First Craig offered some solid advice to the local media covering the surging Jets, and then he dissected the New York Daily News’ headline yesterday with regards to Geno Smith — “A Star is Born.”

Moving right along to Jerry Recco, who took his cue from Craig and began his first update of the morning by focusing on the Jets after it was announced that Mark Sanchez will have season-ending surgery in his ailing right shoulder.  Shifting focus to the product on the field, as Gang Green prepare to take on the Steelers this Sunday at MetLife, Rex Ryan is having his buttons pushed by the aforementioned media. They are questioning the three opponents his team has beaten this season. Jerry provided the audio proof.

When Tom Coughlin and the Giants travel to Chicago to take on the Bears Thursday night, Eli Manning will be without running back David Wilson, placing the job of starter square on the shoulders of Brandon Jacobs, which Craig finds to be laughable.

Plus, the NFL announces that there will be three regular-season games next season in London, and the NFL can now force teams to participate in HBO’s “Hard Knocks” (sorta).

Hal Steinbrenner (pictured) talks about a “very reasonable” offer for Joe Girardi and one “within reason” for Robinson Cano. As for the MLB playoffs, the Tigers beat the A’s, and Game 5 is Thursday night in Oakland. The Red Sox beat the Rays to advance and will play the Tigers-A’s winner. The Pirates-Cards winner-take-all Game 5 is tonight in St. Louis.

Finally to the NHL, as the overmatched Rangers were downed 9-2 in San Jose, and Boomer is starting to worry about Blueshirts netminder Henrik Lundqvist…

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