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Ebs’ One Big Thing: The College Football Playoff

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SITTING IN A MIGHTY TACO, NY – Even travelling out to Buffalo for a wedding and a Bills win won’t stop me from writing this week’s column! What transpired Saturday was the last thing the College Football Playoff selection committee wanted. An Ohio State victory over Michigan in the Shoe, a Penn State blowout over […]

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Comeback Kid Cheesy Bruin with FREE NFL Picks, NFL Notes

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MARLBORO, NY– As much as I’d like to think I’m Nostradamus when it comes to handicapping NFL games, I am only human after all… as a 1-3 week saw the efficiency rate plummet to an unheard of 55% (24-20).  If you are a regular you expect something in the 60-65% out of my efforts against […]

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Thanksgiving Sports Overload of Jets, Fitzpatrick, Dak Prescott, NY Rangers

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NEW YORK, NY – Thanksgiving went just as expected. I ate too much and watched too much football. In the early game Detroit eked out a big division win against the Vikings. Then the Cowboys made quick work of the Redskins. It’s a shame that the the Cowboys are this good. Dak Prescott has played […]

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Tryptophan Friday: Big Al Sternberg, Bobby V, Sandy Alderson, Caligula, Goodell, Nets

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“Lack of civility in sports today has reached epidemic proportions, has it not? And we know who is most to blame. Is it the greedy – often creepy – billionaire owners whose gluttony for green and excess is unrivaled since Caligula? Is it the entitled, pampered ballplayers? Or how about the TV networks? Well, maybe all […]

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A Few Things I’m Thankful For re Knicks, Yankees. Porzingis, Sanchez

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SPANISH HARLEM – Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Today is a day to give thanks, so let’s begin with the New York Knickerbockers. I have been hesitant the past couple of weeks to write about my beloved Knicks because I understood the season was still very young. I didn’t really have any idea how good or […]

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Hungry Ward Wednesday: Let Us Give Thanks

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BRONX, NY – Today is Thanksgiving Eve, one of my favorite days/nights of the year. For many years this was a night I would meet up with old college friends at Madison Square Garden for a college basketball doubleheader. Those were great times, until that one year that we all got so sloshed we pretty […]

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Are the NY Giants Contenders? Josh McCown, Cowboys, Eli and Oedipus?

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STAMFORD, CT – Another NFL week is in the books, with the New York Giants on a five game winning streak and threatening to make the playoffs. The wheat is separating from the chaff, whatever that means, and the Giants are right there at 7-3. The Giants keep winning ugly, but it sure beats losing pretty. O-Line […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, College Football Playoff

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WILKES-BARRE, PA – It’s a great time to be alive. Not only is Thanksgiving a few days away, but this is probably the best time of the year as a sports fan. College basketball is underway, and we’re seeing great non-conference matchups like Duke–Kansas take place, the Division I college football season is nearing championship […]

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Cheesy Bruin’s Free NFL Picks, Notes; Gambling Quotes

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MARLBORO, NY – The Giants. The Giants! They are the conglomerate that kept me from fulfilling a promise of a sweep with Cheesy Bruin’s Free NFL Picks last week! But settling for yet another 3-1 week ain’t so bad. That’s the 6th such mark out of 10 weeks, on my way to a 23-17 record, […]

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Positive Thinking re Matt Harvey, Owner Trump, President Cuban and Dave Chappelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY – We’re tapping at the keyboard up here in God’s Country on the Iona College campus, moonlighting with RugbyWrapUp.com as color/play-by-play guys for the College Rugby Bowl Series. The [somewhat] fresh air, smell of percolating hazelnut coffee and Indian Summer temps having us feeling particularly warm, fuzzy and positive. And for whatever […]

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