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"14-6: The Historic Championship Season of New York’s Imperfect Giants"
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New York Giants

"14-6: The Historic Championship Season of New York’s Imperfect Giants"

Posted February 6, 2008 by YankTank

“We can’t all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.” -Will Rogers About 50 blocks south of me the New York Giants are holding court in the Canyon of Heroes. Thousands are flooding lower Manhattan in an overwhelming parade of gratitude. Thank you, Big Blue. For [...]

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Patriot Games: A formality before immortality?
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NFL General

Patriot Games: A formality before immortality?

Posted February 1, 2008 by YankTank

“That’s why we took the damn field! Now, if you want to crown them, then crown their ass!” -Dennis Green on playing the Bears, MNF 10/16/06 I’m surprised management splurged and actually flew the New York Giants to Arizona. Wouldn’t it have made more sense to just come to terms with the foregone conclusion of [...]

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The Scorch Has Been Passed to a New Generation
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New York Mets

The Scorch Has Been Passed to a New Generation

Posted October 4, 2007 by YankTank

“How did you go bankrupt?” “Two ways: gradually, and then suddenly.” -Ernest Hemmingway, The Sun Also Rises Thank you, Queens. Thank you for doing the impossible. Thank you for flooding the headlines and monopolizing the morning news. Thank you for securing your own special spot in history and diluting ours. Thank for liberating us from [...]

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A Friendly Game of Fantasy
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General Sports

A Friendly Game of Fantasy

Posted August 13, 2007 by YankTank

"Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world." -Bob Veeck, past MLB franchise owner "I’ve come to the conclusion that the two most important things in life are good friends and a good bullpen."  -Bob Lemon, HOF-er No one needs two catchers on his fantasy team. And no one’s going to [...]

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The MLB Japanglicize Movement
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MLB General

The MLB Japanglicize Movement

Posted May 5, 2007 by YankTank

Japanglicize v. (Juh-PANG-gluh-sahyz): to merge Japanese culture with that of English culture, ultimately enhancing both I associate pasta with Sunday Night Football, hotdogs with baseball, Chinese food with rainy weather, and sushi with work. Those little white rice rolls, seaweed soup, and the green paste that masquerades as guacamole, conjure images of the suit-wearing, Blackberry-toting [...]

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Boston: Bean- Beer- and a Buffalo
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Boston Red Sox

Boston: Bean- Beer- and a Buffalo

Posted April 26, 2007 by YankTank

“I have just returned from Boston. It’s the only thing to do if you find yourself up there.” -Fred Allen, (1894-1957) comedian I don’t eat New England clam chowder or Boston éclairs. I don’t wear the color red at all during baseball season. I weasel out of business trips that involve a Massachusetts destination. The [...]

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The Baseball Hangover
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New York Yankees

The Baseball Hangover

Posted October 10, 2006 by YankTank

The only good thing to come out of the movie “Meet Joe Black” was a scene portraying a quick one-two punch of cars slamming into Brad Pitt. Right in succession. The only good thing to come out of this weekend was that I now have a reason to gratuitously reference this scene. That’s just the [...]

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"The Prom Queen isn’t even that pretty": Tiara Envy in the MLB
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MLB General

"The Prom Queen isn’t even that pretty": Tiara Envy in the MLB

Posted September 14, 2006 by YankTank

Chicks can typically be generalized into a few different categories: unassailably good-looking, ugly, average, and–by far, the worst–girls who were told, at one point in their lives, that they were hot. They’re the real problematic species: the girl who, in her sophomore year of college, went to a frat house and some drunk dude who’s [...]

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