Many thanks to the Jets for four very fun weeks, dating back to the postgame press conference after the Atlanta game when Rex Ryan sighed that the team had fallen from playoff contention. As we’d learn, his math was premature and his charges were off on a strange and wonderful journey that found them beating […]
Not much more needs to be said.
Who thought there could be three variations on essentially the same name and it would be the Jets who got the best of the lot? Since when do the Jets get the best of anything?
On the other hand, is it terribly surprising the Mets got the Shawn — not to mention the Sean — end […]
Happy Baseball Equinox! We are now closer to the start of the 2010 Mets season than we are to the end of the 2009 Mets season, and I think we can all agree we’d rather have next season than last season any day. May Jason Bay’s impending physical move us that much closer to Spring.
Move over, Joe Carter. The University of South Florida Bulls’ 27-3 romp over the Northern Illinois Huskies in the 2010 International Bowl has supplanted the 1993 Toronto Blue Jays’ walkoff World Series win as the greatest moment in SkyDome/Rogers Centre history.
Why, it’s even better than the time Ken Huckaby took out Derek Jeter at third […]
Tomorrow, Saturday, January 2, looms as one of the finest days and happiest New Year’s greetings in sports broadcasting history. After your USF Bulls gore the Northern Illinois Huskies in the much-awaited International Bowl at noon on ESPN2 (it’s on ESPN2 because it’s twice as big a deal as any bowl on ESPN), switch to […]
“He said he would have been happy staying in the Polo Grounds.”
—John Mara on his father Wellington’s reaction to building another new stadium, 2005
I listened to the last quarter the Giants would ever play at Giants Stadium on the radio, before, during and after a shower. The Giants were taking a bath, so there was […]
In 1959, a New York Times editorial entitled “Requiem for the Meadows” was only saying what most people thought about this reviled land of burning garbage dumps, of polluted canals, of smokestacked factories, and impenetrable reeds. The Meadowlands was the nation’s eyesore, the blight separating New York and America. The Meadowlands cried out to be […]
No blue, but a Michighan Hunter’s Hat worth of orange at Giants Stadium Sunday. Thanks to Sharon Chapman for converting a casual mention that I’d never seen the place into a first down, or at least a first visit. Neither I nor an early Jets lead lasted long in the face of the bitter cold, but it […]
One of the first football player names I ever knew was that of Ralph Baker. His picture was on one of those stand-up fundraising cards you used to see at cash registers — you know, with slots where you could stick a quarter for charity. I don’t recall the cause with which Ralph Baker aligned […]