I'm a lifelong, die-hard fan of the New York Mets and New York Jets (a passion I've passed along to my kids). I'm 46, which means I was too young to remember Super Bowl III but old enough to remember a lot of losing. On the baseball side, at least I have 1986. And at most I have 1986.
My family and I also enjoy supporting our local independent team, the Long Island Ducks (owned by former Mets shortstop Bud Harrelson). And one of the best baseball experiences I've had in a long time was attending an Orleans Firebirds game in the Cape Cod League. Highly recommended.
I used to be a big Knicks fan (my favorite was Bernard King) but I worked for many years for the Dolan family (the current owners of the Knicks and Rangers) and now I find it hard to root for them.
Not really a hockey guy but my 6-year old is obsessed with the New York Islanders so I've taken him to a number of games and enjoy his passion for the team.
On the college side, I follow my alma mater, Syracuse University.
I also play Fantasy Baseball and Fantasy Football as well as the occasional sports video game with my boys.
Habs are out. Even though the score was only 1-0, I thought they were outplayed tonight almost as badly as in the first game of the series, which was a total blow-out. I'm not too upset since they were never expected to get this far and besides aren't yet the kind of team I think deserves to win the Cup. Some signs that they,re heading in the right direction, but it's only Bergevin,s first year, so I'm still withholding judgement. I want to see them going for more high-end skilled guys and focus more on Quebec as opposed to US high-school and college players as they have for the last many years.
Congratulations to the Rangers for advancing to the finals for the Stanley Cup. I don't usually follow hockey but I have been keeping tabs on the Kings, so I know what's going on this year. (Plus I'm watching the Pacers games and they keep flashing the hockey scores along the bottom of the screen.)
The NBA has taken "Timber!" by Ke$ha and Pitbull as their theme, so it plays over and over before and after every commercial break. It's very catchy and I like it. (I watched the video on YouTube yesterday.) But now I can't get it out of my head! It seems to be on a non-stop loop.
It's going down. I'm calling "Timbeeeer!" You better move. You better de-ance. We'll make a night you won't remember. I'll be the song you can't forget.
Stop stop stop.
Maybe if I play a different Ke$ha song a few times ...
With this flying dreadnaught under me, I can wipe out all mankind! Now the Hulk will be the HUNTER instead of the HUNTED!
So three Sox managers/coaches and one pitcher ejected in the game and Sox manage a walk-off win in the bottom of the 10th against the Rays, all the while David Price, who plunked Ortiz in the first causing the initial kerfluffle in which warning about hitting batters were issued to both teams then hits another Sox player and gets to stay in the game (leading to more Sox ejections as they argue this). In the end, the Sox win their 5th in a row (second in walk-off fashion) following a 10 game losing streak... Lots of bad blood between the Sox and Rays over the years and its boiling over in this series, the last 2 games could get ugly.
Sox took it to the Rays tonight 7-1, the Rays only run came on a shot that deflected off the monster into Jackie Bradley's face, dropping him to the ground as the ball rolled away for an inside the parker. Rubby de la Rosa, the pitching prospect we got form the Dodgers in the big trade came up from the minors to start, and pitched 7 shut out innings of 4 hit ball, with 8 k's. He's still on the mend from TJ surgery 2 years ago, but seems to finally be rounding into form. The good news, no hbp or ejections that I saw....
This makes 6 wins in a row after that hellacious 10 game losing streak.
The Kings should have put the Black hawks away by now, but they keep letting them back in the series.
I think Portland deserves an NHL franchise far more than any of those southern US cities like Nashville where hockey is unlikely ever to become a popular sport.
I'm a big rugby fan and right now I'm watching my favourite Super Rugby team, the Wellington Hurricaines, getting blown out by the Auckland Blues. (I haven't yet watched all the European club championship games that were played earlier today so no spoilers, please!)
The US is in Group G with Germany, Portugal and Ghana.
(I swear to god I'm not the only person in the US who pays attention to the World Cup.)
I'll catch a bit here and there...I've liked soccer since I had a Pele lunch box in 1st grade, but organized professional soccer int he US leaves me cold, so I rarely watch, but I will tune in a World Cup game or three if the opportunity presents itself during the tourney.