Jason Keidel

Frank Gifford

Keidel: A Special Soul, Frank Gifford Embodied All That Was Right About The NFL

When pro football became an essential sport, Frank Gifford was an essential member. Twice.

08/10/2015

Matt Harvey

Keidel: These Mets Have Mojo, Confidence And A Pitching Staff Built For October

The Mets have mojo. Six straight wins. A two-game lead. The best young staff in the sport. And a suddenly resurgent offense.

08/06/2015

Sheldon Richardson (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jets Don’t Have To Love Richardson, But They Should Definitely Keep Him

We know that an NFL team’s tolerance toward a player is often commensurate to his talent.

08/04/2015

Juan Lagares, Curtis Granderson

Keidel: Mets’ Front Office Seems To Finally Understand What Needs To Be Done

The Mets gained about 40 homers, thousands of fans, and three games on Washington in just a few days without unloading one player who would have impacted this season.

08/03/2015

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft prepares to speak at a press conference at Gillette Stadium on July 29, 2015. Kraft addressed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to uphold a four-game suspension for quarterback Tom Brady for his role in using underinflated balls in the AFC Championship game in 2014. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Keidel: As Evidenced By The Circus Up In Foxboro, Success Corrupts Everyone

Tom Brady knows this is more than PR or PSI. It’s about legacy, which is probably as precious to him as a Lombardi Trophy. He should have thought of that a long time ago.

07/29/2015

Jose Reyes, left, and David Wright of the New York Mets celebrate after scoring in the first inning against the Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 27, 2011. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mets’ Failure To Keep Wright And Reyes Together Was Borderline Criminal

They were born about six months apart, signed by the same team, and seemed ordained to become New York immortals.

07/28/2015

Pedro Martinez (credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Keidel: Give The Man His Due — Pedro Martinez Was Easily The Best There Was

Greg Maddux is the greatest craftsman I’ve ever seen on a mound. Pedro Martinez is the greatest pitcher I’ve ever seen on a mound.

07/27/2015

Mets COO Jeff Wilpon and general manager Sandy Alderson

Keidel: Mets Fans Are Loyal And Passionate, And They Deserve Better Than This

The Mets fan has been hearing the “wait until next year” mantra for so long that he has abandoned hope.

07/24/2015

George Steinbrenner, seen during the Yankees' 2000 World Series championship parade in NYC. (DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Enough’s Enough Already — Steinbrenner Belongs In The Hall Of Fame

And while a sportswriter — specifically a New York sportswriter — shouldn’t admit this, I assumed George Steinbrenner was in the Hall of Fame.

07/23/2015

Geno Smith

Keidel: Difference Between Jets, Giants Has Always Come Down To QB

Poor performance is never just one thing. While we try to pound the pinata, put on our GM hats every year, losing is a litany of missteps.

07/22/2015

Jason Pierre-Paul

Keidel: JPP Saga Another Example Of How Some Pro Athletes Just Don’t Listen

Every year, at some rookie symposium, some football elder stands before the crowd and tells his tale of woe. One day, Jason Pierre’Paul might be doing the same.

07/16/2015

Derek Jeter looks on from the dugout during his last game ever at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jeter Is An Immortal, But Yankees’ Franchise Four Is Filled With Gods

There really are humans, professed baseball fans and historians who think Derek Jeter is allegedly better than Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth.

07/16/2015

Jonathon Niese

Keidel: Niese Is More Important Than Ever, And The Mets Can’t Trade Him

Believe it or not, next year really could be the year, if this year isn’t. Just don’t jettison the very arms that got you on top of the arms race.

07/14/2015

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees celebrates his sixth inning home run against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on July 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Keidel: All-Star Snub Or Not, A Good Season From A-Rod Is No Longer Good Enough

What is lost on the A-Rod Apologist, shrieking in indignity over the All-Star snub, is that he’s blown past the point of total forgiveness.

07/09/2015

Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants on the bench in the game with the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on Oct. 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Keidel: JPP Is Quite A Football Player, But Does He Have Any Character?

Making a mockery of Jasons everywhere, Jason Pierre-Paul has put himself in a most precarious place.

07/08/2015

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