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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 […]

Chris Smith Makes the Knicks and Reminds Us How Ridiculous the Knicks Really Are

Chris Smith Makes the Knicks and Reminds Us How Ridiculous the Knicks Really Are

When I was a college kid pledging a fraternity, we occasionally talked about “package deals.”  It was in the context of rush. Hey, we can’t give this kid a bid unless we give this one, they’re a “package deal.” Whenever that kind of talk popped up, it got quickly squashed. It was stupid. You should […]

Nike helps continue Pro Bowl death march with new neon uniforms

Nike helps continue Pro Bowl death march with new neon uniforms

Oy vey. We bemoaned (not really) the slow death of the NFL Pro Bowl a few months back. The rule changes are all a desperate attempt to save an event that has lost relevance and shall never regain it. Well, now the ole Pro Bowl has done gone out and gotten that much more ridiculous. […]

Todd Helton stays classy with farewell ad in Denver Post

Todd Helton stays classy with farewell ad in Denver Post

Some trends get old quickly. I can’t say the athlete “thank you” ads to the fans is one of those. It’s a classy move by a player and, despite how it may feel because of the media coverage of such outward displays of gratitude, is still relatively infrequent. Here’s the latest example from longtime Colorado […]

Bucos and Tribe, Need You Ask

Bucos and Tribe, Need You Ask

The MLB postseason has officially begun. And. It. Is. Glorious. If you’re a Mets fan, or any fan of the 20-something teams no longer in the mix, it’s time to choose your allegiances. Let me help you, the uncommitted. Tribe. Bucos. Really, that is all. 20 straight losing seasons in Pittsburgh. No championships in Cleveland. […]