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You cant spell “Elite” without “Eli”..

You cant spell “Elite” without “Eli”..

The Giants did it. They came in and played a very good game against a well prepared Patriots team and pulled out a thrilling victory. Eli Manning, he of the very confident quote prior...

Sister P, Bruce and the ‘Brownings’

Sister P, Bruce and the ‘Brownings’

“What difference does it make if it’s true? If it’s a story and it breaks, they’re gonna run with it.” Robert DeNiro as Conrad ‘Connie’ Brean, from Wag the Dog 1997 Two headlines over...

10 thoughts for the new NFL season:

10 thoughts for the new NFL season:

I know, I know, my rantings have been missed! Well, its not because I ran out of things to say, so without much ado, here we go!   1.       Cincinnati is a terrible team,...

Chicarito, The USA men’s national team and the resurrection of Freddy

Chicarito, The USA men’s national team and the resurrection of Freddy

  I’ve been  watching the CONCACAF Gold Cup the past couple of weeks. Jamaica versus the USA in the quarterfinals was of particular interest for obvious reasons. What looked like a potential upset in...

The last word on the 2011 NBA season

The last word on the 2011 NBA season

Six games, Dallas triumphs over Miami. The team that had the sense of urgency, that played like a team and rallied behind their one superstar made the hustle plays, the big shots, grabbed the...

Manchester United seeking a double, and the topsy turvy NBA playoffs

Manchester United seeking a double, and the topsy turvy NBA playoffs

With one week left Manchester United has wrapped up the Premier League title. I for one never expected them to contend much less win the title this year, but give credit where it is...

Basketball in the city

Basketball in the city

In NYC, basketball is part of our DNA. Yeah, the Yankees team and their stars are quite possibly the greatest team in all of sports, setting a standard for championships and expectations across the...

Do we still need a Black History Month?

Do we still need a Black History Month?

Or more to the point, what have we achieved by the (mostly ceremonial) naming of February as Black History Month? Black History for better or for worse is happening every day. A month to...

More random nuggets of information

More random nuggets of information

Taking Jay-Z out of the conversation, is it possible that Nikki Minaj is the best NY rapper doing it today?   And also in that vein, is Vybz “Cake Soap” Kartel (R) the best...