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Holmes Low on the Radar

Posted by GameSetMatch on September 11th, 2013

Tuesday, Holmes said he was annoyed he solely played 45 snaps in his initial game back from injury. This was his first game since September 30, 2012. Holmes believed he played 45 snaps on Sunday. Holmes caught only one pass for 13 yards on three targets, and was covered for a lot of of his afternoon by Darrelle Revis. He played the third-most snaps of any receiver, behind receiver Hill and Winslow. After sitting out all of preseason, Holmes believed that he could of played and been used more.

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Quinn Flying High as a Jet

Posted by GameSetMatch on September 3rd, 2013

With quarterback Sanchez expected to miss a couple of weeks with shoulder injury, the Jets signed veteran Brady Quinn on Monday to potential back up Geno Smith. If Quinn learns the offense quickly and is willing to function a mentor to Smith, the Jets may decide that Sanchez is dispensable. The organization is not ready to make moves on him, to create space for Quinn, the Jets released quarterback Graham Harrell. Ryan gave the impression there aren’t any plans to let Sanchez go. Obviously, if they decide to let him go, they would have to eat most of the contract, however a team might be desperate if they suffers a quarterback injury. Clearly, Sanchez’s injury is worse than what team is reporting information on. The Jets still characterizing it as a every day injury.

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A Plus for the Run Game

Posted by GameSetMatch on August 22nd, 2013

New York Giants do not worry, they have once again gain a full head of steam with the activation of fullback Henry Hynoski off of physically unable to perform list. The Giants’ fullback passed his physical and is eligible to start participating in team practices. Hynoski has been sidelined since May 24 due to surgery to repair his MCL and a chip fracture to his left knee. He suffered the injury throughout OTA sessions. Hynoski ‘s goal was to come back for the season opener against the Cowboys. Currently he seems on track to meeting his goal. He is a big part of the Giant’s run game which needs all they help they can with their 4th string running back being the only rusher to have over 1000 career rushing yards.

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Done Diehl or Diehl Done?

Posted by GameSetMatch on August 21st, 2013

NY Giants lost David Diehl this week marking the second strating offensive lineman this preseason. Diehl set to have surgery to repair his right thumb. He has practiced with a cast his hand Tuesday and thought he would be ready to play through the injury. However the veteran underwent an MRI, and it has been determined that he required surgery. The Giants declared Diehl out roughly six weeks for his injury. The initial thought was that Diehl would be ready to play through the pain in his right thumb because Diehl thought there was nothing broken his hand. Many assumed the veteran would be ready to play through the injury since Diehl has battled through several injuries before. But his health comes first so the Giants will have to go to their back ups until Diehl is ready to return.

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Fuel to the fire: New Rutgers AD also an abuser

Posted by kpulsi01 on May 28th, 2013

Rutgers has been under fire recently due to the hiring of an alleged abusive coach

Rutgers has been under fire recently due to the hiring of an alleged abusive coach

I feel a need to comment on Rutgers’ athletic department. After Mike Rice was fired (months after the tape of him throwing balls at players and using homophobic slurs first surfaced), Rutgers underwent a lot of changes, not just within the basketball department but engulfing the entire athletic department.

The AD they hired to replace this whole situation? None other than Julie Hermann, a former Tennessee women’s volleyball coach who quit 16 years ago after her entire team submitted a letter complaining of humiliation, fear, and emotional abuse. The letter was quoting as saying, “The mental cruelty that we as a team has suffered is unbearable.”

Hermann supposedly occasionally forced players to do sideline pushups midgame, and made them go without meals or showers, ruling through tyranny that left many girls struggling to find joy in a sport they previously loved. When asked about the issue, Hermann said she doesn’t recall the letter, or any of the name-calling or mistreatment of players.

Whether it’s true, rumored, blown out of proportion, or anything else, Rutgers should have known better. After the firestorm that Mike Rice ignited, the first thing you should do is extinguish the blaze, focusing on hiring an athletic department head who’s very focused on player well-being. What does it say for your school as a whole if you’re going to associate yourself with administrators and coaches who act like this?

This obviously is not a reflection of the entire university, who can proudly boast a large number of notable alumni, including actor James Gandolfini, CEOs of Motorola, GEICO, and Citigroup, along with countless mayors and members of Congress. Rutgers can brag about its philosophy, law, criminology, and top-notch business and engineering schools. This isn’t meant to be shameful slander. But I just hope Hermann has turned things around from her days at Tennessee, or we may be in for more of the same in central Jersey.

by Kevin Pulsifer
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Rangers Playoff Hockey

Posted by bennyb1501 on May 13th, 2013

In round one of the series the New York Rangers have been playing against the Washington Capitals. In the series they both have lost three games away and won three games at home.

The rangers literally had their backs against the wall last night in Madison Square Garden. If they didn’t pull off a victory their season would have been over. Thank the lord the Rangers pulled off the victory with only one goal being scored the whole game. In the ending moments of the game i was getting pretty nervous when watching the capitals shoot like maniacs at net. In the end they didn’t score and the rangers pulled off another win at home to tie the series up 3-3. At the end of the game there was a fight between four Rangers and five Capitals. It left the crowd with wanting more, Madison Square Garden was electric.

Now for the Capitals they could have put the series to an end and send the rangers home defeated. But as it has been the whole series, neither team loses at home. The rangers came out real aggressive, and the Capitals held their composure and withstood New York’s fore check.

Game seven is tonight in Washington, its going to be one of the greatest game to watch out of the whole series. The rangers have to come up big and end Washington’s season at home.

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Knicks win Game 2 over Pacers

Posted by bennyb1501 on May 9th, 2013

The New York Knicks sadly lost the first game of the second series. Needless to say the Knicks needed to win game 2 against the Indiana Pacers. The Knicks played well making the shots and clinching the lead when they needed to. The Knicks came to play, Carmelo Anthony drained an outstanding 32 points, which he should be doing every game of the playoffs. Iman Shumpert had an outstanding game as well with 15 points. This man loves to ball out and make plays. As a knicks fan i really love having Shumpert he can play from anywhere on the court, and in game 2 of the series he made some outstanding plays. Raymond Felton as always puts up the points he supposed to be, he ended the game with 14 points.

The Knicks began the third trailing the Pacers 64-62. That’s when the knicks began to play some ball, they went on a 30-2 run bridging the third and fourth periods. This run that the knicks had put them ahead 92-66, exactly what we needed. This demoralized the Pacers, they had no chance of coming back. The Knicks had all the momentum and kept it. The final score of the game was 105-79 in Madison Square Garden (MSG).

Game three will be held in Indiana with Amare Stoudemire being back.

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Rangers Tie It Up

Posted by bennyb1501 on May 9th, 2013

Last night the New York Rangers win big at the Madison Square Garden (MSG) over the Washington Capitals. Rangers started up big with scoring a goal in the first to put them a head. The crowd at the stadium was electric. We started the second up by one, and than buried another to put us up by two. Sadly the capitals started to pick it up, and they scored two in the second to tie it up. While they scored their last goal with seconds remaining the capitals made the mistake by ending with a penalty. Giving the rangers the advantage in the third. Instantly beginning the third the Rangers go on attack and score a third goal to go up by one. This goal took the rangers like seconds to execute. Later in the period the Rangers scored another to end their scoring at four. The Capitals at the end scored another goal but weren’t able to score another before the time ran out. The Rangers will be heading to Washington to play game five.

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Knicks playoff strugggle

Posted by bennyb1501 on May 2nd, 2013

I don’t understand how the knicks would let the Celtics come back in the series. we could have just finshed them last night and move on to the next round. But no J.R. Smith had to decide to not show up, and didnt make a field point until the fourth with a three pointer. Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith combined hit 11-38 shots last night. That is completely unacceptable by both players. Carmelo finished with 22 pts and 8-24 shooting with suffering a shoulder injury in the fourth because of Kevin Garnetts physical play.. J.R. Smith had 14 points and was 3-14.They need to come and show up for every game, this is the playoffs, they need to get there act together. To make matters worse the Celtics had five players who scored double digits last night. Almost forgot to add that Felton had 21 points last night.

Due to the loss in MSG now the Knicks have to go back to TD Garden in Boston. Hopefully going into game 6 sunday night i hope the knicks come ready to play.

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Knicks BasketBall

Posted by bennyb1501 on April 25th, 2013

The Knicks have obviously won the Atlantic division with Carmelo Anthony leading in points. Anthony has proved to be the best player on the floor. Averaging 35 points and shooting 45.3 percent from the field. Although he has been slacking because of the celtics defense, he’s been getting all the support he needs from J.R. Smithh with averaging 17 points a game. Smith was honored by receiving the 6th man award. He averaged 18.1 points a game off the bench. That is an awesome accomplishment for him as well as for the Knicks. Having a player as effective, skilled, and energetic as any starter coming off the bench gave the Knicks the ability so be as effective as coach Woodson wanted. Cant forget about our bull dog like player Raymond Felton averaging 14.5 points a game. Felton is a great player to have on your team, his feat are constantly moving, he takes the right shots, and his ability to find his way to basket makes him such a fun player to watch. Lastly but defiantly not least our 7.1 foot center Tyson Chandler. Lets be honest the man is a beast. Averaging 10.4 points a game in the regular season, as well as rebounding an average of 10.1 a game. That rebound percentage doesn’t even count how many he slaps the ball out to the field after a shot. Its great to see and extremely athletic.

The knicks clinched the second seed in the Eastern Conference Championship behind the Miami Heat. The knicks have been playing against the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. Its been like a dog fight the whole time. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett aren’t going to go down without a fight. especially after the bombing in Boston. It kinda gives them more of an edge i would say, but our Knicks are gonna be alright. The Knicks just have to play smart around the Celtics defense. We have such an offensive threat the i believe we would be okay even if Carmelo has a bad game. He has the back up from the whole team. If one player isn’t playing to his potential his fellow Knicks brother will have his back. I’m not to worried about the series. The knicks got this!

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