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  1. A Giant night

    The following was posted on one of my other blogs, The Land of Whatever.
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    Super Bowl XLVI has just ended, with Tom Brady's last-second Hail Mary pass falling incomplete in the end zone, giving the New York Giants their 4th Super Bowl win, 21-17. It is the 2nd win for Big Blue in the Tom Coughlin era, as he matches Bill Parcells' 2 rings.

    Brady, the poster boy for the NFL's policy of overprotecting their star players, committed an odd ...
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  2. The curse of Citi Field?

    Ever since the New York Mets opened their new playpen in Flushing 2 years ago, the team has been beset by a seemingly endless spate of injuries to key players. Year 3 at Citi Field has been more of the same.

    The Mets opened the season knowing their ace, Johan Santana, would not be available until at least mid-July, recovering from shoulder surgery. Outfielder Jason Bay was placed on the DL right before the start of the season, and the impact of his absence was devastating. Bay returned ...
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  3. History's the real winner

    Later tonight, the Green Bay Packers & Pittsburgh Steelers, with 9 Super Bowl titles between them, will meet in Arlington, Texas in Super Bowl 45. The dynasty of the 60's vs. the dynasty of the 70's. You could not script the development of this game any better than fate did.

    Aaron Rodgers is simply the hottest QB left in the tournament. His Packers have bounced three division winners (Chicago beat NFC West champ Seattle) en route to the "Big Game". So what if they lost ...
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  4. Cinderella's wearing green this year

    "When you think you've got all the answers, I change the questions!"---Roddy Piper, sometime in the 1980's.

    Piper's snarky, often arrogant take is an apt way of describing the NFL playoffs these last two weekends. As we move to the conference championship round next Sunday, both #1 seeds have been eliminated in excruciating fashion. The #2 seeds in both conferences will host the championship games, and it's entirely possible that Cinderella's dress for the Super Bowl on ...
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  5. An idiot with power is a dangerous thing

    James Dolan, chairman of Cablevision, the 2nd largest cable provider in New York, also owns the New York Rangers (NHL) & Knicks (NBA) and their home arena, Madison Square Garden. However, if you believe the press in New York, Dolan has also inherited some of the late George Steinbrenner's old, bad habits.

    Consider the plight of Knicks President Don Walsh, for example. Walsh, who built the Indiana Pacers into a playoff contender during the 90's, was hired in 2008 to replace Isaiah ...
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