Archive for September 2013

Photo of the Day: Mariano Rivera’s #42 retired with the legends

September 23, 2013
(ELSA/GETTY IMAGES)

(ELSA/GETTY IMAGES)

Exit Sandman. The greatest closer in the game of baseball celebrated a 50 minute ceremony as a good bye send off from the Yankees organization at Yankee Stadium yesterday. The whole ceremony and game gave me chills down my back because it reminded baseball fans everywhere that this will be the last time you will see #42 in pinstripes pitch in the Bronx again. It’s sad to see him go, but it was special to see him given his own day for all his accomplishments. No one will be better than Mo and there will only be one Sandman. He pitches like a legend and leaves the game of baseball like a legend…

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Unbelievable Upset! Fordham beats Temple 30-29 to begin season 3-0

September 15, 2013

Fordham footballToday made it 12 teams! 12 FCS (DIV 1-AA) have defeated FBS (DIV 1-A) teams this season. Fordham defeated Temple in Philadelphia, PA 30-29 thanks to a 29 yard touchdown strike from Mike Nebrich to a leaping Sam Ajala in the end zone with 4 seconds left on the clock (Highlight below). With the win, Fordham is now 3-0 on the season and beat an FBS opponent for the first time since 1954 season with a 13-7 win over Rutgers.

This season has been special so far for Fordham. Last week they beat #8 ranked Villanova on their home turf for the first time in school history, this team advance to 3-0 for the first time since 1988, and the Rams played their first game at an NFL stadium since 1983 when they faced St. Norbert’s College at Lambeau Field.

So where does this win rank in Fordham Football history? It may not be at the top, but it certainly is very high compared to recent history against FBS schools (Losses to Buffalo in 1993 and 1995, Army and UConn in 2011 and Cincinnati 2012). Last time Fordham was relevant in the FCS was 2007 when they lost to UMass in the first round of the FCS Playoffs. This team has struck magic in the early going and I hope they can keep it up going into next week.

The Rams host Columbia University next week at home for a 1:00 p.m. contest in the annual Liberty Cup game. I know the stands will be packed with maroon and white as fans will start entering Jack Coffey Field with smiles on their faces.

It’s a new era of Fordham Athletics. This is just the first step in bigger success coming to multiple programs. It’s time to get excited in the Bronx.

Black Belt Tae Kwon Do Center in Ossining, NY

September 12, 2013

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer goes into Black Belt Tae Kwon Do in Ossining, New York to show all the great things about the school and the martial art of Tae Kwon Do.

Kids Classes, Adult Classes, Personal Training, and After School Programs are available.

Contact Information: 109 Croton Ave Ossining, NY 10562

Telephone: 914-347-2987

Donnie Dwyer remembers 9/11

September 11, 2013

“This is my story of Septmber 11th 2001. I hope you like it. Once a New Yorker, Always a New Yorker.”

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Here is a video about my remembrance of September 11th and I thought I would share it with all of you. Thank you Katie Doherty of the Marquette Tribune  for giving me the opportunity to be able to share my story with the Marquette community and the world…

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When I think of 9/11 what comes to my mind? The answer is…Mike Piazza

September 11, 2013

“It’s been 12 years later since the attacks on the World Trade Center took place in New York. The sport that got all of us back to normality was baseball. Thank you Mike Piazza for making such a difference in my life. There is a reason you are going into the Mets Hall of Fame on September 29th.”

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Let me give you the break down for a young 11-year-old Mets fan. On September 11th 2001, the terrorist attacks on the twin towers in downtown Manhattan occurred when I was in the 6th grade. At the time, I was in love with baseball and the New York Mets because they were the “Amazin’s.” I sat at my couch wondering, “why did this happen? why would anyone do this? What is going to happen to our life after that?

Well after a few days of cleaning up the city and vigils in downtown Manhattan, everything seemed to get better. Then, the game of baseball resumed and the New York Mets returned to Shea Stadium to play the rival Atlanta Braves.

I have to tell you that I am the fan who watches the first pitch and the last pitch of the game. And when the Mets played their first game home on September 21st, it was the greatest…

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Former Marquette Guard Trent Lockett signs with Sacramento Kings

September 3, 2013
(Hector Amezcua / hamezcua@sacbee.com)

(Hector Amezcua / hamezcua@sacbee.com)

The Sacramento Kings have signed undrafted rookie free agent guard Trent Lockett to a contract after playing for them during the Las Vegas Summer League.

Lockett averaged seven points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.8 assists during his senior year at Marquette and during his time with the Kings Vegas Summer League team, he averaged seven points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in five games.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed and many sources believe this is just a training camp invite.  With Lockett’s signing, the Kings are currently at 15 roster spots, but they can add more for training camp.

Here is a video from MUTV Sports on the former Golden Eagle guard…

Photo of the Week: Johnny Manziel Taunt

September 3, 2013
(ESPN.com news services)

(ESPN.com news services)

This is one of the worst things you could do as a Heisman trophy winner and as a star quarterback in college football who just got off on a ridiculous scandal. Texas A&M beat Rice 52-31 and Johnny Manziel had the nerve to start taunting the Rice players after touchdowns. This photo here shows him signing autographs on his hand to the Rice players and then handing it out to them after a score. I am sorry but that is very uncalled for and very immature on his part. I show this photo because it should be a sign to athletes around the country that if you don’t play the game with respect, you will end up looking like #2 in College Station. You definitely don’t want that. The key is learn from your mistakes and get better. We shall see what Mr. Manziel does in week 2…