Keidel: Entering 3rd Season, Giants' Beckham Must Grow UpNow in his third year, he will be viewed as an ambassador, someone who not only leads the team in touchdowns, but also in film study.
Keidel: The Bell Tolls For Le'VeonLe'Veon Bell, the Pittsburgh Steelers' talented running back, missed a drug test and will be suspended for the team's first four games.
Keidel: Piazza Seemed To Play In Space Somewhere Between Fair And FoulMike Piazza is more than a catcher, more than a home run hitter, and more than a newly-minted baseball immortal. He doubles as a social experiment, a perfect emblem of the steroid era.
Keidel: Rooney Rule Really Not WorkingThe Rooney Rule, put in place to ensure NFL teams consider minority candidates for head coach positions, hasn't led to more hirings.
Keidel: Jeurys Familia Just Might Be Mets' Most Valuable PitcherIt's hard to argue with Familia's stats, or with perfection. Indeed, he has converted 49 consecutive save opportunities, which blows away team records, and blows the mind.
Keidel: Jets Fans' Contempt For Fitzpatrick Doesn't Make SenseMaybe Fitzpatrick had the best season of his career. But how is that bad news?
Keidel: Kudos To Melo For Taking A Stand When Athletes Run And HideWhile this column has never been kind to Carmelo Anthony -- only regarding his play and pay, not his personal life -- he has been a most unlikely troubadour in the wake of recent tragedies.
Keidel: Stephen Strasburg Finally Living Up To HypeWashington Nationals' pitcher Stephen Strasburg is having a marvelous season at 13-0. Will it become a historic Cy Young season?
Keidel: Tom Brady Suspended... Get Over It, Pats FansTom Brady, New England Patriots quarterback, will be sidelined for four games to start the 2016 NFL season for his part in DeflateGate.
Keidel: Lay Off Baseball For Trying To Shake Things Up With All-Star GameA sport that too often is called out for glorifying the days when it was barely integrated, for living in the dim days before the Civil Rights Movement, is now considered out of its gourd for going for it.
Keidel: Some Big Questions To Ponder As Yankees Contemplate SellingAre the Yankees allowed to rebuild? Does the implicit pact with fans have some secret clause in case they sink back into the middle of the pack?
Keidel: Tim Duncan, NBA's Greatest Power Forward EverSan Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan, 15-time NBA All-Star, could have owned any basketball era, though modesty would never let him say so.