1. Fantasy Basketball Round Three

    Pick 25: Brook Lopez Pick 26: Derrick Rose Pick 27: Elton Brand Pick 28: Andre Igudola Pick 29: Josh Smith Pick 30: David Lee Pick 31: Carmelo Anthony Pick 32: Caron Butler Pick 33: Monta Ellis ...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 134 reads 1 comments

  2. Fantasy Basketball Draft: Round Two

      Pick 13: Steve Nash Pick 14: Brandon Roy Pick 15: Gilbert Arenas Pick 16: Jason Kidd Pick 17 (me): Jose Calderon Pick 18: Pau Gasol Pick 19: Chauncey Billups Pick 20: Rajon Rondo ...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 236 reads 1 comments

  3. Fantasy Basketball: Round One

    I just completed my first 12-team live online draft with some fantasypros911.com followers. I’m going to break down each round for you. League settings: Roto-8 category scoring   No. 1 pick: Chris Paul No...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 601 reads 1 comments

  4. Giants Humbled by Saints

    Sometimes great teams and great people have bad days. Not everything goes as intended. Evel Knievel didn’t make it to the other side of the Snake River Canyon. The Summer of George didn’t go off as planned...

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  5. The New York Week That Was (10/16/09)

    Now that the Great Balloon Hoax of Aught-Nine is over, we can concentrate on sports again (C.C. Sabathia’s uniform is so big and baggy, it could probably be filled with helium and flown across the country, too)...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 127 reads 0 comments

  6. A CHAPTER FROM THE YANKEES BIOGRAPHY: A STORY OF JOES

    With the playoffs in full swing, the possibilities begin to become realities. Manager Joe Torre’s Dodgers, focus is now on the NLCS as the team swept the Cardinals in three games to proceed onward...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 137 reads 0 comments

  7. Fantasy Basketball Faceoff: Jason Kidd vs. Devin Harris

    Who to draft: Jason Kidd vs. Devin Harris The Case for Kidd In his first full year with the Mavericks, Kidd averaged 9.0 points, 8.7 assists (fifth in the NBA), 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals (third in the NBA) and 1...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 315 reads 0 comments

  8. The New York Rangers Have Found a First Line

    The season is still very early, but it looks like the Rangers have found themselves a legitimate first line. Marian Gaborik, Brandon Dubinsky, and Vinny Prospal fit together like other great ...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 708 reads 5 comments

  9. Fantasy Faceoff: Melo vs Kev Mart

    Who to draft? The case for Melo: Anthony set a career high last season in three pointers per game (1.0). He averaged 27 points, four assists and 1.8 steals in 16 playoff games. He finished ninth in the league in free throws attempted (7...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 171 reads 0 comments

  10. Giants-Raiders: New York Dominates With Mickey Rourke Watching (Satire)

    Yesterday’s Giants game can easily be summed up in four words: Giants good, Raiders bad. Things went exactly as the Giants had hoped. They burst out to a 28-0 lead, with Eli Manning showing no signs of an injured heel...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 454 reads 0 comments

  11. RotoJesus: Fantasy Comparison(A refreshing slap to the face)

    It’s so funny to me how reluctant the average fantasy basketball player is to accept change in fantasy standings, but also how quickly someone’s opinion will change based on something they hear or perceive...

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  12. The New York Week That Was (10/9/09)

    The Giants kept on rolling this week, the Jets lost to a good Saints team (but traded for troublemaker Braylon Edwards), hockey season started—with mixed results for the three ...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 178 reads 1 comments

  13. No Accountability For Mets

    The Mets baffled everybody by holding a nine-hour press conference on Monday to announce...the firing of two coaches (and reassignment of a few others). Yes, that was it...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 81 reads 0 comments

  14. Fantasy Faceoff: Gwall vs. Iggy

    Gerald Wallace vs. Andre Iguodala The case for Wallace: Wallace averaged a career high 7.8 rebounds to go along with 1.7 steals, .9 blocks, shot 48% from the field and 80% from the foul line...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 171 reads 1 comments

  15. Seven Ways the New York Rangers Are Already a Different Team

    It’s only three games into the season, but we’re already seeing differences between last year’s Rangers team and this season’s version. A (relatively) new coach and an overhauled roster will do that...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 484 reads 7 comments

  16. Roto Basketball: Guys You Should Not Draft

    DJ Mbenga—F/C Los Angeles Lakers Mbenga is one-half Belgian, one-half Congolese, and one-half useless. Perennially signed to intimidate opponents in the paint, the only person Mbenga ...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 1,219 reads 2 comments

  17. Fantasy Faceoff: Kevin Garnett vs. David West

    Both players have an ADP of the third-fourth round. The Case For KG Garnett underwent knee surgery in the offseason and could be a great buy-low candidate. He says his knee is pain-free and feels more flexible since the surgery...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 328 reads 1 comments

  18. Q&A With “First Fall Classic” Author Mike Vaccaro

    Mike Vaccaro has been the lead sports columnist for the New York Post since 2002. A New York native, Vaccaro has also covered the local sports scene for the Newark Star-Ledger, as well as working for papers in Kansas City and Arkansas...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 197 reads 0 comments

  19. Giants-Chiefs: Steve Smith Leads New York in Win Over KC

    The Giants went into this game as heavy favorites, and won easily, 27-16, with most of Kansas City’s points coming in garbage time...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 235 reads 0 comments

  20. The New York Week That Was (Oct. 2, 2009)

    Sunday afternoon was a New York sports fan’s dream (or nightmare) as the Giants, Jets, Yankees, and Mets all played at the same time—and they all won (even the Rangers played at ...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 20 reads 0 comments

  21. Chauncey Billups or Jose Calderon?

    Fantasy Face-Off: Chauncey Billups or Jose Calderon? Both point guards are drafted in the second round and each bring different strengths to the table. Case for Billups Biliups continued his efficient play with the Nuggets last season, averaging 17.

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 333 reads 2 comments

  22. “Ifs” Rule New York Rangers' Season Prospects

    Glen Sather magically and miraculously got rid of Scott Gomez this summer and signed Marian Gaborik. However, much like going into last season, this year’s Rangers are ruled by “ifs” and question marks...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 317 reads 1 comments

  23. Fantasy Faceoff: Kobe Bryant vs. Deron Williams

    Who should you draft first: Kobe Bryant or Deron Williams? Kobe is the safer and more well-rounded fantasy player, but choosing Williams is also a solid way to go. Their fantasy ADPs (average draft positions) are both around picks five through eight...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 368 reads 3 comments

  24. Mets Can't Be Bothered to Play Spoiler

    There are only five games left for the Mets—thank God. Once the 162nd game is played, we can then turn our attention to brighter and happier pastimes, such as starting petitions ...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 64 reads 1 comments

  25. Giants Keep On Rolling

    The Giants defeated Tampa Bay as coolly, methodically and nonchalantly as John Phillips commits incest. Tampa Bay was no match for Big Blue as the Buccaneers played like they were wearing eyepatches ...

    Hot Stove New York Written by Hot Stove New York about almost 5 years ago 228 reads 1 comments