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Mandel’s Musings: The Sun is Setting on the Yankees and the Giants

Published on: 23rd September, 2013

Rivera era is ending this week

during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 6, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  | read this item

New York — Yesterday’s events in New York and in North Carolina magnified the reality of what appears to be taking place for two of New York’s biggest sports institutions. The Yankees and the Giants, among the most famous sports teams in the world, are officially in crumbling mode. And both teams appear to be […]

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Mandel’s Musings: The Debate Over the Name of the Washington Football Team

Published on: 11th September, 2013

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Robert Griffin, III, Quarterback of the Redskins  | read this item

Please excuse my ignorance. I wasn’t exactly sure what a Redskin was and what made it a racist term in our new world of political correctness. I know, of course, it’s a word that describes native Americans. I just didn’t have a grasp of why it’s now being talked about as such a vile description […]

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Mandel’s Musings: WFAN’s Francesa Ratings Are Eroding; ESPN’s NYC Affiliate Shows Increases in Audience (AUDIO OF OPIE AND ANTHONY)

Published on: 5th September, 2013

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Francesa recently fell asleep on-air while chatting with Sweeny Murti, Yankees beat reporter for the FAN  | read this item

Mike Francesa, the veteran sports talk host of WFAN sports radio in New York City, did what he usually does this past August. He took the month off. Francesa, the highest-paid radio host in the country in the sports call-in business, may be slipping in his popularity, however, according to the most recent Arbitron ratings. […]

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Mandel’s Musings: College Basketball Landscape Will Never Be the Same

Published on: 15th March, 2013

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Mandel's Musings: College Basketball Landscape Will Never Be the Same  | read this item

New York –The Big East may not be the league of superstars it used to be but that doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of putting on a great display of Big East “style” basketball. The grit and the physical nature of this league, dominant elements in every Big East season since it’s inception in 1980, […]

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Mandel’s Musings – At MSG’s National Invitational Tournament

Published on: 23rd November, 2012

Mandel's Musings - At MSG's National Invitational Tournament  | read this item

New York — Tonight’s championship game of the National Invitational Season Tip-Off Tournament between Kansas State and Michigan turned into a bit of a blowout as Michigan dominated the game in the second half to win it, 73-55. More interesting than the game, itself was the honoring tonight of three of the legendary players in […]

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Mandel’s Musings – WFAN’s Francesa Is A Disingenuous Blowhard

Published on: 7th September, 2012

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Mandel's Musings - WFAN's Francesa Is A Disingenuous Blowhard  | read this item

New York – The Yankees are now in the midst of a collapse approaching historical proportions. They had a commanding 10-game lead only six weeks ago but, with tonight’s loss to the Baltimore Orioles, have given up that lead entirely to fall into a tie for first place with the younger, stronger, healthier Orioles. After […]

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Mandel’s Musings – Showalter Has O’s Back In the Pennant Race

Published on: 31st August, 2012

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Mandel's Musings - Showalter Has O's Back In the Pennant Race  | read this item

New York — The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Yankees tonight at Yankee Stadium, 6-1. The Orioles win tightened what has now turned into a real pennant race between the Yankees and the Os, not to mention the Tampa Bay Rays, close behind in third place. What was once a 10-game lead for the Yankees just […]

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Mandel’s Musings: WFAN’s Carton Lowers The Media Bar Every Day

Published on: 30th March, 2012

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Mandel's Musings: WFAN's Carton Lowers The Media Bar Every Day  | read this item

New York — I don’t make a habit of applying personal attacks on others, unless they are so useless and unaware of their pathetic-ness. Then, I feel a need to use this platform to express my opinion of just how scummy a personna an individual conveys. I don’t personally know this morning dude on WFAN […]

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Mandel’s Musings – Scott’s Take On The National Sportscape

Published on: 7th December, 2011

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Mandel's Musings - Scott's Take On The National Sportscape

New York Mets Jose Reyes watches from the dugout rail against the Boston Red Sox before a baseball game in Boston, Friday May 22, 2009. Reyes is listed as day to day with tendinitis behind his right calf. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Original Filename: Mets_Red_Sox_Baseball_MACK105.jpg  | read this item

New York — Good luck to the newly-named Miami Marlins and their new shortstop, Jose Reyes. They are opening a new stadium down there in Florida and are pulling out all the stops in creating a groundswell of interest among a fan base that is apathetic, at best. If they believe Reyes is the type […]

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Mandel’s Musings – The Big East Is In Big Trouble

Published on: 10th October, 2011

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Mandel's Musings - The Big East Is In Big Trouble

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim gestures to a referee during the second half of Syracuse's 82-79 loss to Le Moyne in an NCAA college basketball exhibition game Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/The Post-Standard, Dennis Nett) ** MAGS OUT TV OUT ARCHIVE OUT ** Original Filename: Le_Moyne_Syracuse_Basketball_NYSYR102.jpg  | read this item

New York — I’m not so sure about this Big East Conference master plan to add six additional football schools to its roster of six remaining schools. The poor conference, once a jeweled crown in the college sports world, has been gutted like a New England fisherman guts his catch of the day. Except, in this case, this fish […]

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