Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week … New York Islanders


It is very seldom we feature Hockey on these pages but one must give the New York Islanders their due. According to one published report … It took the New York Islanders just shy of 23 years — 8,381 days, to be exact — to finally win a postseason series. They would like to waitContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week … New York Islanders”

Is Football Too Dangerous or Is it a matter of Assumed Risk?


For all the talk about concussions, you and I both know we are going to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday and we are going to see at least a couple of hits that are going to make us go ooooh did you see that hit or wow what a hit. There is a lotContinue reading “Is Football Too Dangerous or Is it a matter of Assumed Risk?”

Congratulations to the New York Rangers …on to the Stanley cup


It took 54 years for the Rangers to win it all back in 1994. Now 20 years later after their last Stanley cup, they now return back to the Stanley Cup finals as they await the winner of the Western Conference Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings. For now though NewContinue reading “Congratulations to the New York Rangers …on to the Stanley cup”

John Tortorella fired by Canucks


It’s not often that Hockey is mentioned or covered here at Smallthoughtsinasportsworld but just found this too interesting or ironic to pass up. Last season John Tortorella was the head coach of the New York Rangers. If you live in the New york area, you know how much air time is devoted to the Yankees,Continue reading “John Tortorella fired by Canucks”

Should the New York Rangers hire Mark Messier as their head coach ?


Lawrence Taylor, Phil Simms, Tom Seaver, Mike Piazza, Walt Clyde Frazier, Earl the Pearl Monroe, Willis Reed, Patrick Ewing these are legends in New york sports and yes I know I left a few out because there are alot more.Mickey Mantle, Joe Dimaggio, Willie Mays, Whitey Ford the list goes on on and on. InContinue reading “Should the New York Rangers hire Mark Messier as their head coach ?”

Why do Baseball Players get our full scorn of rage when it comes to Steroids?


After reading Richard Sherman’s comments about the NFL’s problem with Adderall, my first reaction was the same as yours…he talks too much and he’s only talking because he got busted for violating the leagues substance abuse policy. Yet, I did re read his comments again and came away with a different thought. And if youContinue reading “Why do Baseball Players get our full scorn of rage when it comes to Steroids?”

Ouch I know that hurt!!!


Seroiusly, this was last night at the Rangers Islanders hockey game and if I ever wanted to be a sideline reporter …well let’s say I might not want to do hockey. Just check out this action.The amazing thing is John Giannone never broke stride and kept talking throught it … a total professional. We hopeContinue reading “Ouch I know that hurt!!!”