2018: The Year of “Renaissance Manning”?

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and http://www.Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- Since 2004, Eli Manning, with one of the punniest names in New York sports media history, has many monikers: “Super Manning”, “Eli-te”, “Easy Eli”, even “E-Lie”. I have a new nickname for the longest tenured starting quarterback in Giants history: “Renaissance Manning”. While Il Rinascimento, the Italian…

NEW YORK GIANTS: Coach Odell Beckham Jr. on Eve of Contract Crash Course

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) METUCHEN, N.J.-  Odell Beckham, Jr. (proper noun): “Diva“, “Egomaniac“, “selfish and immature“, “Tantrum-thrower”. It’s hard to believe words from those headlines described the man that hosted his third annual Procamp for 520 of his closest, adoring fans.  Odell Beckham, Jr., the most electrifying wide receiver in the National Football League,…

New England Patriots’ Devin McCourty: The Players Coalition and Colin Kaepernick

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTRY, N.J.- Quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick ignited a movement in the National Football League, in the United States of America, and in the world by choosing to kneel during the playing of The Star Spangled Banner on August 26, 2016. It was only a preseason game against the Green…

Drew Bledsoe’s Winemaking and Quarterback Rankings

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.- The first overall pick in the National Football League draft was a quarterback, on a mission bequeathed to him: to rescue his new franchise from oblivion. In 1993, Drew Bledsoe was that young signal caller, and believe it or not, that team was the New England…

2018 WNBA Draft: Kia Nurse to New York Liberty

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) From Storrs to the Big Apple – Kia Nurse is selected by the New York Liberty!#WNBADraft | #ProHuskies pic.twitter.com/yOHTvA657z — UConn Women’s Hoops (@UConnWBB) April 12, 2018 BERGEN COUNTRY, N.J.- With the tenth overall pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft, the New York Liberty selected Kia Nurse, a guard…

2018 WNBA Draft: A’ja Wilson to Las Vegas Aces

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) With the #1 overall pick in the 2018 #WNBADraft the Las Vegas Aces select… pic.twitter.com/7aLtD4FYaA — Las Vegas Aces (@LVAces) April 12, 2018 BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. – At number one overall, the Las Vegas Aces have selected 6’5″ forward A’ja Wilson of South Carolina.  Wilson, the best overall player…

New York Yankees: Terrible in Toronto-Too Early to Press Panic Button on Dellin Betances?

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- The Yankees are set to open their 2018 campaign at Yankee Stadium MONDAY (4/2), but they are returning home after an opening-series loss against divisional opponent Toronto Blue Jays.  Most alarming is the giant uncertainty surrounding the ability of relief pitcher Dellin Betances, who was exposed,…

Conforto Conundrum: Callaway Likely to Find Nimmo

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- Around 9:00 this morning, the New York Mets All-Star outfielder Michael Conforto was informed by manager Mickey Callaway that he would start the 2018 season on the disabled list. After a cautiously optimistic spring, Conforto, after having left (non-throwing) shoulder surgery on September 6, will remain…