Old School, New School

They both love sports. And that's about all they agree on…

Blow Up the Mets? The Ultimate OSNS Dilemma . . .

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Yesterday, on July Fourth, the Mets spotted the Dodgers two runs, then stormed back, behind the offensive fireworks of Angel Pagan, Carlos Beltran, and Daniel Murphy, for a 5-2 victory. The day before, the Mets staged a 9th-inning rally against — of all teams — the New York Yankees, and against — of all closers […] [Read More]
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Seriously . . . How Are You Still Mets Fans?

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Today’s the first day of summer, and you know what that means? No! Not beaches, sunshine, and fireworks!! It means basketball’s over. So what do we do now? According to NBA funnyman LeBron James, it’s time for all of us to get back to the real world, and back to facing the same old problems […] [Read More]
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No Pulitzer for OSNS

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Around the time OLD SCHOOL, NEW SCHOOL was launched, I received the following e-mail from a reader: Great fun, but would be more relevant if the arguments were about greater issues. Clearly, the correspondent would prefer that we delve into topics such as hunger, poverty, global warming, the price of oil, race relations, and tension […] [Read More]
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Hilarious Heat

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Like most Knicks fans I waited patiently for over two years for last July, or more specifically the Summer of LeBron, to arrive. It was supposed to be when the self-proclaimed “Chosen One” would come to the Basketball Mecca and save the New York Knickerbockers from an evil which had surmounted the franchise for over […] [Read More]
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Just Zip It

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Back on March 6, after his team had blown yet another lead and lost its fourth straight game, Miami Heat coach Eric Spoelstra revealed to the press that “there are a couple of guys crying in the locker room right now.” Miami had just lost to the Bulls — the team it now trails 1-0 […] [Read More]
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That Was Easy

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“His pronouncements are mostly for effect, for shock value, intended to provoke and instigate. (Come to think of it, he’d make a very good radio sports talk host.) And what he likes to do above all is jerk my chain.” – Hank Herman, on Robby Herman Hats off to my dad on that one. He […] [Read More]
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This Just In: Russell Westbrook Way Better Than Oscar Robertson!

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It seems to me whenever I hear a New School guy talking about NBA “greatness” (and by a New School guy, I’m not talking about the 20-somethings who’ve been recently contributing to this blog; I’m talking more about the even younger New School guys. Okay, actually, I’m really talking about Robby . . .), what […] [Read More]
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Congratulations UConn Fans . . . I’m an Idiot

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Congratulations Huskies fans! And congratulations Hank, for sticking with your team and being handsomely rewarded for it! Believe it or not, when it comes to March Madness, I actually share a similar philosophy to that of my Old School counterpart. The NCAA Tournament is such a crapshoot (like how Robby won my high school’s pool […] [Read More]
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