Month: August 2016

The New Providence Reds: Celebrating a Baseball Dynasty

Why Amateur Sports matter in small towns

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On Saturday, August 27, I was witness to an incredible baseball game. After nine innings, the score was tied at 0-0, and the heart of the New Providence Reds lineup was up to bat. While these players were feared hitters, the whole team had struggled against pitcher Mike Brizzolara of the North Jersey Yellow Jackets.  Lead off hitter Billy Holden singled, and after short stop Matthew Nesto flew out, third baseman Tom Pavero singled and Holden scored from second on a pitcher’s error. Outfielder Nick Sommo followed with a double to bring in Pavero, and catcher Pat Rooney knocked in a hit to score Sommo. With a three run cushion, Reds pitcher Scott Horowitz would surrender a run before retiring the remaining hitters, and Horowitz celebrated with his teammates after an incredible ten inning, 133 pitch, 3-1 win. The scrappy, gritty squad had just beaten the number one ranked team in the Intermediate “Wood” League of the New Jersey Amateur Baseball League, to capture their third title in four years and first in this level of play. Players, fans, and family rushed the field to celebrate the achievement.

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Was McGregor-Diaz II Best Ever? Examing UFC All-Time Fights

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UFC 202 featured two of the most electrifying men currently in the sport in Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, and both love-them-or-hate-them fighters turned in an incredible battle. When the dust cleared, McGregor was declared the winner in a very close decision, that truthfully could have gone either way. McGregor’s victory sets up a third fight for these two competitors which could be even more exciting than the first two.

After the fight, many considered it to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest UFC fight of all time. Is that a fair assessment? Here are my top six UFC fights of all time.

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Wolfdenn Ep7 8.20.16 Fantasy Football Preview

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This weeks podcast is a first round pick! Tom sits down with Fantasy Football Guru/Commissioner Mike to talk about fantasy football, breaking down star running backs to target and avoid, talking strategy, and highlighting deep sleeper picks. Mike talks about the ups and downs of running a fantasy football league too. Don’t sleep on this show!