The Islanders are set to begin training camp and, albeit for different reasons than last year, are doing so amid a typhoon of optimism and potential.
We’ve already counted down the best local players from No. 99 to No. 80. Now let’s try our luck in the 70s.
Not that it’s fun to poke fun at the Jets, but these days, it’s just so darn easy. What went down Sunday was yet another example of bad fortune that this team has experienced during its history.
With training camp around the corner, there are a number of questions surrounding the Islanders. A while back, I sat down with Chris Peters, who writes for Eye on Hockey at CBSSports.com, to ask him a few.
We’re ranking the best local players in history by jersey/uniform number, and this week we unveil 89-80.
The Patriots being all alone in last place means absolutely nothing as far as the rest of the season is concerned. In terms of comedic value, however, it’s fantastic.
“What a long, strange trip it’s been.” Of course, those Grateful Dead lyrics aren’t in reference to the Islanders’ ownership situation, but they might as well be. It’s been twist and turn after twist and turn for this franchise.
Every week, we’ll rank the best players in local sports history by uniform/jersey number, in sets of 10. So with that said, let’s start from the top. Here are 99-90.
Though the NHL has denied the latest expansion report, it’s always fun to analyze which cities “deserve” or “don’t deserve” to have teams.
Steve Ballmer was introduced as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers this week, and he wasted no time showing his enthusiasm for it.
Johnny Manziel is young, as are most of the players on this list, so there’s still hope that he’ll mature one of these days. Or years.
These places have come and gone over the years, but New York and New Jersey boast some of the best in the country. Here’s how they stack up against each other.
For many fans of the New York Islanders, Nassau Coliseum was a second home, or even hallowed ground. This is the team’s final season on Long Island, and it’s going to be a very emotional year for a lot of people.
Sports on their own are dramatic. When Hollywood gets involved, things are taken to an entirely different level. And since we’re already emotionally invested, we love that.
We love our sports teams, which means we hate the ones that try getting in the way. What can we say? We’re passionate about these things.