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Big Ben Tuesday: Five Bold-ish Predictions for the Rest of the Year – Yankees, Rangers, Giants, Pelicans, Blues

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Prescient City, USA: A few weeks ago I predicted the NY Rangers trade for Jacob Trouba would prevent them from signing a big free agent like Artermi Panarin because of salary cap ramifications. Yeah, just a bit outside with that one. But I’m not one to waddle in misery, so let’s get off the mat […]

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Harden-Westbrook Reunion, Angels No-Hitter, USWNT Fair Pay

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – I took a break from the sports pages this week because it was the deadest week in American Sports. All the sports are in their off-season except baseball, which is the All-Star break. Although soccer is trying to make it the 5 major sports in America, it is not there […]

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Rain Man Rants: Nathan Peterman, LeBron’s Lakers And Knicks Lose

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – This week required some more research work to find quality information. I had one topic already but had to do a bit of digging for the other two. So here is the menu for today: Nathan Peterman, LeBron’s Lakers And Knicks Lose. Nathan Peterman: Our own Big Ben Whitney made the […]

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Grinding Ax Friday- NBA/ MLB All Time Greats

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“Not Gonna Do It. Wouldn’t be Prudent” WASHINGTON, DC – It would be way too  easy to start another political discourse today. I’m NOT gonna do it! Let’s have some good ole fashioned SPORTS DEBATE. The best NBA team in history? That appears to be a popular discussion during the current playoff run for the Golden State […]

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Jets Time Travel, Buffalo Bills, Knicks v Lakers, New York City FC

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EL BARRIO, DE BRONX – Yours truly, Deacon Blaber, spends a healthy amount of time opining on the latest sports news. However, today I will attempt something different. Today, I will share with you the thoughts of my flock; the people I know and their thoughts on sports matters. Included in this group is the […]

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What’s Next for the Black Mamba?

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After carrying an underachieving Lakers squad on his back for the entire season, Kobe Bryant finally cracked. And it wasn’t his back either. Bryant ruptured his Achilles tendon in the final minutes of a two-point victory against the Golden State Warriors. The Black Mamba was driving to the hoop and was fouled by Harrison Barnes […]

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To Hell With The Lakers… Hello, Hockey & Your L.A. Kings!

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Shed a tear for me, dear East Coast reader, I’m t-t-t-typing with ice cold fingers from this frigid cold snap we’re having. It never got above 55 today here in the City of Angels, colder than the Lakers since they brought in D’Antoni. Everything feels a little off out here lately, […]

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GROTE'S GRIPES: WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

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NEW ORLEANS, LA – You’ll meet more interesting people at bars at 8:30 in the morning than you will at 8:30 at night. I found that out this past weekend while visiting New Orleans for the Annual Jazz and Heritage Festival. Igor’s Lounge & Game Room might be one of the only places in the […]

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