Forget the Atlanta and Pittsburgh games; the Jets are beginning a gauntlet against the NFL’s heavy hitters. And how they do will determine if the play meaningful games in December,
It’s not even Halloween and the Giants and Rangers are both frightful messes. The trick is on New York sports fans. Both teams started the season with high hopes. Both appear to be on a direct line to disaster.
The Chicago Bears have lost back-to-back games to the Detroit Lions and the New Orleans Saints, and if they lose Thursday night to the winless Giants, a full-fledged panic will envelop the City of Broad Shoulders.
This losing streak has to end sometime for the New York Giants, and if this is the week, it would not be impossible for the Giants to get back in the putrid NFC East race.
The New York Rangers are going to face a major handicap this year. They are not going to be able to follow the NHL’s prescribed formula for securing a playoff spot and one of the top seeds in Stanley Cup playoffs.
There are good things happening right now as Smith is making progress, Powell has some chops as a running back and the defense is playing the way a Ryan defense is supposed to.
Preseason hockey? Normally a supreme waste of time, but not in this case. The Rangers are on a long preseason road trip and they will be facing the Vancouver Canucks in the great Pacific Northwest. And you know what that means. Torts.
Tom Coughlin cannot grieve in the normal way. He goes to work. He commiserates with his family. He goes back to work and prepares a game plan. He suffers in silence.
There should be no dancing or partying as the New York Rangers continue with their preseason. A win over the Philadelphia Flyers with Alain Vigneault is nice, but there’s nothing to crow about.
If Alvarez can get in his shots, Mayweather will have to react like a champion. He will have to show he can take a punch and stay on his game plan.
Gang Green is getting their chance at the New England Patriots at the right time. The high-powered Patriots have turned down the wattage quite a bit.
The famous Yankee Stadium ghosts, responsible for so many Yankees wins over the Red Sox over the years, did not finish the job last night.
The 2013 season belongs to the Seahawks. When the NFL season ends in MetLife Stadium in the snows of February, Pete Carroll’s Seahawks will survive the marathon that is the NFL.
We love football because it is thrilling, exciting and a brilliant test of athleticism and strategy. But the risk continues to grow, and all the lawyers and settlements will never change that. That does not bode well for the future of the sport.
If Big Blue can figure a few things out on defense and the offense does not slip, the division could be theirs for the taking.