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.
You listen to him every morning on your drive to work, and on Wednesday, Mike Greenberg jumped on 104.5 The Team for the ride home - calling in to talk to Armen and Levack about a wide array of New York sports topics.
Greeny addressed his thoughts on the inevitability of Ph
Casino gambling is coming to upstate New York. Such was decided last year when a ballot issue legalizing the Vegas-style operations passed a state-wide vote. At this point, it's just a matter of where and when.
There's something special about a baseball park. The smells, the sounds, the sun, everything. Which of the major league's 30 parks would you most want to visit, though? For me - having already been to a few - it comes down to these five.
Rangers-Flyers is always a battle - a bruising, Rocky-esque prize fight.
Rangers-Flyers in the playoffs? That'll be a war. The type that leaves only a wasteland of flaming devastation.
The teams split their season series this year, and the bad blood that has fueled this rivalry for years was evident in each. These two flat out don't like each other. And now, after the Rangers bested the Flyers by two points in the Metropolitan Division, they'll meet for - probably - seven.
I never wanted replay. Never. I thought baseball was the game that didn't need it. Untouched by technology - or, at the very least, spared its touch more so than the other major sports - baseball could survive without it.
After an exciting, 5-4 win over Boston College on Thursday, the Union Dutchmen are set to play for their first national championship in school history. On Saturday, the small, non-scholarship school who's only recently stepped into national prominence will take on one of college hockey's perennial powers, the Minnesota Gophers.
If you've ever run on the field during a sporting event you weren't actively participating in, you're a damn fool. And you deserved whatever the punishment was - whatever fine and every single minute of jail time you were handed.
The calendar has flipped, but the Yankees' luck has not. Just a few days after Mark Teixeira strained his hamstring and landed on the 15-day disabled list, and a year after the Yankees were ravaged by injuries in ways never before seen in club history, more bad news rolled for the Yanks.
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