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Browns’ Receiver Josh Gordon Went Camo on His Porsche

I enjoy sports. I dig cars. I enjoy checking out the car collections of various athletes. I envy their ability to fill up garages with their favorite sedans, SUVs and custom rides of every make and model. These guys are creative. Big wheels. Fancy rims. Unforgettable interiors. Wraps. Matte finishes. You name it. And, most of the time, even the really bad is good. Just because they...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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

Just shortPhoto: Getty Images 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 truly elite. Now, now,...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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 Ron come home. The guy can still play defense...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

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

A package deal of the worst kind 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 look at a kid as a kid. WTF is a package...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka as Prince Akeem Wins Halloween Early

This is just fantastic stuff via SB Nation.   My personal passion for Halloween may have faded but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a winner. Check this out from Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka. I’ve warned you…now I will be forced to trash you Really, what else needs to be said? Apparently, this is what Ibaka rocked to a Halloween-themed party hosted by his...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Northwestern Hoopster James Montgomery Awarded Scholarship in Front of Team

Well, this is pretty much a slam dunk for this blog, huh? The good part of the college game? Check. Tugs at the heart strings? Check. Feel good all around? Check. Watch and enjoy as James Montgomery III, a senior walk-on guard at Northwestern, is awarded a full scholarship. Head coach Chris Collins shares the news in front of the team. What follows is even better. Montgomery’s...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas Longhorns’ Pregame Video Prior to Red River Rivalry Win

Just when you expected them to perhaps fold up the tent. Exactly at the time when Mack Brown’s seat appeared to be reaching “inferno” levels. The Texas Longhorns went out in their high-profile Red River Rivalry game and took it to the favored Sooners of Oklahoma. Here’s a look at one of the ways Mack Brown and crew tried to fire up the troops prior to last Saturday’s upset...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Athletes need to lose the “chip on their shoulders” already

Spare me, already. The proliferation of tired tropes and cheesy cliches that are so familiar to the sports world are spinning out of control. Writers and reporters are not solely to blame. The players and coaches need to find some more new things to say as well. My favorite (sarcasm) hotness of late? The proverbial “chip on the shoulder.” Today it was Iman Shumpert. He’s pissed…or...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

College football coming to…Bristol Motor Speedway?

Football at the track? Yes, please. College football at a 160,000 seat Nascar track? Um, fu#! yea, why not? Rumor has it that the Tennessee Volunteers and Virginia Tech Hokies will meet at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016. The famed Tennessee oval is approximately halfway between the teams’ respective fan bases in Knoxville and Blacksburg. This is a game and venue that’s been talked...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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. Nike, who took over as the official on-field NFL apparel provider this season, has taken it upon themselves...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Gleason and Pearl Jam

Steve Gleason’s story is well-known. It’s hard not to be inspired by what he’s done since his diagnosis. Pearl Jam just happens to be my all-time favorite band. What connects the two? Apparently, quite a lot. Check out this cool story and video.    
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul Finebaum calls Jadeveon Clowney ‘a joke’

The hype around Jadeveon Clowney heading into this season was off the charts. Can you really blame anyone? Clowney’s been a freak that we’ve followed on this blog long before he stepped foot in Columbia, South Carolina. The residuals of this were sure to last through the off-season and right into the 2013 campaign. It’s what got him on the cover of SI and why ESPN created...
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October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Ray Liotta narrates field of dreams intro

It sounded like it would have all the elements. The well-known narrator. An idyllic setting. The game’s biggest stars. In the end…meh. Could’ve been better MLB Network. Much better.
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October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Youngster leaves school with “Buccos Fever”

I used to love skipping out on school for the first game of the baseball season. Luckily, we had a great principal who was perfectly accepting of those sudden “illnesses” that always seemed to pop up around right around opening day. It’s one reason we can appreciate this amazingly awesome note excusing one young Pirates fan’s “sickness” for a Pirates playoff game at PNC...
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October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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 Rockies first baseman Todd Helton. Helton, a five-time All-Star...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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. FOR. EVER. C”mon, people. Embrace the underdog. These...
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September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariano says put me in coach…I can be centerfield

It was an honor to watch Mariano Rivera get his just due on Mariano Rivera day at Yankee Stadium last weekend. It was perhaps even more touching watching Derek Jeter and Andy Pettite take the ball from Mo once last time. He exited as the game’s greatest closer of all time and one last long contemplative walk from the mound to the dugout in his home stadium of 19 seasons. The Yankees...
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September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Alternate college uniforms trend has officially gone off the rails

What…is…this? This one will be quick. I’ll spare the long list of offenders and how we got here. The message is simple. The alternate college uniform trend has officially gone off the rails. I’ll admit it. I was into it at first. And I still understand the rationale. Heck, I’m a reformed licensed college apparel addict. New is fun. Different is desirable. Crazy equals conversation...
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September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Moonwalking, Crying Jim Leyland is Awesome

Don’t know if there’s a heckuva lot more to say about this one. Always been a huge Jim Leyland fan. This does nothing except endear him more. Old school manager still doing it in the new school. And still appreciating every second of it. Plus, look at that moonwalk! Great, great, great. Let’s go, Tigers…and Buckos. Your browser does not support iframes. HT: Deadspin
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September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Stranger in a Strange Land: A Mets Fan Takes in Mo’s Yankee Stadium Sendoff

It’s so hard to say goodbyePhoto: William Perlman-The Star-Ledger It’s sort of fitting this was my introduction to Yankee Stadium. The first time I’d ever set foot inside the building, an edifice I’d sworn to avoid and had proudly done so since it reopened in its current incarnation. You see, I’m a Mets fan. In fact, I generally abhor the Yankees. So, how was it I found...
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September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Sight for Sore Eyes: Jets Pressure a Welcome Visitor to New Season

A sight for sore eyesPhoto: Rich Schultz /Getty Images Oh, goodness me. So much to talk about. Let’s just start with the obvious. It’s good to have football back. I am also a lucky man in that my wife is a huge fan. Sunday “plans” no longer need to be discussed for the next few months. We’ve got pigskin on the calendar. Yes, the New York Jets are also undefeated. And while...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantastic finish to Texas high school football game

I spent the weekend in D.C. and made a stop at the Newseum. I mention that fact only because it was Saturday, August 31st. Those who have visited this great attraction know that one of the cool things before you even enter the museum is a series of 50+ displays that feature the front pages of newspapers from every state in the U.S., along with some major international papers. Those...
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September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets 2013 Pitching: On the Boulevard of Broken Arms

Wow. Where to begin, Mets fans. I was perusing ESPN.com on my phone when I saw the headline. To say that this is the worst possible news that could happen to the franchise at this particular point in the season, would not be an overstatement (outside of a real tragedy of some sort). In terms of “normal” course of baseball, the word that Matt Harvey’s season was abruptly ending...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

The Jet Set: Five Critical Players Who Will Make or Break Gang Green’s Season

There are few predicting great things for my New York Jets this season. That’s more than understandable. It’s a team  riddled with far too many question marks to prognosticate any sort of consistent success. That said, one could argue those professing the certainty of apocalyptic failure, or the faithful asserting 2014 is a lock for competitive mediocrity, have equally firm...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

another test

It was March of 1996, and I was 19 years-old. To be honest, I can’t remember why we had tickets for the Big East Championship game at Madison Square Garden or what I was even doing home (Spring break?). I do know Mom and I were not too far from the floor, and I could barely contain myself. Georgetown and UCONN were about to tip-off for the Big East conference tourney title, and...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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