Fans hold a sign in support of Derek Jeter prior to the last game of the season against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on September 28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Top 14 Sports Stories Of 2014

Our sports teams here in New York weren’t all that good this past year — except for the Rangers (and, OK, now the Islanders). Still, we found reasons — both good and bad — to keep tuning in.

12/26/2014

Jets head coach Rex Ryan and owner Woody Johnson (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

NFL Week 17: CBS New York Expert Picks

Ahhh, good ol’ Week 17. The last chance to dance for some coaches (cough, Rex Ryan, cough) and executives (looking at you, John Idzik).

12/25/2014

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Geno Smith: ‘I See Myself Being The Quarterback Here For A Long Time’

“I see myself helping this team turn things around. Obviously, I’m a part of the reason why we’re in this position, so I’d love to be a part of the solution.”

12/24/2014

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Michael Sam: Gay Men In The NFL Have Reached Out To Me

“Very few reached out to me and pretty much just told me their gratitude and how they were thankful that I had the courage. They wished that they had the courage to come out.”

12/24/2014

Green Bay Packers coach Mike Holmgren (left) and general manager Ron Wolf hold the Super Bowl trophy during the celebration at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Jan. 27, 1997. (Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman /Allsport)

Report: Former Packers GM Ron Wolf Might Be Jets’ Second Consultant

According to a report, Casserly has reached out to former Packers general manager Ron Wolf. The 75-year-old would also serve as a consultant in the event that wholesale changes are on the way.

12/24/2014

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Tale Of The Tape: New York Jets At Miami Dolphins

The Rex Ryan era likely comes to an end in this game, and while Ryan has been an inspirational leader throughout his run with the Jets, you wonder how much juice he can muster for this game.

12/24/2014

(Al ‘Hughes’ Dukes Photography)

An Al Dukes Christmas: Songs To Spice Up The Holidays

Boomer & Carton producer extraordinaire Al Dukes is sick of the same Christmas songs every year. I’m dreaming of a blah blah blah, whatever.

12/24/2014

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Time For The New York Jets To Embrace Change

Woody Johnson has some tough decisions to make as the New York Jets look towards the future.

12/24/2014

Rex Ryan, Geno Smith (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Palladino: Jets’ Geno Knows He’s Toast If Ryan Returns

Geno Smith is going his own way on the coaching issue, which just shows how divided against him the locker room remains.

12/24/2014

Rex Ryan (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Vintage Rex Waxes Poetic On Super Bowl: ‘One Day I Will Win That Thing’

Rex Ryan still pictures himself raising the Lombardi Trophy as a Super Bowl champion. Whether he gets another opportunity to try to deliver that title with the New York Jets remains to be seen.

12/23/2014

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Mike-i-Mation: Francesa Destroys Idzik And The Jets (2014)

With a total housecleaning coming for the Jets, we bring to you an animated Mike Francesa raging against the Green machine.

12/23/2014

Sheldon Richardson  (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Sheldon Richardson Voted Jets’ MVP; Is A Spot In The Pro Bowl Next?

Lost in the turmoil of another lost season, the Jets do have some positives to build off of going forward. The defensive line remains stellar and Sheldon Richardson has quickly emerged as one of the best ends in the NFL.

12/23/2014

New York Jets general manager John Idzik (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Report: Jets’ Front Office Has Been Dysfunctional Since Idzik Took Over

There have been conflicting reports about the GM’s fate. But according to the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta, the front office has been a mess since Idzik has taken over.

12/23/2014

Please, Santa. We're begging you. (Photo by Chris Colton/CBSNewYork)

What Our 9 Pro Sports Teams Want For Christmas

This year hasn’t been particularly kind to sports franchises in the Tri-State area. Every team has something (in certain cases, multiple things) they’d like from Santa.

12/23/2014

Geno Smith, Rex Ryan (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Geno Smith Says Coaching Change ‘Could Be Good’ For Jets

One more week. One final game. That’s all that might be left in Rex Ryan’s tenure as coach of the Jets, with his future uncertain beyond Sunday’s season finale.

12/23/2014

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