March Madness is a lifeline in an otherwise barren winter sports calendar, an essential bridge between football and baseball.
For a team that has done way too much losing over the last few years, Gang Green has little to lose by giving Vick a shot. And maybe, just maybe, the Jets can say they actually did something during free agency.
The contrast in the men was startling, like a before and after photo glued together. It’s probably the last time both Jim Dolan and Phil Jackson will be smiling at the same time.
Like so many, I implored the Nets to jettison their fledgling coach after they plunged to a 10-21 record to start the season. Then the Nets went 23-9 in 2014 before their loss to the Wizards last week.
This could be the most fertile NFL free agent market in history. Just off the cuff you can summon a Pro Bowl roll call. And the Jets have signed … Eric Decker, a second-tier receiver.
By dint of his divine career, the Zen Master’s aura will cure the diseased Knickerbockers. It seems so simple you wonder why Jim Dolan didn’t do this sooner. But there are myriad contradictions to the move.
The player, college, and NBA have suffered greatly in quality of play and players. And for every Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett there has been a conga line of lost causes, teens who toiled in Europe or Asia or worse once their hoop dreams melted into memory.
It’s easy to label the Knicks losers. But why must we join them? They say not just a tree but also a team grows in Brooklyn.
Vick can hurl a ball across area codes, while we’re still not sold on Smith’s arm. Vick may not run a 4.2 40-yard dash anymore, but he probably runs a robust 4.4. Smith often runs like he’s wearing snowshoes.
The NFL is considering a heavy tax on it, citing the fact that the gridiron is a workplace, and thus they can control the language and lexicon of its players. It’s probably the most delicate and toxic topic we’ll ever discuss in sports.
Makes you wonder how far down the Knicks are on the list of the NBA’s worst teams. Heck, the Seattle Supersonics have won a title more recently and that franchise no longer exists.
Muhammad Ali didn’t just defeat Sonny Liston, he knocked him out. He didn’t just knock him out, he removed his heart.
The Yanks still have a rickety starting staff, too many variables in the bullpen, no one to replace A-Rod, an ancient Brian Roberts replacing Cano, an older, injury-plagued Jeter at short and a now-tender Teixeira at first base.
Men love lists. It’s our catnip. Magic or Bird? Magic or Michael? Goodfellas or The Godfather? Ginger or Mary Ann? So it didn’t take much to make us chisel our chosen ones into our metaphorical Mt. Rushmore.
Even by the pro athlete’s subterranean standards, the Ray Rice video was shocking. He made no effort to heal or cradle or care for his unconscious fiancee.