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L.A. Pride is a true sports enthusiast. A former youth, and division II assistant basketball coach, who studied the martial arts, he enjoys and follows all sports, even hockey. His quick wit and insight brings a fresh view to the world of sports. You may not always agree with him, but you will enjoy his highly opinionated thoughts.
Is it me…
Or is Rex Ryan carrying this loyalty thing a bit too far? Ryan, the head coach of the NY Jets stuck with Mark Sanchez at quarterback all season and the Jets are now eliminated from the playoffs. (The one game Rex removed Sanchez from is the game, they won.) It was obvious to everyone, except Ryan, that Sanchez could not do the job, and now it may cost him his job. Oh well, live by the quarterback, die by the quarterback.
The NFC east is locked in a three-way tie with two games left. The Giants blew a lead and now must fight it out with the Cowboys and Redskins. The Redskins are hot and might just scalp the other two and win this thing.
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Is it me…
Or did Jeremy Lin save his best game of the season for his homecoming? Linsanity was alive and well at the Garden Monday night. Unfortunately he was wearing a Houston Rockets’ jersey, as he and the Rockets handed the Knicks their first home defeat. Lin outplayed his Knick replacement, Ray Felton, and got the last laugh on the Knicks who they have beaten twice this season.
Speaking of the Knicks, Amar’e Stoudemire has gotten an okay to practice. He’s back!!!! Now we will find out if the Knicks are prospects or suspects. Can they play together or will Coach Woodson begin pulling out his scalp?
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Is it me…
Or did R.A. Dickey win the Cy Young award last season? Dickey who won the award for being the best pitcher in the National League was traded by the Mets to the Toronto Blue Jays. WHY? Only the Mets would do this. And we wonder why they are lousy each year.
Is it me…
Or is it time to congratulate Jim Boeheim on his 900th victory? Syracuse head basketball coach Jim Boeheim , 68 and in his 37th year at his alma mater, is 900-304 and joined an elite fraternity. Mike Krzyzewski (936) and Bob Knight (902) are the only other men’s Division I coaches to win that many games. Boeheim won all 900 games at Syracuse University, the Oranngemen. Congrats Coach! Have a glass of orange juice on me.
Is it me…
Or is it time to take a minute to remember the 26 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut massacre? This senseless tragedy is beyond comprehension. Twenty children, ages 6 and 7 , and six adults were gunned down by a crazed gunman armed with an assault rifle and two semiautomatic handguns at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Once again the issue of gun control surfaces. Hunters and gun enthusiast, argue that guns don’t kill, people do. Nonsense!!!!! People with guns kill and do so at an alarming rate in the United States. Name one other industrialized country where this happens. If you must hunt and need to go out and kill Bambi, you can do so without an assault weapon or a large magazine clip. (personally I think it would be a lot fairer if we gave the animals weapons and let them shoot back).
They also point out that they have a constitutional right to bear arms. Yes a document written in the 18th century before we had supermarkets and freezers; A different time , with a different life style.
Jack Pinto the first of twenty children to be buried was a huge NY Giant fan. His favorite player was Victor Cruz. Cruz honored Jack by writing his name on his football cleats. He also met with the family and gave them the shoes. Class!
As a Martial Artist I was extremely proud of the little boy who offered to lead his classmates to safety. He told his teacher he would go first because he knows karate. OSS!!!
Please keep the victims and their families in your prayers and thoughts.
Edited by D. Pride.