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The Giants should rework Victor Cruzs contract so he can return for the 2016 season. (CHRIS PEDOTA/THE RECORD/MCT)

Is Victor Cruz Still Valuable?

March 9, 2016
Victor Cruz can still add value to a Giants team that needs all the help it can get.
The future of daily fantasy sports is uncertain as states continue to ban the popular gambling outlet. (Photo Courtesy of Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group via TNS)

Where Do Daily Fantasy Sports Go From Here?

February 13, 2016
The debate over whether daily fantasy sports should be considered gambling continues as states ban the games.
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Which Team Will Win Super Bowl 50?

January 28, 2016
The Broncos will square off against the Panthers on Feb. 7.
A Buffalo Bills player is injured after a big hit by the Washington Redskins earlier this season. (Keith Allison/Flickr)

Everyone Is to Blame for Violence in the NFL

January 28, 2016
Recent events have left fans wondering why violence continues to encompass the NFL
Kevin Klein, No. 8 for the New York Rangers, defends against the Chicago Blackhawks’ Center Antoine Vernette earlier this season. (PHOTO COURTESY OF NUCCIO DINUZZO /CHICAGO TRIBUNE VIA TNS)

Which New York Hockey Team Will Win the Stanley Cup?

April 29, 2015
Following successful regular seasons, both the New York Islanders and New York Rangers have set their sights on the Stanley Cup.
(Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

Mayweather Will Remain Undefeated

April 15, 2015
Billed as “The Fight of The Century,” undefeated Floyd Mayweather will take on eight-time welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas.
One of the major wild cards for the Jets is embattled wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who is full of on-field potentials but off-field problems. 
(Courtesy of Chris Sweda/ Chicago Tribune via TNS)

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Marshall?

March 25, 2015
Following several years of questionable trades and mismanagement, the New York Jets have made major changes over this offseason, including firing Head Coach Rex Ryan and trading for embattled wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
Carmelo Anthony should not have risked further injuries by continuing to play until the All-Star Game, even if it took place in New York this year.  (Photo Courtesy of Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel via TNS)

Carmelo Anthony Needed to Play Until the All-Star Game

March 11, 2015
Many Knicks fans and sports reporters have been critical of Carmelo Anthony and the organizational decision to allow him to play in the All-Star game this year. However, this is not the big problem that some people would lead you to believe.
There may be questions regarding whether Marcus Mariota’s skill set will translate to the NFL, but he is still a top prospect. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via TNS)

Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Should Select Marcus Mariota Over Winston

February 26, 2015
The top quarterback in this year’s NFL draft is almost too close to call between Florida State University product Jameis Winston and University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota.
(The Patriots victory in Super Bowl XLIX will forever be synonymous with the team’s alleged cheating, whether it deserves to be or not. 
Photo courtesy of Anthony Behar/SIPA USA via TNS)

“Deflategate” and the Scandals That Define the Patriots

February 11, 2015
In the final minute of Super Bowl XLIX, the New England Patriots deflated the Seattle Seahawks’ hopes of repeating as NFL champion with a goal line interception. While the final play created a furor in Seattle, lingering accusations against Patriots hover over New England.
New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher calls a play during action against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

It’s Too Early To Judge the Knicks’ New Leaders

January 28, 2015
When Phil Jackson assumed the role of President of the New York Knicks organization on March 18, 2014, there was no way that he thought it would be this difficult.
 Kobe’s constant jump shots would hurt the Knicks more than it would help. (Photo Courtesy of Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times via TNS)

Point: Kobe to the Knicks? Not So Fast

December 22, 2014
The New York Knicks have gotten off to an abysmal 4-18 start this season, and Kobe Bryant would certainly not be the answer to their problems.
Fans cheer as the Dallas Cowboys are introduced on stage during an NFL All Access fan event on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Wembley Stadium in London. (Rodger Mallison / Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)

The NFL’s Expansion into England and What it Means

November 20, 2014
With the NFL continuing to play regular season games across the pond in England, many are now wondering if the league will situate a team there full-time.
Eli Manning may not be an elite quarterback anymore, but replacing him will not fix the Giants. (Photo Courtesy of Ron Cortes /Philadelphia Inquirer via TNS)

Why We Shouldn’t Blame Eli Manning

November 6, 2014
The season has been challenging thus far for the 3-4 New York Giants, and these struggles have led some to ask if it is time for the team to move on from two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback Eli Manning. But, there are several reasons why an attempt to find a new QB would be premature.
Geno Smith needs time to develop and a stronger team, not a benching. (Photo Courtesy of Doug Kapustin via TNS)

A Geno Smith Benching Would Not Fix the Jets

October 22, 2014
There are many, many problems surrounding the New York Jets, but their starting quarterback Geno Smith’s performance is neither the biggest nor most pressing issue. Keep in mind that Smith is still only a second-year player, and he requires further development. This period of mediocrity is exactly what Smith needs to get the tools and experience to become a solid NFL quarterback. The Jets must first assemble a team around their young prospect before they can be expected to seriously compete in the their division.

Fordham Predicts The MLB Playoffs

October 8, 2014
After a wild regular season that saw many teams toy with contention, the postseason looks to be no different. These playoffs seem to be one of the most wide-open in recent memory.
In Phil We Trust: New York Knicks 2014-2015 Season Preview

In Phil We Trust: New York Knicks 2014-2015 Season Preview

September 24, 2014
Following a disappointing 2013-14 season, the New York Knicks look to set the foundation for serious contention in the near future.
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