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April 24, 2013

By MATT McCORMACK STAFF WRITER After 82 games spread out over roughly five and a half months, the NBA season all comes down to the highly anticipated playoffs.  There are many intriguing first round matchups, so without further ado I present my first round predictions (granted, I’m writing this after the end of day one of the playoffs, but I promise that these are still my original picks). Heat-Bucks: Heat in four. ...

Matt’s Minute

April 17, 2013

By MATT McCORMACK STAFF WRITER Hockey is admittedly not my area of expertise when it comes to sports.  In fact, even though hockey is one of the four major sports in America, I find myself ignoring it most of the time.  This is partly (or probably solely) due to the fact that I was unfortunate enough to be raised an Islanders fan.  For almost my entire life, the Islanders have been one of the worst franchises in professional...

Matt’s Minute

April 3, 2013

March is not exactly the most exciting month on the sports calendar.  Baseball is just ending its offseason, while football is just beginning its offseason. Basketball and hockey are in the stretch runs of their seasons, which can either lead to exciting playoff races if teams are neck and neck in the standings or lackluster play if teams choose to rest for the postseason. The only surefire, exciting sporting event that March...

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March 20, 2013

By Matt McCormack Unless your cable package mysteriously does not include ESPN, then you probably have heard about the Heat’s historic 23-game win streak.  The last time they lost, Ray Lewis was still an active NFL player.  They currently hold the second-longest winning streak in NBA history along with the 2007-08 Rockets, only trailing the 1971-72 Lakers (an astounding 33 straight wins).  As LeBron James and the Heat...

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March 6, 2013

By MATT McCORMACK Last Sunday, after leading by as much as 16 points, the New York Knicks suffered a disappointing loss to LeBron James and the Miami Heat.  However, don’t fret Knicks fans: as disheartening as it was to blow a sixteen point lead, there are actually many positives to take out of the game.  In fact, I surprisingly feel better about the Knicks’ playoff chances after witnessing their defeat. One encouraging...

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February 20, 2013

By MATT McCORMACK STAFF WRITER Last week, pitchers and catchers reported to spring training. Every year, New York sports fans practically salivate for this day to arrive.  Football has been over for a while, and let’s face it, the Knicks usually (excluding this year) are not serious contenders this time of year. Besides signifying the impending arrival of spring, every year, “pitchers and catchers” represents a sports...

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February 14, 2013

The San Antonio Spurs are the most underrated team in NBA history. There is absolutely no doubt about it.  Yes, the “Spurs are underrated” story has become an all too familiar refrain; every year the only attention the Spurs receive is about how underrated they are.  Ironically, the reason that they receive so much attention about being underrated is that people continue to undervalue their historic greatness. Since...

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February 6, 2013

2013 has the potential to be a great year for New York sports fans but not for the reasons you may think. If there is one thing New Yorkers love more than watching their local team bring home a championship, it is watching the pain and suffering of our sports neighbors to the north: the dreaded Bostonians. It is no secret that New York and Boston have an intense sports rivalry. Simply put, New York-Boston matchups feature...

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January 30, 2013

As the All-Star players for the Western and Eastern Conferences have officially been announced, we have reached the halfway point of the NBA season.  It has been a very interesting season thus far, with many surprising teams contending alongside the usual heavyweights, while some of the perennial contenders have found themselves in the lower half of their conferences. Although the Lakers have certainly been a massive disappointment,...

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