Last 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.
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
Today, Mark Sanchez set Twitter and the internet ablaze. What he did was the talk of the nation – something no one saw coming. Did he get benched for rookie QB Geno Smith? Did he rag on the Jets to the media? Did he finally get released by the Jets?
No. He wore a headband. Continue reading
Earlier this week, I put up a gag tweet wondering if I should put out a column mocking the mock drafts. It was just a joke, but many responded positively towards it. Why could that be?
Every year, millions of page views are wasted looking at mock drafts that were the product of a ton of wasted time by good sportswriters. Some sites know more than others, but most will not even come close to predicting even 5% of the first two rounds. [I guess you can say I’m not a fan…]
It’s not to say there is not some merit to looking at the players and the needs of specific NFL teams, but there just simply is not enough time and expertise available to most writers to research all of college football and know all of the ways NFL teams work – outside of the handful experts spread amongst ESPN, Fox Sports, Yahoo, and a few blogs.
So for the poorly prepared, local blogger, giving all he thinks is necessary to talk about the draft, here is a new plan for the “mock draft” – It’s called the “Positioning Draft.” Continue reading
What came in as a season full of questions, as left the Knicks with many answers.
The questions as to whether or not Melo and Amare and Chandler could get long, if the veterans could stay healthy, or if Anthony could get his head on straight are no longer relevant.
The Knicks enter today’s game vs. the Celtics – The #2 Seed. Continue reading
In a scary moment Tuesday night, New York Rangers defenseman, Marc Staal, took a puck straight to his eye during the 3rd period of their matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden.
The MSG crowd went silent as he remained down writhing in pain while trainers rushed onto the ice.
J.R. Smith ran with children who we’re participating in a halftime event on the Madison Square Garden court last night during the Knicks-Pistons game.
Is there really anything more I need to say to get you to watch?
Video Ahead! Continue reading
Ray Felton returns tonight from the “terrifying” pinkie injury he suffered last month.
This is not the same Knicks team since he left. It will not be the same Knicks team of the past month now that he has returned.
Marian Gaborik completed the first Hat Trick of the season and Taylor Pyatt added another in a Rangers victory over the Bruins, Thursday night.
After two straight losses, New York found a way to finally break through early – with Gaborik scoring two goals in the first period to stake out an early lead and stop Tuukka Rask’s momentum.
The New York Rangers, a team many a pundit have picked to go as far as raising Lord Stanley’s Cup this year, are as far as they can be from that today: two games, two losses.
Both losses have come against sure rivals for that cup: the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
What has gone wrong with a team believed to be destined for greatness?