Tag: Bill Belichick

Angry Ward: Eli Manning, Vontae Davis, and Other NFL Checkdowns

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BRONX, NY – We’re now two full weeks into the NFL season and already there’s plenty to talk about. And, shockingly, none of it has to do with kneeling during the National Anthem. Bummer. Nevertheless, let’s get rid of this column quick, like a New York Giants offensive possession, so we can punt it away to […]

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Cheesy Bruin’s Free NFL Picks, Plus Aaron Rodgers, Willis Reed and Gratuitous Cheerleaders

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MARLBORO, NY – Last week I came out of the gate with a 3 out of 4 weekend, with Indianapolis the only blemish on the ledger. Looking to stay solid with the Cheesy Bruin’s FREE NFL Picks, Week #2, here are today’s selections. FAVORITE I honestly don’t know how to feel about the Seattle Seahawks […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Burt Reynolds, Kirk Cousins, and the Butterfly Effect

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Cahulawassee River, Georgia: In chaos theory, butterfly effect refers to one small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear systems resulting in large differences in a later state. Got it? Like a butterfly flapping its wings and altering the path of a future tornado. In the mid-1970s, Burt Reynolds scoffed at an offer to play […]

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Big Ben Whitney: Rocky IV, Yankees Make a Push, Year the Pats Unraveled

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MOSCOW, USSR – It’s been over 32 years since Rocky Balboa avenged his friend and formal rival and turned the tide of the Cold War on Christmas Day in 1985. Much to Rock’s chagrin, tensions with Russia have returned. (Do you smell a corny, contrived device coming yet?) In the spirit of that legendary night, […]

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Cheesy Bruin’s Sunday Sports Musings: Urban Meyer, Beckham, Yanks, Mets, Eil, Darnold

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MARLBORO, NY – As the sh!t gets deeper and deeper out of the White House in Washington, D.C., the sports scene is no different. Here today are my musings in no order or structure. Baseball is the only sport playing meaningful games at the moment with the division and Wild Card races ramping up. Hockey’s […]

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Talking Hockey (?) and Baseball as Yankees, Mets Sputter/Wait for David Wright and Aaron Judge

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NEW  YORK, NY  –  We’re just over a month away from the first NHL preseason games and hockey can’t come soon enough. Mets fans are glued to their televisions watching David Wright repeatedly strikeout looking in St. Lucie. Yankees fans are speed-dialing call-in shows and tweeting desperately about poop pitching, Judge’s wrist and Andujar’s defense. […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Carmelo Signs, A’s Fans are Missing, Exhibition Football Sucks

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BRONX, NY – After what’s already been a fairly brutal summer (heatwaves, forest fires, and the inextinguishable dumpster fire at the White House), we move into the truly dreadful days of mid- to late-August. As a kid you remember this as the time when the “Back to School” ads and sales started popping up, and your […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Summer Fun – Then vs. Now

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BRONX, NY – For New York City Public School kids, classes finally came to a merciful end yesterday. I think we are the last city on the planet to release youngsters from their academic obligations… by a LOT. And I’m not one of those parents who wish the year ran longer for these kids. Strangely enough, […]

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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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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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