Scott Mandel

Football Giants’ Reese Holds Pre-Draft Press Conference – As Usual, He Says Little to Nothing

Published on: 1st May, 2014

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Reese, as usual said nothing in his pre-draft press session.

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

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

Published on: 29th April, 2014

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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 […]

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

Published on: 26th January, 2014

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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 […]

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

Published on: 25th January, 2014

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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 […]

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

Published on: 23rd January, 2014

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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 […]

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

Published on: 20th January, 2014

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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 […]

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Knicks Lose Third in Row As Clippers Dominate Second Half

Published on: 18th January, 2014

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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 […]

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

Published on: 14th January, 2014

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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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Mandel’s Musings: Give Alex Rodriguez His Day in Court with Full Transparency On Baseball and Horowitz Decision

Published on: 13th January, 2014

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Rodriguez hopes to convince Federal Court to stay MLB's suspension  | read this item

New York – Where is the evidence that Alex was a PED user? I repeat, where is the evidence he used PEDs, other than when he admitted to using them in the early part of this millennium? Whether or not we believe he used his entire career or at any other point is completely irrelevant. The […]

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Knicks Beat Heat, J.R. Smith Benched by Woodson

Published on: 10th January, 2014

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Anthony scored 29 along with 16 rebounds and four assists

From left, New York Knicks' Andrea Bargnani, Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, and Tyson Chandler sit on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Knicks won 121-83. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  | read this item

New York — The Knicks may not be ready to pronounce themselves fully healed from the painful first 33 games of this season which took them to an 11-22 record but they sure as hell seem on the road to recovery. Tonight, they outplayed a rested and confident defending NBA championship team and turned Madison […]

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