Jason Keidel

Giants helmet (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images); Jets helmet (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Keidel: Sadly, The Giants And Jets Are Partying Like It’s 1976

Have our two NFL teams ever been worse? Has there ever been a more deflating weekend of football than the Giants gagging to the one-win Jaguars and then the Jets choking to the Dolphins?

12/02/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 23: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers runs off the field at the end of the first half against the Minnesota Vikings on November 23, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Keidel: Giving Thanks For Sports

Since we are upon our great day of gratitude, a pretext for gorging on poultry and then taking our swollen torsos to the nearest television for some football, let’s look to sports for reasons to give thanks.

11/26/2014

John Idzik (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images), Woody Johnson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images), Rex Ryan (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Keidel: For The Sake Of Jets Fans’ Sanity, It’s On Woody To Finally Get This Right

There’s only one true trophy, one 12-point buck Woody can bag this winter — Jim Harbaugh. And if the ornery 49ers coach is on sale after the holidays, he needs to be the singular focus of Woody Johnson’s affection.

11/26/2014

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan looks on against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on November 24 , 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Keidel: It Finally Happened — The Jets Quit On Their Beloved Leader, Rex Ryan

The Jets had almost every advantage imaginable Monday night and still lost by a galling spread to a pedestrian Bills team that had a biblically bad week.

11/25/2014

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: Until Floyd Takes On Manny, We’ll Have To Continue Dealing In Symbolism

Sadly, we have to deal in symbolism, because not one rumor regarding Mayweather and Pacquiao has materialized into something that boxing’s dwindling devotes can hang on to.

11/24/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri attend the Manny Pacquiao v Chris Algieri Media Tour at The Liberty Theatre on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Keidel: Manny Pacquiao Takes On Chris Algieri In Macau

Somewhere way on the right side of your globe, in the aorta of China, Manny Pacquiao will fight on Saturday, November 22.

11/21/2014

Jim Harbaugh (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jim Harbaugh Is An Absolutely Perfect Fit For The Jets

Hiring Harbaugh would meet Woody’s lust for a luminary to lead the team. Lord knows the born billionaire can afford him. And Harbaugh can coach as well, if not better, than anyone.

11/21/2014

Carmelo Anthony  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Keidel: What Do You Know? Knicks Are Still A Walking, Talking Joke

No doubt Phil Jackson needs a few years to put his stamp on the club. But keep in mind that the next champion he builds will be his first.

11/18/2014

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin reacts from the sideline during the preseason game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium on Aug. 28, 2014. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Keidel: Coughlin Deserves To Leave Giants With Dignity, But Leave He Must

Even if you’re not a Big Blue devotee, Sunday had to summon some sense of sadness.

11/17/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the dugout in the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Keidel: Clayton Kershaw’s Hollywood Ending Should Bother Everyone

There’s a contemporary push to place starting pitchers in the same realm as everyday players, which is confusing as it is annoying.

11/14/2014

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez passes on the run against the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 10, 2014 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Older, Wiser And Less Of A Wildcard, Sanchez Should Shine In Philly

It’s fitting that Philadelphia, where our beloved nation was born, may represent the rebirth of a once-burgeoning career.

11/12/2014

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin looks on during the loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 3, 2014, at MetLife Stadium. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Coughlin Is One Of The Great Coaches, Just Not Anymore

And at 3-6 the Giants are woefully lost in the lower half of the NFL, which assures those in the five boroughs and beyond a most flawed and frigid winter. Sadly, this is not an anomaly.

11/11/2014

The Jets’ T.J. Graham, top, recovers a fumble by the Steelers’ Antonio Brown during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 9, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Yeah, I’ll Eat Some Crow, But Just Remember I Told You So

My disdain for Fan Guy is renowned. But now it seems Fan Guy and Jets Fan are more closely related than I ever even pondered, two twigs on one branch from the same family tree.

11/10/2014

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 5: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on from the bench during their game against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena on November 5, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jumping Off The LeBron James Bandwagon

LeBron didn’t just join the Cleveland Cavaliers. He came to save the world, so to speak, to bring financial and spiritual lubricant to the Rust Belt, an area of America that has been lost to the the meat-hook realities of economics.

11/07/2014

Ben Roethlisberger (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images); Michael Vick (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Keidel: I Can’t Believe I’m Worried My Steelers Could Lose To The Sorry Jets

While I abhor Fan Guy, we have something in common. We are both wildly neurotic about our teams. The defining difference is that I see my squad through wholly cynical hues.

11/06/2014

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