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The United States Womens National Soccer Team Gets Their NYC Parade Friday, But When Will Serena Williams?

serena_williams_wimbledonLast Sunday, behind the heroic feet of newly crowned American hero, Carli Lloyd, the United States Women’s National Team won FIFA Soccer’s World Cup for the first time since 1999.

It was the third World Cup in U.S. women’s history, and surely the most dominant, as they defeated Japan 5-2 after rushing to a 4-0 lead behind Lloyd’s hat trick.

On Tuesday, it was announced that New York City would hold a ticker-tape parade down the famed Canyon of Heroes, a rarity for a team not calling the New York area home.  Lloyd, along with teammates including Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Hope Solo, will take part in this once in this unique event.  Only the Yankees and Giants have been a part of these celebrations in recent years, with the most recent non-sports parade happening in honor of John Glenn and his crew on the space shuttle Discovery, in 1998.  [The last non-New York sports entity to get a parade on Broadway were our American Olympics after the 1985 Los Angeles Olympics.]

And while you have to be careful not to set a precedent that can lead to an overload of parades (or anger over those denied ones), you have to wonder if we have missed out on an American champion who has long deserved a similar honor.

That champion is Serena Williams.
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Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers Agree to 7-year, $59.5-Million Contract Extension

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Long will live the King in New York City.

Arguably the best goalie in the NHL, Henrik Lundqvist, has signed a long-term deal to stay with the Rangers. Continue reading

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Robert Randolph and the Very Real Friday Night Knicks Curse

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About two years ago, a joke started within my group of friends:

“The Knicks never win on Friday Night Knicks!”

It was a mere joke at that point, only two years or so into the Robert Randolph night of singing.

It is something that led SB Nation’s “Posting and Toasting” to try and debunk in the past.

The bad news?  We’re now in our fourth year of Robert Randolph, and the curse lives.

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