CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

Jason Keidel

The Yankees’ Derek Jeter hits a leadoff double in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels on May 5, 2014 in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jeter’s Mortality Has Been Readily Apparent So Far This Season

While he embarks on his farewell tour, collecting the comedic, geriatric doodads from his foes, it surely irks Derek Jeter to find his stats well south of his normal, Cooperstown metric.

05/06/2014

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates after defeating Marcos Maidana by majority decision in their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: How Much ‘Money’ Does Mayweather Have Left In The Tank?

Half of boxing’s dynamic duo fought Saturday night. And, as always, it left the boxing cognoscenti with as many questions as answers.

05/05/2014

Jameis Winston (credit: Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jameis Becoming Famous For Wrong Reasons

Financial experts estimated Johnny Manziel made more than $30 million for Texas A&M. Maybe Winston does the same for FSU and their acolytes. So you can see the logic, even if it’s shameful, when the police stutter when mentioning Winston’s name in any criminal context.

05/02/2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images), Donald Sterling (Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Sterling Deserved What He Got, And Silver Played It Perfectly

In a totally opposing and refreshing way, Silver went from wide-eyed newbie to avatar of justice. There’s a new sheriff in town, and an old, angry man on his way out.

04/30/2014

Donald Sterling (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: No Place In NBA For Someone Like Donald Sterling

Charles Barkley has said it’s not illegal to be a racist. He’s right. But we can’t have a person of Sterling’s power wielding his alleged worldview over the Clippers — or anywhere else in the NBA.

04/28/2014

Andrei Kirilenko #47 of the Brooklyn Nets stands on the court during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Toronto Raptors during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on April 22, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Nets Are In The Playoffs, So Can We Please Stop Talking Knicks?

Is it the destination? Is it the dysfunction? Is it the soap-operatic noise that comes from 7th Avenue? Even when the Knicks are horrible — which is pretty pro forma for them — they bogart the bold ink.

04/25/2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rumored New NBA Minimum Age Would Be A Good Thing

Word on the street is that the big cheeses at the NCAA and NBA have agreed on a new age requirement for playing pro ball. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who really doesn’t need the NCAA’s approval, is increasingly vocal on the matter.

04/25/2014

The Yankees’ Michael Pineda pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning on April 23, 2014 at Fenway Park. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Keidel: Pinhead Pineda Needs To Get A Grip

There could be no more orgasmic theater than that for Red Sox fans, watching a Yankee be banished to the corner, dunce cap in tow, the beer-soaked crowd shouting their vulgar salutations. Michael Pineda earned every octave.

04/24/2014

James Dolan, Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden, stands with Phil Jackson, right, during the press conference on March 18, 2014, to announce Jackson being named President of the New York Knicks. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Keidel: Make No Mistake, Dolan Will Find A Way To Rain On Jackson’s Parade

And the hypocrisy of pro basketball goes on. It’s a players’ league until the players lose. Then it’s the fault of the fella who didn’t take one shot all year. But Phil Jackson still had to can Mike Woodson.

04/22/2014

Chris Johnson (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: It’s About Time! Jets Finally Throw Money At Legit Game-Changer

They had to. The Jets, who have been sitting on a stack of cash and cap space for reasons we can’t fathom, have finally burped a few bucks on a bona fide baller.

04/18/2014

Jets general manager John Idzik (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Keidel: It’s Time For Gang Green To Spend Some Green

The salary cap has planted an eternal turnstile at every team’s front door. But the Jets are missing something you can’t find in the first or third rounds. An identity.

04/16/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: What Else Is New? Knicks Disappoint Yet Again Come April

We are sure of one thing: The Knicks are eulogized every April, a yearly ritual as natural as the Asters popping pink in Central Park.

04/15/2014

Michael Pineda (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Boston May Be Strong, But Boston Dead Wrong On Pineda

If you’re looking for any kind of contrition over Michael Pineda’s mysterious substance from the Yankees, Yankees fans, or New Yorkers … Fuhgeddaboudit. Especially if the demands come from the Red Sox, Red Sox Nation, or Bostonians.

04/11/2014

MACAU - NOVEMBER 24: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fights with Brandon Rios of the U.S. during their 'Clash in Cotai' WBO International Welterweight title bout on November 24, 2013 in Macau.

Keidel: Boxing Doesn’t Command The Bold Ink It Once Did

Manny Pacquiao, one of the few boxers to still move the needle, fights Timothy Bradley this weekend for the WBO welterweight title.

04/11/2014

Hall of Famer Hank Aaron is honored on the 40th anniversary of his 715th home run at Turner Field on April 8, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Keidel: All Hail Hank Aaron, MLB’s True Home Run King

When we see Hammerin’ Hank, we see more than a baseball dignitary. Aaron is the face of fairness, which led to his greatness, and still makes him the greatest.

04/09/2014

more

previous