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Big Ben’s Game of Thrones Sports Special: Arya Stark and Golden State Warriors, Other Contrived GoT Character Parallels in Sporting World

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WESTEROS, NORTH OF THE WALL: I was getting primed for the season premier of Game of Thrones on Sunday afternoon and I caught the memorable The Door episode from last season. Hodor’s tragic sacrifice gets me every damn time. I wiped off a few tears and then toggled over to the Yankees Red Sox. Aaron Judge was up and […]

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Big Ben’s Independence Day Special: Obscene NBA Contracts, Bobby Bonilla Day, NY Rangers Sign a Local Boy

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INDEPENDENCE, NY: Happy 4th everyone! And even though our president is a mean girl, internet troll, we still have much to celebrate. So enjoy it, but be careful. Especially if you’re a franchise player with a multi-year offer on the table. Too soon? What better way to celebrate America than to talk about money. There […]

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NBA and NHL Finals: Same Old Story for Steph, Sid and LeBron

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NEW YORK, NY – The California Golden State Warriors blew out LeBron James and the Cavaliers of Cleveland, Ohio last night in game 1 of the NBA Finals. I don’t care. It’s a repeat of last year’s finals. There may be a different result than last year but it seems like nobody is interested. I’m […]

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Grinding Ax Friday: Big Balls, Ranger Falls, LaVar Ball, Romo vs Cutler

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NOTE: Different Matt was out past curfew Thursday night and “went golfing” yesterday. A “migraine” and miscommunication had him AWOL at MTM HQ, so Grinding Ax Walter Hynes took the ball on no rest, after flying in from Des Moines. FREEHOLD, NJ – Are you a serious baller? If you think you are or aspire to […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Cruz Cut, Knicks Stun, Rangers Lacking, Who Stole Tom Brady’s Jersey?

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STAMFORD, CT: In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ll of course be focusing on the big news that Derek Jeter is going to be a father. Or not… I could write about the Knicks shocking victory over the Spurs, and how it might affect the possibility of a Melo trade or maybe the Rangers’ need of a steady blue-liner to […]

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Thoughts on Sunday’s Big Game, Cheerleaders, Yanks, Mets, Rangers

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NEW YORK, NY – It’s a spectacle every year and this year will be no different. The Big Game is here. I’m talking, of course, about the Rangers’ game against the Calgary Flames at the Garden this Sunday. The Rangers are coming off of a rough stretch of games. After getting busted up by the […]

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Cheesy Bruin: Stanley Cup Contenders and NY Rangers

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MOOSEJAW, SASKATCHEWAN – On Friday, Broadway Blues lover and world traveler Different Matt encapsulated the Blueshirts stretch run to the playoffs. Today, I’m here as a Boston Bruins fan to drop the gloves re the New York Rangers Chances as Stanley Cup Contenders. Time… Tick, Tick, Tick. It’s already been twenty-two years since the Rangers sweated […]

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Blueshirts In Command with Three Weeks to Go

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MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NY – The New York Rangers are playing some great hockey right now. They currently sit atop the Metropolitan Division on 95 points, five points ahead of the Fishsticks with three games in hand. And seven points ahead of Sidney & The ice Birdies with two fewer games played. In the absence […]

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Blue Christmas: Rangers Surge Into Holidays as Nash Bridges

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Happy Boxing Day, everybody! MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NY – The Rangers made it 7 wins in a row on Tuesday night against the Capitals. The victory put the Blueshirts ahead of the Caps in the standings and into the third playoff spot in the Metropolitan Division. They’re six points behind the Islanders now with two […]

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Hockey Beat: Rangers Rise, Isles Slide, Devils Suck

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MADISON SQUARE GARDEN – Let’s hit the Hockey Beat… It’s been an up and down start for the Rangers. Right now they are on the outside looking in, sitting in fourth place in the Metro (the division, not the subway). The Blueshirts haven’t been able to string the wins together. Some of that has to […]

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