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0-Fer 'til the Bitter End

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Oct 19, 2012

Remember when the Yankees completely missed the playoffs in 2008 in the last year at old Yankee Stadium? (Ironically resulting in Tampa Bay going to the World Series.) Well, this is actually worst than that.

Thursday night, the Yanks found themselves on the zero-end of a 4-0 sweep by the Detroit Tigers. And somewhere tonight, George Steinbrenner is screaming at the club he owned and built to win seven World Series titles during his time as the principle owner.

However, it's not the fact that they lost, but how bad they looked while losing night, after night, after night... after... (more)

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Big Collapse in the Big Apple in the Making?

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Oct 15, 2012

For the team with a payroll just north of $200 million, it's a little hard to believe that the Yankees have more big names on their roster compared to hits. Let alone runs scored.

But thus is the case with the Bronx Bombers, who managed to scrap together a measley four-hit effort in Sunday's 3-0 ALCS Game two loss to the Detroit Tigers, which can only leave the question to one Yankee, let alone baseball fan... what the hell is going on with the Yanks?

It's completely irritating that a lineup that goes (in order) Ichiro, Cano, Teixiera, Ibanez, Martin, Rodriguez, Granderson, Swisher... (more)

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Grenada's Gold-en Boy Makes History in London

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Aug 7, 2012

If a world championship title in the 400-meter wasn't enough, toss in Olympic Gold. And a new national holiday.

19-year old Kirani James took gold in the Men's 400m run on Monday, winning with a time of 43.94 seconds becoming the first Grenadian to win an Olympic gold medal in any event.

"He was in control all the way. Under 44 seconds for the first time in his career - we figured he would do it eventually and he did it just at the right time," said four-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson afterwards.

"It means a lot, Grenada will be going crazy right now," James... (more)

Tags: london, 2012, summer olympics, track and field, 400m, grenada

2012 NFL Year Kicks Off On a Suddenly Somber Note

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Aug 6, 2012

The NFL's Hall of Fame weekend usually signals the true countdown until the kickoff of the season.

This year's much-anticipated Hall of Fame weekend saw the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio induct six new members of it's prestigious Hall of Fame on Saturday night, leading up to the usually fun-to-watch Hall of Fame game Sunday.

However, despite the, also much-anticipated, Hall of Fame game between the post-bounty scandal New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals, the NFL suffered a tragic loss as news spread about the sudden discovery of the death of Garrett Reid,... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, usa, hall of fame, 2012, philadelphia eagles, arizona cardinals, new orleans saints, preseason, garrett reid

Gamechanger or Game Ender?

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Feb 22, 2012

When I bought my Playstation 3 back in 2008, and it had some connectivity with the Playstation Portable, which came out about three years prior, I remember asking my friends if they can imagine if Sony came out with a portable gaming device that had the graphics and capabilities of the PS3.

Four years later, the wait finally came to an end as Sony released their Playstation Vita today.

Some people were lucky to get their hands on Sony's next-generation handheld a week early by ordering the First Edition bundle, and some even ordered ithe Japanese model that was released late last... (more)

Tags: money, 2012, next generation, video games, sony, playstation, psvita, vita, must buy, gamechanger

The World Series You're Missing Out On

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Oct 28, 2011

We’ve all seen or know about Joe Carter’s game-winning home run against Philadelphia in the 1993 World Series that gave Toronto it’s second straight title, we’ve all seen or heard about Reggie Jackson’s three-home run performance in the 1977 World Series, and most have heard about Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series.

Well, for those who have not watched the 2011 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers, baseball’s 107th championship series has had just about all of that, and then some.

In case you missed it, Albert Pujols became just the... (more)

Tags: baseball, world series, mlb, history, home run, 2011, texas rangers, st. louis cardinals, david freese, game winner

Big Bats, No Bang

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Oct 6, 2011

Walk tall and carry a big stick. Oh, and swing it.

Although they led the bigs in home runs and in overall record, it means nothing if you can't win in October. This is a well known fact among the baseball world.

(By the way, if somebody reading this sees a Yankee walking down the streets of New York within the next seven days, please feel free to remind them of the above fact.)

Although the Bronx Bombers came up with clutch hit time and time again to win games during this season, that magic seemed to elude the Yankees in the fifth and final game of the ALDS, best highlighted... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, playoffs, new york yankees, 2011, october, detroit tigers, postseason

The 3,000th shot heard 'round the world

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Jul 10, 2011

40 American League pennants, 36 hall-of-famers, 27 world championships, 17 retired numbers, 16 A.L. East titles... and now one 3,000 hit club member.

Derek Jeter has always done big things on the diamond with a little bit of flair. Whether it's the infamous "Flip-play" against the Oakland A's in thhe 2001 playoffs, or a game-winning home run off Byun-Yun Kim in the '01 Fall Classic at midnight to begin November, or even diving into the stands for a foul ball down the third-base line in the '04 season against Boston (and one in the 2001 ALDS), the second captain in Yankees history has... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, 2011, 000, dj3k, derek jeter, hit 3

Super Bowl XLV: Just how it should've been

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Feb 7, 2011

It was advertised to be one of the more historic Super Bowls to recent date, and over 160 million people witnessed more of the "greatness" and "addiction" that is the National Football League.

However, the 45th annual championship between the National and American football conference, also known as the Pro Football Championship according to the bookkeepers nationwide, carried a bigger storyline than just the Green Bay Packers holding the Pittsburgh Steelers shy of their potential NFL leading seventh Lombardi trophy, but also goes to show that the underdog, in this case Green Bay, should... (more)

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The Drought Ends 56 years later!

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Nov 2, 2010

There were three teams in the MLB that had the longest championship-less droughts. The Chicago Cubs, the Cleveland Indians, and the San Francisco Giants.

Edgar Renteria's three-run homer in the seventh inning took the Giants off of that list as the underdog Giants defeated the American League Champion Texas Rangers 3-1 on Monday night to clinch their first World Series title since they won it as the New York Giants back in 1954.

To make Renteria's home run even sweeter, he drilled the homer off the man who was thought to be untouchable, Rangers southpaw Cliff Lee.

Somewhere,... (more)

Tags: baseball, california, world series, mlb, san francisco giants, giants, 2010, bay area

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