Category Archives: Live Mike

Column: A frontrunner’s lament

Well sports fans, here we are; the NHL playoffs are upon us and the Rangers are the best team in the NHL, winner of the President’s Trophy and squaring off against a first-round foe in Pittsburgh that seems to be in disarray. Why then, as a fan of the Blueshirts, am I absolutely terrified? See, […]

Column: An Opening Day holiday

This past Monday was as just about as close as a sports fan can come to Nirvana. Wall-to-wall Opening Day baseball, an exciting NCAA championship basketball game and a thrilling overtime win for the surging New York Rangers. It doesn’t get much better than that. Heck, any one of these things, on its own, makes […]

Column: Spring fever

As scores of local high school athletes have been getting their first taste of the spring season over the last few weeks, your intrepid sports editor here at the Review has also been getting ready for the upcoming season. The stakes might be a lot higher for those preparing for their varsity sports seasons, but […]

Column: Bracket bustin’

You would figure that by now, I would’ve gotten the hang of this thing. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament kicks off this week, and with it comes what promises to be yet another futile and pathetic bracket prognostication from yours truly. I watch a lot of college basketball throughout the year, but it seems that […]

Column: Alma matters

The NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament doesn’t start until March 15, but on Saturday evening, I got my first dose of March Madness when I watched my alma mater defeat Albertus Magnus College to advance to the Division III Sweet Sixteen. You’re not going to see any game highlights on ESPN, you’re not going […]

Column: A farewell to Big Mase

No matter what the cultural landscape of the times, New York City has always been a place that has idealized the tough guy. Despite the multiple transformations of the city, New Yorkers—especially sports fans—have always hung onto the image of the Big Apple being the type of place where only those with the strongest of […]

Column: Rethinking A-Rod

I never thought I’d say these words, but here it is; I’m an A-Rod defender. Before I go too far down this road, let me say right up front that I’m no fan of the Yankee third baseman. He’s a cheater and a liar, and worse than that—at least in my Red Sox-crazy mind—he’s a […]

Column: Saturday night special

When I was eight years old, I was convinced of two things: first, that I was going to pitch in the major leagues, and second, that I was going to spend my offseasons touring the country as the first-ever professional athlete/stand-up-comedian. Neither one of these dreams may have come to pass, but I still love […]

Column: A long winter

It’s officially here, people; the worst time of the year for sports fans. I don’t mean it’s a bad time for fans of Section I athletics. If anything, with sectionals just ramping up, this may be the most exciting time of the winter. But if you cast your gaze out beyond the local scene; there’s […]

Column: A Super blunder

Like a lot of American sports fans, I’ve got some questions that need answering after last Sunday. Questions like “What marketing genius thought that Nationwide commercial was a good idea,” or “Was the Pepsi halftime show real, or just a scary fever dream?” But the biggest question of all is the most obvious; what the […]