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George Thurogood, NFL Combine, MLS and Intentional Walk Waves Goodbye

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – I was suffering from a food hangover. It felt like I had a hangover but I hadn’t been drinking, so I assume it was the Popeye’s Chicken I ate. Regardless, I got the email to be Pinch-hit Matt again and as usual, I lived up to my name… well, because […]

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Worst Sports Week of the Year is Almost Over: No More Maude

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NEW YORK, NY – We finally get back to baseball tonight after the All-Star break doldrums. It’s an awful week and I’m glad it’s behind us. It is always the Worst Sports Week of the Year. Monday night kicked off Worst Sports Week of the Year with the Home Run Derby on Monday night. An […]

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Blaber’s Blabberings: Cuddyer’s New Mets, Sucky Sixers, Patrick Kane, Bad Browns, Soccer Stuff

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EL BARRIO, LA BRONX – So I had surgery this week on my partially torn Achilles. You’d think I would have time to write this piece, what with being laid up in bed the past few days, wouldn’t you? Whenever I’m in need of inspiration I go to the sports “pages” and find the news […]

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Blaber’s Blabberings: New York Rangers, PK Subban, Rob Ford Mets

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EL BARRIO, DE BRONX – Your Deacon Blaber had a super busy weeek, so this will be another week of random sports thoughts – skewing toward ice and diamonds. You want specifics, you say? Okay – I want to talk New York Rangers, PK Subban, Rob Ford and the New York Mets. New York Rangers: They […]

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Easter Tribute: Best Sports Resurrections

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EL BARRIO, DE BRONX – Your Deacon Blaber has always known Easter Weekend as just that, Easter Weekend. There was Good Friday and Easter Sunday. As I got older, I got introduced to Easter Monday as part of an extended weekend and it made sense. I was thrown for a loop the other day, when […]

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No Hope For NY Sports Fans Until 2016?!

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EL BARIO, BRONX – Deacon Blaber is usually a man of hope – but not recently. In a discussion with one of my mentees, a sad fact dawned on me: 2015 is beckoning and most NY Sports Fans have already decided it is time to start looking to the 2016 season for their teams. This […]

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Blaber’s Blabberings: O’Bannon NCAA Champion Again, Looking for Love and Pop! He’s No Weasel

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“It is only fair that your own name, image and likeness belong to you, regardless of your definition of amateurism.” – Ed O’Bannon, on winning his lawsuit against the NCAA. EL BARIO, BRONX – The weekly Sports Bully Pulpit was mentally set early Friday morning. Your Righteous Deacon Blaber wanted to discuss the hire of […]

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Baseball Trades, Ray Rice, Daniel Snyder and Washington Original Americans

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“If us accepting the money makes (the team and its owner) sleep better at night, then fine, I wish them a good night’s sleep. What matters is our kids get to enjoy a new playground. And how can that be bad?” – Mike Sangrey, of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, on taking money from the Washington […]

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MLB Mega Contracts, NFL Arrests and Kevin Love Affair

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“I will make a decision in a short period of time as to what Nick Marshall‘s punishment will be.” – Gus Malzahn, Auburn Head Coach, on star QB Nick Marshall‘s citation for marijuana possession earlier this month. EL BARIO, BRONX – The weekly Sports Bully Pulpit had to be moved up a day but there […]

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Blaber’s Blabberings: O’Bannon Vs NCAA, Selig’s Replacement, LeBron Ripple Effect And #WordCrimes

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“I hate these word crimes You really need a Full time proofreader You dumb mouth-breather” –  “Weird” Al Yankovic, from his latest track Word Crimes. EL BARIO, BRONX – This week’s Sports Bully Pulpit required some real scrambling. The mid-season MLB All-Star game break creates the absolute slowest week in sports. There is nothing to […]

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