1. Finally, Excitement Returns to Madison Square Garden

    Willis Reed grabs rebound from Lakers Wilt Chamberlain during 1970 NBA Finals The late 60s were exciting times in New York, back in my old high school days...

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  2. Historically Speaking, Giant Meltdown As Bad As It Gets

    Giants fans can’t cope with their team’s miserable play down the stretch. Move over, choke artists. Teams like the 1964 Phillies, 1978 Red Sox and 2004 Yankees, or the 1978 Redskins and 1993 Dolphins...

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  3. At a Loss: It Doesn't Get Any Worse Than This, Giants Fans

    A punt return by Philadelphia’s DeSean Jackson on the final play of the game put the cap on an thinkable collapse by the New York Giants...

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  4. The Short Championship History of The New York Knicks

    A rare photo – a New York Knick championship team, vintage 1970. One of the original two NBA franchises – along with the Boston Celtics – the Knicks have won just two titles in more than 60 years...

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  5. Every Picture Tells A Story: Ted Williams, Holy Cross, 1939

    Trolling around a sports memorabilia shop during the Christmas rush, I stumbled across this photo of Ted Williams, at bat at Fitton Field on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass...

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  6. 30 Plus: Amar'e Stoudemire Tops Willie Naulls; Wilt Chamberlain Another Story

    Amar’e Stoudemire broke the Knicks record for consecutive 30-point games….but he has miles to go to eclipse Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA record of 65...

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  7. There's a Reason They Call It Fantasy Football

    Even Charlie Brown and Lucy know that fantasy football isn’t real. There’s a reason they call it fantasy football. You guessed it. It’s not real, it’s fantasy...

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  8. Dandy Don Meredith Was Almost a Superstar

    Don Meredith, Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford brought the NFL into the American living room with ABC’s Monday Night Football...

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  9. Historic Baseball Moments: Gil McDougald Remembered

    Gil McDougald of the Yankees slides back into first, too late to avoid a double play, in the play that turned the 1955 World Series and gave Brooklyn its only World Series...

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  10. The True Story of Wally Pipp

    Wally Pipp is baseball’s answer to Rodney Dangerfield. And nearly 100 years past his prime, he’s still getting no respect. The mention of Wally Pipp conjures visions of laziness and fake headaches and calling in sick...

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  11. The 10 Best College Football Teams of All Time

    Lacking a bona fide playoff system, college football fans are left to wonder each year which team is the best. But there’s no doubt about this list—the SportsLifer’s top 10 college football teams of all time...

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  12. 10 Things That Qualify the SportsLifer as An Old Guy

    1. I went to a baseball game at the Polo Grounds. 2. I saw Ted Williams, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle homer…in the same game. 3. I saw an NBA double-header…at the old Madison Square Garden...

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  13. Notre Dame-Army Waking Up the Echoes at New Yankee Stadium

    Notre Dame and Army will attempt to “wake up the echoes” Saturday when they renew their historic college football rivalry at Yankee Stadium. The Fighting Irish and the Black Knights no longer dominate American sports...

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  14. New York Giants: The Glass Is Half Full in Week 9

    What a week to be a Giant. First, the San Francisco Baseball entry wins its first World Series in 56 years, and the first ever for the city by the bay...

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  15. True Confessions of a Closet San Francisco Giants Fan

    I have a confession to make. The SportsLifer is a closet San Francisco Giants fan. There, it’s out. And I’m not just saying that either...

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  16. San Francisco Giants: World Series MVP Renteria was Also Walk-Off Hero

    Edgar Renteria joined some mighty select company. His three-run home run off Texas Rangers’ ace Cliff Lee in the seventh inning snapped a scoreless tie and gave the Giants the ...

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  17. Watching the World Series on the World Wide Web

    A dispute between Rupert Murdoch of News Corp (FOX) and James Dolan of Cablevision deprived millions of seeing the first two games of the World Series. Back in 1957 I watched my first World Series game, Yankees vs...

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  18. Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants: Who Would've Thunk It?

    The Texas Rangers will square off against the San Francisco Giants this week in one of the unlikeliest World Series pairings in baseball history...

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  19. Recalling Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived

    Ted Williams may have been the greatest hitter who ever lived. Williams played for the Boston Red Sox from 1939 to 1960, and missed nearly five full seasons while serving his ...

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  20. Out-FOXed: Cablevision Dispute Leaves Fans in The Dark

    A friend recently told me that in a war between a broadcast network and a cable operator, there are no good guys to root for. Add to that the good guys are the viewers…...

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  21. World Series Shutouts Prove Pitching Wins Championships

    Jack Morris hurled 10 innings of shutout ball to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. There’s an old adage that says pitching wins championships...

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  22. 50 Years Ago Today, Bill Mazeroski Shocked The World

    There was bedlam in Pittsburgh 50 years ago when Bill Mazeroski homered to beat the Yankees and win the World Series for the Pirates. Fifty years ago this very day, Oct...

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  23. Imagine: John Lennon And The Orange Bowl

    October 9, 2010 — John Lennon would have been 70 years old today. Imagine December 8, 1980 — John Lennon was murdered outside the Dakota in New York...

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  24. Yankee Southpaw Andy Pettitte Is King of The Hill in Playoffs

    Andy Pettitte has 19 postseason victories, more than any other pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball. Andy Pettitte is this generation’s Whitey Ford . Both are pinstriped left-handers, big-game pitchers and postseason marvels...

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  25. The Greatest Players Never to Play in A World Series

    Second baseman Rod Carew made the ALCS four times — twice with the Twins and twice with the Angels — but never played in the World Series...

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