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Remembering the First Openly Gay Pro Athlete

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Feb 25, 2014

The media has done it again. And maybe their respective leagues have found a new media and marketing niche to latch onto. But when Jason Collins officially came out last summer, and Michael Sam just two weeks ago, the country began to seriously talk about openly gay athletes, and how groundbreaking it is for them to do what they're doing.

The word "courageous" comes up a lot when talking about those two. And, maybe understandably so depending on your opinion of gay athletes, let alone the timing of all of this coverage.

Yet, they aren't really breaking any new ground as far... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, history, out, espn, coming out, 2014, glenn burke, openly gay athlete, l.a. dodgers, 1978, jason collins, michael sam

There Will Never Be Another Like Jeter

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Feb 24, 2014

...dated some of the hottest women on the face of this earth. And they all still love the guy. As does everyone in baseball.

And only fitting that the face of the Yankee franchise, let alone baseball, really doesn't want much of the attention. Never has really.

But when November 2014 comes around, and the baseball season is over, baseball will be forever changed again. Because in the spring of 2015, there won't be a pinstriped, navy blue number two running onto the shortstop position in the Bronx. No more voice of Bob Sheppard, now through a recording announcing "now... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, new york yankees, derek jeter, 2014, al east, american league

What to Expect on Super Sunday

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Feb 1, 2014

To set the record straight, Super Bowl XLVIII will be played in New Jersey. The fun leading up to and after Super Bowl XLVIII will be in New York City.

Ok, now that that's cleared up, what happens when a powerful force meets an immovable object?

When the AFC Champion Denver Broncos and the NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks meet at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey for the 48th Super Bowl on Sunday, we will find out if the "immovable object" that is Seattle's defense can in fact hold off the powerful force that is Peyton Manning and the Broncos' offense.

Both teams... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, nyc, new jersey, championship, super bowl, new york city, national football league, 2014, american football, pro football, seattle seahawks, denver broncos

Raiders, Allen Ready to 'Rock and Roll' in 2014

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Jan 10, 2014

"We're ready to rock and roll."

Mark Davis' statement in a phone interview with ESPN.com Tuesday night confirming that Dennis Allen will not be fired and remain the team's head coach for a third season in 2014 could be the theme for the Silver and Black in 2014.

"We met this evening at the Raider facility, and the meeting went really well," Davis said to ESPN's Paul Gutierrez. "We talked about a lot of things, from personnel issues to the coaches to a review of the past season to the draft and our needs for next season.

Although rumor had it that Davis would let go of Allen... (more)

Tags: nfl, afc, raiders, 2013, 2014, oakland raiders, afc west, american football, nfl offseason, head coach, dennis allen

5 Easy DIY Home Improvement Projects To Tackle For 2014

By Katie Li, published on Jan 3, 2014

The start of a new year is always a good excuse to take a look around your surroundings and take stock of what needs to be done or improved this year. For 2014, why not tackle a few home improvement projects that you have been putting off? Many of them can be done by yourself or with a friend, and are inexpensive ways to spruce up your home and add to its resale value. We have six suggestions for easy DIY projects you can tackle yourself with the right tools, and a trip to a home improvement store like Home Depot or Sears.

1. Add Curbside Appeal To Your Entryway With An Attractive Door... (more)

Tags: home, diy, project, 2014

Yanks To Go On Another Shopping Spree?

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Nov 14, 2013

Robinson Cano wants $300 million, Curtis Granderson opts for free agency along with Hiroki Kuroda.

So what’s the plan in Yankee Universe: buy.

In an apparent move that will probably not put the Yankees near their hopeful $189 million payroll goal for 2014, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner will look a lot more like his late father when MLB’s free-agency goes into full swing next month.

"Even with [Alex Rodriguez] as our third baseman, we will have a fair amount of money to spend to try to fill the holes, and that's what we're going to do," Steinbrenner said Tuesday night in... (more)

Tags: baseball, new york, yankees, mlb, 2013, offseason, 2014, hot stove, hal steinbrenner, robinson cano

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