Scott Mandel

Mandel’s Musings – Rex Ryan is Smiling for a Reason While Coughlin Knows 2014 Could Be His Last Stand

Published on: 24th July, 2014

Seubert and O'Hara
The Giants will wish they had these guys back  | read this item

New York — Here we are, in the midst of a July heat wave in the New York metropolitan area. Near 90s, high humidity, sweaty subways and buses. What’s the thing most young, strong, athletic guys think about when the conditions get this oppressive? Right! The start of football training camps, of course. And here […]


Giants’ GM Reese Gives His State of State on Upcoming Season

Published on: 24th July, 2014

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Reese speaks to Giant media about 2014  | read this item

Senior Vice President & General Manager Jerry Reese Press Conference, July 23, 2014 Opening Statement: Welcome to Giants Training Camp again. Seems like it was a short summer. Obviously, we did a lot of work in the off-season and tried to turn the roster over a little bit. But there were plenty guys who were […]


Mandel’s Musings: Jeter’s 20-Year Career Seemed to Fly By Like the Blink of an Eye

Published on: 1st May, 2014

Jerry Reese is on the hot seat, as well. No playoffs in four out of five seasons will do that do your job security

Jerry Reese speaks during a news conference introducing him as the new general manager of the New York Giants during a news conference at Giants Stadium. He's been in the Giants organization since 1994 and was director of player personnel for the past four years. He becomes the third black GM in NFL history.  | read this item

New York — It seemed like yesterday that the young pony of a shortstop was galloping onto Legends Field in Tampa, where the Yankees spend their spring training season. The youngster, Derek Jeter, was as thin as a reed, raw but talented, and was in camp only to get a quick look-see from the Yankee […]


Mandel’s Musings: The NBA “Family” Still Is a Contradiction In Terms

Published on: 29th April, 2014

Adam Silver
Silver used the hammer on Donald Sterling  | read this item

New York — I must say, it is fascinating to see the NBA and its fraternity of owners (fraternity, as in all male owners) refer to themselves several times over the past few days as a “family.” When exactly did this evolution occur, from a league of cutthroat competitors, whispers of negative racial undertones among […]


Anthony “Held” to 35 Points in Knicks Win Over Lakers

Published on: 26th January, 2014

tim hardaway jr
Hardaway, Jr. (18 points) has become one of the top rookies in the NBA.   | read this item

New York — Carmelo Anthony “only” scored 35 points tonight in the Knicks 110-103 win over Mike D’Antoni’s hapless Los Angeles Lakers but in reducing his scoring total from his previous game by a mere 27 points, he may have discovered something more important. He has several teammates who are ready, willing, and occasionally able […]


Anthony Hits for Record- Breaking 62 Points But That Doesn’t Change Knicks Long-Term Strategy

Published on: 25th January, 2014

Melo breaks record
Anthony Hits for Record- Breaking 62 Points But That Doesn't Change Knicks Long-Term Strategy  | read this item

New York — It was a history-making night at Madison Square Garden tonight as Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks leading scorer and their best trade chip lit up the scoreboard with 62 points against the the hapless Charlotte Bobcats, leading the home team to a 125-96 win. “I made history tonight, with the performance, but just […]


Knicks Lose Third Home Game in a Row to Lowly 76ers

Published on: 23rd January, 2014

Woodson looks to the skies for help.   | read this item

New York — There don’t seem to be any positive signs around these New York Knickerbockers for this season. Not after yet another loss to one of the worst teams in the NBA, the Philadelphia 76ers, with the proud record of 13-28 coming into tonight’s contest at Madison Square Garden. Behind Evan Turner’s career-high 34 […]


Mandel’s Musings: Tear Down Knicks Roster As Soon As Possible With Anthony Trade Step One

Published on: 20th January, 2014

Both Anthony and James may opt out of their current contracts  | read this item

New York — The Knicks are slowly sinking in the east, both on the court and in the locker room. After another debacle this afternoon, getting blown out by their across-the-river rival Brooklyn Nets, 103-80 in a Martin Luther King Day matinee, their record at this season’s halfway point dropped to 15-26. And worst of […]


Knicks Lose Third in Row As Clippers Dominate Second Half

Published on: 18th January, 2014

melo isn't happy
Anthony's changing body language from losing games just may lead him out of New York  | read this item

New York  –  Jamal Crawford was back in the locker room throwing up, a tough way to start a lengthy road trip. A little illness wasn’t going to stop the Los Angeles Clippers. Neither is a grueling schedule nor the absence of their All-Star point guard. “For us, there’s no excuses,” Crawford said. “We have to go on […]


Eli Manning Says He’s More Comfortable with Giants New Offense

Published on: 14th January, 2014

raymond felton
Felton hit a huge three off a pass from Anthony with 54 seconds remaining in fourth quarter  | read this item

QB Eli Manning June 17, 2014 Q: From a personal perspective and from a team perspective, what do you hope to gain out of this camp? A: I think we’ve just got to continue working on the things we’ve been doing in OTAs. This is really the third or fourth time we’ve gone over the […]


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