1. The Old Guy, Texting Kid, and 8 Others Who Drink All the Fantasy Draft Party Beer

    We have reached the dog days summer and the six-month hiatus without football is finally nearing its end. The wait without fantasy football has been even longer due to the fact that most fantasy football leagues end their season after week 16...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 605 reads 12 comments

  2. Fanarchy: A Good Idea By Versus Gone Miserably Wrong

    I want to give credit to the Versus channel for one thing. There coverage of the Tour de France has been terrific. It is as good of a job by any network as you will find...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 516 reads 1 comments

  3. Caught In A Trap: The New Jersey Devils Welcome Back Jacques Lemaire

    An old friend of the Devils' fans know has stopped by to say hello and to coach his old team. Today, the New Jersey Devils brought back former coach Jacques Lemaire to be the head coach again...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 379 reads 16 comments

  4. Thunderstruck: A Personal Remembrance of Arturo "Thunder" Gatti

    Thunderstruck. Webster’s defines the word thunderstruck as an adjective meaning to be overcome with consternation; confounded; astounded...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 1,101 reads 8 comments

  5. Big City Sliders: A New York Mets Informercial and Tribute to Billy Mays

    I received many nice compliments on my slideshow relating the music of Michael Jackson to sports, so I wanted to try my hand at another tribute. Thank you to everyone for the comments, and the POTDs...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 159 reads 0 comments

  6. Remembering Michael Jackson in Music and in Sports

    I dedicate the list to the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson, whom we lost on Thursday, June 25. The list takes some of Michael’s biggest hits and attaches them to someone in sports...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 217 reads 17 comments

  7. New Jersey Devils Fans Should Raise Hell When Brent Sutter Returns to Town

    Move over Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick, Bobby Petrino, Nick Saban, and others. You’ve got company in the field of sneaking out of town so you can coach a new team. His name is Brent Sutter...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 236 reads 16 comments

  8. Which New Jets Player Jersey Will You Own?

    I put together a little synopsis of the seven new, New York Jets that will put on the green and white in 2009. The Jets made it easy with only three picks on draft day, all three of those picks should be on the 2009 opening day roster...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 1,018 reads 11 comments

  9. Sneaky FDU Hires Greg "Shoes" Vetrone As Interim Coach

    On Monday, after an exhausting three-day search (joking), Fairleigh Dickinson University announced that current assistant coach Greg Vetrone has been named interim head coach of the men’s basketball team...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 1,969 reads 3 comments

  10. Brent Sutter's Resignation and A List of Future New Jersey Devil Coaches

    Brent Sutter, head coach of the New Jersey Devils decided to resign. Sutter resigned via a conference call from his home in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 468 reads 3 comments

  11. Sacked in Hackensack: Tom Green Fired from FDU After 26 Seasons

    June is normally a very quiet time for college basketball. It has been two months since the Final Four. No sports are taking place and most of the students are at their homes. Recruiting for the upcoming 2009-10 is just about complete...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 1,027 reads 5 comments

  12. My Top 10 Super Bowl Coaching Decisions

    I know it is only June, but I still have Super Bowl fever. Going through some of my collection of Super Bowl memories I have created a Top 10 list of great coaching decisions that took place during the game...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 1,670 reads 14 comments

  13. As Grand as It Gets: My First Trip to the New Yankee Stadium

    I made my first trip to the New Yankee Stadium last Saturday, when the Yankees took on the Phillies as a part of interleague play. Is the New Yankee Stadium as grand as we have heard? In a word, yes...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 230 reads 7 comments

  14. Five Issues That Will Not Be Seen On the 2009 New York Jets

    Here is a list of five items that were a part of the 2008 New York Jets football season that I believe will not be a story in 2009. Two will be personnel related, one is scheme related and final two deal mainly with the New York media...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 524 reads 0 comments

  15. IndyCar Series: A Radical Idea To Make Indy Racing Matter Again

    There was a time when the Indianapolis 500 meant everything in racing. Sadly, those days are gone. Stock car racing was that thing that those southern boys did in the Carolinas. Open wheel racing was for the rest of us...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 282 reads 10 comments

  16. My Top 10 Play-by-Play Television Broadcasters in My Lifetime

    I put together this list of my ten personal favorite play-by-play announcers. My criteria was as follows: First, I was born in 1976, so I do not have a true memory of broadcasters before then...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 1,172 reads 3 comments

  17. He Rose Up, Way Up: Remembering Wayman Tisdale

    On Friday, it was reported that Wayman Tisdale, former college basketball all-American, NBA veteran, and jazz guitarist passed away at the age of 44...

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  18. Six Magnified Positions on the 2009 New York Jets

    Here is a list of six New York Jet players and/or positions that will be under the spotlight (or magnifying glass) in 2009...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 310 reads 0 comments

  19. Changes in New York Jets' 2009 Playbook Will Be Change Fans Can Believe In

    In January 2009, the nation got a change at the helm. Oh, and America did, too. In New York Jets Nation, Rex Ryan was named the 17th head coach in Jets/Titans history. Ryan has talked big at his press conferences...

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  20. 1968 & Heartbreaks – Life As A Jets Fan

    That title is a little spin on Kanye West’s album, but it fits all too well for fans of the New York Jets. Being a Jet fan has not been a smooth flight. Maybe, this is why I became a fan of the New York Jets...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 180 reads 0 comments

  21. New York Jets Coaching Staff Profile: The Sons Also Rise

    For the fourth time in the decade, the New York Jets will welcome a new head coach. Like his three predecessors, Al Groh, Herman Edwards, and Eric Mangini, new head coach Rex Ryan comes to the ...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 237 reads 0 comments

  22. Questions for Jets' Kick Returner and Running Back Leon Washington

    My questions are for Leon Washington, #29 for the New York Jets. Leon was the Jets 4th round selection in the 2006 NFL Draft. He was the 117th pick...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 184 reads 0 comments

  23. Fairleigh Dickinson Basketball: Knights Of The Mid-Major Table

    The 2008-09 edition of Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) Knights’ basketball was a trying year to say the least. The Knights would finish the season with seven wins and 23 losses. It was worse than the prior year when FDU was 8-22...

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  24. My Favorite New York Jets Team of All-Time

    My favorite New York Jets team of all-time is the 1986 New York Jets. They never won a title, but they won me over with their effort. While New York is the home of Subway Series for baseball, it has never had a Subway Super Bowl...

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 630 reads 0 comments

  25. The New York Jets Chances In The 2009 AFC East

    The New York Jets chances in the AFC East are listed in Vegas at seven to one. Currently, that is equal to their rivals the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins. The New England Patriots are the annual favorite and are currently listed at one to four..

    Michael Ielpi Written by Michael Ielpi about 5 years ago 72 reads 0 comments