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The Boat Trip: A Giant Story of Dysfunctionality and Embarrassment

Reading Time: 11 minutesIt was New Year’s Day in 2017… the Giants had just beaten Washington to cap off an exciting 11-5 season. All was well. And then, it wasn’t. Following the game, a few Giants receivers decided to take a spontaneous trip to Miami. Victor Cruz, Odell Beckham Jr, and Sterling Shepard were among the crew. The next day was an off day and the team had secured a playoff spot, so what was the problem? Really, there wasn’t a problem… until someone (we don’t know who) decided it would be a good idea to take a picture...

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How we should remember John Madden

Reading Time: 4 minutesAfter dedicating an entire lifetime to the game of football, John Madden can be remembered for many things: The youngest NFL Head Coach to be hired (age 32), win a Super Bowl (age 40), and earn one-hundred wins (age 42). The highest regular-season winning percentage of any coach in NFL history with a minimum of 100 victories. (.759 | 103-32-7) Absolutely zero losing seasons in 10 years as the Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders. The first sportscaster to work for AND broadcast the Super Bowl (11 total) on all of the “Big Four” television networks....

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NHL Tiers for all 32 teams as the New Year Approaches

Reading Time: 8 minutesAfter an extended break due to COVID-19’s ambush on the National Hockey League, let’s take a moment to see where all 32 teams stand with 2022 at the doorstep: _________________________________ The Tampa Bay Lighting tier Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point have missed significant time, but the Lightning haven’t missed a beat. Since losing Point, Tampa Bay is 11-2-1 and currently sit atop the NHL standings with 44 points. The Lightning are as dominant as ever and will only get better with the return of its stars. To me, they remain the Stanley Cup favorites. The true...

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The One-Handed Hooper: Hansel Emmanuel

Reading Time: 3 minutesHansel “Kikimita” Emmanuel at age six was a normal kid in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He spent his days at school and hanging out with his friends playing various games. Emmanuel had a special love for sports. Hansel could be found playing baseball but his true love was basketball due to his father’s professional background in the Dominican Republic as he played in the professional leagues and spent time with the national team. Hansel looked up to LeBron James and considered him a hero. However, things took a drastic and sharp turn for Hansel. One day...

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Weekly Sports TV Guide (De. 20-26)

Reading Time: 7 minutesMerry Christmas week everybody, and welcome to the first-ever Degenerate’s Guide to This Week in Sports, where I go over the biggest sports events in the week and help degenerate sports fanatics (you know who you are) pick one or a couple of games each day. However, take some of these picks with a grain of salt because COVID cases are popping up at seemingly every moment across the world of sports, so stay up to date on injury reports before making any bets. As we are just kids here at Phenom, we do NOT encourage...

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