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28
May

Mets need new hitters, not a new hitting coach

The Mets fired their hitting coach Dave Hudgens after another awful loss Monday.  The issue is the Mets need bats, not a new a new hitting coach.  Here’s my Allvoices.com story on what the Mets actually need.

Mets need new hitters, not a new hitting coach

28
May

Serge Ibaka saved Thunder’s season, Scott Brooks’ job

Serge Ibaka pulled off a miracle, returning early from a calf injury.  The Thunder have come back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the series with Ibaka on the court as they head to San Antonio for a pivotal Game 5.  How big of a difference has Ibaka made and what do the Spurs need to do to stop him?  Here’s my Allvoices.com story.

Serge Ibaka saved Thunder’s season, Scott Brooks’ job

28
May

5/25/14-The 5th Quarter in New York Sports on AM1240-WGBB

5/25/14-The 5th Quarter in New York Sports

Tune into the podcast from my show Sunday on AM1240-WGBB in New York.  On The 5th Quarter in New York Sports, I opened up with my frustration on Ray Rice and his pitiful attempt at an apology Friday in a press conference full of self pity.  What did Rice do wrong and how long should he be suspended for his actions against his wife?

I then moved on to another debacle on and off the field in New York.  The Mets loss Sunday afternoon was demoralizing and they continue to find new ways to lose.  Citi Field has been nothing but quiet, and what has happened when fans cheer at the ballpark?   What is going wrong with the Mets?   What do they need to change to turn things around?  Is Terry Collins on his way out?

Also, the Rangers were in action in a pivotal Game 4 against the Canadiens.  I gave updates throughout the show and also discussed Stepan’s injury, Carcillo’s suspension, and analyzing the Rangers run thus far.  Can they make a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals?  How big would it be for New York sports? I also talked NBA playoffs.  Serge Ibaka made his return Sunday night for the Thunder, which will cause the Spurs plenty of problems.  The Pacers loss Saturday puts the series in the hands of the Heat, but Elwood from Indiana called in and disagreed with me.  I had to put him in his place.

I also break down the Yankees and their series win.  They are sticking around in the AL East, but do they need some pitching help with all their injuries?  Also, Yunel Escobar and the Red Sox went at it Sunday.  Did the Red Sox trigger the debate or is Escobar just a troublemaker?  At 34, Josh Beckett tossed his first no-hitter Sunday against the Phillies.  To close out the show, I gave out my prediction on who the Knicks next head coach will be.  Listen in to a jam-packed show here and download the show on iTunes!

 

JB on the air

 

25
May

Ray Rice with pathetic attempt at apology

Ray Rice should be embarrassed at what should have been a press conference to apologize.  Instead, he had his wife apologize for her actions Friday.  What did the Pro Bowl Ravens running back do wrong and what should his penalty be for abusing his wife?  Here’s my Allvoices.com story.

Ray Rice should be embarrassed, ashamed by apology attempt 

22
May

Can the Cavaliers turn their misfortunes into success with another No. 1 pick?

The Cavaliers somehow ended up with the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft lottery.  Johnny Manziel has brought some luck to Cleveland.  They blew it in last year’s draft with one of the major busts in NBA history.  Will they turn their fortunes around this year?  Here’s my Allvoices.com story on the Cavs’ possibilities to turn their losing ways around.

Can the Cavaliers turn their misfortunes into success with another No. 1 pick? 

20
May

Do The Mets Need to Sign Stephen Drew?

The Mets lineup has struggled mightily in the first quarter of the season.  They are getting the least productivity from their shortstop position.  Can they put up with Ruben Tejada and his awful numbers much longer?  Should they go out and sign Stephen Drew in a couple of weeks?  Here’s my EmpireWritesBack.com story.

Do The Mets Need to Sign Stephen Drew?

20
May

Knicks top five head coaching options

The Knicks lost out on Steve Kerr and are still looking for a head coach to replace Mike Woodson.  Phil Jackson is taking his time in the search, but who will he hire.  Here’s my Allvoices.com story on his top five options to become the new Knicks head coach.

Knicks top five head coaching options

19
May

After failing in 2013-2014, what’s next for the Nets?

The Nets fell 4-1 to the Miami Heat, ending their 2013-2014 season.  This was the year the Nets were booked on making a championship run, and they fell short. What is the next step for this team and are their title hopes in shambles for next season?  Here’s my Allvoices.com story.

After a season of failure, what comes next for the Brooklyn Nets?

18
May

The Weekend with Jake & Drew with Red Sox PxP voice Dave O’Brien-5/18/14

In the second to last edition of The Weekend with Jake & Drew on ESPN Radio NH, we were glad to be joined by the voice of the Red Sox on WEEI, Dave O’Brien.  We discussed the first quarter of the season and the question marks surrounding the Red Sox.  We discuss Red Sox youth, Clay Buchholz and his awful start, Stephen Drew, Jackie Bradley Jr. and his afro, and more.

We also gave out or MLB report cards.  Which teams have been the most surprising and which teams have been the most disappointing?

The NHL playoffs have had the flare for dramatics.  The Kings and Canadiens face off in the West Finals and the Rangers and Canadiens in the East.  Who moves on to the Stanley Cup Finals?

In what has been one of the best NBA playoffs ever, we got the matchups we expected with the top teams in both conferences facing off.  Will the Pacers de-throne the Heat?  Will the Thunder stand a chance without Ibaka?  We give out our NBA Finals picks.

The Weekend with Jake & Drew with Red Sox PxP voice Dave O’Brien-5/18/14

DAVE O'BRIEN

18
May

Western Conference finals preview: San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder

The two best teams in the West will go at it in the Western Conference Finals.  The Thunder will try and overcome a key injury, while the Spurs look to get revenge in the NBA Finals.  Is this the year for Kevin Durant or does Tim Duncan and company continue their reign in the West?  Here’s my Allvoices.com series preview.

Western Conference finals preview: San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder