Author Archives: Luis Fernandez

About Luis Fernandez

I am a NYC native & have followed New York sports for the last 45 years. Attended Fordham Preparatory H.S., Manhattan College, & C.W. Post. Former co-host of "Truth Be Told" & "Real Talk Sports" podcasts. Began "The Empire State Of Sports" in 2014.

METS LOSE 23-5, BUT THAT’S NOT THE WORST NEWS.

  I am compelled to write today not because my favorite team just got waxed by their biggest division rival, the hated Washington Nationals 23-5. No, that’s not a typo. Not because Anthony Rendon went 6-6 with 3 homers and … Continue reading

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It’s NFL Draft Time!

    We are literally days away from the NFL Draft and Jets fans such as myself are curious about what GM Mike Maccagnan and his scouts are about to do in regard to rebuilding this team. We begin with … Continue reading

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THE CASE FOR CONFORTO

  This is an open letter to Manager Terry Collins of the New York Mets: Dear Terry,  Lou here. Just checking in on you because it’s a new season and your team appears to be having the same problem as … Continue reading

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POSSIBILITIES FOR JETS IN DRAFT AT #6

Here we are.  Another year, another top-10 pick in the NFL Draft for the New York Jets. Which means they’re going to have a choice of some of the best college football players coming out. Unfortunately a team has to … Continue reading

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JAMES DOLAN – AMATEUR ASTRONAUT

Ok. Just when Knicks fans thought it couldn’t get any worse…last night happened.  Former Knicks great Charles Oakley got into a physical altercation in the stands with a whole bunch of … Source: JAMES DOLAN – AMATEUR ASTRONAUT

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JETS OFF SEASON NOTES

Well, here we are – Super Bowl week. The NFL’s hype machine is running at full speed while both the Falcons and Patriots fans froth at the mouth for – heaven forbid – some   football. NFL franchises leaving or trying to … Continue reading

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THE JETS’ QUARTERBACK CONUNDRUM

Someone recently asked me, “How many quarterbacks are the Jets going to draft?” I paused and suddenly the answer popped into my head. “As many as it takes to find THE quarterback,” I responded.  You see,  when a team does … Continue reading

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WHY I’M NOT SO THRILLED BY THE LATEST METS WIN

The Mets defeated the Phillies 9-8 last night with a dramatic, 11th inning walk-off home run by Asdrubal Cabrera at Citi Field to maintain a tie for the first wildcard position with the San Francisco Giants. Though I’m pleased they … Continue reading

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THE ROLLER COASTER RIDE THAT IS BEING A NEW YORK SPORTS FAN

I remember as a boy watching the original Looney Tunes on television. And one of my favorite lines from a Bugs Bunny episode entitled “The Grey-Hounded Hare” was, “Now I’ve seen everything.” Apparently the late, great Mel Blanc,  who was the voice behind … Continue reading

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EMPIRE STATE NEWS & NOTES

METS LHP Steven Matz had a second straight iffy outing of the spring yesterday against the Yankees allowing 5 earned runs and two walks in four innings. He seemed, at least outwardly, to be generally unconcerned, feeling he got the work … Continue reading

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