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Boomer & Carton: Al Dukes Sings ‘Beat Tom Brady’ (2014 Remix)

Al entered the Allstate Studio on Thursday and rocked the house with his revamped classic. Let’s hope Sexy Rexy and his Gang Green were listening.


Andrea Bargnani (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Breaking Down The Knicks’ Power Forward Conundrum

Derek Fisher has wisely used the first four preseason games to experiment with different player combinations. But he has been shorthanded at one of the most competitive spots on the roster.


Norichika Aoki of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with fans after completing a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Max: Underdog Royals Quickly (And Temporarily) Becoming America’s Team

I am riveted by this team. Maybe I just like the name Mike Moustakas. Or perhaps there’s more to it…


Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets talks in the huddle during practice as part of the 2014 NBA Global Games on October 14, 2014 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: 5 Takeaways From Nets’ Trip To China

At least Deron Williams isn’t returning to the U.S. in a walking boot. He survived the trip, which is all the Nets want from him out of this preseason.



Boomer & Carton Podcast And MOTD: October 16, 2014

With the Jets and Patriots preparing to battle on Thursday Night Football, today’s highly anticipated ‘Moment of the Day’ featured Al Dukes singing his little heart out.


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Boomer & Carton: Chris Simms Stops By To Talk Some Football

Simms didn’t get to say goodbye until after revealing, of course, what he is benching these days.


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Boomer & Carton: Jerry’s Thursday Morning Update

Jerry Recco’s update included a visit from the fine folks over at CBS 2, which has become a Thursday staple.


Rex Ryan, Geno Smith (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Making A Case For Gang Green

The more it rains, the better the Jets’ chances in New England Thursday night become. That was the belief that Boomer and Craig were spewing while opening up today’s radio program.


Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy, left, celebrates his third-period goal with center John Tavares on Oct. 14, 2014, at Madison Square Garden. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 6-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Islanders May Be On The Cusp Of Something Special

At this point, it would be reckless to say the Islanders will challenge for the top seed in the East, but a 3-0 start that includes a 6-3 win over the Rangers is absolutely delicious for this affection- and attention-starved franchise.


Goalie Jaroslav Halak, left, and John Tavares, second from left, of the Islanders celebrate their 6-3 victory over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 14, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Are Suffering Through A Full-Blown Defensive Crisis

Had John Tortorella still been coaching the Rangers, turnover-prone defenseman Mike Kostka would have been glued to the bench for the rest of Tuesday night’s 6-3 loss to the rival Islanders. As it were, Alain Vigneault had other ideas.


John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal at 15:03 of the second period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on October 14, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: The Red-Hot Islanders Are Making An Early Statement

Whether or not they’ll keep this up remains to be seen, but there’s certainly a lot to like about how they’ve played out of the gate.


Victor Cruz is carted off the field after suffering a season-ending knee injury against the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 12, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Palladino: Giants Can’t Afford To Be Sentimental About Victor Cruz’s Injury

From here on, it has to be out of sight, out of mind. Immediate affairs preclude sentimentality over a much-loved comrade.



Boomer & Carton Podcast And MOTD: October 15, 2014

You can listen to — and download — all of the memorable audio from today’s (10/15) edition of the Boomer & Carton Morning Extravaganza in one nice little package for your convenience.


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Boomer & Carton: 44-Minute NBA Games? No Thanks

Boomer & Craig discussed the ridiculous idea of the NBA reducing game times from 48 minutes to 44 minutes.