Tony Paige

Donnie Walsh (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Paige One: Goodbye Donnie Walsh And Thanks

When the news hit that Donnie Walsh, the president of the Knicks, was stepping down because he couldn’t reach a contract extension agreement with James Dolan, his boss, I was shocked and saddened to say the least.


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Paige One: Grownups Can Be So Stupid

As someone who has coached young players in a variety of sports from age seven to 12, it is amazing how much you have to wonder if grown men know that they have to be above reproach when working with said youngsters.


Five-time All-Star Jorge Posada, center, walks past New York Yankees manager Brian Cashman, left, and manager Joe Girardi, far right, a day after the slumping star asked to be removed from the lineup and ended up in a messy public spat with management. Girardi said Posada apologized to him in a face-to-face conversation. (credit: AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Paige One: In Sports, It’s What Have You Done For Me Yesterday?

Usually, the older an athlete gets, the longer he lingers on the playing field, the uglier it gets. Boxers Shane Mosley and Roy Jones, Jr. and New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada come to mind.


Memo from Tony Paige to NFL players: Lose the tattoos! Left (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images), Right (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Paige One: A Few Tips For NFL Players

While NFL players prepare for the lockout long haul, here are some tips that they must follow to survive the upcoming financial hardships.


40 years ago... Joe Frazier knocks Muhammed Ali to the mat. (AP Photo)

Paige One: A Look Back At Ali-Frazier I – 40 Years Ago

40 years! I’m sure some of you will differ on sporting events that in your mind were bigger, but nothing has ever or will ever come close to that magical night of March 8, 1971, at Madison Square Garden.


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Paige One: Stick To 16

Nobody wants a NFL work stoppage, but I hope a few things fall in the player’s laps. Hopefully, their health benefits will increase.


Gil Meche (Photo by: Jamie Squire/Getty Images), Andrew Luck (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Paige One: Fresh Air

Now that the Jets’ season is over and the bluster of the team has been silenced by the Steelers, a breath of athletic fresh air blew through the sports pages with nary a mention over the last couple of weeks.


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Paige One: Be Still My Knick Heart

As for someone who covered the Knicks for three years during the Pat Riley era, this is a wonderful time.

The Knicks are relevant again.


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Paige One: Youngsters, Football and Concussions

While I truly am enjoying my youngest son’s first year in Flag football – he’s turning out to be a real Darryl Lamonica “Mad Bomber” at QB – I wonder if Pop Warner is the right thing for the kids under the age of 10.


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Paige One: Yes For Women Journalists

With certain athletes and teams performing badly when it comes to female journalists in the locker room, the question still remains: Do female journalists belong in the male dominating locker room?



I’m Sorry Cleveland

Please allow me to express my condolences on the loss of your home-grown superstar LeBron James. The King is dead, long live the King! I know this is a difficult time, but all pain fades […]



That Smell in the Air

Can you smell it? Take a deep breath. Yes, there it is. No, not the Mets annual swoon. No, no, no not the Jets look-at-me braggadocio. It’s the latest college football scandal(s). You have a […]