Smallthoughtsinasportsworld …Turns 6 Years Old.


Where has the time gone? Would you believe that it has been 6 years since Smallthoughtsinasportsworld first began. I started around the same time Linsanity took hold at Madison Square Garden, slowly smallthoughtsinasportsworld evolved to Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves then eventually I decided to shorten Rants and Raves to just one rant of the weekContinue reading “Smallthoughtsinasportsworld …Turns 6 Years Old.”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Craig Carton


Radio host Craig Carton has resigned from WFAN, a week after he was arrested for his alleged involvement in a fake ticket scheme. In case you aren’t familiar with the radio host he is part of the morning show of Boomer and Carton 6am to 10am on WFAN sports talk radio in New York. Instead of talkingContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Craig Carton”

Smallthoughts: A Rare New York Moment…


It’s not often that the local football teams (New York Jets, New York Giants) win on the same day and both stage come from behind victories. It’s not often the the two tenants at Madison Square Garden, the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers each win on the same night. It;s not somethingContinue reading “Smallthoughts: A Rare New York Moment…”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Phil Jackson


Before he became the Zen Master, Phil Jackson was considered a defensive specialist with limited offensive ability.In 1967, Jackson was drafted in the second round by the New York Knicks. While he was a good all-around athlete, with unusually long arms, he was limited offensively and compensated with intelligence and hard work on defense. JacksonContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Phil Jackson”

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?”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Wayne Chrebet


Possibly the most favorite and popular  Jet not named Joe Namath is Wayne Chrebet. He wasn’t the fastest receiver, he wasn’t the most athletic, but he played with heart something that Jet fans came to appreciate during his 11 year career with the Jets. Chrebet’s big break came when he was granted a walk-on opportunityContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Wayne Chrebet”

Lupica out at the New York Daily News


Mike Lupica is out at the New York Daily News . And why is that news? Maybe it’s news to me since I had been reading his column since he began there back in the 80’s . If you have been at a place that long you figure it’s possible retirement would be looming forContinue reading “Lupica out at the New York Daily News”

Participation Trophies…Should every kid get one?


James Harrison created quite a stir to some for his comments about participation trophies, but I for one agree with him. Just in case you missed the comments here they are: “I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies! While I am very proud of my boysContinue reading “Participation Trophies…Should every kid get one?”