A Taste of London

In 2009, a six hour flight over the Atlantic Ocean landed Joe Rapolla Jr. and I in London. We were on Spring break during High School visiting my sister who had been studying abroad in London for a college semester. Joe and I were two young and eager 18 year-olds about to go on vacation…

Green Meteor, or Something Unknown?

I was driving home on a freezing October night around midnight when I saw one of the most remarkable sights I’d ever seen with my own two eyes while crossing over the bridge from Long Branch into Oceanport on Shrewsberry Ave. As soon as I crossed over the small bridge simultaneously my head slowly lifted…

The Little Things About The Rain

“It’s raining, it’s pouring. The old man is snoring.” An old rhyme that’s been said young kids used to sing when they couldn’t go outside to play because of the rain. Rain seems to bother many people, and ruin their days. As for me, I love a rainy day, especially in the Summer or Fall.…

The Nickname Mickey

“Mickey! Mick…” Coach Kanaly sternly said while skating around in our first ever practice together back in 2006. He looked right at me as I just stared at him with my mouth open in confusion, and before I could ask him if “Mickey” was in reference to me he energetically continued draw out an offensive…

DP5, RG71, MW12 Tribute Jersey

As a “jersey collector” for professional sports teams, thinking about what jersey I should look into getting next is on my mind quite often. Last March for my 23rd birthday I wanted one gift, and one gift only. A “tribute jersey.” Over the last couple of years I’ve slowly had some visions and thoughts about…

Odell Beckham Jr. “The little things”

On Sunday November 23rd, the New York Giants and their division rivals the Dallas Cowboys squared off on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football In America” at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands. The Giants lost in a very close and exciting game 31-28, but the outcome of the game was overshadowed by New York’s wide receiver Odell…

Student Of The Game

“He’s pretty good. You can tell he’s going to be GOOD when he’s older,” I said to Coach Derek as we watched the younger players scrimmage towards the end of a Pro Performance clinic from the side boards. He stood there, intensely still and focused on his mite level players, wide eyed with his necklace-whistle…

A Change of Pace

This past summer while driving back from a friend’s house in a suburb outside of Philadelphia, located in South Jersey, I decided to try something different, a change of pace. I had a general idea of which way I had to take to get onto the main highway to get back home to the Shore,…

Martin St. Louis NBC Sports Interview: Appreciating the ‘little things’

On Wednesday November 19th, 2014 NBC Sports’ hockey analyst Pierre McGuire interviewed New York Rangers forward and assistant captain Martin St. Louis. St. Louis discussed how he “Sees the little things…” and truly understands and appreciates them even when others may not realize what they are. (See link below) http://www.nbcsports.com/hockey/nhl/martin-st-louis-nothing-beats-watching-sons-play-hockey?utm_network=twitter&utm_post=3176207&utm_source=TW%20%40NHLonNBCSports&utm_tags= St. Louis is a prime…

Scott Gomez: Childhood Memories

“Goal scored by number 23 – Scott Gomez!” Bob Arsena enthusiastically announced to the Continental Airlines Arena crowd on February 14th, 2004. The New Jersey Devils had a matinee game against the Carolina Hurricanes where I sat thirteen rows behind their goaltender Kevin Weekes. The Devils won an exciting game 4-1, and one of my…