To my darling daughter before her first Mets game…I’m sorry

This Sunday, I’ll travel to CitiField with my wife and daughter to watch my beloved New York Metropolitans face the Bravos on Easter. It will be my two-and-a-half year old’s first major league baseball game. I can’t wait. Maybe Mr. Met will be dressed like a bunny. Heck, maybe the Mets will even win. Regardless, I’ll do my best to explain a few things to her leading up to...
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Michigan State Hoops Joins Celebration of “Princess Lacey” at Breslin Center

These stories start to sting more when you have a young daughter. Yet, there is still something beautiful to be taken away from Thursday’s tribute to Lacey Holsworth in East Lansing, Michigan. If you don’t know the story of “Princess Lacey,” who died a week ago at age 8 following a bout with cancer, check out this video on YouTube (tissues recommended) that describes her...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dancing Texas Tech Coach Kliff Kingsbury Wins the Internet for Today

Winner winner, chicken dinner. Some days it’s tough to determine if the massive through that is the Internet has presented anything that is even worth taking a short swig. Other days, the winner is immediately identifiable. Today’s champ is Texas Tech Red Raiders head football coach Kliff Kingsbury. Kingsbury, who previously torched records as a gun-slingin’ signal caller for...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

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 teammates decided to take advantage of Big Pelf, who is generally fairly quiet and reserved...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodbye, Mistress Bracket

I want CHAOS. ANARCHY. Give me the first #16 seed victory. Double digit seeds scattered everywhere into the later rounds. Brackets CRUSHED INSTANTANEOUSLY. That’s what I’m rooting for in this year’s NCAA Tournament. In fact, it’s been that way for six years now. Ever since my mistress and I parted ways… Originally published on this blog on March 18, 2008. Hell hath no fury...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

DeSean Jackson Would Look Great in Jets Green

Come Fly with Us 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 in Idzik. Patience, prudence and a plan. Still, it’s...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hope Springs for Mets…

New Look Outfield?Photo via 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 they promising of the prospects. Sap. Spring fever is the air again, and,...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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 our favorite Kurkjian explosions of all time. So...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

How About Taking a Stand on Ray Rice…and Cutting Him?

Innocent until proven guilty. Yes, I know. Sure. And, alright, perhaps what’s to come in this post  is not well thought out…or fundamentally sound logic. I don’t give a f&*!. Enough is enough. Plus, I’ve got a blog, so I am free to spout my opinion regardless of where it falls or does not on the nonsensical scale. Ray Rice was one of “my guys.” I grew up in the same...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: U.S. Olympian Luger Kate Hansen and her Awesome Beyonce Warm-Up Dance

Now, here’s a gal having fun with her gig. U.S. Olympian luger (?) Kate Hansen is making the Interwb rounds today. Why? Because she brings it in her pre-race workout. It involves her getting down to Beyonce. ONLY Beyonce. The Beyonce bounce is more than par for the course for Hansen. Read and watch about how her family’s restaurant in Cali has become Olympic party viewing central...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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.
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Reasons a victorious Peyton Manning should ride off into the sunset

Peyton Manning will step onto the Super stage Sunday for the third time in his Hall of Fame career. While he’s declined to talk much about it, the much more interesting story for me is what Peyton will do if he leads the Broncos to a championship at MetLife Stadium. I’ve never known what it’s like to be a professional athlete who has performed at historic levels at my sport...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Newcastle’s non Super Bowl Super Bowl ads are genius

Newcastle Brown Ale didn’t buy a Super Bowl spot this year. They don’t have the money. They have no rights. So, they poked fun at that very notion. And succeeded in doing what many modern marketer’s dream of: taking advantage of the Super Bowl hype, audience and news cycle…without spending the dollars. Enter Anna Kendrick and Keyshawn Johnson. The two recently were featured...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Coleman and Duracell send hearing-impaired super-fans to the Super Bowl

More cool stories from the Super Bowl. The ones that have not a whole lot to do with the action that will take place on the field on Sunday. Derrick Coleman is a fullback for the Seattle Seahawks. If you’ve been paying attention, you know Coleman is the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL. He’s an inspiration to many and served as the focal player in this great spot...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Katie Nolan rips Rick Reilly in sparkling fashion

Points Nolan for Takedown Rick Reilly decided to tee of on, of all people, Regis Philbin following Tuesday’s NFL media day. We’ve never particularly liked Reilly. Katie Nolan, on the other hand, we’re becoming bigger and bigger fans of. How do Nolan, Philbin and Reilly come together on this one? Reilly dissed Philbin on ESPN calling him the “little man in the makeup” as...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Knowshon Moreno tears a sure bet during national anthem? Oh no you didn’t, Vegas.

Tears of joy for Super Bowl Bettors? Knowshon Moreno’s tears (technically tear ducts?) are famous. When you cry a river like the Denver Broncos running back did in front of a national TV audience, isn’t the cover of Sports Illustrated the next logical stop? Truth be told. the story behind those tears is a good one. It’s about reflection. It’s about the calm before the storm...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Forget the Interviews, Marshawn Lynch is here “just for the action”

Seriously, are there many more colorful NFL characters than Marshawn Lynch? The man we knew personally as “Beast Mode” before many others had any idea what the hell he was talking about, is here in town for Sunday’s Super Bowl. He wasn’t too keen on making the rounds and yucking it up for the cameras at today’s big Super Bowl media carnival thingy. This annoyed some people...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos’ Mike Adams Planning “Walkoff” Super Bowl Win

Walk on by… Denver Broncos safety Mike Adams hasn’t had the easiest road to the NFL. He was an undrafted rookie out of the University of Delaware. During his nine-year career he’s been solid, not spectacular. He’s spent time with three different teams and always been productive, even if a starting job has always been a battle, never a formality. But the toughest step on...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Phish and the Seattle Seahawks come together for WIL-son

As football fans, we can’t enough of Russell Wilson. From draft day to his rookie season to another stellar 2014 campaign, this guy’s narrative is just incredibly compelling — making him an increasingly rare thing in modern sports — the humble, extraordinarily likable superstar. Things like this only validate what might otherwise seem to be a surface perception. It’s why...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

MUST SEE VIDEO: Fighting, Flying ‘Bama Mom Throws Down with Sooners Fans

Oh, Internet. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. For those of you in need of a Friday treat, just check out the video below. It’s perhaps the best use of Miley Cyrus’s abused and overused “Wrecking Ball” maybe ever? Yes, maybe ever. We don’t have the back story here, but from this fine lady’s immediate Internet fame we can deduce this much. The female blonde...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

A Reason for 2014 Jets Optimism: Money to Play With

Anything less than the playoffs in 2014 will be no laughing matter 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 a football family who’s...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Loving the Idea of Lovie in Tampa

Nothing but love for this move 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 worse. Smith brings a defensive mentality to...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dick’s Sporting Goods “The Glove”: My Perfect Christmas Commercial

It came on again during the Knicks game the other night, and I turned to my wife and commented. “No need for a new holiday commercial when you’ve already perfected it. That’s what great advertising can do. I’d be running the same spot year after year too, if it was this.” I was talking about a Dick’s Sporting Goods spot. The Glove. One that launched a year ago and which...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Thank You to Their Weekly Visitors…Russell & Ashton Wilson

Russell Wilson is an immensely likely superstar. Undersized. Under-projected. Over achieving and delivering in every sense — both on an OFF the field. He’s always had a great reputation as a person, aside from his skills as a signal caller. This story and video serve as incredibly compelling evidence to validate that rep. Stop what you’re doing and check it out. In a modern...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

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 time will show that it was the correct move for Boston and L.A. The love shone through on...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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