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Like Mike

Like Mike

Chayim Tauber, Sports Editor

February 13, 2013


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There aren't many taboos in Basketball. Fight in the stands - done. Stomp on a cameraman's testicles - Rodman took care of that one. How about referencing a player's dead mother/player's wife/a disease the player has - Garnett's done all of those. The one taboo that has remained in Basketball is...

Jet Revis Out?

Jet Revis Out?

Chayim Tauber, Sports Editor

January 27, 2013


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The talk in New York, when it isn't about a make-believe-girlfriend or a lying bicyclist, has been about the possibility of trading All-World cornerback and face-of-the-franchise Darrelle Revis. How can the Jets even talk about jettisoning their best (and only) marquee talent? How can the erosion of the...

When Self Defense Becomes a War Crime

When Self Defense Becomes a War Crime

Chayim Tauber, Sports Editor

November 25, 2012


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In the last 12 years, Hamas, a terrorist organization that was elected to Palestinian parliament, has fired more than 12,000 missiles. In the past several weeks, over 650 missiles have been fired into Israel; over two hundred have been intercepted by Israeli's Iron Dome missile defense system according...

Knicks – Reality Check

Knicks – Reality Check

Chayim Tauber, Sports Editor

November 8, 2012


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I hate how much I'm about to sound like Stephen A. Smith. It bothers me. I hate to rain on the parade of happiness, the delusional euphoria that Knicks fans are happily swimming in. To throw this nirvana into a cold shower - for a lifetime Knicks fan who suffered throughout the embarrassment of the Isaiah...

All- Time Baseball Lineup

All- Time Baseball Lineup

Chayim Tauber, Sports Editor

November 7, 2012


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Previously, I posted a top-10 list for the greatest baseball players of all time. Obviously, many qualified candidates were kept off because the list was a mix of pitchers and hitters. A fairer representation of baseball's greatest would be to set an all-time lineup (with backups listed as well) and...

Death of a Yankee Era

Death of a Yankee Era

Chayim Tauber, Sports Editor

October 16, 2012


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1996 was the year I first started following  baseball and the New York Yankees religiously. I felt a kinship with another Yankee rookie that year, a 22 year old shortstop named Derek Jeter. Jeter wasn't the expressive warrior that Paul O'Neil was, didn't hit big home runs like Tino Martinez, and...

The Lone Ranger Retires

The Lone Ranger Retires

Chayim Tauber, Sports Editor

September 13, 2012


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If you’re a 90′s baby or a recent fan of tennis, the odds are you can only name one US male. For those who’ve come to the sport too late to have watched Agassi and Samprass, you’ve been subjected to the darkest period in US men’s tennis. The sheer domination of Roger Federrer, Rafale Nadal,...

The End Gets Closer

The End Gets Closer

Chayim Tauber, Sports Editor

May 4, 2012


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Yesterday I found out that Santa wasn't real, that the tooth fairy was a fraud, and that the Easter Bunny was invented. I discovered that Superman actually does have a weakness. I saw my father, indestructible, cry for the first time. There have been many bad moments for Yankee fans: T...

Rangers Get a Little ‘Cap Room

Rangers Get a Little ‘Cap Room

Chayim Tauber, Sports Editor

April 30, 2012


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The Rangers survived a war with Ottawa. They survived the loss of Brian Boyle - to that point their most productive player. They survived despite their top scorers, Callahan, Richards, and Gaborik going AWOL. And now they face their postseason nemesis of recent postseasons past...

NFL Draft Preview

NFL Draft Preview

Chayim Tauber, Sports Editor

April 26, 2012


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Jets and Giants previews at the Apple of Knowledge. Jets: http://appleofknowlege.blogspot.com/#!/2012/04/ny-jets-nfl-draft-preview.html Giants : http://appleofknowlege.blogspot.com/#!/2012/04/ny-giants-2012-draft-preview.html  ...

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