Daniel Friedman

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Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 89-80

We’re ranking the best local players in history by jersey/uniform number, and this week we unveil 89-80.

09/10/2014

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5 Surprises From Week 1 Of The NFL Season

The Patriots being all alone in last place means absolutely nothing as far as the rest of the season is concerned. In terms of comedic value, however, it’s fantastic.

09/08/2014

The New York Islanders Stanley Cup Championship banners are shown during the game against the Ottawa Senators on Jan. 29, 2008 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Friedman: Pressure To Spend, Make Brooklyn Move Work, Will Be Squarely On Islanders’ New Owners

“What a long, strange trip it’s been.” Of course, those Grateful Dead lyrics aren’t in reference to the Islanders’ ownership situation, but they might as well be. It’s been twist and turn after twist and turn for this franchise.

08/28/2014

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Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 99-90

Every week, we’ll rank the best players in local sports history by uniform/jersey number, in sets of 10. So with that said, let’s start from the top. Here are 99-90.

08/28/2014

The Space Needle is decorated with a flag for the Seattle Seahawks and there NFC Championship game against the Carolina Panthers at Quest Field in Seattle, Washington on Jan. 22, 2006. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Top 12 Potential NHL Expansion Scenarios

Though the NHL has denied the latest expansion report, it’s always fun to analyze which cities “deserve” or “don’t deserve” to have teams.

08/27/2014

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Top 6 Wild And Crazy Steve Ballmer Moments

Steve Ballmer was introduced as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers this week, and he wasted no time showing his enthusiasm for it.

08/20/2014

J.R. Smith (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Johnny Manziel And 6 Other Athletes Who Need To Grow Up

Johnny Manziel is young, as are most of the players on this list, so there’s still hope that he’ll mature one of these days. Or years.

08/19/2014

Citi Field (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ranking The Top 8 Sports Venues In New York And New Jersey

These places have come and gone over the years, but New York and New Jersey boast some of the best in the country. Here’s how they stack up against each other.

08/14/2014

Nassau Coliseum (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Friedman: Take A Walk Down Memory Lane — Off Hempstead Turnpike

For many fans of the New York Islanders, Nassau Coliseum was a second home, or even hallowed ground. This is the team’s final season on Long Island, and it’s going to be a very emotional year for a lot of people.

08/12/2014

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Top 25 Sports Movies Of The Past 25 Years

Sports on their own are dramatic. When Hollywood gets involved, things are taken to an entirely different level. And since we’re already emotionally invested, we love that.

08/07/2014

Rodney Hood #5 of the Duke Blue Devils watches as J.P. Tokoto #13 of the North Carolina Tar Heels throws the ball in on March 8, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

We CAN’T Lose To This Team! Counting Down The Top 11 Rivalries In Sports

We love our sports teams, which means we hate the ones that try getting in the way. What can we say? We’re passionate about these things.

08/06/2014

Nassau Coliseum (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Friedman: Failed Arena Referendum Still Lingers Over Islanders

The final season at Nassau Coliseum is no longer this thing that’s happening in a few years, like it was in 2011. It is here and we are about experience it. It will be an emotional farewell for a lot of people.

08/01/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The A-List: 20 Players With New York Star Power

As far as professional sports is concerned, New York is the biggest stage in the country and arguably on the planet. Stars tend to want to play here, even despite the pressure that comes with the territory.

07/31/2014

Mike Piazza (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

10 Players Who Should Be In The Baseball Hall Of Fame

This week, the Baseball Hall of Fame welcomed it’s 2014 inductee class. As always, there were players who didn’t make the cut, leaving the window open to continue the debate as to who should get in and who shouldn’t.

07/30/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Enough Excuses — Isles Must Return To Playoffs This Season

This is a pivotal year for the Islanders, and they’re going to be under a ton of pressure to come through. Fortunately for them, playing in the Metropolitan Division makes that task significantly less difficult.

07/25/2014

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