Sound and Fury

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The Stupidity of the Mets - Sound and Fury

  The Mets have a long, rich history of outrageous, cringe-worthy front office gaffes – from being caught up in a ponzi scheme; to engaging in a far too public fight with their young, superstar future; to getting a rival manager sick, to a number of other instances of absurdity we lack the time to include here.

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  In year’s past, the NoTicketSports staff has, internally, discussed, debated, and ultimately decided on an official jam of summer. In 2013 it was Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines.  In 2012 it was Call Me Maybe.  In 2011 it was Last Friday Night (T.I.G.F). This year, the contributors bring their debate to the site and evaluate the only two

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  After pulling up lame with a strained hamstring in the first half of his side’s opening World Cup match, Jozy Altidore has been ruled out of the U.S.’s next contest against Portugal and is expected to miss more games beyond that one. The American soccer community has, predictably, pronounced the injury a disaster for

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  Joe Bianchino: Well, boys, a few months ago when we saw that the U.S. had drawn Germany, Portugal, and Ghana – apparently their kryptonite, go figure – we were all pretty much agreed that that the boys in blue were screwed. Then Jurgen Klinsmann left the country’s all-time leading goal scorer off the roster and

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  Landon Donovan has been left off the U.S.’s 23-man World Cup roster. We discuss. Joe Bianchino: Klinsmann!  That tricky German, going way outside the box and leaving the nation’s top World Cup scorer off the roster.  I don’t get it. We’re talking about a quality midfielder and the savvy, presence over the last decaade.  Donovan is

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  Just two starts after a goopy substance ignited a Red Sox-Yankees controversy, Michael Pineda took the mound against Boston again – subtly, apparently, still not something he understands. In the second inning, the righty appeared on the Fenway Park mound with pine tar smeared across his neck.  The Sox objected, the ump investigated –

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  NBA official Dick Bavetta has now refereed as many consecutive games as Cal Ripken played. Who’s streak is more impressive? Ripken’s? Or the Ref’s?