lots of Manny’s being Manny? Wish granted. For those who can’t get themselves enough of Manny Ramirez, his teammates on the Taiwanese EDA Rhinos obliged. The entire team paid homage to the dreadlocked slugger, who’s tearing it up in Asia this year, by honoring his 40th birthday. They rocked those satiny doo-rags that […]