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The Evil Empire 2.0

The Evil Empire 2.0

Mr. Simone, The Shield Advisor

May 4, 2018


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As a long-suffering fan of the Houston Astros, 2017 could not have been a more enjoyable year for me. Taking down three historic franchises - the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers - on the way to the first-even World Series victory will forever be imbedded in my mind. I still have...

Welcome To The Future

Welcome To The Future

Shane Palma, Sports Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, SPORTS

Did the Browns screw up once again? After a year in which they matched the 2008 Detroit Lions for the worst season in NFL history (0-16), Cleveland possessed both the first and fourth overall picks in the 2018 draft. Myles Garrett was the undisputed choice by the Browns last year, but coming into this...

Steal Of The Century

Steal Of The Century

Zachary Velez, Junior High Sports Editor

May 1, 2018


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There is arguably no more important position in all of sports than the man behind the center. For the first time in NFL history, four quarterbacks were selected within the first ten picks of the draft this year. But while several teams scrambled to hopefully find their quarterback for the next ten years...

Potential Champions?

Potential Champions?

Zachary Velez, Junior High Sports Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, SPORTS

The NFL offseason has been much crazier than usual. There have been numerous players changing teams, much more than recent years. And easily the biggest winer of these trades and free agent signings is the Los Angeles Rams. Although they lost wide receiver Sammy Watkins to the Kansas City Chiefs, the...

No Mistake By The Lake

No Mistake By The Lake

Zachary Velez, Junior High Sports Editor

April 30, 2018


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At a time in professional sports when players seem to change teams just to chase a championship, Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas decided to remain with one franchise. When he announced his retirement on March 14, he left having played his entire career with the team that drafted him. He was one...

Time To Panic Yet?

Time To Panic Yet?

Shane Palma, Sports Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, SPORTS

The National League MVP. The American League Rookie of the Year. A Cy Young runner-up. The proclaimed best bullpen in baseball. A top tier catcher and a rising superstar shortstop. Yankee fans went into the 2018 season with lofty expectations for their reformed Bronx Bombers. But like most teams,...

A Letter To Kirk Cousins From A Jets Fan

A Letter To Kirk Cousins From A Jets Fan

Shane Palma, Sports Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, SPORTS, Uncategorized

Dear Kirk, First off, congratulations on your “promotion” to becoming the highest paid-player in NFL history. After being drafted with the 102nd pick in the fourth round of the 2012 draft, the future was bright for you in Washington D.C. Passing for over 4,000 yards each of the last three seasons...

NFL Draft Preview: The Quarterbacks

NFL Draft Preview: The Quarterbacks

Shane Palma, Sports Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, SPORTS

The combine is over and the NFL Draft is quickly approaching. For teams that struggle to win (*cough cough Cleveland Browns), this event is basically the pinnacle of their season. This year, there just so happens to be a plethora of quarterbacks available with the potential to turn a team into a playoff...

March Madness Under A Cloud Of Suspicion

March Madness Under A Cloud Of Suspicion

Zachary Velez, Junior High Editor

March 12, 2018


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As teams gear up for yet another NCAA basketball tournament, and people fill out their brackets, the NCAA and colleges will make close to a billion dollars on the highly anticipated three-week event. Television networks still fight for the rights to show these games to the public. Even smaller confer...

The Next Rookie Of The Year?

The Next Rookie Of The Year?

Shane Palma, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


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In the past, the New York Yankees often built their roster around big spending of top free agents. But recent years have seen the farm system produce some of the best stars in the game. Luis Severino, the franchise ace, burst onto the scene in 2015 and proved he had the tools to succeed on a daily...

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

Shane Palma, Sports Editor

March 2, 2018


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“We can’t hear you! We can’t hear you!” Those were the chants heard from the Sewanhaka cheering section directed at the Floral Park fans as their beloved Knights trailed the Indians 56-52, with 11 seconds left on the clock (and Sewanhaka on the foul line for two shots) in Thursday night's...

Are You Ready For Some Fantasy Baseball?

Are You Ready For Some Fantasy Baseball?

Shane Palma, Sports Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, SPORTS

Where are all of the hard-core baseball fans at Floral Park Memorial High School? Fantasy baseball season is fast approaching. The time for drafting, ranking, strategizing, and scheming is here once again. Now imagine this scenario. You are an average baseball fan who is having a conversation with...