As a 35-year-old, my earliest memories of being a Ranger fan were obviously watching the '94 team and seeing them raise the Cup. Little did I know, as an innocent curly-haired 9-year-old, that that would have been the last time I would have seen my team win the Stanley Cup for the subsequent 26 years.… Continue reading Waving Goodbye to The King
Against big odds, the 2020 NFL Season is going to get underway tomorrow night when the Houston Texans visit the reigning Super Bowl Champions, Kansas City Chiefs. This is not a drill. It's really freakin' happening. Add: Michael Scott "Oh, My God! It's Happening" GIF. These are not official numbers, and someone may have to… Continue reading 2020 Has Been Weird. Enter: The New York Giants.
Holy Hell did that suck. COVID took spawts away from us in March and it's been a brutal stretch ever since. Last year, I talked about the Dog Days of Spawts. Juxtapose that to what we went through this year, and I would take the Dog Days back 100 out of 100 times. Howevah, there… Continue reading We Went Through Spawts Hell. Now, We Deserve Our Reward. Bring on August Anarchy.
Hey y'all. I know, you're probably sick of seeing what people think about their team's draft. Its been weeks since the draft happened now (with no sports in between, seems like even longer ago) and you've probably read a bunch about each player, their backstory, their mother's backstory, etc.. The problem with all of that… Continue reading The Giants Are Building Something Here
Folks! We're back with Part II of the "ReDraft" series with myself and my esteemed colleagues, Mr. B and Mr. R. This time around, we ReDrafted the SOLID 2010 Draft. Maybe this kinda stuff interest you. Maybe it doesnt? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bu654lDuBk All I know is, we had some good fun doing it. We're changing the future… Continue reading ReDraft Day Part II: 2010 Revisited
Hey fellow Quarantiners. With all this free time on our hands, my friends and I decided to go into a different direction this week, given that we are now two short weeks away from the 2020 NFL Draft. We got crazy and REEEEdrafted the memorable 2004 draft class. So help me God, if the NFL… Continue reading ReDraft Day!
Heyyyyy y'all. So, this Coronavirus flat-out stinks on ice. I was trying to wait out writing an article until the draft, but I am just going way too stir-crazy. I think it's about time we discuss how the Giants did in Free Agency. There is still some interesting names out there. Gettleman could pull a… Continue reading Quarantined Up? Let’s Chat About Giants Free Agency
The New York Rangers are here to stay folks. I am calling it. The rebuild is over and I don't give a hoot who says otherwise! The Rangers have fought and battled every step of the way this season in the NHL's toughest division. The youngest team in the NHL, after 62 games, are starting… Continue reading It Is No Longer a Question….The Baby Blueshirts are Legit
I thought it was going to happen. I thought, for once, the Mets could go a whole offseason without making the news in a negative way. I thought they could make it several months in a row without looking incompetent. Yet, here we stand on January 21st without a Manager. Your New York Mets everyone!… Continue reading This Is Such a “Mets Thing” to Happen
The New York Football Giants are reportedly set to hire 38-year-old Joe Judge as the 21st Head Coach of this storied franchise. The move will most certainly raise a few eyebrows, as Judge comes over from the New England Patriots as a former Special Teams/Wide Receiver coach. That is not a jump that you see… Continue reading Giants Have a New Head Coach. Who Are We To Judge Joe So Quickly?
Happy Holidays everyone. Hope everyone had a better holiday season than Pat Shurmur. My man finally caught the axe on Monday. Thus, ending an uninspiring two-year stint as the New York Giant Head Coach. You hate to see a guy lose his job during the holiday season and have to uproot his family and the… Continue reading Pat Shurmur is Out. Dave Gettleman Stays. What’s Next?
As New York Giant fans, we cheered and chanted Eli Manning's name one last time Sunday, at Metlife Stadium. I found myself remembering all of the happy (and drunk) moments Eli brought to my spawts life. Not many NFL fans can claim to have watched a single QB take every snap under Center for their… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Eli One Last Time
I wanted to wait a bit to post this, because the news of filthy-rich Steve Cohen buying out Fred and Jeff Wilpon seemed too good to be true. It seemed like a dream. We have been stuck in Wilpon hell for so long, that it seemed like there was no end in sight. In came… Continue reading It’s Actually Happening. Steve Cohen to Buy Out The Wilpons.
The New York Giants stink again. Pat Shurmur is now 7-21 as a New York Giant head coach and owns a 17-44 career record. Shurmur is now the proud owner of the 7th worst winning percentage in NFL History. That's not the kind of NFL history a coach wants to be associated with. The writing… Continue reading Shurmur Looks Like a Goner. Does Gettleman Survive Yet Another Giant House Cleaning?
At the beginning of this year, I urged all Giant fans to be patient with this team. What I wanted to see was progress. I wanted to start seeing Pat Shurmur's stamp put on to this Giants team and see some tangible positives heading into 2020. I wasn't asking for a lot people. Now, I… Continue reading Losses Starting To Pile Up On Shurmur
The New York Giants are a 45 minute team. For those that are counting at home, NFL Football is played in four 15-minute quarters. The Giants, can't seem to figure out how to play a full 60-minute game. In Week 2, it was the 2nd Quarter where the Bills put up 14 points to the… Continue reading Week 9 Giants Review: This is a 45 Minute Team
The Mets may have went about their search for the 22nd manager in franchise history ass-backwards, but they finally made their choice today. The pick? Former Met star Carlos Beltran. Beltran was rumored to be one of the favorites for the job since the beginning of the said "ass-backward" interview process the Mets went through.… Continue reading Mets Finally Pick a Manager: Welcome Back to Queens Carlos!
The New York Rangers were expected to have a lot of growing pains through the 2019 season. With a 4-5-1 start to the campaign, the Baby Rangers have had a bumpy start to what was going to be a trying year. Given the odd scheduling (3 games in the first two weeks of the season),… Continue reading New York Rangers With a Bumpy Start to 2019 Season
The New York Giants lost to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, which marks the team's 6th loss in 8 games this season. In what many were hoping was a year the Giants took a step forward and progressed, the Giants appear closer to another Top 5 pick than the playoffs. It ain't pretty. I should… Continue reading Week 8 Giants Review: In The Silver Lining Business
The New York Football Giants simply cannot be counted on. I can only speak for myself, but going into this Arizona game, I was confident that the Giants were going to take care of business, against a lesser talented team that was coming across the country for an early game. When you have a young… Continue reading Giants Blow Their Chance to be Relevant in 2019
The New York Giants were not supposed to put up a fight against the New England Patriots on Thursday Night. Going into the game, where Vegas made the Giants THE biggest underdogs in TNF History, the Giants were expected to wave the white flag before the game even started. Many Giant fans went into the… Continue reading Week 6 Review: No Moral Victories, but Giants Can Hold Their Heads High After Tough Loss
Throughout the week, for whatever reason, I started to feel more and more confident that the Giants could put up a good fight against the more-talented Minnesota Vikings. I was of the belief that the New York Giant defensive line could do enough against the weaker Viking offensive line and that would keep Cook in… Continue reading Week 5 Review: The Giants Were Beat Soundly by a Better Team
The New York Mets season, much like every other season I can remember as a Met fan, was an absolute roller coaster of emotions. They came out of the gates hot, SUCKED in June (as always), then had a monster 2nd Half to give us fans hope. In the end, the team fell short of… Continue reading New York Mets 2019 Season in Review
Hello Blueshirt Fans. Opening Night is finally upon us and, as a New York Ranger fan, it's an exciting time. For the past two years, our fan base has been patient through a team-mandated rebuild. We were all okay with it and we knew the last two seasons were going to be long ones. The… Continue reading My New York Ranger 2019 Blueshirt Preview: The Other Side of The Rebuild
It wasn't a pretty W, but the New York Giants got the job done Sunday. They evened up their record to 2-2 (just like almost every other team in the NFC). The Giants took to the field at Metlife and beat a team they were clearly better than. I haven't been able to make a… Continue reading Mr. Glass-Half-Full’s Week 4 Review: Giants Took Care of Business
A Happy Monday to my Giant fans out there. We haven't had many of these over the course of the last few years, so this one is extra sweet. For the first time in 15 years, I am waking up to a win on Monday that was Quarterbacked by someone other than Eli Manning. Daniel… Continue reading Mr. Glass-Half-Full’s Week 3 Review: Mr. Jones Has Himself a Debut
As the dust settles and the smoke clears on this unexpectedly disappointing start to the 2019 season (by some) and we look forward to Tampa, the common theme running through my head has been adjustments, or lack thereof. Until the bombshell news dropped Tuesday that Shurmur is letting the Danimal out of his cage, I… Continue reading Mr. Glass-Half-Empty Asks “Where Are The Adjustments?”
Quickest Recap of All Time: The New York Giants lost to the Buffalo Bills last Sunday to drop to 0-2 for the 6th time in 7 years. The offense stunk. The defense stunk. Yada yada yada. The season is quickly going down the tubes, but that's not what we are here for folks. The New… Continue reading Week 2 Recap: End of the Eli Manning Era
Week One is in the books for the New York Giants, and BOY do they have some things to work on. Even as a Glass-Half-Full type of guy, I did not expect to go into Dallas, Week One, and come out with a victory. However, I also did not want to see a blowout either,… Continue reading Giants Week 1: Post-Mortem
Along with the start of each season comes, an unparalleled excitement and unwarranted enthusiasm. Although I’m certainly excited for the start of the football season each year, I’ve learned to temper my positive outlook after 35 years of being a New York Giants fan. To most, I probably sound like an ingrate who doesn’t appreciate… Continue reading Mr. Glass-Half-Empty’s 2019 New York Giant Preview
We've made it folks. Football is officially back starting tomorrow. The 53-man roster is officially set, and this is the squad the 2019 New York Football Giants are rolling with. Sure, this Giants roster has it's fair share of holes but, in what should be considered Year Two of a Three-Year Rebuild Plan (hopefully), I… Continue reading Mr. Glass-Half-Full’s 2019 New York Giants Preview
It was just over a month ago, when I told you guys that the Mets had a chance to get back into this thing. To the Mets credit, they went out and did what they needed to against the softest part of their schedule. The went on a tear and won 15 out of 16… Continue reading Mets Get Back Into the Race
I am such a sucker. Glad, I got that out of the way. Really though, I am such a big sucker. I don't care who knows it. All it took was one winning streak by the New York Mets. One MEASLY four-game winning streak (2 of which were against the Marlins, the 3rd worst team… Continue reading The Mets Are Telling Me There’s a Chance
Remember when I was talking about this being "The Dog Day of Spawts" last week? Well, that all went out the window when The New York Rangers and Brooklyn Nets decided to go KGB on everybody and SPLASH the pot in Free Agency for their respective spawts. They have put NY back on the map… Continue reading Rangers and Nets Doing BIG Things
Hello Met fans. Welcome back to the Clown Show! When I say Welcome Back, I say that in jest. As most of us already know, we have never left said Clown Show since Fred Wilpon bought out Nelson Doubleday in 2002. Good on Nelson Doubleday too, for getting out of anything associated with the Wilpons… Continue reading The Mets Are a Clown Show: Part……100? 1,000? I’ve Lost Count
Hello everyone and welcome back. My deepest apologies for the long lay off. Your boy Mr. Glass-Half-Full is in the middle of moving and let me tell you, I am GREEN as hell when it comes to anything construction or building related. These soft hands were NOT ready for this kind of manual labor. My… Continue reading Dog Days of Spawts
Let me first start off by saying this. You guys may or may not know me by now. For those that do, you know I stand behind my teams through thick and thin. I typically find ways to agree with or see their side of each move. I did NOT agree with what the Giants… Continue reading New York Giants First Round Recap
The New York Rangers finished up their 2018 season last week with a triumphant victory against their rival, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Blueshirts battled all game long, much like they did all season, and ended the season on a high note. Ryan Strome, who played very well since being acquired mid-season by the Rangers, ended… Continue reading Another Tough Season in the Books for the Blueshirts
Phew. The Mets finally did it guys. They made the right move and averted disaster by signing their reigning Cy Young winner, Jacob deGrom. This was a move so damn obvious, that the Mets couldn't even screw it up (much to the chagrin of Fred Wilpon, who was weary of a long-term deal). The signed… Continue reading Mets Lock Up Jake
Okay people. The Odell Beckham Jr. trade was exactly the type of reason why I created this blog. This is my time to shine! I know you have all been waiting on bated breath for me to speak on what will undoubtedly go down as a franchise altering trade (you can stop laughing now). Emotions.… Continue reading My Thoughts on the Odell Beckham Jr. Trade
Head Ball Coach Pat Shurmur and General Manager Dave Gettleman held Press Conferences today at the NFL Combine. These press conferences are basically "State of the Union" pressers that fill fans in on a couple of thoughts that they may have with Free Agency around the corner and the Franchise Tag period coming to an… Continue reading Shurmur and Gettleman Spoke Today: What Did We Learn?