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Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello

Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello – Examining the second wild card 8/23/2014 If you look back to my Yankees blogs from 2013, I mentioned quite a few times about the fact that the playoff format change was going to increase baseball’s ability to remain exciting for fans as the season enters its final chapter. In years past, so many ... Read More »

FEATURE STORY: NHL takes on tanking with new lottery rules

By Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor for The Sports Network (SportsNetwork.com) – Although it’s not a strategy any team will openly admit to employing, there is no question tanking for a higher draft pick is a part of professional sports. The NHL, however, is hoping to discourage the practice by introducing a new set of rules for the annual draft lottery. ... Read More »

Worlds Greatest Model Railroad

(NYSportscene.com) – Remember the two brothers, in Germany, who had a wonderful model railway, that was something to see?  This is an update for the German Wonderland. There have been little clips about this place for the past few years, it is still not finished but is growing to that conclusion as they will soon run out of space. A ... Read More »

FEATURE STORY: Explaining NHL Advanced Statistics

By Dan Mount, Contributing Writer (NYSportscene.com) – One thing I’ve noticed since writing about hockey for the past year is the increasing use of advanced statistics. Yes, we all know about the tracking tool of plus/minus, but I’m talking some real next level stuff. This article will be a primer for any neophytes that don’t want to feel lost when ... Read More »

Maybe it’s time to give Joe Girardi some credit

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees will use their 12th different starting pitcher on Friday when Esmil Rogers takes the ball against Cleveland. Two teams have used more that. The Colorado Rockies have run 14 starters out there, while the Texas Rangers have used 13. Those teams, though, have both lost a ... Read More »

Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello

8/9/2014 David Robertson said earlier this week that he “probably would have gone for a discount” on a contract extension last offseason. The fact that the Yanks didn’t jump on this and make Robertson a priority last offseason is going to come back and haunt them. The team still has Betances to slide into the closer role in case the ... Read More »

Fantasy Baseball: Gardner of the Galaxy

By Jesse Pantuosco, Contributing Writer, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – So, quick question: when did Brett Gardner become this awesome? If I had to ballpark it, I’d say a week and a half ago. The New York Yankees left fielder has gone ballistic over his last nine games, producing five homers, seven RBI and a .400 batting average (14-for-35). He’s crossed the ... Read More »

Fantasy Football: The Andre Williams Threat

By Thomas Harrigan, Contributing Writer, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The threat New York Giants rookie fourth-round pick Andre Williams poses to Rashad Jennings’ fantasy value became more palpable Sunday night in Canton. We’ve heard since the start of training camp that Williams, who led the NCAA with 2,177 rushing yards last season, has been handling the goal-line reps, but the ... Read More »

Once a Giant, always a Giant

By John McMullen, NFL Editor, The Sports Network  Canton, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Tom Coughlin and Michael Strahan didn’t always get along but they will always walk together in history, the head coach and his leader who willed a group of men that stunned the previously unbeaten and 12-point favorite New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XLII. Call it a “Big Blue ... Read More »