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On any given Sunday, any NFL team can become kings of the league. Sometimes it's with a memorable play. Sometimes it's with an upset win. And sometimes, it's for an epic comeback for the ages. The Philadelphia Eagles had one such comeback vs the Giants and with it became kings of the league for a day.
The Giants had dominated the game for almost 4 quarters. Three quarters and 8 minutes to be exact. They had held the Eagles down throughout most of the game. They had sacked Michael Vick 3 times. Vick had thrown an interception. The Eagles looked for all intents and purposes as... (more)
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.
I was wrong. I was wrong about the Rangers and I was wrong about the Giants. I generally am pretty accurate about sports predictions especially baseball, but this time I was completely and utterly wrong.
I said that the Rangers wouldn't beat the Rays. Wrong. I said that the Rangers probably wouldn't beat the Yankees. That the Yankees would somehow come back to win. Wrong. I said the Rangers wouldn't go to the World Series. Wrong. Not only did they get to the World Series for the first time in their franchise history - they did it convincingly. The Rangers are for real and as... (more)
Both the Phillies and the Giants will take their same pitching rotation order into the NLCS. These rotations worked for both of them in the division series to great success. I think in this series though the outcome could be much different for the Giants.
The Phillies will go with no-hit/perfect game king of the majors Roy Halladay in game 1, and then, Oswalt, Hamels, and Blanton. Halladay will most certainly be Chuck Norris like and the odds are in his favor to have yet another no hit game. The Giants were only able to muster 11 runs in 4 games vs the Braves, who have some fairly... (more)
I’ll be taking a look at this burgeoning program next season and interviewing several of their top artists/athletes. The AAU program plays games throughout the city, so it’s a great opportunity to see Div. II schools in competition right in our backyard.
Giants Opening Day
I’ve been writing sports for at least 30 years in one capacity or another, but Giants Opening Day was my first opportunity to watch the game from the press box and I have several observations. First, cub reporters (like me at age 51) don’t get too much love in the press... (more)
...during the regular season against just 3 losses - of which 2 came in December against division rivals.
Already 2009 seems no different. As the clock struck midnight on December 1st, the Philadelphia Eagles were perched one game behind the first-place Cowboys, while the flailing New York Giants and their injury-ridden roster seemed to be down for the count. Two weeks and two devastating losses later, Dallas finds itself in familiar territory - drowning in the doomsdays of December, clinging onto the last NFC playoff spot for dear life.
Adding to this misery, the Eagles are once ... (more)
Since 1969, the year my family moved to L.A. from New York, I have personally witnessed one of the most intense sports rivalries in team sports between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants.
This rivalry is so special because it's so old, with great tradition and history behind it. This hate-hate relationship can be traced all the way back to the early 1900's, when the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers (originally the Robins) fought and scrapped throughout many seasons. Names like John McGraw, Zack Wheat, Christy Mathewson, Mel Ott, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese,... (more)
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