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J-E-T-S: Just End the Season, Indeed

J-E-T-S: Just End the Season, Indeed

Six wins is a stretch goal. The Jets are that bad. I guess many of the pundits knew that going into the season. Maybe some of us fans simply got sucked into the sometimes mystical fairyland that one allows hims or herself to travel to when the record is 0-0 and there is no tarnish […]

Missing the magic of postseason: Benny and the Mets

Missing the magic of postseason: Benny and the Mets

The chill — and the chills -of October. The crowds. Postseason slogans. Waving towels. Drama. Storybook tales. I love every minute of it. I also miss it horribly. As I’ve managed to sneak in a few minutes here and there of the initial contests of this 2014 baseball postseason, it’s reminded me about all that […]

LeBron James is Coming Home to Cleveland...and He Did It Right

LeBron James is Coming Home to Cleveland…and He Did It Right

There are certain sports moments that, as a human with a blog, you simply have to respond to in writing. If nothing else, because they are historic. Perhaps that phrase is an overstatement, but I’d argue not. The greatest player in the NBA — and one who continues to push himself in the G.O.A.T. discussion […]

Canadiens Pre-Game Video Sets the Ice on FIRE

Canadiens Pre-Game Video Sets the Ice on FIRE

It’s hockey playoffs time, people. It gets no better. And it gets no bigger. ESPECIALLY in Montreal. The most storied franchise in hockey with absolutely rabid fans. When passion is at a fever pitch, how do you manage to continually crank it up even more? Your in-game producers at the Bell Centre for game three […]

DeSean Jackson Would Look Great in Jets Green

DeSean Jackson Would Look Great in Jets Green

Come fly the friendly skies. News is out today that the Philadelphia Eagles are listening to offers for receiver DeSean Jackson. We know D-Jax already looks good in green, so why not the Jets? Like a lot of other Gang Green faithful, I’ve been waffling during this free agent binge period. I want to believe […]

Hope Springs for Mets...

Hope Springs for Mets…

It’s happening again. You KNOW better. You KNOW that one shouldn’t allow it to happen. Yet, it does. You hear of old players with “new” bodies. Sucker. Young arms popping mitts and turning heads. Fleeced. Veterans imparting all their experience and wisdom to the most promising of the prospects. Sap. Spring fever is the air […]

Loving the Idea of Lovie in Tampa

Loving the Idea of Lovie in Tampa

Nobody ever knows how things will turn out. But, for the record, I love the Lovie Smith hire for Tampa Bay. Some things are announced and you just think to yourself: “Yup, that one makes sense. That could work.” That sentiment was never widely embraced when Greg Schiano came to town, and it only got […]

Celtics offer video tribute to Doc Rivers

Celtics offer video tribute to Doc Rivers

We’ve always been big Doc Rivers fans. Just believe he’s a good man and a good coach. You got the sense with his move to Los Angeles and the Clippers that there was only respect on both sides — and acknowledgement of a move that had to be made for both organizations. Ultimately, I think […]

The Significance of a Healthy Curtis Granderson to the Mets

The Significance of a Healthy Curtis Granderson to the Mets

The Mets officially introduced Curtis Granderson on Tuesday. Granderson will occupy one of the Mets three outfield positions. Exactly which one is unknown and relatively unimportant. How this free agent acquisition is graded is a question for years down the road. What is known is that the Mets are getting a “pro’s pro” who has […]

Panthers' Thomas Davis played full game with dislocated finger

Panthers’ Thomas Davis played full game with dislocated finger

NFL linebackers are badass mofos. This much we know. Still, it’s always a good reminder to understand what some of these guys play with and through in terms of pain and injuries. Case in point: Thomas Davis. Davis is an outside linebacker on the Carolina Panthers. The former first round pick out of Georgia is […]

Richie Incognito is certified piece of sh*t

Richie Incognito is certified piece of sh*t

Why waste my “breath” on Richie Incognito? The story’s been everywhere. I’m not going to reveal anything beyond what anyone else has said. What’s the point, right? My answer? Anything I can do to further spread what is known about what Incognito has done is worth a few minutes of my time. A**holes deserve to […]

Reminded that Melo just isn't among the NBA's truly elite players

Reminded that Melo just isn’t among the NBA’s truly elite players

There are some moments that bring things to light that you knew were there. Instances that provide clarity based on contrast. Last night’s Knicks-Bulls game was one of those occasions. It was a subtle reminder to any of those delusional Knicks fans (of whom there are droves) that NO, Carmelo Anthony isn’t among the NBA’s […]