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Dave Kreissman has grown up in a New York sports family and New York Sports world. He was brought to his first professional sporting event at only six weeks old and his love of football, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, and golf has only grown. Since the age of seven, Dave has been fascinated in researching patterns that lie within the numbers of sports. In addition, he has taken a sports writing course and blogged.

He one day hopes to become a general manager of a big four sports franchise and earn a championship ring.

Entries by Dave Kreissman

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 5

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 11:02 AM

If you've been following my historical view of Muhammad Ali, you've learned about his rise to prominence, his religious and political awakening and his repudiation by the boxing establishment and mainstream American culture. But in the rapidly changing climate of 1968, some things began to shift back in Ali's direction...

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Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 4

(2) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 1:37 PM

American sports and politics often overlap. Recently, several St. Louis Rams players protested the Ferguson non-indictment, pantomiming "hands up, don't shoot" as they came on the field. But in the '60s, the intersection of sports, politics and religion reached its zenith in the person of Muhammad Ali. This is the...

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Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 3

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 10:29 AM

As we recognize that American sports and culture do not represent a "post-racial society" after all, it's important to look back at the '60s, the era where there was perhaps the greatest change in the relationship between African-Americans and White America. This article is the third in my series about...

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Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 2

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 2:09 PM

As we recognize that American sports and culture do not represent a "post-racial society" after all, it's important to look back at the '60s, the era where there was perhaps the greatest change in the relationship between African-Americans and White America. This article is the second in my series about...

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Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 1

(1) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 4:05 PM

As we recognize that American sports and culture are not a "post-racial society" after all, it's important to look back at the '60s, the era where there was perhaps the greatest change in the relationship between African-Americans and White America. This article is the first of several about the meaning...

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At Bat: America's Boy Wonder Phenom Jimmy Loomis Playing the Sport of Politics

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 6:29 PM

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James (Jimmy) Loomis currently serves as the Democratic Committeeman for Clayton Township, a position he was selected to fill in March of 2013, one week after becoming eligible for the position at age 18. He is a full-time undergraduate student at Washington University...

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Why Saying Derek Jeter Doesn't Deserve a Spot in this Year's MLB All-Star Game Is Blasphemous

(24) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 2:27 PM

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Let me just get this out of the way immediately: Yes, I am a Yankees fan. Yes, I do have a New York bias at times. And yes, I was raised on Derek...

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75 Years Later, Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man on the Face of Earth" Speech, Remains the Greatest Speech in Sports History

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 3:12 PM

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On July 4, 1939 a frail Henry Louis Gehrig stepped in front of a packed crowd at Yankee Stadium. The Manhattan-native knew he was sick, but he was unaware that his illness (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or...

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5 Most Unbreakable and Impressive MLB Records

(116) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 8:35 AM

145. That's right, 145 years since the founding of Major League Baseball in 1869, making MLB by far the oldest of the big four sports leagues. 145 years for baseball's legends, and underdogs, to set the most unbelievable and unbreakable records in their sport. Let's take a look at some...

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MLB Midseason Awards: See Which Stars Take Home the Baseball's Most Prestigious Awards

(2) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 2:33 PM

Yes, yes, I know it's early. Yes, I know we have of the games left in the 2014 MLB regular season. But still, somebody has to predict who will taking home baseball's biggest awards by season's end (and who'd deserve these awards if the season ended today). As an FYI,...

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Why Mike Trout Made a Big Mistake in Taking a $144.5 Million Contract From the Angels

(22) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 11:37 AM

At 22 years old, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is considered, if not the greatest, one of the most phenomenal players in baseball today. Well, the New Jersey native just signed a deal through 2020 worth $144.5 million. And I...

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A Farewell to Derek Jeter: Examining the Yankee Legend's Impact and Legacy on Baseball, the Fans and Me

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 12:11 PM

On May 29, 1995 Derek Jeter took the field for the New York Yankees for the first time. He was the sixth overall pick in the draft three years prior. Justifiably given his draft spot, the Yankees had lofty expectations of him. But no one would...

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Why the New York Knicks Must Trade Carmelo Anthony

(5) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 4:37 PM

Mike Woodson describes the 2013-14 New York Knicks' season perfectly: "Kind of a disaster." The Knicks have been wallowing around the .400 mark all season and their playoff chances, much less playoff success, look more and more grim.

As Brooklyn Dodgers fans are famous for lamenting: "Wait 'til...

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Why Masahiro Tanaka Will Be the MLB's Next Japanese Ace, Not Bust

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 12:14 PM

Unless you have been living under a rock without ESPN or Twitter, you've probably heard of the Yankees' newest addition, 25 year-old Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.

Tanaka's 2013 Japanese Pacific League pitching performance for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles was nothing short of...

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Analyzing the Pitchers of the 2014 MLB Hall of Fame Ballot: Part 2

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 11:06 AM

On January 8, 2014 the Baseball Writers Association of American (BBWAA) and the Veterans Committee will give out keys to the most important shrine in all of baseballdom. It is difficult to argue that baseball's Hall of Fame is not the most exclusive of any of America's big...

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Analyzing the Pitchers of the 2014 MLB Hall of Fame Ballot: Part 1

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 4:03 PM

On January 8, 2014 the Baseball Writers Association of American (BBWAA) and the Veterans Committee will give out keys to the most important shrine in all of baseballdom. It is difficult to argue that baseball's Hall of Fame is not the most exclusive of any of America's big...

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Soccer, Baseball, Money and Power

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 12:07 PM

On May 25th thousands of fans flocked to Yankee Stadium, but they did not sport pinstripes or baseball caps. Instead, scarves and tight-fit jerseys clothed sports fans, as they attended the house that Steinbrenner built. No Yankees vs. Red Sox. No Eminem-Jay Z concert. Not even the NCAA's forgettable Pinstripe...

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What if King James Moved His Throne to the Big Apple?

(5) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 5:09 PM

This summer, Stephen A. Smith of ESPN reported that LeBron James would seriously consider joining the New York Knickerbockers after the 2014-15 season. For this to happen, the Knicks would need several things to go their way, including James to opt-in to his player option after the 2013-14...

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Why Losing Is the New York Giants' Key to Winning

(4) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 4:57 PM

Why the Giants' wins are actually losses in the long run:

On Sunday afternoon, the New York Football Giants and their kicker Josh Brown pulled out a 15-7 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles for their second win of the season. While this victory may seem encouraging to New...

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Debate Time! Who Are America's Most Skilled Athletes?

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 12:42 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, my purpose in writing this piece is not to end debate or conflict, but spark it.

Here I will be comparing America's three most important sports: football, basketball and baseball. I am sure that many of you are already outraged that I have not included hockey...

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