Posts Tagged ‘Ill Will’

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The Mets Spring Training Report: Volume 1

March 3, 2010

The Metropolitans opened spring training this week, engulfed in cloud of pessimism created by their bruised and battered fan base.  Despite a riveting 4-2 victory over the Braves  in the Grapefruit League opener yesterday, “The Amazings” enter 2010 with their lowest public expectations since the 2004 season.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Thanks for the memories

March 1, 2010

Thomas Jones was a great Jet

According to numerous reports, the Jets are set to release running back Thomas Jones after both parties refused to rework Jones’ contract for the 2010 season.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Microcosm of the Mets failure

January 28, 2010

Coming off a season in which the team lost 92 games and had to endure injury after injury, you would think  Omar Minaya and the Mets would do everything they could to ensure “The Amazing’s” would put an elite squad on the field for 2010.  Rewind to the collapses of ’08 and ’07, and it becomes even more vital that the ownership rejuvenate a disgruntled fan base.

Plenty have knocked Omar and the Wilpons over the past few months for their lack of aggressiveness and downright ineptitude, so I won’t put them on full blast anymore. 

Instead, I’d like to take a look at two players who exemplify everything that is wrong with the Mets — Daniel Murphy and Luis Castillo.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Woodson? Defensive Player of the Year?

January 12, 2010

…you tell him Kanye.

Green Bay Packer cornerback Charles Woodson beat out Darrelle Revis for NFL Defensive Player of the Year, according to the Associated Press. 

Woodson, in voting by a national panel of 50 sportswriters and broadcasters, is only the second Green Bay Packer to win in the 36-year history of the award.

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Another one that got away

January 12, 2010

Lance Stephenson was supposed to be the crown jewel of the 2009 recruiting class for St. John’s.  He was destined to light up the city, rejuvenate the Garden, and bring the Red Storm back to national prominence.  Obviously talented, Lance was also outgoing, flamboyant, and confident.  With basically the entire team from last season returning, Lance could take the Johnnies to – dare I say- the NCAA tournament.   

Nevertheless, it was all a dream….

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Gilbert Arenas is a clown

January 11, 2010

“No guns in NBA arenas, events or facilities….”   I guess Arenas didn’t get the memo. 

On December 24, 2009, NBA star Gilbert Arenas brought unloaded firearms into the Wizards lockeroom at the Verizon Center.  Most people know the story already, so I won’t bore you with the rest of the details.  However, I will tell you that on January 6th, NBA commissioner David Stern finally showed some balls.  Criticized as a “players commish” and basically a bitch over his tenure in charge, Stern suspended Arenas indefinitely, without pay, and said Gilbert would face a lengthy suspension with the possibility of something “worse.” 

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Jet streams: Initial thoughts on Jets/Chargers

January 11, 2010

 

Thanks to a pathetic performance by the New England Patriots, Gang Green will travel to San Diego on Sunday to take on Philip Rivers, Vincent Jackson, Antonio Gates, LaDainian Tomlinson, Shawne Merriman (I could go on…) and the rest of the Chargers. 

This will be a huge challenge for the NFL’s top ranked pass defense as Rivers is the hottest QB in the league and he has three legit weapons — WRs Vincent Jackson and Malcolm Floyd and TE Antonio Gates.   Furthermore, LaDainian Tomlinson and Darren Sproles could present some problems on the ground. 

I have laid out my 10 thoughts, or keys to the game as the Jets look to continue this dream season for a fan base that hasn’t had much to be excited about in recent years. 

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Who dey!?

January 10, 2010

We see you Mark Sanchez....

 

What do the haters and bitter Giant fans have to say now? 

All week, Jet fans listened to how their defense was overrated, the Bengals laid down for them last week, and Sanchez would not be able to make plays against the “stifling” Cincinnati defense.  

With their rookie quarterback playing mistake-free football, the New York Jets turned their surprising playoff appearance into a long-running production and silenced the doubters. 

Mark Sanchez handled single-degree wind chills and the playoff pressure with no problems Saturday, throwing a touchdown pass on a rollout play, and the NFL’s top running game took it from there, setting up a 24-14 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Sanchez went 12 of 15 for 182 yards, becoming the fourth rookie quarterback since 1950 to start and win a playoff game. 

Ladies and gentlemen, Mark Sanchez has arrived.  

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Shootout in the Desert

January 10, 2010

Matt Moulson beats Jason LaBarbera for the game-winner in the shootout

In one of the strangest games of the season, the Islanders won the game 5-4 in their fourth shootout in the past 7 games. Matt Moulson nabbed the second point for the Islanders after going top shelf to end a 2-2 stalemate in the sixth round.

For all the drama the shootout normally brings,  however, it was pretty anticlimactic compared to what happened in regulation, particularly the second period.

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St. John’s falls to Louisville

January 10, 2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – St. John’s thought that this would be the season that it would get back to contending with the Big East’s elite teams, and a strong start provided hope. But the Red Storm’s dreams seem on the brink of splintering, and maybe so is the team.

The Johnnies lost to Louisville, 75-68, Saturday, falling to 0-3 in conference play while losing for the fourth time in the last five games. And the losing is clearly taking its toll.

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