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Joe Bianchino is a producer with 104.5 The Team.  He grew up in the Capital Region and is an avid fan of all sports, including hockey, baseball, football, soccer and horse racing.  He is a die-hard Giants, Yankees and Rangers fan.
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Week 16 Celebrity Picks With John Buccigross

With his lead down to only one game, Armen Williams returned trying to extend his lead in the Celebrity Picks.  His foe is a formidable one this week, though, as he and I - sitting in for Levack - were joined by ESPN's John Buccigross.

Check out who we picked below, and hear our full conversation, including some hockey talk, too!

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Art Stapleton on the Giants with Armen and Levack

With two weeks left in the season, Art Stapleton of the Record joined Armen and Levack to discuss Tom Coughlin's job status and look ahead to the futures of a few key Giants players.

Check out their full talk below.

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Shootout Or No Shootout? [POLL]

Nine years after the shootout became a regular addition of the NHL landscape, the hockey world has become divided on whether or not the league should continue to employ the tiebreaker.  Die-hards say shootouts are gimmicky, and games shouldn't be decided by a skills competition, while others stump for the drama-factor they provide, and maintain that anything is better than a tie.

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Who Should Coach The Giants? [POLL]

With the Giants in the middle of their third underwhelming season in a row, and with coach Tom Coughlin approaching the age of 70, the rumors of regime change has begun.

But are those rumors fair? Should Tom Coughlin's job really be in jeopardy?  Should the two-time Super Bowl winner be fired?

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Week 15 Celebrity Picks Recap

As the end of the season nears, Armen's lead in the Celebrity Picks has shrunk even further.  After a 4-1 week from our guest, News 10's Liana Bonavita, the celebrities now trail Armen by only one game.

Levack, sadly, continues to bring up the rear, two games below .500.

Check out the full picks below.

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Armen and Levack Celebrity Picks

With Armen's lead shrinking, he, Levack, and a local celebrity, represented this week by News 10's Liana Bonavita, returned for another edition of our NFL Picks.

See who they picked, and hear their full talk, including some discussion about the weekend's high school and college action, below.

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Buster Olney From the Winter Meetings

Toward the end of the one the wildest winter meeting sessions in recent memory, ESPN's Buster Olney joined Armen Williams to discuss the latest developments.  Will the Yankees be in the market for a starting pitcher? What starting pitcher will it be?  What should Bomber fans expect from their ball club?  Should they expect anything?

Buster Olney answered all those questions. Hear the full talk below.

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Chip Brown With Armen And Levack on College Football

To review the College Football Playoff Committee's final decision, look ahead to what it means, and discuss the future of Michigan Football, analyst Chip Brown joined Armen and Levack.

Hear their full talk below.

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Week 14 Celebrity Picks Results

With Armen out, Jeff Levack and I were joined by ESPN's Mark Kestecher for this week's celebrity picks. A big performance from the celebrity narrowed Armen's season-long lead, and set up an interesting final three weeks of the year.

Check out the full picks below, and their full conversation, too.

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Herm Edwards on Armen and Levack

After a win for the Giants and another loss for the Jets - and a tough defeat for the Bills - Herm Edwards joined Armen and Levack, while I filled in for Armen Williams, to discuss the future of the Giants, the motivation of the Jets, and the playoff chances of the Bills.

Check out the full interview below.

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NFL Week 14 Local Preview

The Bills have a huge game this weekend against the Broncos, while the disappointing seasons of the Jets and Giants plot on against sub .500 opponents.

On Friday, Andrew Williams and I sat down to help preview each with thoughts and predictions for each game.

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Ed Reed Thinks Justin Beiber Will Doom Patriots

This weekend's Sunday Night Football match up pits the charging Chargers against the New England Patriots, in a battle with big implications on the AFC Wildcard race.

The game will likely be decided by the two quarterbacks - won by whichever picks apart the opposing defense best.

...Unless it's already been decided, as Showtime analyst Ed Reed jokingly suggests it may be, because who the Pats hung out with earlier this week.  Watch the discussion.

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