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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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Angry Ward Wednesday: Bron, Baseball, Pucks, Ohtani and Other Hot Garbage

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BRONX, NY – I just got back from walking the dog, and if the current temps are any indication, Angry Ward Wednesday is gonna be a hot one in NYC. That’s not the only sign that summer is on its way. To wit, Yankees fans are overheating with excitement about their team’s play against the pathetic […]

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Big Ben Whitney: Big Changes for NY Rangers; The Russians are Coming, Viggy Gone

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MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NY – There has been some big New York Rangers news over the past few days; Alain Vigneault is gone and they are bringing back Russian exile Ilya Kolvachuck. If you think I’m talking Rangers because I don’t want to face up to the ugly play of the Yankees, you’d be right. But still, […]

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Mets and Yanks Off to Good Starts, MLB Should Shorten the Season

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NEW YORK, NY – The mostly empty stadiums and games cancelled due to snow must mean that it’s early April and baseball is back again. The Mets and Yankees have battled the elements to start off the season strongly. The Amazin’s strong starting pitching and big bats have powered them to a 5-1 start. Cespedes, Bruce, […]

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Sports Resurrected: MLB News, NHL Hockey, Horse Racing… No NFL!

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Happy Easter and Passover! MARLBORO, NY – My annual March malaise has come to its end as we flip the page to April. On this Easter Sunday and April Fool’s Day, I’m here to talk of resurrection in sports. Basketball. The NCAA Championship game is tomorrow and hell-if-I-care-about-who’s-playing but I’ll tune in anyway. If we’re […]

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Rain Man Rants: Sister Jean vs. Father Rob, Bazley to G-League, Chicago’s Emergency Goalie

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – Welcome to the Good Easter edition of the Rain Man Rants. Good Easter because it is after Good Friday but before Easter Sunday so, I call it Good Easter Saturday. So after paying attention to everyone elses articles, I decided to take a chance and not talk about Baseball or […]

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Big Ben’s Sports Oscars: Kobe Bryant Won an Oscar, But These Teams Got Snubbed

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – Scrolling through Twitter late Sunday night I called out to my wife, “Kobe Bryant won an Oscar and Larry Bird got snubbed?” “No,” dumbass, “Lady Bird got snubbed. But Kobe did win an Oscar.” Well, I didn’t see that coming, and it wasn’t great timing for the #MeToo movement. But hey, in […]

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Messier’s Tears Mark End NY Rangers Era for Henrik Lundqvist, Unprecedented Rebuild Begins

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NEW YORK, NY  – It was an eventful NHL trade deadline for the New York Rangers. It was also a departure from their deadline deals of the last few years. For the better part of the last decade, the Blueshirts have been buyers at the deadline, looking for that Glenn Anderson that would push them […]

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Sports Rain Man Rants: USA Owns Canada, John Calipari, Leslie Jones

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – Following up yesterday’s piece is not easy but nothing in life is. With that, let’s get to the fun stuff by focusing on the Olympics (spit!) and NCAA Basketball, especially its king of corruption. Sticking to my patent-pending formula, we will have a Song of the Week followed by Sports […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Rangers, Rodgers, Danica and Other Winter Sports Chick Flicks

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BRONX, NY – For the shortest month on the calendar, February sure as hell takes forever. How long can I possibly dwell on this fact? I’d say at least another week. There’s not a whole lot of sports drama percolating these days, and what little there is seems fairly contrived. You’re almost better off cozying up […]

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