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NY Sports with Mike Lalor: Super Bowl Edition

On Sunday, February 7th, the Carolina Panthers (NFC) and Denver Broncos (AFC) will meet in Super Bowl “L” (50) at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Kickoff is planned for 6:30pm Eastern time, and the game will be broadcast on CBS. Veteran, versatile play-by-play man Jim Nantz will have the call supported by his analyst partner, former New York Giant ... Read More »

NY Sports Report with Mike Lalor

As we reach the final weekend in January – the lull weekend between the NFL’s Conference Championship games and Super Bowl – there are less than three weeks (20 days as of Saturday) remaining before baseball pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. For many in the Northeast recovering from Winter Storm Jonas or dealing with Lake Effect snow, that ... Read More »

NY Sports Report with Mike Lalor

Last Saturday night, January 16, 2016, the Arizona Cardinals defeated the Green Bay Packers 26-20 in Overtime to conclude a wild and thrilling Divisional Round playoff game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. With the Cardinals ahead 20-13 and only 55 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter, the Packers faced a 4th down-and-20 situation from their own 4-yard ... Read More »

NFL Weekend with John Brockway with Playoff Picks

NFL WILD CARD ROUND GAME PICKS Last week: 10-6 Regular Season Record: 160-96 CHIEFS AT TEXANS: THIS GAME SHOULD BE A TOUGH DEFENSIVE BATTLE RESULTING IN A LOW-SCORING GAME WHERE MISTAKES WILL MEAN EVEN MORE AND TAKING CARE OF THE BALL WILL BE EVEN MORE PRESCIOUS. FIVE QUESTIONS: 1. CAN THE TEXANS FORCE ALEX SMITH TO THROW UNCHARACTERISTIC INTERCEPTIONS IN ... Read More »

Three Periods with Dan Mount: A Look at the NHL

It’s that time of the week again and I’m here with another edition of the Three Periods blog. It’s my weekly look at the latest news and notes in the National Hockey League. This week I look at greatness of Alex Ovechkin after surpassing the 500-goal milestone, the underrated Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenville and Los Angeles paying “a Kings ... Read More »

Sports Thoughts with Mike Lalor: Baseball HOF & Resurgent Knicks

Baseball Hall of Fame Congratulations to Ken Griffey, Jr. and Mike Piazza who were voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWA). Both are extremely deserving, and Ken Griffey, Jr. set a new standard for percentage of voting obtained, with 99.3% (437 out of 440); the previous record was held by ... Read More »

Nobody asked me but… by Mickey Charles

The party’s over… Mickey Charles It’s time to call it a day!  Sinatra was right. The party’s over, it’s time to call it a season; They’ve burst your pretty balloon and taken the money away, with good reason. It’s time to wind up the masquerade, Just make your mind up, the piper must be paid. The party’s over, the bank ... Read More »

MLB Hot Stove with Mike Lalor

NEW YORK YANKEES Yankees acquire LHP Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds for four minor league players. On Monday, the Yankees surprisingly traded for the hard throwing Cincinnati closer in exchange for 3B Eric Jagielo, RHP Rookie Davis, RHP Caleb Cotham, and 2B Tony Renda.  Chapman, 27, is being investigated by MLB under its new domestic violence policy following an ... Read More »

NFL Weekend with John Brockway

NFL WEEK 15 GAME PICKS Last week: 8-8 Season Record: 132-76TOP GAMES BILLS AT REDSKINS: BOTH TEAMS COME INTO THIS GAME WITH VOLATILE QB’S WHO SEEM TO EITHER PLAY REALLY WELL OR REALLY POORLY. KIRK COUSINS HAS BEEN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PLAYER AT HOME THAN ON THE ROAD AS HE TURNS IT OVER FAR LESS AND SEEMS TO HAVE MORE ... Read More »