Norman aka Pico

  • joined Jul 02, 2008
  • last login Aug 20, 2014
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A/k/a Norman. Manager/ editor/ writer and occasional rabble rouser at Rumble in the Garden, trying hard to use fewer numbers to describe everything.

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  • MLB New York Mets
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  • NFL New York Jets
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Celebrity Wife Swap Episode Guide 2014 Season 3 - Tichina Arnold/Kelly Packard, Episode 3 |


Just so you know, Rico Hines' wife Tichina Arnold is on tonight's Celebrity Wife Swap, trading places with Kelly Packard from Baywatch and California Dreams. That means we get to see assistant coach Rico Hines on TV, tonight at 10 PM ET on ABC. Come and watch.

Isaiah Briscoe talks recruiting


Briscoe talks about recruiting and the things that coaches say to convince him. "I hope they're recruiting other guards so we can complement each other."

Recruiting profile: Josh Cunningham


Wing Josh Cunningham makes his decision today. A look at his game and how he could fit for the St. John's Red Storm.

SJU in middle of Big East for 2015 title odds


The Johnnies return talent but still lurk in the middle of the Big East - in the eyes of the Vegas betting books.

Sampson working to overcome doubters (w/ video)


JaKarr Sampson chose to move on the NBA, to much derision. How has he been doing in workouts?

Johnnies building a tough 2014-15 sked


A schedule built to put St. John's basketball over the top?

Harrison wins Haggerty Award as best NYC player

D`Angelo Harrison gets a little hardware tonight for his shelf.

Oblockpa's Obackpa


Chris Obekpa will return to the Red Storm for the 2014-2015 season.

SJU looking at 2014 Chicago big man


A forward from Chicago's Orr High, a fringe top-150 player, is coming for a visit.

Big man coming! Delarosa commits to St. John's


The big man from Queens' Christ the King commits to Steve Lavin's St. John's program

Preseason talk: BE teams with bright futures?


Villanova has been catching a lot of publicity as a top-25 team... but no other Big East team has. Right or wrong?

Recruiting: updates + video on big man targets


Adonis Delarosa and Keith Thomas are two targets for the Red Storm this offseason. Will they choose to play for Steve Lavin's team?

Sampson signs with an agent


The Red Storm forward has reportedly signed paperwork that makes it impossible for him to return to St. John's.

Updated scholarship chart 4-3


St. John's loses a big man. A look at the players left by position and year of expected graduation.

Chris Obekpa to transfer


Another player from the 2012 recruiting group leaves - Chris Obekpa - joining Hooper, Sampson, Bourgault and Sanchez.

Jakarr Sampson working out


A user on Instagram posts two short videos of JaKarr Sampson working out. See also this video.

Jordan frosh honors, other news/ notes


News and notes from around the Big East and college basketball.

Podcast: discussing transfers, team plans


Is there a plan for St. John's? Is there one for Rutgers? Dave and Norman dig into the first offseason podcast.

Open thread/ Sweet Sixteen matchups for Friday


Friday's Sweet Sixteen times, TV, announcers. Come watch and drop in some comments after last night's lackluster games.

Open thread: Sweet Sixteen (w/ game info)


All of the times, announcers (Marv Albert! Kevin Harlan!), and a dollop of regret. "Just wait til tomorrow/ I guess that's what they all say/ just before they fall apart."

Max Hooper to transfer


The wing averaged 3.2 points per game in 25 contests.

Updated scholarship chart


Who's going to be on the Red Storm next season... and the season after that? Where is there room for recruits?

JaKarr Sampson declares for NBA Draft


The long forward plans to take his talents to the NBA after two years with Steve Lavin and the Red Storm.

NCAA Tournament Round of 32 times, TV, schedule


The Tourney continues with only one Big East team left, and thrilling games today.

NCAA Round of 32 times + TV


Plus: Villanova, UConn, Syracuse, Dayton in the same venue? Buffalo is hosting a Big East convention!

NCAA Tournament Day 2 thread: times, TV, more


What games are you excited for tonight? How much are you going to hate-watch Duke? What are your upset picks?

NCAA Tournament times, matchups, possible upsets


The first day of the tournament, and Vegas seems to think a few teams are ripe for a plucking...

SJU's wild mood swings


St. John's came back from deep deficits this year - a sign of talent and a symptom of the problems.

SJU bounced by 8-seed Robert Morris in NIT, 89-78


The season is over, and lands with a resounding thud as St. John's falls down early in the NIT.

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