Jason Keidel

Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts looks to throw a pass in the first quarter against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 3, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Enjoy It — We’re Lucky To Be Witnessing The Greatness Of Andrew Luck

Just enjoy this kid. He’s the reason we watch football. For his preteen glee. For his toughness. For his willingness to surrender his limbs and ligaments to convert a third down.


The Jets’ Chris Ivory is tackled by Jaye Howard of the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Nov. 2, 2014. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jets’ Problems Are Systemic, Which Likely Means No Real Change Coming

The Jets spent Halloween weekend masquerading as a football team. But the trick was on them, as always, as they got smashed by the Kansas City Chiefs. And on you, for patronizing a team that has patronized you for 45 years.


Members of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on Oct. 29, 2014. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Keidel: Giants Have Become The Torre Yankees Of The West

This must make pinstriped fans grin — or grit their teeth — with a sense of nostalgia. The San Francisco Giants have become the Yankees of the West. And not just in terms of matching World Series rings.


Royals fans hold up signs during Game 6 of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Oct. 28, 2014. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Keidel: Only The World Outside NYC Cares About This Series — And That’s A Shame

The truth is, if a New York City team isn’t on the scent of some championship, we don’t give a damn. The truth is, we share The New Yorker magazine’s template view of Earth — New York, New Jersey, then China.


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: Here’s My Idzik-ian Monologue — The Jets Are A Joke!

How do we even put postmortems on this flat-lined franchise? Is it off with Rex Ryan’s vocational head? Or do we blame the GM who didn’t see fit to spend $20 million in cap space?


ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 19: A general view of play between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 19, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.

Keidel: Dallas Cowboys… America’s Team Or Just A Dream?

The Dallas Cowboys, at 6-1, once again look like America’s Team. Will they continue their run, and do they deserve the title?


Carmelo Anthony  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: The NBA Is Here, Which Means The Carmelo Anthony Apologists Are Back

As our two NFL teams tank, we are approaching the oblivion of winter. That means no baseball, some channel-skipping football and basketball. Which brings us to the sequel to Fan Guy: the Carmelo Anthony Apologist.


Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants after a 31-21 loss against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 19, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Keidel: Giants Will Need A Miracle To Squeak Into The Playoffs

The Giants need to split their next four games or they will split on the season. That’s not up for debate. Not even the Giants can rebound from the depths this year.


Percy Harvin (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jets Made A Huge Mistake Getting Harvin, And Will Pay For It In The End

The Jets don’t cast out talent lightly. They hurl it with great abandon. Harvin is quite talented. But it appears he’s even more tormented. And that’s probably the part the Jets find more appealing, no matter how appalling.


Rex Ryan and Geno Smith look on before a loss to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Keidel: Boy, Am I Glad I’m Not A Jets Fan

I talked to an ardent Jets follower this morning. He said his father recently apologized for handing him a Gang Green program in 1984. Even the best dads make mistakes.


KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 15: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with fans after their 2 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the series in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Keidel: Royal Blue Skies For Kansas City

Baseball is trying to be pure again. And when you consider the final four teams in the MLB postseason, they did a good job. The Giants, Cardinals, Orioles and Royals aren’t considered members of the monetary aristocracy, at least not at the level of the Yankees, Red Sox, and Dodgers.


Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks to pass against the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Oct. 12, 2014. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Keidel: Relax Giants Fans, There’s A Reason This Franchise Has Earned Your Trust

After the way their team was vaporized by the Eagles, Big Blue devotees are back to the September song of death. Just 60 minutes turned the tune from elitism to defeatism.


Fans watch a game between the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 12, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jets Fans, In All Seriousness, Stop Supporting This Team Financially

Fan Guy and I have arrived at a detente — assuming he knows what that is. I have abandoned my crusade to show him his more heinous impulses, to direct his ire at the Jets rather than those of us who tell him how gangrenous Gang Green really is.


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Keidel: Jets Fans, Please Stay Off Twitter; You’re Embarrassing Yourselves

There seem to be two types of Jets fans. The long-suffering fan who toils in tired desperation, the Joe & Evan, “Oh, the pain!” gang. They plod down the decades in quiet resignation. The there is Fan Guy, the disgrace that calls Twitter home.


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Don’t Bury Brady Just Yet

Jason discusses Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the Patriots not being done yet.