Jason Keidel

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Boxing Trumps Team Sports

The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is so naturally radiant that the two participants eschewed the obligatory, cross-country, promotional tour.

03/20/2015

Derek Fisher (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Why Would A Top Free Agent Want To Sign With The Knicks?

When can New Yorkers expect the Knicks to be relevant again? Nothing they’ve done this year injects any hope. At 13-53 they make you ashamed to say you’re from the five boroughs.

03/16/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: Floyd Mayweather (L) and Manny Pacquiao pose together at the end of their Press Conference promoting their upcoming fight on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Keidel: Is Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout Five Years Too Late?

Experts have wondered if this fight, in a strict boxing sense, was announced five years too late. Maybe. But it doesn’t matter.

03/13/2015

Darrelle Revis

Keidel: Despite Their Splashy Moves, Jets Are Clearly Still Not As Good As Giants

Gang Green may be the team of the day, but you can bet on Big Blue being the team of the year.

03/12/2015

Darrelle Revis (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Keidel: Bravo Jets, Way To Spend Money, But Revis Doesn’t Solve All Your Problems

The Jets are in a perilous place. Fresh faces on the sideline and inside the GM suite, some cap space, a new attitude and, perhaps, altitude.

03/11/2015

Brandon Marshall (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jets Certain To Mess Up The Marshall Plan

But essentials like karma and character are incidental to the Jets. Which is why they are, well, the Jets — perennial punch lines in the throes of a 46-year title drought.

03/10/2015

Daniel Murphy (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Keidel: Memo To Daniel Murphy — Stick To Baseball

Murphy’s mouth is as powerful as his bat. And he should know better than most about the accidental tripwires of the limelight.

03/04/2015

The Yankees’ Mariano Rivera waves to the crowd after leaving the game against the Rays in the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 26, 2013. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rivera Should Be At The Top Of All Lists When Pondering Gotham’s Greats

The laconic, iconic closer set 35 MLB records — including the most saves — and is more responsible for the Yankees’ five World Series titles since 1996 than anyone.

03/03/2015

Madison Square Garden on November 14, 2014  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Keidel: Before A Hardwood Hell, MSG Was The Center Of The Sports Universe

They say you don’t want MSG in your food. You certainly don’t want it in your hoops.

03/02/2015

The Angels’ Josh Hamilton, right, is congratulated by teammate Mike Trout after hitting a two-run home run against the Athletics in the third inning at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California, on Aug. 24, 2014. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Keidel: If Josh Hamilton Did Indeed Relapse He Needs Help, Not Your Judgments

In honor of the great Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday, let’s summon some Spock wisdom as it relates to the recent reports about Josh Hamilton.

02/27/2015

Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao (R) takes part in a practice session in Manila on February 26, 2015. (Photo credit should read JOSEPH AGCAOILI/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Boxing Needs Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout

Let’s discard the nonsense that this is just another fight, or that it doesn’t feed a starving sport.

02/27/2015

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Keidel: Let’s Give A-Rod A Chance To Tip His Cap And Redeem Himself

At the risk of public redundancy and personal duplicity, I say give Alex Rodriguez a chance. A chance to show his face. A chance to swat a single to win a game.

02/26/2015

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the 2015 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Money And Mouth Of Mayweather

In the endless nuance, childish pride, and politics of the most-publicly and endlessly negotiated sporting event in human history, semantics matter. More than the money, more than the fight, more than legacy.

02/20/2015

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Melanie Fidler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Knicks’, Fans’ Obsession With Melo Has Done This Franchise Great Harm

What have the Knicks done over the last decade to earn your time, trust or cash? Is your income so disposable that you can drop a grand to watch the home team get vaporized by sub-.500 clubs?

02/20/2015

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