Some Thoughts about the San Diego Padres…

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA- My life goal is to get to every team’s Major League Baseball Stadium, so it makes perfect sense that the very first stop (other than my hotel) on my trip to San Diego was the home of the Padres: Petco Park.  I shoved my suitcase into…

New York Giants: Pros, Cons, & Bottom Line Regarding Dave Gettleman

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- Late this afternoon, the New York Giants announced they hired 30-year NFL veteran Dave Gettleman as its new general manager following the firing of Jerry Reese on December 4. “Given where we are as a team, we thought it was important to bring in someone with experience…

UPDATED: New York Yankees: Reportedly Still in Hunt to Add SP Gerrit Cole to Rotation

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and facebook.com/coachmccartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- The New York Yankees, who have already made a major splash this off-season in acquiring 2017 home run king Giancarlo Stanton from the Derek Jeter-owned Miami Marlins have, reportedly, added starting pitcher Gerrit Cole to their rotation by way of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  There is no…

INTERVIEW: New York Giants: Did Sterling Shepard Get his 2017 Color Rush Wish?

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- Hot off the press, the 2017 New York Giants’ color rush uniforms have been revealed via Instagram by equipment director Joseph Skiba! The uniforms, set to be worn against’ division rival Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, are the same white-on-white design as the 2016 uniforms. Both NFL fans…

New York Giants: What are Eli Manning’s options in 2018?

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- New York Giants’ head coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese have been canned following a roster move heard-round-the-world.  McAdoo benched Eli Manning, two-time Super Bowl winning Giants QB, Super Bowl MVP, and longest tenured Giants player in history after stating that “Geno Smith gives…

New York Jets: That’s COACH Christian Hackenberg, to you!

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- Manhattan North FLAG football team: You’re going to… Orlando! The New York Jets hosted a flag football tournament for New York City Police Athletic League (PAL) Teams at the Jets’ practice facility at the Atlantic Health Center in Florham Park, New Jersey. (CLICK TO GO TO WWW.BACKSPORTSPAGE.COM TO CONTINUE READING)   To download…

WNBA Playoffs: The Tale of Two Halves for NY Liberty and Washington Mystics

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) NEW YORK, NEW YORK- With a first round bye, the #3 New York Liberty hosted the #6 Washington Mystics in a second round, single-elimination WNBA Playoff game Sunday evening at Madison Square Garden. With a historic 10 game win streak on the line, the Liberty looked to wrap up…

Houston Texans: NFL, are you Watching J.J. Watt?

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- Benjamin Franklin, in a letter following the adoption of the Constitution of the United States of America quoted The Cobbler of Preston by Christopher Bullock (1716): “…but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” (1789).  Fast forward to February 2018 and…