Professional Sports

Pick and Pod: March 19th - WSJ's Chris Herring on James Dolan, Phil Jackson & Michigan

by Kenny Ducey, Kevin Kelly

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Kenny Ducey and Kevin Kelly talk to The Wall Street Journal's Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) about Phil Jackson's impact on the Knicks' future, the team's relationship with media, James Dolan's image, and Michigan's chances in the NCAA Tournament. Around 33 minutes in, the guys give their picks for the tournament region-by-region.

New Names, Same Game

by Eric Mollo

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For the first time in the Jerry Reese era, there’s a free agent frenzy in New York. The cash-strapped Giants cleared enough cap space to improve the offensive line, pluck one of the top free agents on the market from Denver, and totally revamp their secondary and return game. For Giants fans, this isn’t the norm.

A Breath of Fresh Air

by Kenny Ducey

There was a positive aura encased in Madison Square Garden on Tuesday morning that hadn't been detected by the millions to enter its doors over the past few years.

Reporters and cameramen who would normally dread a 10AM commute to MSG were in a cheerful mood. James Dolan was grinning. Even the coffee was good. The coffee's never good.

Five on Three: March 14th- Peverley, Boston and Ruutu

by Anthony Pucik

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In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Patrick Burns and Kristian O'Hara look into the health of Rich Peverley and how the NHL handled the situation. 

Also, they look into the seven-game win streak of the Boston Bruins and if they are the best team in the Eastern Conference. 

Finally, a look into the three local teams: how Ruutu has helped the Devils, how St. Louis has not helped the Rangers' issues scoring and why the seven-goal third period for the Islanders is good, but not great. 

One on One with AP College Basketball Writer Jim O’Connell

by Nolan Silbernagel

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Jim O’Connell joined Anthony Pucik and me as One on One got ready for college basketball in March.  O’Connell told us which conference he thinks is the toughest and how far Wichita State will go in this year’s national tournament.  He also told us how he has not lost all confidence in Syracuse despite their recent slide and he gave us his pick for who might be a dark horse to bust some brackets this year (here’s a hint: Fordham has played them!).