Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves


Rants: UCLA…Can any one explain how they got in to the NCAA Tournament with their record and UConn did not? A real head scratcher. The defending champs don’t get to defend their title and instead hve to make do being in the NIT…meanwhile the Bruins were not even among the better teams out west…but theirContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

Not a good year for New York Sports


2014 has not been kind to the New York teams across the board. Pick a sport any sport …Football? The Football teams are a combined 5-15. Hockey? The Hockey  teams are nothing to write home about especially the Rangers. The Basketball teams are awful although the Knicks have an excuse …New coach, new system and PhilContinue reading “Not a good year for New York Sports”

Kings vs Rangers game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals


It wasn’t looking good for the New York Rangers. They played their best and was down 3 games to none with the possibility of being swept in the Stanley Cup finals. But the Rangers played their best when it matter, in the final score…next game 5 and a chance to extend the series.

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”

New York Rangers beat Piitsburgh Penguins in game 7 …2-1


If you are a hockey fam you live to hear two words…Game 7. If you are a New york Ranger fan you got just that …game 7 against very good Pittsburgh Penguin team. Down 3 games to 1 and looking like they were going home for the summer the Rangers came back to tie theContinue reading “New York Rangers beat Piitsburgh Penguins in game 7 …2-1”

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 ?”

SmallThoughts: Rants and Raves


I would like to take this time to welcome new readers to this site, and if you are reading Smallthoughts:Rants and Raves for the first time, welcome. I post Smallthoughts:Rants and Raves every Friday. 3 rants and 3 raves kind of like the baseball expression 3 up 3 down. I give my rants on somethingContinue reading “SmallThoughts: Rants and Raves”

Rangers Fire John Tortorella


The end suddenly and swift for an unsuspecting John Tortorella. Glen Sather said as much as he said Tortorella was “a little bit shocked.” Sather was asked why he fired the testy, combative coach and right away his answer sounded as defensive as some of Tortorella’s sessions with the media. ”I came up with theContinue reading “Rangers Fire John Tortorella”

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!!!”