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

The King is Coming Home 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 — is returning to the place where it all began...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Breaks Down Chestnut’s Hot Dog Stomach

Over the fourth of July holiday, Joey Chestnut continued to build on his legacy and perhaps solidify himself as the greatest competitive eater of all-time. The latest feather in his cap was another Nathan’s hot dog eating contest crown, this time taking down 69 dogs in 10 minutes. It’s a truly incredible and frightening figure to get a handle on. However, when ESPN’s Sport...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Congratulations USMNT, You’ve Got Me to Care About Soccer for a Minute

Well, thanks a whole lot Internet. Because of all your fancy smart phones and instantaneous ability to live record jubilant celebrations, you’ve now managed to make me care about US soccer and the World Cup. I mean, at least you did. For those four minutes… Go ‘murica.
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Time for LeBron to Start Acting Like He’s Been There Before

Act Like You’ve Been There Before The Miami Heat defeated the Brooklyn Nets in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night in Miami. The Nets played poorly down the stretch, and the Heat showed their mettle. None of that surprised me. Nor did I think any of it really worth commentary. What did catch my eye though was LeBron James’s post-game reaction. I can hear...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Thank Goodness for the Draft, So the Stinkin’ Mocks Can End

Mock ThisPhoto Via Canal Street Chronicles Tomorrow night, Commissioner Goodell will welcome the world to Radio City Music Hall. The Houston Texans will be on the clock. The madness will begin. Thank. Friggin. G-d. Because with that declaration, it will signal the death of the far-more-insane mock draft phenomenon. It can’t come soon enough. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun to...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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 speech.
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Rep NBA Style on Flight to Denver, Jay Horwitz Wins the Day

This is why social media can be fun. It often gives us a glimpse into our favorite teams, players and the “life” of athletes off the field — moreso than would have been possible before. Case in point? The New York Mets NBA-themed road trip. My Metros take on the Rockies tonight in Denver. Prior to the team’s departure to the Mile High City, manager Terry Collins went all...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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. WE ARE ONEVia clippers.com 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 Join.
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Caliendo’s Jon Gruden Impersonation is Pretty Money

Frank Caliendo may not be the best comedian of all time, but he does do some damn good impersonations. Whether it’s former Presidents or famed commentators, the man has a knack for becoming his subjects. We’ve loved what he’s done with guys like Barkley in the past. The latest? Caliendo tackles Jon Gruden…and does it swimmingly. Check out the clip below as Frank channels...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Crying youngster captures essence of Chicago Cubs fandom

The Chicago Cubs haven’t won a championship in 105 years. During that century-plus, the Cubbies have not only lost. They’ve made a habit of finding new and creative ways to torture their fans. Sadly, Wednesday’s tilt at Wrigley against the Diamondbacks was simply another sterling example of the Cubs being the Cubs. And I’m not picking on them. Hell, I’m a Mets fan. What...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Boise St. Coaches on Broncos: The Recruiting Cavalry is Coming!

College football recruiting is, in many ways, a ridiculously silly game. That’s why we like when certain coaches and institutions embrace the absurdity and have some fun with it. Enter Chris Petersen and the Boise St. Broncos football coaching staff. Petersen and his crew jumped on horseback to announce their intent to scour Idaho and make its best Broncos. What  else would you...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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 of the Habs opening round playoff series with the Tampa Bay Lightning...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 18, 2014  |  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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April 11, 2014  |  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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March 25, 2014  |  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 Metsblog.com 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
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