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Big Ben Tuesday: Knee-Jerking the NFL Draft

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Stamford, CT: Hello May. The month where Mets’ fans realize their team isn’t that good. This weekend we’ll have insufferable hipsters saying “May the 4th be with you” and falling down drunk on Cinco de Mayo. But I’m still thinking about the most intriguing NFL draft in years, and I have a few knee-jerk reactions. Knee-jerks are different […]

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Rain Man Rants: Conor McGregor, Johnny Manziel & Lamar Odom

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – Happy Saturday gang! That week felt like a month, as there wasn’t much to talk about, except the horrible weather for an Opening Day, that was way too soon. As usual though, I got on my [Information Super Highway] Horse and found some diamonds in the ruff to chat about. […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: The QB Shuffle Heats Up, What Will the Giants Do?

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Mount Doom, Mordor: Now that the NFL season is over, the QB Shuffle is about to heat up. With a strong crop of young guns coming out of college and a plethora of teams in need of a competent QB, the jockeying for position is sure to be intense. Not as intense as the Philly […]

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Big Ben’s Two for Tuesday: the Browns’ Mind Numbing Bumbling and New Hope for the Knicks

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“I like this one. One dog goes one way and the other goes the other way. And this guy’s sayin’, ‘whaddya you want from me?’” Tommy DeVito, Goodfellas. Stamford, CT: It’s a tale of two teams, the Cleveland Browns and the New York Knicks. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Browns, the […]

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5 NFL Related Business Ideas: Consoling, Gun Storage, Social Media Management, Penalty Prevention, Anger Redirection

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ALBERTA, CANADA – It’s Tuesday, time for your Weekly Dose of Whitney! Last week I discussed some of the reasons for the NFL’s declining ratings, this week I’m thinking about making money off them. That’s right, we’re going to make money off the NFL! This one is for you entrepreneurs out there: – 5 Opportunities for NFL-Related […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Like Ali and Gordie Howe, Grim Reaper after Your Sports Legends

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NEW YORK, NY – We’re barely halfway through 2016, and already it’s been a brutal year for deaths. David Bowie? Prince? Alan Rickman? Abe Vigoda? Death has been truly thinning the ranks of the entertainment industry, and sports is no different. Just recently we lost two giants in Muhammad Ali and Gordie Howe. And even one […]

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Agitated Ward Wednesday: Rex Ryan, Trump, Manziel, Mets and Rangers

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BRONX, NY – For those of you who have been giving me all kinds of crap for my warmer, fuzzier approach of late, you’ll be happy to hear that forces are at work to bring me back to the dark side. I won’t get in to specifics, but I’m a tad ticked right now. The […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Telling the Truth About March Madness, Manziel, the Warriors and other Stuff

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BRONX, NY – My esteemed colleague, Fake Sandy Alderson/Big Al Sternberg, was right: Mid-week is a crap time for sports stories. But sometimes you can take some of the same old garbage and recycle it into something beautiful, like an old Houston Astros jersey, Gay Pride flag, a toilet paper neck brace for Short Matt or a […]

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Final decision time: Carmelo, Sanchez, Rex Ryan, Manziel

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BUFFALO, NEW YORK –  Thank you all for checking out this late edition of my regular Saturday piece. It is a bit late today, because I am Buffalo for the funeral of my wife’s grandmother. It is not super sad, because she lived to be 94, which is a great number of innings, and is […]

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Best Sports Fans? Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleveland

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CINCINNATI, OH – See? Right out of the gate #Cleveland doesn’t even get the respect of this article’s orign. And we’re not even in Cincinnatah. But why would we, as died-in-the-orange/blue-wool NY sports fans, give a Brown thing about this barren, depressing, fiscally-challenged, perennial black hole for professional sports? Good question. It’s likely because as […]

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