Prudential Center – Seton Hall Pirates

Prudential Center – Seton Hall Pirates

Seton Hall – or The Hall as many refer to it – plays in The Big East and is gunning for its fourth consecutive NCAA tournament bid. They have an elite player in junior guard Myles Powell. When Powell takes over, The Hall can beat anyone. And they already did just that, beating Kentucky earlier this 2018-19 season.

Introducing Football’s First Ball Hawk: Doug Hakey

Introducing Football’s First Ball Hawk: Doug Hakey

Doug Hakey, a Grafton, Massachusetts native, is retired from his plumbing and land development career on Martha’s Vineyard. These days, the 59-year-old Patriots fan resides on a 360-acre farm in Amherst, Virginia, 200 miles from the closest ballpark, Nationals Park. But Hakey is not out to pasture. Hakey, who bears a resemblance to former Raiders quarterback Kenny Stabler, devotes much of his free time to travelling and collecting stuff, everything from millstones to shark teeth to baseballs.

Pope Physical Education Center – St. Francis (NY) Terriers

Pope Physical Education Center – St. Francis (NY) Terriers

Located in the oversized shadow of the mega Barclay’s Center, nestled in the idyllic Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn’s St. Francis offers an awesome basketball experience. With a capacity of just 1,200, it’s very intimate. You’re practically on the court. You might even have to toss a ball back on to the court, so look alive! If you want a chair back, you’ll have to sit on the sideline facing the team’s benches. There’s no seating behind either team’s basket.

Book Review:  Football For A Buck

Book Review: Football For A Buck

Prolific author Jeff Pearlman, @jeffpearlman, has written eight books. By his own admission, he had the most fun working on his latest. In Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and The Crazier Demise of the USFL, Pearlman chronicles the rise and fall of the USFL, a spring professional football league which existed, often barely, in the 80s.