Helloooo Hot Stove Nation! I wanted to pass along some information on a neat opportunity to meet some local New York sports legends while helping a worthy cause in the process. You can’t go wrong, right?
On Sunday, November 23, former Mets Ace Ron Darling, Knicks point guard Mark Jackson, and Rangers two-time MVP Adam Graves will offer clinics for the Otsar All-Star Spectacular at Aviator Field in Brooklyn from 2 to 6 PM. The event will also include silent and live auctions, dinner with the players, and special rock-climbing and ice-skating sessions for event participants.
All proceeds benefit Otsar Family Services, a Brooklyn-based organization, established in 1980 by family members of children with special needs to provide quality programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Darling, a pitcher for the 1986 World Champion Mets team, is fourth on the team’s all-time wins list. He also played for the Montreal Expos and Oakland Athletics, and was a member of the 1985 National League All Star team …
So I heard a report on ESPN this morning that Daunte Culpepper was supposed to meet with the Chiefs yesterday to finalize an agreement to play and sign a contract. Instead, Culpepper rejected the offer because he has “a better opportunity with another team.” The first thing that came to my mind was an image of Terrell Owens whining so much that Jerry Jones caved in and gave Culpepper a call. You heard it here first, Culpepper to the Cowboys with the promise of reliving his golden years when he used to just huck the ball 50 yards at a time to Randy Moss.
At least that’s what Owens, Jones, and Culpepper are imagining.
Here’s what I’m imagining. Culpepper arrives in Dallas to much fanfare where he quickly learns that his undisciplined style can totally fly as long as he wins and Romo stays hurt. The way he sees it, he’ll win a few games, get some contract leverage in the process, and then ride the bench all …
With the beginning of basketball season comes a fresh start for the thankfully-Isiah-Thomas-less New York Knicks. See how much you know about this (once-)storied franchise. The answers will be posted tomorrow.
1. How many times have the Knicks been in the NBA finals?
2. Who holds the single-season points-per-game record for the Knicks?
3. Who has played the most career games at forward for the Knicks?
4. Who has made the most career three-pointers?
5. Who had the highest single-season free-throw percentage?
6. Who has the most career offensive rebounds?
7. Which guard has the most career total rebounds?
8. Who holds the single-season assists record for the Knicks?…