1. Solving Baseball's Ratings Crisis

    One of today's topics on ESPN radio's "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd was the television ratings crisis in Major League Baseball. The crisis is apparently so bad that it has prompted a meeting between the commissioners office and the executives at Fox...

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  2. New York Mets: Let's Try Talking Tangibles

    In-tan-gi-ble (adj.)- 1. Incapable of being perceived by the senses 2...

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  3. Mets Fans vs. Cubs Fans: Who's More Tortured?

    Some say happiness is a state of mind. As a rabid sports fan, I have to disagree. To me, happiness is your team's place in the standings...

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  4. Playing Devil's Advocate on Behalf of Omar Minaya

    I've read a lot of articles lately calling for Omar Minaya's head. Why not? The Mets are off to a slow start after two of the most agonizing September swoons in baseball history. Somebody must take the blame for this...

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  5. Move over Duke/UNC: FAU/FIU Has Serious Juice

    Back in January I wrote an article entitled “Knicks Represent Decline of a Culture in New York City,” which documented what has become of the once mighty New York hoops scene...

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  6. Four Baseball Stats I Have No Use For

    Baseball is our most numerical game. Ted Williams .406 average, Joe Dimaggio’s 56 game hitting streak, Bob Gibson’s 1.12 ERA, these are numbers that every baseball fan knows. But not all statistics are created equal...

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  7. Five Reasons the Mets Will Win the NL East

    If you haven’t been following the past two seasons, all you need to know is that the Mets didn’t win the NL East, the Phillies did. Met fans are like the lions at the zoo, only the zoo keeper keeps forgetting to feed us...

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  8. Stat Geek Stylings: What Gary Sheffield Means to the NY Mets

    The most important number to consider when analyzing the Mets' signing of Gary Sheffield is $400,000. The amount the Mets will pay Sheffield for his services. This is a low-risk, high-reward signing...

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  9. This Week at the Pete: Pitt Falls Just Short of Final Four

    "This Week at the Pete" is a weekly column that takes a look at all things Pitt basketball. Your comments are more than welcome and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it...

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  10. 24 Hours in the Life of an Out-of-Market Fan

    After graduating from Pitt in 2007, my move back to Long Island was really a no-brainer. Most of my college friends were leaving Pittsburgh, I had a better chance of landing a job in New York, and most importantly, Long Island was home...

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  11. Sweet 16 Pitt-Xavier Creature vs. Creature Preview

    The top seeded Pitt Panthers will enter Thursday night’s Sweet 16 match up vs. the No. 4 seed Xavier Musketeers, having already achieved an unprecedented level of success this year. This season has seen the Panthers earn a No...

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  12. This Week at the Pete: Panthers Receive Shock Treatment, Advance to Sweet 16

    "This Week at the Pete" is a weekly column that takes a look at all things Pitt basketball. Your comments are more than welcome and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it...

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  13. This Week at the Pete: Panthers Back Into a No. 1 Seed

    The Panthers have been notorious for two things this decade. Dominating the Big East tournament and exiting early from the NCAA tournament. Going into this season, Pitt has participated in seven of the last eight Big East title games...

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  14. This Week at the Pete: Pitt Beats No. 1...Again

    This-is-Our-House!” clap clap clap-clap-clap, “This-is-Our-House!” clap clap clap-clap-clap. No, it’s not the Oakland Zoo’s most original chant, but it is their most powerful...

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  15. Creature Vs. Creature: Pitt and UConn Battle for Big East Bragging Rights

    When the top-ranked Connecticut Huskies (27-2, 15-2 Big East) travel to Pittsburgh to face the third-ranked Pitt Panthers (27-3, 14-3 Big East), emotions will be running high on both benches...

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  16. This Week at the Pete : Pitt's Stint at the Summit is Short Lived

    "This Week at the Pete" is a weekly column that takes a look at all things Pitt basketball. Your comments are more than welcome and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it...

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  17. An American's Guide to Picking an English Soccer Team

    When you ask an American about the English Premier League you are probably going to encounter someone who falls in one of three groups. 1. A fan who follows the league regularly like myself...

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  18. This Week at the Pete: Pitt Makes a Statement

    "This Week at the Pete" is a weekly column that takes a look at all things Pitt basketball. Your comments are more than welcome, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it...

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  19. Pitt-UConn Observations without DeJuan Blair

    I could write everything that has already been posted about the matchup of the big men, but I don’t want Thabeet a dead horse, HEY-YOOOO! If I didn’t talk about the matchup ...

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  20. This Week at the Pete: Panthers Avoid a Letdown

    "This Week at the Pete" is a weekly column that takes a look at all things Pitt basketball. Your comments are more than welcome, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it...

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  21. C'Mon Bleacher Report, You're Better Than This

    Stumbling upon a facebook banner ad for Bleacher Report was one of the best things that happened to me in the past year. Since I joined five months ago, I have had the pleasure of writing articles that have been read 9,258 times...

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  22. This Week at the Pete: Not the Same Old Panthers

    "This Week at the Pete" is a weekly collaborative effort that takes a look at all things Pitt basketball. Your comments are more than welcome, and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy writing it...

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  23. This Week at the Pete: Panthers Have a Jekyll-and-Hyde Kind of Week

    "This Week at the Pete" is a weekly column that takes a look at all things Pitt basketball. Your comments are more than welcome, and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy writing it...

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  24. Six Questions Pittsburgh Panthers Must Answer on Road to Final Four

    Fans love distance metaphors. “We are so close!” or “Those losers are a long way away.” They seem to be popular when used to describe a team’s chances of winning...

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  25. This Week at the Pete: Second Half Runs Key Pitt Wins

    "This Week at the Pete" is a weekly column that takes a look at all things Pitt basketball. Your comments are more than welcome, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it...

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