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Angry Ward Wednesday: Hooray for Yankees Fans! No, I’m Serious.

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BRONX, NY – I was toying with the idea of changing my column name to “Ambivalent Ward Wednesday” to get in step with the general vibe of everyone (and I use that word liberally) else around here. But, nah. Besides, I got something I really want to write about this week. Don’t worry, it’s not about […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Talking G.O.A.T., Lebron is Overrated

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Stamford, CT: Clickbait, got you. Lebron is not overrated. He carried a bunch of stiffs to the NBA finals in one of his most impressive seasons. But if you’re going to talk G.O.A.T. and use the eight straight finals as one of your talking points, it’s only fair to point out the less-than-stellar competition in […]

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Never bet against LeBron James

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THE NBA FINALS, AGAIN – Never bet against LeBron James. Never. Bet. Against. LeBron. James. As George Hill knocked down a pair of free throws with 40 seconds left in the fourth quarter to ice the Eastern Conference Finals, Jeff Van Gundy hit the nail on the head, stating that James taking this set of Cleveland […]

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4 All-American Memorial Day Sports Moments: Rick Monday, Piazza, Astros vs Harvey, Bosox at Marathon

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INDIANA, PA – Here in the heart of America, Jimmy Stewart’s home town, it’s hard not get caught up in a bit of good ol’ fashioned American patriotism. And it’s only magnified more on this particular holiday weekend. With that, and with a salute to all that that have served, continued to serve – and […]

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Angry Ward’s Rain Delay Theater

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BRONX, NY – Since CheesyBruin is still pillowing his way through divorcees on Florida’s West Coast, and no one else seems to be offering anything up yet on this rainy Sunday in NYC, I figured I’d jump in with some placeholder stuff. First of all, there’s this bit of fun from The Onion. In other news, […]

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Rain Man Rants: NFL Bans Kneeling, Sterling Brown and NBA Playoffs

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – Some weeks you don’t even have to go find a story to talk about, they find you. Like a blindside neutral zone hit, this weeks topics hit me hard in a 24-hour span between Thursday and Friday afternoons. It was harder deciding which song should be the Song of the […]

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What If George Steinbrenner Owned the Mets?

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FLUSHING, NY – Such is the current (okay, constant) State of the NY Mets, that even after a hope-filled Steven Matz win, this died-dyed-in-the-wool fan can even ponder such baseball blasphemy, but… What If George Steinbrenner Owned The Mets? #1: David Wright would be on the books somewhere else, as his Groundhog Day comeback continues. […]

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Player Profile: Gleyber Torres is The Real Deal; Derek Jeter Comparisons

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SPANISH HARLEM – In 2016 the New York Yankees did something that many fans of this generation never saw before… wave the white flag. I’m sure a lot of Yankee haters rejoiced because that meant the Yankees would rebuild and rebuilding meant a lot of losing but Brian Cashman saw a way to recoup a […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Cano, Wentz, Carmelo and other Examples of Sports Addition by Subtraction

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BRONX, NY – In 2001 the Seattle Mariners turned Major League Baseball on its ear by winning 116 regular season games. They accomplished this feat without the benefit of Randy Johnson, Ken Griffey Jr., and Alex Rodriguez, three of the franchise’s cornerstone players, who had all talked their way out of town. Though they didn’t go […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Athlete Cameos on Popular TV Shows I’d Like to See

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Stamford, CT: I caught a little of the brilliant 1992 Keith Hernandez episode on Seinfield. It made me wonder what other athletes would be good candidates to make cameos on popular TV shows. Let’s see where this goes. Big Bang Theory – Brad “The Rat” Marchand: Who would fit in better with a bunch of […]

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