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The New York Week That Was: Predictions, Thyroid Schmyroid and Fan in a Bag

March 26th, 2010
We are less than two weeks away from opening day, so that means, it’s prediction time. Who’s going to win each division? Who will win the World Series? Who will take the MVP and Cy Young awards? How the hell should I know? Does anybody get these predictions right? With injuries, fluctuations in performance, Ron Washington ...

NBA Trade Rumors: Should NY Knicks Wilson Chandler be traded?

March 25th, 2010
It has been a difficult year for Wilson Chandler on and off the court. His grandfather passed away a few weeks ago and he has missed the last four games due to a left groin injury. The Knicks are considering shutting him down for the rest of the season. Chandler ...

John Tortorella Is a Disappointment

March 23rd, 2010
When you have a rotten owner, a bad GM, and an ineffective coach, what does it all add up to? A bad team, of course. That’s what the Rangers are right now, a bad team. Wasn’t John Tortorella supposed to bring a tireless work ethic, accountability, and toughness to the team? Well, ...

NBA: Week 22 Pickups

March 22nd, 2010
Week 22 (March 22-28) Teams playing four games: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Golden State, Houston, Indiana, Miami, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Sacramento, San Antonio, Toronto, ...

The Not-Quite-Legendary in New York Sports History: Buck Williams

March 17th, 2010
We all know about the great athletes in New York sports history—Babe Ruth, Tom Seaver, Lawrence Taylor, Joe Namath, Mark Messier, Walt Frazier—and even the busts—Ed Whitson, Mo Vaughn, Roberto Alomar, Stephon Marbury, Scott Gomez. But what about the slightly-to-highly-above-average athlete? The kind-of-great, but not all-timer? They may not have been Hall-of-Famers, but ...

Bill Walker’s Journey to the New York Knicks

March 4th, 2010
“Before his high school career ended he was the first player to attend the Adidas ABCD Camp in New Jersey three times, and won the MVP his final season, an award given out to the likes of Lebron James and Kobe Bryant.” Bill Walker was a ...

NBA Fantasy: Week 19 pickups

March 2nd, 2010
Week 19 (March 1-7) Teams playing four games: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Golden State, Houston, Indiana, L.A. Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Memphis, New York, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento Teams playing three games: Chicago, Miami, Milwaukee, New Jersey, New Orleans, ...

Are the Knicks Better Without Zach Randolph?

March 1st, 2010
“If they get Lebron James (it was worth it),” Randolph says. “If they don’t get him, I wonder. I don’t know.”- Zach Randolph The Knicks traded Randolph in November 2008 to the Clippers for Tim Thomas and Cuttino Mobley . The Knicks were not looking for any premium players ...

New York Sports: The Week in Basketball, Baseball, and the Olympics

February 26th, 2010
Ok, so I’m at Penn Station in the men’s room the other day (and no, I wasn’t loitering  hanging out, or experimenting but just “freshening up” before my train ride home), and this guy is holding a fancy Victoria’s Secret gift bag with a wrapped present sticking out of it. ...

Dwayne Jones: New York Knicks Need Size

February 23rd, 2010
“Knicks can’t play out the string without making one more move. Gotta give Dwayne Jones a call from the D-League and get some size in here.”- Alan Hahn Dwayne Jones is the kind of player the Knicks need in the front court. The 6′11″ 250 pounder is averaging ...