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Last year, I wrote this lengthy piece on the dating lives of some of New York’s favorite athletes and media personalities.

Not Happening In 2012--AP Photo

Of note, Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly split. A-Rod is not being fed popcorn anymore. Rex Ryan still enjoys his extracircular activities and Eli Manning added an additional ring to his already full hand. As for Mr. Sanchez, he has been linked to Kate Upton and Kim Kardashian. Clearly, Kris Humphires is enjoying this Valentine’s Day, announcing that his newest girlfriend is Spalding (yes, the basketball manufacturer).

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

For all of you Paul McCartney fans out there, here’s a unique opportunity to see him live in concert at Yankee Stadium! McCartney will be playing back-to-back shows on July 15th and July 16th. Originally, McCartney was only supposed to play on July 15th, but due to the overwhelming demand, he’ll play on both dates. Vivid Seats provides Yankee fans the opportunity to obtain Paul McCartney Yankee Stadium tickets in a quick, efficient manner. The Yankees and Paul McCartney. Two legendary brands getting together to make history on two nights this summer in NYC!

In case you missed it, the Tigers beat the Yankees 6-3 this afternoon. Their clownish closer, Jose Valverde (who is known for his clownish antics after every out), came on in the ninth holding a 6-2 lead, which isn’t a save situation! The Yankees got one run off Valverde, but the arrogant closer struck out Nick Swisher to end the game and began pounding on his chest like Tarzan. Here’s the link to the video:

Jose Valverde Being A Clown

Valverde...Signaling A Plane??

Now a few points:

1. I love showboating. Showboating is a staple of sports and I was always a classic case of showboating when I played sports. However, I could always back it up and my teams were always stacked so we all showboated. However, I was never dumb enough to showboat when our record was 15-17.

2. The old adage is: If you don’t want to see it, don’t let them beat you. Point well taken. The Yankees played an overall horrible series against the Tigers. In a weird, sick way, they deserved to see Tarzan recreated on the mound today.

3. Joba does it. He does, but he’s never done this garbage in May. During the dog days of summer, Joba will do a crazy fist pump when he gets that Youkilis guy out in a jam in the seventh inning. But there’s a time and place for everything.

If this guy needs to get himself pumped up for a May series against the Bombers, so be it. Valverde was 2-4 with a 3.11 ERA and 25 saves last year, so the chest beating wasn’t as frequent last season. Get it all out now before you are sitting on the couch in October.

LeBron James is the #1 public sports enemy. Period. Everyone outside of Miami hates him. Especially, New York. He spurned the Knicks last off-season, always seems to put huge games together in The Garden, and now he’s a minority owner of the Fenway Sports Group. Yesterday, LeBron James became a minority owner of the Fenway Sports Group’s, Liverpool Soccer Club. FSG is partnering with James’ sports marketing firm, LRMR Branding & Marketing to promote the Liverpool Soccer Club.

The deal marks the first time that a professional athlete at the top of his sport has taken an ownership role in a club with the size and power of Liverpool. Liverpool is regarded as one of the world’s most premiere sports teams.

Blah, blah, blah. LeBron wants to be a global icon like Michael Jordan. Blah, blah, blah. I choke in the playoffs. Blah, blah, blah. I’m a Yankee fan, but I’m partnering with the Red Sox. Blah, blah blah. Hell, the Red Sox may not even win a game this season! At least James and the Red Sox have a few things in common. Over-publicized. Over-rated.

LeBron, listen. New York hates you. I hate you and you’ll never be Kobe, let alone Michael. Good for you and your little business with your high school buddies. Once you choke again in the playoffs, maybe you can try out to be Liverpool’s goalie. Or water boy. If he chokes there too (which has about a 90% chance of happening), he can always pitch for the Red Sox. It’d look a lot better than Jon Lester right now.

Last night was one of my favorite nights of the year: Wrestlemania. I’ve been a lifelong fan of WWE and I worked at WWE as an intern last year, so you know I was watching. A few moments made the show for me and a few others made me leave the room. Without further delay, here is my Wrestlemania 27 recap..

No, Snooki was not one the memorable moments

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New York Yankee fans should be cheering for the Kentucky Wildcats this weekend. The last six times the Wildcats won the NCAA Championship? The Yankees won the World Series. 1949. 1951. 1958. 1978. 1996. 1998. Sound familiar?

I’m not a big John Calipari guy, but if he can get the Wildcats to win two games this weekend, then I’m setting up camp in the Canyon of Heroes next week.

History also says that every time VCU wins the tourney, the Mets win the World Series (lol).

On Wednesday morning, Jim Burr, Tim Higgins and Earl Walton were three anonymous Big East officials, stuck pulling an all-day shift in the seemingly endless Big East tournament. However, by Thursday, they were the opening story on Sportscenter, Mike and Mike in the Morning, and every other national sports show. And now, on Sunday, they get one last jab from Adam, as they earned the titles Adam’s Adversaries of the Week.

The New York papers really let these guys off the hook pretty easy, in my opinion (Yahoo! Sports)

In case you’ve been camped out under a rock or celebrating Spring Break in Punta Cana for the past few days, here are the bullet points:

  • Rutgers, down by two points with 4.9 seconds left, inbounds the ball 3/4 length of the court, where a Rutgers player and a St. Johns player both cannot control the ball.
  • St. Johns forward Justin Brownlee picks up the loose ball in bounds, along the right sideline.
  • Brownlee, takes not one, not two, but three steps, and heaves the ball into the New York air. If it were closer to New Years, everyone would have thought it was the ball dropping in Time Square.
  • Oh yeah, did I mention Brownlee’s second step was out of bounds with 1.7 seconds left??

If you missed it, here is a great quality video from Youtube. Basically, Rutgers got the terrible short end of the stick here. Sure, they still should have been down by two points with 1.7 seconds left, but considering all of the buzzer beaters we have seen this weekend (Princeton vs. Harvard, Washington vs. Arizona), don’t you think Rutgers could have pulled it out? Also, the chucking of the ball into the stands is, according to the Star Ledger, should have resulted in a delay of game technical foul, which would result in (you guessed it) two free throws.

There are some positives that came out of this. For one thing, the officials “voluntarily withdrew” from the rest of the tournament. My guess on what happened? Someone called them and said, “Hey, if you guys ever want to ref again, you better take the rest of this year off.” Also, Rutgers head coach Mike Rice might not look happy in this picture, but after the game, he was very calm, cool, and collected. Cheers to him for not blowing a gasket like many people would have in that sitation.

I don’t know if I have a way to fix what happened on the court last Wednesday. I’m personally a fan of the NFL instant replay system, because the coaches can choose when they want to challenge plays. If you challenge something inconsequential, you waste your challenges. In basketball, the speed is so high and the judgment on fouls vary so much just on a game-t0-game basis. But this one time, someone has to be responsible for what happened. I don’t know if it was laziness, a sheer disinterest in the game, or wanting to get out of the Garden, but gentlemen, you have earned my honors of Adam’s Adversaries of the Week.

In this week’s edition, we look at editor Matt Vereb’s favorite coach in not only New York, but all of sports. Rex Ryan was once again up to his old tricks this week. Let’s see what Rex said, and why it has made him Adam’s Adversary of the Week.

Big Ol' Rex Havin' Some Fun - www.nj.com

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Happy Saturday morning everyone! Hope you are all in a “melo” mood these days with the latest Knicks trade. The NBA is ruling headlines these days with the recent trading deadline; however, this week I will continue poking fun at baseball, since it is my favorite sport. Please feel free to “laugh out loud” or even chuckle to yourself at any of these mockeries.

Note: The following is NOT based on fact. If in any case these jokes become real headlines, you have the right to consider me psychic.

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This week’s sports news hasn’t necessarily been “sports” news as much as it has been finance news. As an accounting and finance major in college, I like to think of sports as a method of relaxation to get away from the numbers and formulas. But when I watch my ESPN, I prefer the story to be literally anything except contract talks… and unfortunately, those were the only stories this week. So Adam has a special two adversaries this week – Albert Pujols and Carmelo Anthony.

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