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The Spit That Changed Everything.

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SPANISH HARLEM – On Saturday night LeBron James played his first game in Los Angeles as a Laker and if you didn’t know any better, you would thought it was a movie premiere. The Houston Rockets came to town to play the villain and in the end they left as the victor. If you saw […]

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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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Big Ben Tuesday: NBA and NHL Scorching Takes and Finals Predictions

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I enjoyed Eb’s Hot Takes yesterday. But it wasn’t enough, I need more cowbell. Buckle in for Ben’s Scorching Takes. NBA Parity and the Celtics The four teams with the best pre-season odds to win the NBA title remain are the four teams standing. The Rockets were tied for fourth with OKC and San Antonio […]

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NBA Rumblings: Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers and #Knickstape Forum

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SPANISH HARLEM – I was going to write about the Eagles but football has dominated the headlines here and rightfully so. For all of us that need a fix, I will try my best to give you something else to read about… So, today I will change the subject and talk about the NBA; Los […]

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Kristaps Porzingis Is A Star! And More Happy New York Knicks News?!

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SPANISH HARLEM, NY – Kristaps Porzingis is having the time of his life right now. Not only has he played well but he is starting to talk like a superstar when asked about his improved play. Ask yourself this question “how many people in the NBA are playing better basketball than the UNICORN?” Some can say […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Keeping Up With The NFL Free Agency, The NHL Playoffs and The Kardashians

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BRONX, NY – A miserable rainy Tuesday night (Eddie Rabbitt didn’t know what the hell he was talking about) and time to get cranking on the Wednesday edition of Meet The Matts. The good thing about writing about sports is there’s always something to talk about… though it can get a tad repetitious. You know what […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Rangers Move on, Westbrook is the MVP, Daniel Murphy Tortures Mets Again, Eli Manning is Innocent

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Big Arm, Montana: There is a lot to talk about from the weekend, including, the New York Rangers moving on; Russell Westbrook banging out first half triple doubles, and Daniel Murphy continuing to be a thorn spike spear missile in the side of his former team. Let’s get to it. The Rangers Move On The […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: NBA MVP Race for the Ages – Harden and Westbrook’s Season Rivals Robertson, Wilt and Russell

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HOUSTON, TX – Based on my peripheral view of the NBA MVP race, it’s hard to fathom how Russell Westbrook could average a triple double and not win it. But it happened to Oscar Roberson back in ’61-62, and a closer look at James Harden’s stats makes it look a lot less cut and dried. Let’s dig […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: March Madness Final, Yankees, Mets, Russell Westbrook, Hawks

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WILKES-BARRE, PA – It’s a big Monday in the sporting world!  Not only is the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Game Monday night, but it also marks the first full slate of the MLB season. It’s an exciting day for any sports fan. I was going to do an Ebs’ One Big Thing on just the national […]

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Brady, Red Sox, Fenway: Boston offers Worst in Sports. Plus NBA Hero Ball!

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WALTHAM, MA – I had two colleagues with me most of the time while riding Amtrak last week. It doesn’t take much to find something – anything – that drives you nuts while in close quarters. Each of these guys had his own annoying pattern of speech. The older colleague offered nothing but, “Hey, at […]

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