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Keith Yandle, Zooey Deschanel, and the New York Rangers Fan Obsession With 500 Days of Summer

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As the 500 Days of Keith Yawwwwndle worries continue for New York Rangers fans, we have pretty much grown tired and exhausted all the different ways we can say the exact same thing.

“Hey, it would be great if we could keep Keith Yandle, but it looks like the cap situation, between the big contracts we have given out to several star players – including Dan Girardi and Marc Staal – will probably prevent us from doing so, which sort of stinks because we’ve needed a defenseman like him for a while.”

Which actually tends to come out closer to…

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Bill Simmons and the Crowdsourcing Crusade Against Racist Donald Sterling

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If you have not seen it, TMZ reported late Friday night that Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, was caught on audio tape making racist comments against black people and specifically, Magic Johnson.

Sterling was arguing with his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, who just happens to be black and Mexican, about a picture she put up on Instagram with her and Magic Johnson.

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Darrelle Revis Rips Jets Fans Over Abusive Tweets To The New York Post

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Darrelle Revis finally broke his silence about his move from the New York Jets to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and it isn’t pretty. Continue reading

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#TM4TCrowdsourcing: What Do You Need To See From Geno Smith in Week 3 To Name Him Jets Starter?

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As discussed earlier in the week, the Jets may have a minimum performance level for Geno Smith so low, some in the media believe the Jets QB competition is a farce.

During the week, I asked for some input from Jets fans as to what they are looking for during the matchup vs. the Giants before crowning Smith the King of the Jets Quarterbacks this preseason – here is what some of them said: Continue reading

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Yankees GM Brian Cashman Tells A-Rod to “Shut The F— Up!” Over Twitter Injury Update

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Alex Rodriguez was verified on Twitter Monday and it didn’t take long for him to cause problems for the Yankees and their GM Brian Cashman.

The tweet in question was A-Rod updating Yankees fans on his injury recovery process, sending out the news that he was cleared for rehab games.

This contradicted Cashman’s own update on Monday, who said Rodriguez was just “getting closer.”

In response to A-Rod’s tweet today, Cashman had some harsh words in return. Continue reading

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Gay Athletes, the NFL, Kerry Rhodes, and the Importance of Being a Willing, First Outed Player

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In the motion picture “In and Out” Kevin Kline’s teacher character, Howard, is outed by a former student, played by Matt Dillon, while accepting an Oscar.

This news comes as a shock to Howard’s friends, family, wife, and interesting enough, himself. Over the course of the movie, Howard explores his possible homosexuality, eventually realizing that indeed he is gay, which results in both being fired from his job and gaining the support of his friends, family, and students along the way.

In similar recent Hollywood happenings, the Jackie Robinson biopic, ’42’ was released last week.  It tells the well-known story of Robinson, the first African-American baseball player, signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

The movie is less about the moment in which Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier, and more about how Jackie was the perfect force of strength, leadership, hardheaded, and talent to set the perfect example for future African-Americans to play in Major League Baseball, as well as every minority that plays in every major sport today.

Many wonder what would have happened if any part of Jackie Robinson’s make-up were different.  If he were any of less talented, less successful, less able to withstand the pressure, less able to be the example – if things would be the same today – if Larry Doby and Ernie Banks and Hank Aaron, and Ken Griffey Jr. would have been able to follow in future years, decades, and generations.

Enter the salacious gossip news of last night, which revealed the possibility of the first active gay NFL player. Continue reading

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Jets CB Darrelle Revis Finally Fires Back at Seahawks’ Richard Sherman, Says He Runs His Mouth Like a Girl

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For the better part of the off-season, Seattle Seahawks defender, Richard Sherman, has been running his mouth on Twitter, talking himself up as the best cornerback in the NFL.

The target of his rants has been injured Jets CB, Darrelle Revis, as can be seen in this previous post.

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Thinking He Is Better than Jets CB Darrelle Revis…and Other Clown Moments From Richard Sherman

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A day doesn’t go by without a story about the Jets.  For once, a particular story has not manifested itself from Florham Park, but rather Seattle, Washington.

Seahawks cornerback, Richard Sherman, decided Thursday night to tell the world how much he thinks of himself – by trying to prove he is better than Darrelle Revis: Continue reading

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Knicks Doppelgangers

Many have made the correct assertation that Head Coach Mike Woodson looks like Mr. Potato Head if he had a goatee.  But today, I decided to look at the Knicks and try to come up with a few new lookalikes for people to enjoy.

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Week 7 Notes: A Newly Discovered Way The Jets Were Screwed Sunday [and more!]

[1] A few different issues with the game process have been called out since Sunday that could have affected the result of the Jets-Patriots game.  First there was the thought that Bill Belicheck had illegally thrown his challenge flag on the Aaron Hernandez goal line fumble.  That was determined to be false, despite cheers from the crowd indicating he had thrown it.

Second was the questionable actions of the New England timekeeper.  Barely any time was eclipsed from the start of Devin McCourty’s kick return to the moment he fumbled; the clock was conveniently stopped at 2:01, allowing the Patriots to have a mandatory timeout on their side.  Again, the NFL came to the Patriots’ defense and ruled that everything was kosher.

Now yesterday, Grantland’s Bill Barnwell brings up the fact that on the game’s concluding play, Pats’ lineman Jermaine Cunningham fell at the line of scrimmage, then crawled towards Mark Sanchez and was “diving at his ankles…knocking him down.”

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