Jason Keidel

Jets quarterback Michael Vick looks down after turning the ball over to the Chargers on Oct. 5, 2014, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jets Have Been An Embarrassment For 40 Years, But Who’s Counting?

The Jets are appalling. The Jets are lost. The Jets are losers.

10/07/2014

The New York Giants huddle up on the sideline before their game against the Falcons at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 5, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Giants Rarely Disappoint, And Even When They Do, It Never Lasts

You refused to listen two weeks ago. But we’ll say it again. The Giants are legit. They didn’t panic at 0-2, and now they are 3-2.

10/06/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Underrated? Get Real — Melo Is Most OVERRATED In NBA

Only in the NBA and NYC would a one-dimensional player on a perennial loser assert his place atop the totem pole of basketball stardom.

10/03/2014

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots on the sidelines during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Keidel: Is It Time To Bury Brady And Belichick?

The masses and pundits are lunging over each other to put the postmortems on the Brady/Belichick dynasty, with the death blow delivered by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night.

10/02/2014

Geno Smith looks on from the bench during the Jets' 24-17 loss to the Lions at MetLife Stadium on September 28, 2014. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jets Vs. Giants? Ha, Rex Can’t Even Pull Geno Without Permission

My premise then and now is simple. The Giants are stable, a fixed totem pole where no one is jostling for all the credit or the glory. The Jets, by contrast, have fatal holes in their hierarchy.

09/30/2014

Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees acknowledges the crowd after hitting a single during the final at-bat in the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Sept. 28, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: So What Do All Of The Jeter Disciples Do Now?

We can drown you in stats, but Derek Jeter’s career lay in moments and memories. Like the blue tarp of a summer sky for his final game, and all the Yankees fans who ambled through the Fenway stands, unmolested.

09/29/2014

Keith Olbermann (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) isn't Derek Jeter's biggest fan. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Keidel: You May Not Want To Admit It, But Olbermann Was Mostly Right About Jeter

If you can cut through all the hot air and histrionics, Olbermann has a point. Or two. He made some of the very points that some of us have made for years.

09/25/2014

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mets’ Low Standards Are Why Alderson, Collins Get To Keep Jobs

As far as Sandy Alderson returning goes, the media and the masses seem largely simpatico. But perhaps that speaks to the relaxed expectations we have for the Mets, where mediocrity is a victory. As long as they aren’t rancid, we see progress.

09/24/2014

Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley, left, tries to make a catch as Bears cornerback Isaiah Frey defends during the game at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 22, 2014. The Bears defeated the Jets 27-19. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: To My Twitter Foes, #ToldYouSo — The Joke’s On You And The Jets

Monday night was a microcosm of what it means to be green. The game, like the Jets’ history, ended a few yards short of relevance.

09/23/2014

Derek Jeter doffs his cap during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jeter’s Retirement Will Mark The End Of The Yankees As We Knew Them

The Yankees are enduring a hollow block of games before autumn puts a frosty lid on their 2014 coffin, but their house was oddly packed on Friday, like the subway cars churning behind the outfield walls every inning. We all know why.

09/22/2014

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Keidel: In Reality, Jeter’s Career Ended That October Night Against Detroit

Derek Jeter, who’s spent his career in long sleeves under the brown leaves of the World Series, will play his last game this month. And it turns out his farewell was far more hollow than he hoped.

09/18/2014

Jets quarterback Geno Smith scores on a one-yard run against the Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on Sept. 14, 2014. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Keidel: I Remain Steadfast — Giants Will STILL Have Better Season Than Jets

With the help of one of my editors — a Jets fan who will go nameless here — I was called all manner of moron on Twitter last week for suggesting the Giants had a better shot to make the playoffs than the Jets.

09/17/2014

WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and Marcos Maidana face off during a news conference at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on September 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather Jr. will defend his titles against Maidana on September 13 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: What Is It About Mayweather That Has America Compelled?

Love or loathe Mayweather, he has sold us on some part of his narrative. Which might mean part of us can relate to him, even if that makes us cringe.

09/12/2014

Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants looks to throw a second-quarter pass against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Keidel: Don’t Be Fooled — Giants Are Still A Much Better Bet Than The Jets

Some Jets homer implied that Geno Smith is better than Eli Manning based on their Week 1 performances. You can’t deal with these people, so I merely report them to you.

09/09/2014

Derek Jeter tips his hat to the Yankee Stadium crowd on Derek Jeter Day on Sept. 7, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Keidel: No Denying What Jeter Means To Yankees, New Yorkers

If you saw the conga line of luminaries honoring Derek Jeter at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, you realize his deeds reached way west of the Hudson.

09/08/2014

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