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Field at FirstEnergy Park
Field at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws (Facebook via Jersey Shore Hurricane News)
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Talking Basketball & Baseball

There is so much to talk about but let’s start with a couple of thoughts on the growing scandal at Rutgers University.  

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Mike Rice
Mike Rice (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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The Mike Rice Problem

There seems little doubt that Mike Rice will be fired as men’s basketball coach at Rutgers University and I wouldn’t be surprised if the dismissal occurred before this day is over. 

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Collin Cowgill #4 of the New York Mets is greeted by John Buck #44, Daniel Murphy #28 and Ruben Tejada #11 after hitting a grand slam in the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres on opening day
Collin Cowgill #4 of the New York Mets is greeted by John Buck #44, Daniel Murphy #28 and Ruben Tejada #11 after hitting a grand slam in the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres on opening day (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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A Day For Mets Fans To Savor

Only one New York baseball team has a chance to go undefeated this season and it’s not the Yankees. 

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Brian Wilkerson
Brian Wilkerson (courtesy Brian Wilkerson)
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Back On The Sidelines

Brian Wilkinson wanted a second shot at being a head football coach in the Shore Conference and he got it last night in what was probably an unlikely place for him until recently. 

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LeBron James of the Miami Heat
LeBron James of the Miami Heat (David Banks/Getty Images)
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Turning Down The Heat [VIDEO]

Even if you have little or no interest in pro basketball you were probably aware that the Miami Heat were closing in on an NBA record that many thought would never been challenged. 

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Kevin's children Brandon & Alex
Kevin's children Brandon & Alex (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Price Of Raising A Child

A few years ago I did a piece based on what was at that time a government released report on the cost of raising a child from birth to age 18.

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Barnegat-Ice
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How Times Have Changed

I love things that get around via social media and are reminders of just how different these times are from say growing up in the 50’s and 60’s and even in some cases the 70’s.

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Brandon Federici receives MVP award from Elite Sports Performance represenatives
Brandon Federici receives MVP award from Elite Sports Performance represenatives (Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Mystery Of The Bracket

There’s a pretty good chance that you’ve seen copies of this funky-looking thing around the office which contains lines, boxes, numbers and the names of colleges and universities. 

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(L-R) Joe Arminio and his family with the NJSIAA Robert Kanaby Service Award he received for contributions to high school basketball in New Jersey. Pictured left to right are his daughter-in-law Megan, wife Gina, Joe, Daughter Skyler and sons Joe Jr. and Vinny.
(L-R) Joe Arminio and his family with the NJSIAA Robert Kanaby Service Award he received for contributions to high school basketball in New Jersey. Pictured left to right are his daughter-in-law Megan, wife Gina, Joe, Daughter Skyler and sons Joe Jr. and Vinny.(Townsquare Media NJ)
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Bringing The Basketball Season To A Close

Roselle Catholic and Shabazz were the big winners in Trenton last night as they claimed Tournament of Champions titles which marked an end to the high school basketball season. 

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University Of Denver mens basketball coach Joe Scott
University Of Denver mens basketball coach Joe Scott (University of Denver)
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Last Day Of Spring

A little of this and a little of that the day before spring is supposed to begin although it looks like this time around the ground hog was very wrong.

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Bagpiper at Houlihan's in Brick
Bagpiper at Houlihan's in Brick (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Meaning Of Being Irish

Yesterday of course was St. Patrick’s Day which is observed quite differently here than in Ireland, where it’s a public holiday  named after Saint Patrick, the best known of the patron saints of Ireland. 

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No Extra Season For Brick Township’s Anthony Starego

When I first heard the news Wednesday that the NJSIAA had rejected an appeal to grant Anthony Starego an extra year of eligibility to play football at Brick Township High School I had the reaction that many of you will: they made the wrong ruling. 

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