1. A New Deal Struck in Washington: College Football's Ultimate New Payoff

    Those fat cats in Washington just got a massive pay raise. For once, I am not talking about our elected officials...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 2 years ago 88 reads 0 comments

  2. The Top 10 Worst Coaching Decisions in a Super Bowl

    A couple of years ago, I wrote a column called My Top 10 Super Bowl Coaching Decisions . Today is the sequel to that, where I examine the flip side...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about almost 3 years ago 1,465 reads 3 comments

  3. A Ballpark Tragedy Reminds Me of a Night to Forget in the NHL

    After hearing the story of the tragic death of 39-year-old Shannon Stone at Thursday’s Oakland Athletics-Texas Rangers game, your heart goes in your throat...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 3 years ago 489 reads 1 comments

  4. Dear Fred Wilpon, Please Take You and Your Debts out of the New York Mets

    Many writers for the New York Mets never seem to leave their posts as this is a job that rarely has a dull moment...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 3 years ago 579 reads 11 comments

  5. Boxing Hall of Famer and New York Sportswriter Bill Gallo Passes Away at 88

    A piece of New York is gone with the passing of legendary New York Daily News sports writer/cartoonist Bill Gallo . I remember as a kid getting the Daily News and after looking at the front and back covers, I went straight to Bill's cartoons...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 3 years ago 247 reads 1 comments

  6. A Scarlet Knightmare and What Football Can No Longer Glorify

    What should have been a terrific fall weekend for football for Rutgers University turned into any football’s team worst nightmare. In the game I attended, the Scarlet Knights were playing their first ever game in the New Meadowlands Stadium...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 4 years ago 127 reads 0 comments

  7. LeBron James: NBA Star or WWE Heel?

    Over the last week, we have read about people saying we have never seen anything like what has happened with LeBron James, and those people are half-right...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 4 years ago 1,134 reads 0 comments

  8. THE FIRST 24-HOUR SPORTS RADIO STATION ENTERS ITS 24TH YEAR

    On July 1, 1987, WFAN, the country’s first 24-hour all sports radio was born. Few gave it a chance at succeeding. Twenty-three years later and WFAN isn't just going strong, it gave birth to hundreds of offspring around the country...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 4 years ago 3,103 reads 3 comments

  9. Stanley Cup Final Preview: Going the Distance

    If someone said to you in September that they liked a Chicago Blackhawks-Philadelphia Flyers Stanley Cup Final, you may have been lauded for a good choice...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 4 years ago 186 reads 0 comments

  10. New York's Meadowlands Stadium: Why They Should Not Get To Host The Super Bowl

    A New York Super Bowl kind of warms the heart and chills out the rest of the body. T he decision on what city will host Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 will be made this week...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 4 years ago 311 reads 0 comments

  11. Who The Colts Really Owed It To In Their Attempt At Perfection

    There is a scene near the end of the movie Good Will Hunting, where Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is talking with Chucky, (Ben Affleck) and they are on a construction site discussing their future paths...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about almost 5 years ago 584 reads 2 comments

  12. If You Want to be a Sports Owner, Try Not to be in a Rush to Judge

    I will start by saying this, unlike many of the columns you have read online, I actually listen to the Rush Limbaugh show. Am I a fan of everything says? No, and I do not really like it when he brings up race...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 129 reads 0 comments

  13. NFL Head Coaches Power Rankings Through Week 4

    We have hit the first-quarter pole. Week Four is when the coaches can really jump into new categories. Jeff Fisher had the largest decline due to his team’s embarrassing effort against the Jaguars...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 121 reads 0 comments

  14. NFL Head Coaches Power Rankings For Week Three

    Week three is when this list starts to move. Two coaches moved themselves out of jeopardy, while others are back on the hot seat. But, only one coach has moved himself to the very bottom. That honor belongs to Jim Zorn...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 356 reads 1 comments

  15. NFL Head Coaches Power Rankings For Week Two

    Week two of the coaches ranking brought us some surprises, a new number one, a new man at the bottom and some small changes in between. Remember, just because a coach has one or two good weeks, it does not mean that he gets catapulted to the top...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 176 reads 0 comments

  16. NFL Head Coaches Power Rankings for Week One

    Welcome to the NFL Coaches Ranking. This will be a weekly series that will rank each of the 32 head coaches in the NFL...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 5 years ago 385 reads 1 comments

  17. NFL: An Idea to Improve Overtime

    We've played only game of the 2009 NFL season and the first overtime game has already taken place. The Pittsburgh Steelers won the coin toss and marched down the field for the game-winning field goal...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 5 years ago 138 reads 1 comments

  18. Week One NFL Picks: Dedicated To Frisman Jackson

    Week one of the NFL season is the fabulous week when we really don't know much at all. I can describe week one the best with a saying a high school history teacher once passed on to me: "It's ...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 5 years ago 610 reads 0 comments

  19. Scarlet Frights: Cincinnati Claws Up Defenseless Rutgers by 32

    On Monday, Rutgers Stadium got a new look with an additional 11,000 seats in the south end zone for its students debuted on ESPN. What the fans did not know was that it was turn-back-the-clock day at Rutgers Stadium...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 5 years ago 287 reads 2 comments

  20. Big East Season Preview: It's All About R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” should be the anthem played at every Big East football game. Despite a 12-4 Bowl game record the last three seasons and a respectable 3-2 ...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 5 years ago 86 reads 1 comments

  21. New York Jets Attempt to Fly in Preseason

    On Monday night, the New York Jets passed the halfway mark of the preseason. The Jets are 0-2 in the preseason. The Lions went undefeated in the 2008 preseason, so that tells what a preseason record means...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 5 years ago 272 reads 2 comments

  22. Rutgers-Cincinnati Big East Opener Promises Summertime Blues For Someone

    As a fan of both Rutgers and Big East football, I usually try to defend the conference against its mightier and more profitable leagues. The Big East has amassed a 12-4 bowl game record the last three seasons...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 5 years ago 888 reads 5 comments

  23. Rick Pitino, You've Lost My Respect

    Normal 0 Rick Pitino and I share a few things in common. First, we both have the same birthday, September 18. We are both Italian and come from the New York City area...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 5 years ago 2,398 reads 9 comments

  24. My 2009 Fantasy Baseball Surprise Team

    Some people like surprises, some people do not. When it comes to fantasy sports, surprises are only good when you can catch them and not let them slip away...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 5 years ago 503 reads 15 comments

  25. How the New York Mets Can Save the Little Face They Have Left

    As someone who has spent his daily life in Human Resources for the past 11 years and a New York Mets fan, I am completely torn. My daily life is spent valuing ethics and creating an open environment for all...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about over 5 years ago 315 reads 2 comments