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Geno Smith greets New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after a loss at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Bad Teams Like Jets Don’t Have Moral Victories

If anything, Thursday night in New England showed how poor this team is — they couldn’t take a game that was practically given to them.

10/17/2014

A view of Citi Field after the outfield walls were altered prior to the 2012 season (Photo by Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Palladino: New Citi Dimensions Won’t Solve All Mets’ Problems

Sandy Alderson wants fan-friendly? Shorter dimensions in Flushing alone won’t provide that. He needs hitters.

10/17/2014

Travis Ishikawa #45 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after he hits a three-run walk-off home run to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Ishikawa 3-Run Homer Sends Giants To World Series

Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

10/17/2014

Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks to pass against the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Oct. 12, 2014. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Keidel: Relax Giants Fans, There’s A Reason This Franchise Has Earned Your Trust

After the way their team was vaporized by the Eagles, Big Blue devotees are back to the September song of death. Just 60 minutes turned the tune from elitism to defeatism.

10/16/2014

Former NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Biographer Suggests Rozelle Would’ve Handled Rice Case Differently

“He would not have had to call four times (for the video),” said Jerry Izenberg, a longtime Star-Ledger columnist and the author of the new book, “Rozelle: A Biography.”

10/16/2014

Tom Brady looks to pass against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 20, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Report: Jets Scout Begged Parcells To Draft Tom Brady In 2000

This is the last thing New York Jets fans need to hear. But here it is: Tom Brady could have been drafted by the green and white, if only one scout had his way.

10/16/2014

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#TBT Mike-i-Mation: Super Bowl Goodie Bag (2014)

It isn’t easy to impress Mike, as you’ll see in this clip from January (animated for your pleasure). But then he finds the hand warmer. Toasty!

10/16/2014

New England's Darrelle Revis and Tom Brady (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Darrelle Revis Won’t Rule Out Lining Up On Offense Against Jets

If seeing Darrelle Revis in a Patriots uniform makes Rex Ryan sick to his stomach, imagine how the Jets coach will feel if his former star player scores a touchdown on Thursday night.

10/16/2014

Andrea Bargnani (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Breaking Down The Knicks’ Power Forward Conundrum

Derek Fisher has wisely used the first four preseason games to experiment with different player combinations. But he has been shorthanded at one of the most competitive spots on the roster.

10/16/2014

Norichika Aoki of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with fans after completing a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Max: Underdog Royals Quickly (And Temporarily) Becoming America’s Team

I am riveted by this team. Maybe I just like the name Mike Moustakas. Or perhaps there’s more to it…

10/16/2014

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets talks in the huddle during practice as part of the 2014 NBA Global Games on October 14, 2014 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: 5 Takeaways From Nets’ Trip To China

At least Deron Williams isn’t returning to the U.S. in a walking boot. He survived the trip, which is all the Nets want from him out of this preseason.

10/16/2014

Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy, left, celebrates his third-period goal with center John Tavares on Oct. 14, 2014, at Madison Square Garden. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 6-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Islanders May Be On The Cusp Of Something Special

At this point, it would be reckless to say the Islanders will challenge for the top seed in the East, but a 3-0 start that includes a 6-3 win over the Rangers is absolutely delicious for this affection- and attention-starved franchise.

10/15/2014

Calvin Pace (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Jets’ Pace Sounds Off On NFL Schedule, Thursday Night Games

Calvin Pace wondered aloud Tuesday about how the Jets could somehow get the quarterback-dominant Packers, Bears, Lions, Chargers, Broncos and Patriots in a row.

10/15/2014

Goalie Jaroslav Halak, left, and John Tavares, second from left, of the Islanders celebrate their 6-3 victory over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 14, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Are Suffering Through A Full-Blown Defensive Crisis

Had John Tortorella still been coaching the Rangers, turnover-prone defenseman Mike Kostka would have been glued to the bench for the rest of Tuesday night’s 6-3 loss to the rival Islanders. As it were, Alain Vigneault had other ideas.

10/15/2014