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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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Andrew Brandt With Armen and Levack on Adrian Peterson

With the sagas of Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice still ongoing - and the appeal of the former currently being adjudicated - ESPN business analyst Andrew Brandt joined Armen and Levack to help detail the cases.

How complex is the AP case, and could Ray Rice come back this season? Hear the answers below.

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Are You OK With the Jets’ Monday Night Game Plan? [POLL]

In a passing league, with quarterbacks dropping back 40 or 50 times a game to take advantage of the NFL's new rules, the Jets attempted only 13 passes on Monday night.  They, instead, ran it 49 times - taking the ball out of Geno Smith's hand, abandoning the forward pass, and taking football back 70 years.

It didn't work.  The Jets lost to the Dolphins 16-13 and, when they were supposed to be evaluating Geno Smith, learned nothing about the second year QB.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Son Shows Off Math Skills

Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is smart.  In fact, he's probably too smart.  The former Bill played his college ball at Harvard - a prolific powerhouse for lawyers, but not NFL players.

As the signal caller showed on Sunday, though, he's not the only genius in the family.  After Houston's romp over the Titans, Fitzpatrick was joined at his press conference by his son, who showed off his crazy math skills.  Check out the video below.

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Herm Edwards Live at ESPN With Armen And Levack

Armen and Levack were on ESPN's Bristol campus today, doing their show live from the mother ship - and right at the top they were joined by a special guest.

NFL analyst Herm Edwards, who joins the pair every Monday at 5:15, stopped by their studio to talk about Odell Beckham Jr.'s catch, the Patriots, the Broncos, and the delayed Jets-Bills game.

Hear their full conversation below!

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Week 11 Celebrity Picks Results

Armen left the door open this week, with a poor 2-3 record, but neither Levack nor our celebrity picker, Will Brown, was able to bust it down.  Levack, like Armen, managed only two wins, while Coach Brown collected a better, but not good enough, three.

Armen's lead was diminished, but not in any real, serious way. Check out the full results below, including Armen and Levack's UAlbany basketball preview with Coach Will Brown.

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Is Adrian Peterson’s Suspension Fair?

Earlier today, the NFL announced that Adrian Peterson would be suspended for the rest of the 2014 season. Though his legal case had been fully adjudicated in the Texas courts - and determined to be only a misdemeanor offense - the running back would not be reinstated.  He would, instead, be punished further.

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OK With Ben McAdoo’s Play-Calling? [POLL]

He may have two Super Bowl rings, but the Giants tenure of former offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride was never a happy one. It was marred, instead, by fan hatred.  No Big Blue fan was ever content with the man's play calling - the deep shots, the second and long runs, the inside draws, etc. - and the criticism came in vicious, harsh bunches.

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Celebrity Picks With Will Brown

In this week's edition of celebrity picks, the boys were joined by UAlbany basketball coach Will Brown, who, in addition to picking our five games, previewed the about to begin Great Dane season!

See who they picked and check out their full conversation below.

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UAlbany Athletic Director Mark Benson Joins Brady Farkas

It's new UAlbany athletic director Mark Benson joining Brady Farkas to talk about his first three months in Albany, his vision for Danes athletics, the Golden Age of UAlbany, and how the signing of JP Honsinger came about.

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ESPN’s Andrew Brandt With Armen and Levack

With the legal sagas of Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson each coming to a head, Armen and Levack were joined by ESPN's Andrew Brandt to discuss the situations.

Hear their full talk below, including some interesting nuggets on Giants offensive coordinator/prospective head coach Ben McAdoo.

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