Scott Mandel

BREAKING NEWS: NFL Puts Brady Down For Four Games

Published on: 11th May, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: NFL Puts Brady Down For Four Games  | read this item

The Deflategate verdict is in, and there’s nothing under-inflated about it. The Patriots were sacked with a massive penalty from the NFL late Monday afternoon for their ball-tampering actions in January’s playoffs. Tom Brady was suspended for the first four games of the season, without pay, for “conduct detrimental to the integrity of the NFL.” […]

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MANDEL’S MUSINGS: NBA Better Watch Out or It’s Fans Might Drift Away from Boredom

Published on: 11th May, 2015

MANDEL'S MUSINGS: NBA Better Watch Out or It's Fans Might Drift Away from Boredom  | read this item

New York. — Despite the exciting end-of-game buzzer beaters in the NBA Playoffs this week by such grade A, primetime stars as LeBron James and Derrick Rose in the Eastern Conference series between the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the league’s showcase event, The Playoffs, have been a bore. Maybe,  all the games being […]

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Breaking News: Tiger Woods to Play In Masters Tournament

Published on: 3rd April, 2015

Breaking News: Tiger Woods to Play In Masters Tournament   | read this item

Tiger Woods will end a nine-week absence from competitive golf by playing in the Masters next week at Augusta National. Tiger Woods has deemed his game ready enough for a return at the Masters, an event he’s won four times — but not since 2005. http://www.golfchannel.com/media/over-or-under-will-tiger-woods-play-masters/ “I’m playing in the Masters,” Woods said Friday afternoon. […]

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Knicks Go Down to Nets in Quiet MSG

Published on: 1st April, 2015

Knicks Go Down to Nets in Quiet MSG  | read this item

This was a game that had been circ!ed back in July oflast year when the 2014-15 schedule first came out. Yku know, the big intra-city rivalry between the Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. Well, sometimes the best laid plans go array. Brook Lopez’s follow shot with 2 seconds left gave the Brooklyn Nets their fifth […]

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Knicks Draft Options Plentiful

Published on: 31st March, 2015

Knicks Draft Options Plentiful   | read this item

As the New York Knicks circle the drain in a lost season, there are precious few things about which Knicks fans can really get excited. At the top of that list, of course, is the fact that the Knicks own their own first-round pick in the 2015 NBA draft, which — if New York finishes […]

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Villanova Takes Big East As Expected

Published on: 15th March, 2015

New York — To listen to Villanova basketball coach, Jay Wright talk last week about his team’s chances of winning the Big East tournament, you would have thought his Wildcats were the underdogs. The reality was, Villanova, ranked number four in the country has been the dominant team in this conference the entire season and […]

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Notre Dame Upsets Tar Heels, Wins ACC Basketball Crown

Published on: 14th March, 2015

Notre Dame Upsets Tar Heels, Wins ACC Basketball Crown  | read this item

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey walked right to Jerian Grant as the horn sounded and wrapped him up in a huge hug as the rest of the players rushed by them to celebrate on the court. The wait was over. The Fighting Irish finally have a conference championship. Grant scored 24 points […]

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Villanova Squeezes by Providence in Big East Semis at MSG

Published on: 13th March, 2015

Villanova Squeezes by Providence in Big East Semis at MSG  | read this item

New York — This was Big East basketball, vintage style. Two tough teams, coached by two street fighters in three-piece suits in Jay Wright of Villanova and Ed Cooley of Providence. In the most compelling game of this year’s Big East post-season tournament, a packed house at Madison Square Garden watched Villanova, the clear favorite […]

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Seton Hall’s Season Ends With a Thud

Published on: 12th March, 2015

Seton Hall's Season Ends With a Thud  | read this item

New York — This was a basketball season that started with such high hopes for the Pirates of Seton Hall.  They had a recruiting class of exquisite talent that was the envy of the Big East conference and one of the best young coaches in the country in Kevin Willard. The 2014-15 season started out […]

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Pacers Coach Vogel Feels For Stephenson

Published on: 7th March, 2015

Pacers Coach Vogel Feels For Stephenson  | read this item

New York — One would have thought that Lance Stephenson had the world by the proverbial you know what, going into the 2014-15 NBA season. He had completed the best season of his NBA life last year as a key component of the Eastern Conference champion Indiana Pacers. With free agency kooming and his first […]

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