Scott Gray

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Sports Commentary 6/13/14: From the Observation Deck…

Just a few observations from the sports world this morning, the first one from my “I told you so” file…


RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 16: Uruguayan forward Juan Alberto Schiaffino (C) kicks the ball past Brazilian goalkeeper Moacyr Barbosa to tie the score at 1 during the World Cup final round soccer match between Uruguay and Brazil 16 July 1950 in Rio de Janeiro. Uruguay upset Brazil 2-1 to win its second World title after winning the first World Cup in 1930 in Uruguay.

Sports Commentary: The Word For The Day

Two of the biggest events in all of sports get underway today…


20. New York Knicks (35-45)

Sports Commentary 6/11/14 You Don’t Say

Forget Pictures, sometimes silence is worth a thousand words. There was a lot of loud silence in the sports world yesterday.


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Sports Commentary 6/10/14 World Cup Ready… Or Not

Ready or not, here comes the World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil. The U.S. team arrived yesterday, at an airport that is about one third operational, before needing a military, police and private security escort to safely check in at their hotel.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–06/10/2014

California Chrome (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 6/9/14 An Owner Who Didn’t Know Better

I won’t get into the name calling of California Chrome principle owner Steve Coburn that has resulted from his tirade about Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes, you know the cute little plays on words about the name of his ownership group, “Dumb Ass Partners”.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–06/09/2014

Hartford City Council Member Alexander Aponte, and Council President Shawn Wooden. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer

Sports Commentary 6/4/14 -The Real Cost of the Car

We’ve all seen shiny new items we really wanted and figured, if we stretched a bit, we could afford them.


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Sports Commentary 6/2/14 The Value Of The Education

My wife and I received one of those gratifying phone calls last week, the one from your kid that demonstrates their own life experience caused them to gain a greater appreciation for what you did for them.


NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29:  Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014 in New York City. The New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1 to 0.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 5/30/14 We Own A Piece Of This…

The last time the New York Rangers reached the Stanley Cup Final their only connection to us was their head to head competition with the Boston Bruins as the team most hated by Hartford hockey fans. 20 years later the Rangers are headed back to the final and this time they have our fingerprints all over them.


Fenway Park Rainbos,  Oct 22, 2013

Sports Commentary 5/29/14 Red Sox History And The First…

There’s nothing like a good party, and nobody knows how to celebrate better than the Boston Red Sox. They’ve already thrown a half dozen pre game suarees at Fenway this year and the season’s not even two months old.


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Sports Commentary 5/28/14 For Those Who Don’t Have The Patience…

I’m not going to pull a Jack Nicholson on you and tell you, “You can’t handle the truth”, it’s just that you don’t have the patience for it.