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Eric Wickstrom
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Ladies, I need to tell you a secret that should have been spilled a long time ago. The NFL doesn't care about you...
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I’ve never been a big fan of Tony Dungy. I always considered him an overrated coach. Sure he had lots of regular-season success with a combined 139-69 record over the course of his 13 years as a head coach...
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My latest column questions the useless NFLPA and the NFL's broken, Un-American franchise system.
The judge’s ruling in the Jimmy Graham franchise tag case came and went without so much of a whimper from the NFLPA. This leads me to reach two conclusions.
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In sports, as in life, things are rarely black and white or simply right and wrong. There’s usually a lot of gray and “maybe” mixed in for good measure...
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Dear Ray Rice...
Hey Ray, How’s it going? Not so good, huh? That’s some disturbing footage TMZ dug up. The footage where you’re dragging your fiancee’s limp body off the elevator...
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Ladies, I need to tell you a secret that should have been spilled a long time ago. The NFL doesn't care about you...
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The judge’s ruling in the Jimmy Graham franchise tag case came and went without so much of a whimper from the NFLPA. This leads me to reach two conclusions.
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I’m not sure what’s worse: The fact the NFL has 49 scheduled primetime games in 2014 or the fact that the Cowboys or the Giants are scheduled to play in nine of them...
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Almost impossible to punish an NFL owner
Last night Jim Irsay, the owner of the Indianapolis Colts, was pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving. He failed several roadside sobriety tests and was accused of possessing multiple prescription drugs in non-prescription bottles...
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No such thing as an "overpaid" NFL player...
Today at 4:00 the NFL’s free agency period officially begins. Shortly after the chorus of jealous/misguided fans will begin their yearly song of “Overrated” and “Overpaid...
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Worst decision I've made in a LONG time. My three year old daughter has a fear of pools. I called Goldfish swim school in Wyckoff and explained this issue. I was reassured that their staff are experts in dealing with this type of thing and it wouldn't be an issue. So off we went this past Sunday morning. The place is an absolute s**t show. It's a swim instruction factory. It's NOT the tranquil setting the website would lead you to believe it is. Classes run every 30 minutes. There are at least 10 classes going on at one time. Perhaps more. Between the instructors, staff, children and parents in the pool, the parents waiting for their children to finish and the next wave of people coming in for their lessons there had to be more than 100 people in the place. And it's LOUD. As you'd expect it to be. Again, I explained my daughter's issues. That she already was freaked out by pools. I would have hoped the woman I spoke to initially would have warned me about the chaos and perhaps either steered me into a later, quieter time or even private lessons. Group lessons are at least a 4/1 student/teacher ratio. The teacher takes one student out into the water while the other kids wait their turn. So a half hour class winds up being about 7&1/2 minutes of actual instruction/interaction with the teacher. I bring my daughter into the chaos and she immediately begins crying. This was expected with or without the chaos but the level of it certainly didn't help anything. I hand her off to her instructor and take my leave. In fairness to him he did seem to take a genuine interest in her comfort. He took her gently into the pool and tried his best to calm her down. However, there was only so much time for him to do so until he had to put her back onto the ledge and take another kid out into the water. So she just sat there for five minutes at a clip, hysterically crying, watching the other kids go out into the water and fearing the next time she had to as well. To say it was hard to watch would an understatement. However, this reaction was expected and I knew if we could get through the first lesson or two she would would get more at ease as time went. The place had put her in a group with two other little girls her size and a boy that looked to be older and certainly bigger than my daughter. And the boy is seemingly messing with my hysterical daughter. He's splashing her a bit and at one point he raises his foot and puts it directly next to her face? I should mention the "lifeguard" on duty is literally sitting an arms length from my daughters spot on the side of the pool. She could have reached down and touched my daughter's head. Anyway, I'm watching this boy mess with my hysterical daughter. I mention to the woman behind the counter that this kid seems like he's up to no good. That he's clearly screwing with my daughter and I'm concerned about it. The women tells me it's just "kids being kids" and I shouldn't worry. I reassert my concern and again I'm completely brushed off. I return to my seat and about one minute later this boy reaches over and strikes my daughter in the face with his hand. Needless to say she begins to cry harder. The instructor sees nothing (again, he has his hands full with another student so it's hard to blame him) the "lifeguard" sitting an arm's length away sees nothing. I stand up and say to front desk "what the hell? I told you there was an issue" and before I can even move the POS kid strikes my daughter in the face AGAIN! I see this clear as day from 40 yards away yet these two employees have a tough time spotting it from four feet? I get that kids will be kids. However, this was 100% avoidable had the woman at the front desk taken my concerns seriously. I would have taken her 30 seconds to walk over and mention to the guard or instructor to keep an eye on the situation. She simply chose not to, My daughter was assaulted TWICE because of her inaction. After this experience I'll be lucky to get her back in a pool until 2017.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
If you care about money and money only, the other reviewer yelling about insurance coverage and cost is for you. If you care about medical knowledge and ability then allow me to say this: Without Dr Rezvani I am 100% certain my daughter would not be here right now. He came into our lives half way through a very complicated pregnancy. He identified numerous issues the previous doctor missed and through his taking ownership of the situation my daughter was able to be born. She was 11 weeks early and 2.1 pounds. Today she is over seven pounds and you would never know she spent 65 days in the NICU. Dr Rezvani made the call to take her at 29 weeks. If we had waited even one more day I'm not certain she would have survived. Being based out of Valley Hospital in Ridgewood should be a major factor in choosing him as well. Best hospital in the area and if you need to put your child into the NICU their staff of doctors and nurses are the most amazing group of people you'd ever want to meet. If you live in Northern NJ and are at an elevated risk of complications due to health or age issues not choosing to use DR Rezvani would be a very foolish choice in my opinion. Not to mention my wife absolutely LOVES him. He has treated her amazingly. I see lots of people calling him arrogant and rude and that's not the Dr. Rezvani I've met. I have heard if he's not your doctor he can be less than charming. However, give me the smartest assh**e over the nicest idiot any day! You’re talking about the health of your unborn child.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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With all the Toyota dealerships in the Tri-State area there is no reason to waste your time here. When shopping for a new car I always have a certain expectation of BS when dealing with car salesmen. However, Parkway Toyota really takes the BS to an entirely new level. Salesman was a complete liar. I caught him in about three different ones in the short amount of time we spent together. Most of the time he'd excuse it by telling me he's new and just didn't know. My favorite was the one about how the dealership took the used car back from the previous owner after the husband died and the poor widow was stuck with the car. They "helped her out" and let her out of her dead husband's lease. Of course when the sales manager came over to play good cop/bad cop in the ever tiresome routine of car dealerships I asked him why the car was used with so few miles. He told me about the excecutive that used it for one weekend. The dead widow didn't appear in that story. Speaking of the sales managers... The most agressive and rude I've ever dealt with. When I got up to leave one of them followed me out, shoulder to shoulder, in my ear. Again, it's not a Rolls Royce or Italian Sports car. It's a Totota. Dozens of options all within 40 miles of each other. Go anywhere else and save yourself the time of dealing with these fools.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago