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…

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…

Wishlist for 2017 Color Rush-NFL, New York Jets: Take Notes

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and facebook.com/coachmccartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- The New York Giants’ Thursday Night Football Color Rush uniforms took the National Football League by storm.  With an overwhelmingly positive response to a perfect marriage between the retro 1980’s and the contemporary “looks”, around the league, more teams should take notice. First and foremost, the NFL…

Former New York Yankees Mark Teixiera and Former New York Giants Howard Cross Featured in Youth Sports Discussion

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and on Facebook) LITTLE FALLS, NJ- In conjuction with New York University’s Tisch Instiute for Sports Management, Media, and Business, six panelists at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center offered their insight in Enriching the youth sports experience. Experts in their respective fields offered insight and advice to a sold out…

VIDEO: 5 Lezioni Italiane with Paisani Anthony Fasano, Rick Cerone, and Jessie James Decker

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- Ottobre: il mese per celebrare i contribuiti degli italo-americani. What better way to celebrate Italian Heritage Month than hearing from current Tennessee Titans’ tight end Anthony Fasano, former New York Yankees catcher Rick Cerone, and Jessie James Decker (wife of New York Jets WR Eric Decker)?  I asked the Italian-Americans tough…

Yankee Greats Remember Yogi Berra

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- A United States Navy World War II hero and National Baseball Hall of Famer with the most World Series rings of all time, Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra is the most revered baseball player in history. Berra stormed the beaches of Normandy in the D-Day invasion as a U.S….

Best of: 2016 Nike Color Rush Uniforms

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, NJ- The NFL, for the second straight season, has adopted the Nike Color Rush uniforms for Thursday Night Football.  This year, however, the NFL is adapting the initiative, with one team wearing completely team-colored uniforms while the other wears mostly white uniforms (yes, white is a color, too).  Last year, there…

Mike Piazza: The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

  By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY- September 11, 2001: a date that forever changed the landscape of the global community in which we live.  2,996 lives were lost in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.  Millions of lives were changed forever.  Immediately, first responders, including New York’s Finest and New York’s Bravest, rushed…