Scott Mandel

Manning, Giants Weak Link, Throws Five Picks in Loss to Niners

Published on: 17th November, 2014

Manning, Giants Weak Link, Throws Five Picks in Loss to Niners  | read this item

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Notes and statistics from the Giants’ 16-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers: *The Giants lost their fifth consecutive game to fall to 3-7. It is their worst record after 10 games since 1998, when they were also 3-7 and finished 8-8. *The Giants have lost five in a row one […]


Knicks Continue Triangular Struggle in Loss to Hawks

Published on: 11th November, 2014

Knicks Continue Triangular Struggle in Loss to Hawks  | read this item

New York — Before tonight’s game against the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden, Knicks President Phil Jackson held a press conference to tell fans and players alike everything was going as planned in the early part of the season. Jackson said these early season struggles for points and for victories were all expected, given […]


Hornets Stephenson Accustomed to Spotlight

Published on: 3rd November, 2014

Hornets Stephenson Accustomed to Spotlight  | read this item

New York — He came into Charlotte this season as a high-profile free agent on the wave of a solid performance in a higher-profile Eastern Conference championship playoff series last season between his Indiana Pacers and LeBron James and the Miami Heat. It was his versatile skills on the basketball court and his confidence, delivered […]


Fickle Knicks Fans Should Just Calm Down

Published on: 31st October, 2014

Fickle Knicks Fans Should Just Calm Down  | read this item

New York — New York Knicks fans were absolutely despondent after the opening night debacle last Wednesday at Madison Square Garden at the hands of the Chicago Bulls. However, those same fans, if one is to believe sports talk radio call-ins, were positively jumping for joy after last night’s victory in Cleveland, ruining LeBron James’ […]


Mandel’s Musings: Knicks Documentary Brings Back Championship Seasons

Published on: 28th October, 2014

Mandel's Musings: Knicks Documentary Brings Back Championship Seasons  | read this item

Finally watched “When the Garden Was Eden,” Michael Rapoport’s documentary/love letter about the beloved and legendary New York Knicks of Reed, Bradley, Clyde, Barnett, Pearl, DeBusschere, Holzman, and the returning prodigal son, Phil Jackson. Based on Harvey Araton’s terrific book, the film uses the backdrop of the late 1960′s when a grittier, less shiny NYC […]


Knicks, Still Experimenting With Lineup Go Down to Bucks

Published on: 21st October, 2014

Derek Fisher
Fisher is still playing with combination lineups  | read this item

NEW YORK — Reserve guard O.J. Mayo scored a team-high 24 points, and Giannis Antentokounmpo added 14 as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 120-107 in a preseason game on Monday night. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 24 points, and Tim Hardaway came off the bench to score 20. Jared Dudley had […]


Jeter Naysayers Are On the Wrong Path

Published on: 26th September, 2014

Jeter wins
It was like a movie script with a happy ending tonight  | read this item

As we watch the end of Derek Jeter’s twenty-year career as the shortstop of the New York Yankees, we are noticing a whole lot of pundits (or those who would consider themselves pundits) jumping off the Jeter bandwagon as to his place in the pantheon of the sport. These are emotional times for Yankees fans […]


Giants Get Off The Schneid With Pounding of Hapless Texans

Published on: 22nd September, 2014

Houston Texans v New York Giants
Rashad Jennings ran for career-high 176 yards

at MetLife Stadium on September 21, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  | read this item

At some point, the pieces were going to come together for the Giants and that day was today. From start to finish they were the better team vs the Texans this afternoon, executing more crisply and overcoming some early miscues. The Texans came into the game having only surrendered 20 points over the first two […]


Goodell Makes a Mess of Press Conference, Leadership Under Deeper Scrutiny

Published on: 20th September, 2014

Ray Rice, Janay Palmer
Ray Rice and Janay Rice

In this March 11, 2013, photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, left, poses with his fiancee, Janay Palmer, in Baltimore as they arrive for a screening of a new film that chronicles the team's championship NFL football season. Rice has been indicted on a charge he assaulted Palmer during an argument in an elevator at an Atlantic City, N.J., casino last month. Rice had been charged with simple assault after police said he knocked out Palmer on Feb. 15. But a grand jury Thursday, March 27, 2014, indicted him on a more serious count of aggravated assault, which carries a three-to-five-year sentence. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  | read this item

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday there have been too many recent examples of the NFL “doing wrong” and “that starts with me,” and followed it up with a goal of implementing new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. Goodell was short on specifics for a new policy. More defiant than contrite as he […]


Streaking Mets Continue March Towards September Relevance

Published on: 10th September, 2014

Eric Young slides back into third base after triple  | read this item

New York– Whatever Mets manager, Terry Collins is telling his young charges in the waning days of the 2014 season, it’s working. Once thought to have zero chance of playing important September games in pursuit of an elusive playoff slot, the Mets, with a second straight 2-0 win tonight over the Colorado Rockies, have now […]


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