Becca Longo: Kicking Down Gender Barriers one Field Goal at a Time

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- “I used to play soccer for a long, long time and I just got tired of it”: On Thursday, Becca Longo, a former soccer player, became the first female to sign a letter of intent to play football at a Division II university or higher.  Clearly, soccer’s…

Chicago Cubs: Still America’s Lovable, Blue Collar Losers? Think again.

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) On national television Monday night, the Chicago Cubs raised the 2016 World Series flag at Wrigley Field.  By “the Cubs”, I literally mean the members of the entire team. After the National Anthem, lead by first baseman Anthony Rizzo,  the players walked across the field, under the bleachers, past concession…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS: 3 NFL Superstars Discuss Playing Against the Raiders in Las Vegas

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- Welcome to the Fabulous Las Vegas, Raiders! As of Monday, March 27, 2017, Vegas is officially a professional sports town: the National Football League has joined the National Hockey League in choosing it as a host city.  “Who doesn’t want to play in Vegas?!” exclaimed Jason McCourty.  He…

Chapter 2: QB Edition-What is the New York Jets’ Flight Plan?

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan / Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) Last month, the New York Jets bid farewell to journeyman veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick after two seasons of work.  New York Jets general manager signed Cleveland Browns former quarterback of two years, Josh McCown on March 21, 2017.  It is a one-year deal worth $6 million dollars. Let’s follow Maccagnan’s…

Chapter 1: CB Edition-What is the New York Jets’ Flight Plan?

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- Entering every off-season, free agency period, and draft, each National Football League Team is ready and willing to address its needs, with the end-game being a Super Bowl championship. After releasing a slew of veterans (Brandon Marhsall, Nick Folk, Ryan Clady, Nick Mangold, Breno Giacomini, Erin Henderson,…

Dear Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ QB

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) Dear Mr. Winston, In a climate where not all professional football players are cast in the best light, I applaud you taking the initiative to visit a classroom full of third, fourth, and fifth graders in St. Petersburg, Florida. The impact that you, an NFL superstar, had on that…

New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist Discusses his NHL Future

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and on Facebook) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- Rest assured, New York Rangers fans: Henrik Lundqvist told me that he will not jump ship from the team that, in 2000, drafted him 205th overall. When I asked if he would ever consider leaving New York in order to pursue a Stanley Cup championship, Lundqvist replied…

Darrelle Revis’ Tenure with New York Jets Should Not Be Over

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and on Facebook) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- Super Bowl winning cornerback Darrelle Revis has landed himself in hot water after an altercation in the wee hours of Sunday morning ended with two young men being knocked unconscious. Revis was charged with: two counts of aggravated assault, one count of robbery and one count of…