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Autumnal Ward Wednesday: Vikes Stink, Giants & Jets Done, Mets Out. My Interest in Sports Dropping Like Leaves

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BRONX, NY – Well, as of 9:30 am EST yesterday, it’s officially autumn. This season is one of the main reasons palookas like me live here in the Northeast. It’s the time of year that everything just seems so damn cozy—temperatures, clothes, your bed, even tucking yourself into a book. I’ll also be sure enjoy […]

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The Puck Stops Here, Says “The Finnisher.” New Gretzky, Isles On Cup Trotz. NHL Playoffs Nuggets

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BLOOMINGBURG, NY– Amid all the chaos in this world and the passing of Tom Seaver, which Matt McCarthy covered so eloquently on Friday, later that day we were all reminded and treated to why sports fans tune into live games. There were two Stanley Cup Game 7’s where both Vancouver and Colorado clawed back from […]

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The deGrom Rule, Knicks Misery, J-Rod & Mets, San Diego PEDSdres?

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COVID, NJ – Yesterday, Buddy Diaz wrote about doing away with some of baseball’s unwritten rules.So today, I’d like to suggest adding a rule or a stat, rather. On Tuesday, the Mets’ Jacob deGrom allowed zero runs and got a [another] no decision for his efforts because the bullpen imploded behind him. Fortunately for the […]

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MLB Covid 100, Derek Jeter Not Getting In Hall of Fame

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NEW YORK, NY – For those expecting to see an in-depth look at the Philadelphia Eagles draft haul (it was awful) here today, apologies. Big-time Iggles fan, Buddy Diaz, is dealing with the loss of a close friend and asked for a pinch-hitter. So, here I am, a virtual Dave Kingman, stepping into the box; […]

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Boys of Bummer: Teams and Sports Stars That Have Disappointed This Month

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NEW YORK, NY – We’re full into one of the busiest and most interesting months for sports fans. The bearded #NHL battle for Lord Stanley’s Cup and painstakingly prolonged #NBA playoffs are in full swing, as is Major League Baseball (some swinging and missing more than others). We’ve also got 6 teams (including NY’s franchise […]

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Yanks Make Moves, Knicks Fans Rejoice, Porzingis, Cashman and Stanton Roll

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SPANISH HARLEM – The New York Yankees continue to restructure for the long haul, in the span of about a week they signed a new manager, traded for the National League MVP and then cleared cap space by sending Chase Headley to the San Diego Padres for a minor league player and a bag of […]

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Fooling Yourself: New York Mets Players and Styx Songs

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ENGLISHTOWN, NJ – I’m not really sure of the marketing principle behind booking Rock ‘n Roll has-beens for post-game concerts, but that’s what happened at CitiField AFTER the AAA Padres vs Mets debacle. If you endured either, my condolences to your eyes and ears. Anyhow, band members Tommy Shaw and James Young probably swing an […]

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All-Time MLB Abuse Team, International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

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BETTY FORD CLINIC – Today is International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. But this post is not meant to make light of the seriousness of addiction or the violent nature of the drug trade in any way. The prevalence of drugs in our society is such that we can fill a solid Major […]

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Black Friday: Best Blacks in Sports?

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BLACK ROCK, AR – We’re just shaking off the effects of tryptophan-overload, combined with watching boring NFL games played by teams wearing ridiculous uniforms, who are apparently catering to fans in Greece or Italy. Yet, while the soothing roar of the Black River in this sleepy little Arkansas town basking in the shadows of the [Danny] […]

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5 Overreactions From First Week Of MLB Season

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – The first week of the MLB regular season is behind us, and a lot has already happened. From the Cleveland Indians almost combining to pitch a no-hit bid against the Houston Astros on April 9 to the Minnesota Twins not scoring their second run of the season until game five. And oh […]

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