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Big Ben Tuesday: Eli Manning The Dichotomous. Puzzling/Possible Hall of Fame Career

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CANTON, OH – In watching the Giants beat the Bears, despite blowing a 10-point lead with under two minutes left, I was made aware of some interesting stats. Eli Manning’s 2018 completion percentages and QB rating are career highs. Huh? Even the most ardent Eli supporter would have a tough time saying Eli is having […]

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Old Fart Cheesy Bruin: No Facebook Baseball, NFL Draft, Mets

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MARLBORO, NY – I was all set to make predictions for the opening round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs but the bottom half of the standings in each conference are as muddled as my life, so those prognostications will have to wait. What I do know is the Boston Bruins are in, as are […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Giants to Stand Pat and Draft Barkley or Darnold

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Stamford, CT: The Big Ragu really saved Villanova last night, eh? But the most interesting thing going on in New York at the moment is the still the NFL draft. There are endless possibilities at the top and the New York Giants and New York Jets are pivotal players. There are four billion ways it […]

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Sports Rain Man: USA’s Low Medal Count, Jason Vargas To Mets, Frank Reich To Colts

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – It is amazing how despite not caring for the NFL or Winter Olympics, you are forced to mention them when you write a weekly sports article. Especially this time of the year, because there is not much to talk about. Sure, I could talk about Rugby or the upcoming MLS season […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: A Wacky NFL Week 17 and Knee Jerk Wildcard Predictions

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Buffalo, NY: Happy New Year! Thanks for reading, Mom. May 2018 bring joy to you all, even Mets fans. NFL Week 17 brought a wild finish in the AFC, with four teams finishing 9-7. But the better wildcard games should be in the wide open NFC. Let’s try to make sense of some of the […]

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WEEK #2 NFL PICKS FROM THE POINTSPREAD POPE

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In a few days the Pope will be in NYC speaking several languages, kissing babies heads, and spreading words of peace and how the Catholic church is changing with the times. YAWWWN. Where was g*d when I needed him last week?!? I know Sunday is a day of rest but everybody loves football–even Jesus! For […]

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Free NFL Picks To Pay Off Holiday Bills

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NEW YORK, NY – No intro. No bee-ess.    Here’s two Free NFL Picks To Pay Off Holiday Bills with… The Kansas City Chiefs entertain playoff thoughts and the San Diego Chargers without the services of starting quarterback Alex Smith who has a lacerated spleen. Jeez, it hurts just to say that and if you’re Chiefs […]

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Week 5 NFL Picks and Predictions for Giants, Jets, Falcons, Chargers

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LAS VEGAS, NM – October, the month where NFL domestic abusers pay homage to women’s plight against breast cancer by displays of pink shoes, towels, and wristbands. Nothing says, “I’m sorry, Honey.” quite like the NFL’s month-long tribute to this dreaded disease. I make weekly picks here and am therefore always allowed to “pick on” […]

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Inside NFL Crystal Football: NFL Win Totals To Bet On

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TAMPA BAY, FL – Long before being annually snubbed by the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame, Steve Miller was singing Fly Like An Eagle. Part of that song is, “Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’, into the future.” With the dawn of another NFL season on the horizon, comes today’s attention to what Las […]

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Draft Dodger

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The Felt Forum, Or Whatever They’re Calling It These Days-  I became an NFL draft junkie back in the late 1980s when I was living in Michigan and got cable for the first time in my life. It was a revelation. As a young man who not only cared way too much about football (the […]

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