Jason Keidel

Carmelo Anthony  (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: If You’re A Sports Fan, It’s Better To Be A Bostonian Than A New Yorker

Beyond our native hubris, do we have absolutely anything to be proud of? Do we have any hardihood on the hardwood, diamond or gridiron?

01/23/2015

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady talks to the media during a press conference to address the under inflation of footballs used in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Keidel: Patriots’ Pathetic Pressers Fall Flat

The split-screen drama performed by the Patriots has our nation scratching its head and perhaps grabbing other organs at the twin presses provided by Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.

01/23/2015

Bill Belichick (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Keidel: Should Bill Belichick Be Banned From The Super Bowl?

Belichick must pay for Deflate-gate. Make it hurt. But don’t wrench his headset from him before February 1. We all lose if the Patriots lose before the game begins.

01/22/2015

Brian McCann (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Mets Are More Interesting — And Probably Better — Than The Yankees

The Yankees are no longer the bullies on the block. Retire the Darth Vader masks. The Jeter babies can burn those nauseating “Got Rings?” shirts. Lose the elitism.

01/21/2015

MACAU - NOVEMBER 23: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines punches Chris Algieri of the United States during the WBO world welterweight title at The Venetian on November 23, 2014 in Macau, Macau. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Keidel: Will Mayweather Accept Terms For Pacquiao Bout?

By every account, Manny Pacquiao has agreed to every nuance of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s demands, including rampant PED testing, a smaller share of the epic purse, and a lower perch on the glittering marquee.

01/16/2015

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots gestures at the line of scrimmage in the second half against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2015 AFC Divisional Playoffs game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Seahawks, Patriots Will Meet In Super Bowl XLIX

The Patriots have more than enough talent and temerity to keep Luck from the throne for at least one more year.

01/16/2015

James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets goes to the basket against the New York Knicks on January 8, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: All Things Considered, Knicks Are The Worst Team In NBA History

When you consider the team and the town, the game and the gravitas of New York, this is indeed the worst team in NBA history.

01/14/2015

Former jets head coach Rex Ryan (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jets Fans Should Be Pumped — Not Paranoid — About Rex In Buffalo

I don’t understand the dichotomy of the Jets fan. At once you wanted to run Rex out of town. On the other hand you’re horrified that he’s still in your division.

01/12/2015

Rex Ryan (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rex Sure Is Great For Football, But He Isn’t A Great Coach

Rex Ryan’s journey to find a job, watching him pinball from town to town, NFL team to TV network, is case in the core competence of pro football. Is there any?

01/09/2015

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 28, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Keidel: NFL Divisional Playoffs Predictions

We love the NFL because it’s mostly a meritocracy, which brings us to the divisional round, the top shelf of football delicacies.

01/09/2015

An interior shot of Madison Square Garden (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: MSG Is Nothing More Than A Building Filled With Lies

If we’re honest and earnest, we have to be embarrassed by the Knicks, the world’s worst team in the world’s most overrated arena.

01/08/2015

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees meets with former teammates Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte following a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Are Andy, Bernie, Posada And Moose Hall Worthy?

Those teams were bubbling with borderline greats. Do any deserve to hop that opaque line between memorable and immortal?

01/07/2015

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images), Ravens QB Joe Flacco (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Jason Keidel’s NFL Wild Card Weekend Primer

You can make an argument for all four road teams to win in the first round. And isn’t that what we want?

01/02/2015

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin looks on against the Colts at MetLife Stadium on November 3, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Keeping Coughlin Is The Comfortable Move, Not The Confident One

Keeping Coughlin was more a move of nostalgia than necessity, more about patience than prudence.

12/30/2014

Rex Ryan coached his last game with the Jets on Dec. 28, 2014, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rex’s Refusal To Get Offensive Ultimately Paved The Way To His Demise

Rex Ryan was felled by his own hubris. His best characteristics — his confidence, unwillingness to change, and monolithic ear to his own voice and only tuning fork — are what made him overtly unadaptable to progress.

12/29/2014

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