Old School, New School

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

Attention Deficit Disorder at the Stadium

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So it seems Greg, my middle son, has already scored a ticket for the Jets-Ravens opener at the New Meadowlands Stadium. He says he’s trying to come up with one for me, too. I hope he comes through. Man, I can already smell those bratwursts grilling . . . see the Namath and Klecko and […] [Read More]
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Another Reason To Hate Baseball

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I’m gonna switch things up a bit. Although my dad has experienced life for five more decades than I have, thus making him the “old school” part of this blog, I actually have an old-school stance on an issue in baseball. As I miserably sit here and watch the Mets (believe me, there’s nothing else […] [Read More]
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It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over

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On a chilly Tuesday night in late March of 1998, a dad took his three sons, aged 16, 14, and 4, to opening day at Shea Stadium. They watched as their Mets battled the visiting Phils through nine scoreless innings . . . then 10 . . . then 11 . . . then 12. […] [Read More]
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It’s Time To Give It Up

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I apologize to any NFL-crazed, sick-of-baseball fans who are reading this, but I need to take the focus of this blog back to “America’s Pastime” (hopefully for the last time). I, like my two brothers, dog, and every other Mets fan I know, have given up on this season, and for good reason. The pitching […] [Read More]
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It’s NOT About the Rings

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OMG — we actually agree on something! A few days ago Robby and I were talking about how Peyton Manning and Dan Marino are easily two of the best QBs of all time, and he said it shouldn’t matter that they happen to have one and zero rings, respectively, because one player can’t control the […] [Read More]
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His Fear is Our Fantasy

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I always wonder what’s going on in my dad’s head. I mean, I think of myself as a pretty typical 21st century sports fan, except maybe a little more passionate than some. And we just don’t agree on anything. Take the fantasy football issue. Since every single male in the country plays it, and loves […] [Read More]
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Fantasy Football For Me? Dream On . . .

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The following is an actual e-mail — verbatim — from my oldest son, Matt (28), to my youngest son, Robby (16). Matt, you’ll see, is trying to entice his kid brother into spending some time at the beach with the rest of the family by laying out a very tempting “itinerary” for the weekend: FRIDAY […] [Read More]
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It’s Never Too Early

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I love the Mets. And I love fantasy baseball. And there’s nothing like heading out to the ballpark on a warm summer night. Well, except for anything related to the NFL. In all honesty, I’ve heard enough about baseball being America’s “national pastime”, because it just blatantly isn’t. As much excitement as there is at […] [Read More]
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What Do David Lee and Ty Wigginton Have in Common

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Enough already about LeBron, Robby tells me. And I’m fine with that. I’m happy for LeBron. I’m pleased that after all his soul-searching he saw fit to convene those hopeful little Knicks fans together at the Greenwich Boys and Girls Club and tell them he was “taking his talents to South Beach.” I’m glad that […] [Read More]
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The (Amazing) Decision

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Good for The King. After weeks of uncertainty and chaos, the monkey is off of LeBron’s back. He’s headed to South Beach to share a city, a paycheck, fame, and a basketball with D-Wade and Chris Bosh. As I’ve mentioned previously, I firmly believe that LeBron doesn’t owe Cleveland — and certainly not New York […] [Read More]
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