Author Archives: joeref

Can Awesome Pitching Carry Mets to the Promised Land?

People have been screaming about Sandy Alderson‘s relative inactivity the last couple of seasons.  It’s been blamed on the Madoff scandal…it’s been blamed on ownership’s reluctance to sign big deals after the Jason Bay fiasco…it’s been blamed on the economy…why … Continue reading

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Meet the New Boss..Same as the Old Boss?

It’s exquisite suffering being a JETS fan…they being the New York Jets Football Club…a team that represents New York and plays and trains somewhere out the swamps of New Jersey. Back in 1967 I remember watching Joe Namath dismantle their … Continue reading

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I’m Calling It The STUPID BOWL

In the interests of beating a dead horse into a nice equestrian filet, and even though every conceivable pundit, prognosticator and sports talk expert has already flogged this topic into utter submission,  I simply can’t let it go without a … Continue reading

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ISIS’ Latest Atrocity Turning off Potential Terrorists?

Earlier today,  Islamic militants, or more accurately, Islamic terrorists, those whom we call ISIS, outdid themselves with an incredible act of  barbaric cruelty and senseless inhumanity.  The captured Jordanian pilot, Muath al-Kaseasbeh,  was shown in a video being burned alive, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Creamy Smoked Salmon over Penne

In keeping with my intention of talking just about anything in this blog, (*much to the chagrin of those who wish to pigeon hole me)   here’s a favorite recipe of mine.  Of course you sorta have to like smoked … Continue reading

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Carmen Lundy’s SOUL to SOUL

Carmen Lundy’s latest collection of original contemporary jazz music is nothing short of a revelation.  It is about 70 minutes of jubilation spewing forth from a confident artist and her band upon achieving a higher level.  Allow me to say … Continue reading

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Goodbye Rex…and Good Luck!

Yesterday Woody Johnson,  the owner of the football menagerie known as the New York Jets, cut loose his General manager John Idzik,  and his coach Rex Ryan.  Idzik didn’t do much after two years on the job and Rex hadn’t … Continue reading

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Can the Knicks really be THIS Bad?

The New York Knicks have always held a special place in my sports heart. Walt “Clyde” Frazier…Willis Reed…Dave DeBusschere…Patrick Ewing…Charles Oakley…Allan Houston..The “dunk”…LJ’s magical 3…Willis against the Lakers…it’s been a long long stretch between championship seasons but with the arrival … Continue reading

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34 Years in An Instant…

I remember 1980 was an unusually warm year. Even the month of December seemed sort of balmy.  It was a Sunday afternoon like any other.  I was packing up my briefcase to head off to work at Oceans New York, … Continue reading

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Dysfunctional Jets Need a QB Again

#455560600 / gettyimages.com   Just when it couldn’t get any more ridiculous,  the NY JETS have found a plethora of ways to infuriate the fans, mystify the media and completely amaze and confound onlookers from around the league.   Where … Continue reading

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