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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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