Last month, Randy DeOrio, former professional boxer and actor, was inducted into the Paterson Museum in New Jersey. This week, he was a studio guest on The Wiseguyz Radio Show.
“I feel like I’m coming over to a friend’s house. I got a cup of coffee in my hand, the game’s on,” D’Aurio said. “I used to peek through the window and watch you guys. Now I’m on the other side.” (more…)
This week, head coaches stole the headlines and there were plenty of fanbases saying “finally!” More teams were eliminated from the playoffs, while others kept their hopes alive with critical victories. The division races are coming down to the wire and most of the remaining seeds will be locked up by next week. Most fanbases have begun looking at mock drafts and dreaming about next year. For the rest, this is when the real season begins. (more…)
Oh boy. What a week of surprises. A team, the Dallas Cowboys, that seemed incapable of losing, got shut down in primetime. A quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, who seemed physically unwilling to be broken despite being sacked ten million times since being drafted, suffered a potentially career altering injury. A defense known for it’s dominant secondary, Seattle’s ‘Legion of Doom,’ surrendered 38 points to a .500 opponent. It’s the NFL in December: when the contenders finally separate from the pack. (more…)
December football has officially arrived. There are plenty of teams still in the playoff mix, but many are learning that the style of play must drastically change in cold weather environments. Division races across the league will likely come down to the wire. Detroit, Kansas City, and Tampa Bay picked up critical road victories, while Pittsburgh, Oakland, and Seattle took care of business at home. The results weren’t unexpected this week, but the way certain teams played may indicate which are destined for January and which will be watching the playoffs from home. (more…)
The finest non-weekend of NFL football has sadly come and gone. There’s no better American tradition than Thanksgiving Day football, annually featuring the Lions and the Cowboys. It seems every year the games are entertaining, and 2016 was no exception. Division rivals Minnesota and Washington gave their hosts everything they could handle and the viewing public, stuffed with turkey and full of gratitude, couldn’t have asked for more. (more…)
Sunday wasn’t much of an encore for the NFL’s epic week 10. It was pretty ho-hum, with the exception of a dozen missed extra points. Those have, unsurprisingly, launched an obnoxiously ubiquitous debate amongst fans and pundits alike over whether or not the rule change was good or bad for the league. (more…)
The NFL is officially back. If the ratings didn’t spike this weekend, they surely will next Sunday. That’s because week 10 had it all, from great matchups, thrilling finishes, and unbelievable plays to epic beatdowns, heroic performances, and heartbreaking collapses. The Steelers and Cowboys epic featured a fake spike that worked and 5 two-point conversions that didn’t. There was a hook and ladder touchdown that capped off a 99-yard drive and a controversial game winning blocked extra point return. (more…)