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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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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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Ebs’ Hot Takes: Cris Collinsworth, Baker Mayfield, NBA, Championship Weekend

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WEST PITTSTON, PA – First thing’s first, Aaron Rodgers would have most-definitely outplayed Brett Hundley Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cris. As the Steelers were driving down the field to kick a game-winning field goal NBC color analyst Cris Collinsworth made a bold statement. He felt that if Rodgers had played Sunday, he wouldn’t have […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: McAdoo Out, Melo Meh, Bob McNair Does Nothing – It All Adds Up

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BRONX, NY – People, you haven’t lived until you’ve overseen long division and multiplication homework for your fourth-grader. If Eli Apple showed even one-tenth of the passion for tackling and defending that my kid shows for not wanting any part of math, he’d be well on his way to becoming the next Dick “Night Train” Lane. […]

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Why People Protest, NY Rangers Roster Moves, NBA Eastern Conference

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS  – Because the Rugbywrapup.com show is taking off, the calls for pinch hitting is getting later and later. However, I am still able to answer the call, but as a result there is far less time for the fluff. The usual formula is a Song of the Week before we get […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: Oklahoma City Thunder, Carmelo Anthony, NFL, Aaron Judge

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CLIFTON PARK, NY – It was quite the weekend in sports. Carmelo Anthony was actually traded. The Buffalo Bills upset the Denver Broncos. Dwyane Wade was bought out by the Chicago Bulls. The New York Yankees punched their ticket to the playoffs. I could go on and on. Oh, and in non-sporting news, Dave Matthews […]

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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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Ebs’ Hot Takes: New York Knicks, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, New York Yankees, New York Mets

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WILKES-BARRE, PA – Part of me wanted to use this column to just discuss the GRAMMYs. But that wouldn’t be very responsible of me, would it? Either way, there were some interesting things to happen in sports over the last week. I won’t take any longer with my introduction. Let’s get right to it. Here’s […]

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