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Kelli Gail
Kelli Gail is a writer, blogger, communications consultant and avid sports fan. Her work has appeared in the New York Times,, and More Magazine online.

Entries by Kelli Gail

Your Mets 2016 Preview

(2) Comments | Posted April 1, 2016 | 10:01 AM

What a difference a year makes.

Last year during Spring Training in Port St. Lucie, Florida, the Mets were expected to contend with the cellar. The Nationals were predicted to win the National League East. Then something crazy happened on the way to last place -- they never reached...

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5 Keys to the Mets Winning in the Postseason

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 10:09 AM

Who are these Mets and what have you done with my team?

My friend Michael has a saying about the Mets each year: "Just get me to football season."

After eight long painful seasons, the New York Metropolitans not only got him (and I) to football season, but have now...

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The NFL is Back: 5 Key Takeaways, 5 Things to Watch

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 12:33 PM

After 221 days, (or 318,240 long minutes but who was counting), the National Football League finally kicked off the eagerly awaited 2015-2016 season on September 10.

The defending Super Bowl Champs, the New England Patriots, took on the Pittsburgh Steelers in a highly anticipated match-up. The Pats looked to...

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10 Topics to Educate the NFL, its Players and Coaches

(1) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 12:09 AM

Recently the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pro football team announced it created "Red", a new program designed to educate women on the game. It was widely criticized in the press as condescending to women, who now make up an estimated 45 percent of the NFL's fan base.


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Meet the (Mess) Mets!

(2) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 8:13 PM

Welcome to the 2015 season -- a faint glimmer of hope arrives on warmer winds for long-suffering Mets fans.

After a long, frozen offseason, the New York Mets are set to open against the Washington Nationals this Sunday on ESPN.

Last year was the sixth straight non-winning season for...

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Your Super Bowl XLIX Cheat Sheet: Fun Facts and More

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 11:37 AM

We interrupt DeflateGate to bring you... Super Bowl XLIX.

On Sunday, Feb. 1, an actual football game will be played. With teams that have identical 14-4 records. A game that Las Vegas has declared about as even a match up as we've had in years, with a one-point spread.


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5 Ways to Beat the Post-Super-Bowl Blues

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 11:46 AM

Super Bowl XLVIII is over. After weeks of hype, Shermania, discussions of Peyton's legacy, endless speculation around the weather, the score and other minutiae, the unexpected happened -- a blowout game that no one foresaw.

But what happens now for fellow pigskin enthusiasts who may experience severe withdrawal from...

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Your Super Bowl XLVIII Cheat Sheet - Fun Facts and More

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 10:28 AM

The vortex is coming! The vortex is coming! Ice, wind, snow and possibly rain are forecast for Sunday. Also blowing into the Big Apple? The Big Game -- Super Bowl 48.

The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will mix it up at MetLife Stadium with a little halftime entertainment thrown...

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10 Things to Watch This 2013/2014 NFL Season

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 2:42 PM

When the defending Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens take on Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos on Sept. 5th, it will mark 214 days since the last pro football game.

That's 5,136 hours or 308,160 minutes. But hey, who's counting?

It may have been a long offseason of negative news: the Aaron...

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Missing My Sister Michelle

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 5:36 PM

On an overcast, dreary Saturday morning of Memorial Weekend, I was driving to the Hamptons when I got a call saying there had been an accident. My mother found my 30-year-old sister Michelle lifeless in her bed that morning.

But it was no accident. Michelle turned on her clunker...

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Pick and Roll: 6 Observations From Knicks/Celtics Series

(1) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 5:19 PM

In the battle of Beantown vs. the Big Apple, The Broadway Bigs Best the C's

New Yorkers are a buzz with hopes for a first professional championship title since 1973. The last time the Knicks won a playoff series, the New York Yankees beat crosstown rival the New York Mets...

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Your Super Bowl Cheat Sheet -- Fun Facts and More

(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 4:52 PM

How to Speak Sports - Super Bowl Edition

Chances are you will be one of the estimated zillion people on Planet Earth watching the Super Bowl on Sunday Feb. 3 when the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans. But if you are the type of...

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The Legend of Brian Dawkins

(2) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 1:24 PM

Replacing the heart and soul of the defense was not going to be an option when Brian Dawkins, a fan favorite since his rookie days in 1996, left the Eagles to join the Denver Broncos after the 2008 season. That day a large part of the Philadelphia culture and the...

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A Look at What's Hot and Not in the World of Sports

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 5:20 PM

Taking a look at the top 10 of what's hot or not in today's world of sports:

1. NFL replacement refs giving extra timeouts
2. The Big East Conference
3. NHL 2012 Season
4. Shutting down Strasburg
5. $200 million MLB...

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10 Things To Watch This 2012 NFL Football Season

(1) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 12:04 PM

For those of us who worship football, it's been a long off-season without our favorite sport. Starved for action, I followed summer training camps and OTAs which turned into monitoring pre-season games and injury reports. My fantasy football draft was conducted in haste leading up to the first 2012 contest...

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Thank You James Dolan and Time Warner

(7) Comments | Posted January 29, 2012 | 1:55 PM

I'd like to thank James Dolan, his evil empire and Time Warner Cable. As a New Yorker for fifteen years, this was the year I was going to become a full time Knicks fan. I was fully prepared to commit myself to watching as many games as I could. The...

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A Tebow Christmas Wish

(1) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 10:09 AM

Dear Santa: I've been a good football fan this season. I have watched my favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles, have an extremely disappointing season, yet still rooted passionately for them. I had a bad fantasy football year yet still dutifully made roster changes until the bitter end. I've even watched...

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Ten Ways To Fix The Philadelphia Eagles

(4) Comments | Posted November 14, 2011 | 2:46 PM

How to Turn the Dream Team into the Redeem Team -- 10 Ways to Fix the Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles, the big spender in the free agent market this off-season, are a dismal 3-6, and 3 games behind the NFC East division leading New York Giants. Clearly this...

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Thank You Fred Wilpon

(3) Comments | Posted June 24, 2011 | 5:06 PM

When Mets owner Fred Wilpon channeled former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in the May 30th issue of the New Yorker Magazine, he did what his team hasn't been able to do in three years: get me interested in the team again.

As a 40-year-old woman who lives in...

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My Twelve-Step NFL Lockout Plan

(44) Comments | Posted April 14, 2011 | 12:00 PM

The NFL Draft is scheduled to take place on April 28th in New York City. But with fate of the 2011 season hinging on a potential lockout due to the expiration of the current financial agreement between the owners and the players, there is an alarming possibility that the draft...

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