Jason Keidel

NFL Films creator Ed Sabol waves to the fans at the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony on August 6, 2011 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Ed Sabol Made The NFL The Visceral, Unforgettable Experience It Is

Ed Sabol lit the NFL fuse with his fusion of prose, promotion, and prophecy. It’s not embellishing to say that Sabol did more to propagate pro football than Pete Rozelle.

02/11/2015

Knicks owner James Dolan (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Keidel: Dolan’s Unacceptable Behavior Resembles That Of A Social Media Troll

Calling a customer a possible alcoholic and questioning his influence over his family is exactly what Fan Guy does, not an entrenched member of the aristocracy.

02/09/2015

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 13: Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on while taking on Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Final Round For Manny And Mayweather

A report just crawled across my flatscreen, with Bob Arum asserting that the dueling networks, HBO and Showtime, have basically agreed on broadcasting rights for a Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao bout in May.

02/06/2015

Marcus Mariota (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jets Better Be Damn Sure Either Way If Mariota Falls To Them At No. 6

The Jets have the sixth pick. No doubt there will be a stud sitting in a cheap suit, flanked by family and friends and agents. It’s Gang Green’s job to find out which one can actually graduate from Saturday to Sunday.

02/05/2015

Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks looks dejected after defeat to the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Keidel: Pete Carroll Should Have Admitted He Made A Mistake

Failure teaches us infinitely more than success does. And if Carroll wants more of the latter, he has to admit the former.

02/03/2015

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots celebrates with head coach Bill Belichick after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on Feb. 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Keidel: Seahawks’ Stupidity Shouldn’t Overshadow The Greatness Of Brady

We can now finally and forever say that Tom Brady broke through that historical membrane between three and four Lombardi Trophies, which just made him part of a most holy trinity of quarterbacks.

02/02/2015

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images); Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Keidel: Old Adage Will Again Be Proven True — Seahawks Win With ‘D,’ Ground Game

All Super Bowls need a gridiron narrative, and this one has a few. We have the Patriots’ pyrotechnic offense against Seattle’s wrecking ball defense, red zone efficiency, turnovers, and New England’s quest to stop Marshawn Lynch.

01/31/2015

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 27: Boxers, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather on January 27, 2015 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Perfect Confluence Of Timing, Talent, History For Mayweather

Floyd, you’re great. While I can’t concede the greatest, and I wince when you compare yourself favorably to The Greatest (Muhammad Ali), I’ll give it that you’re the best of your time.

01/30/2015

Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots speaks with the media on January 28, 2015 in Chandler, Arizona. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Love Or Hate The Patriots, We Need Them In The NFL

To a man, woman and child, you will miss them. We need New England, or someone like them, even if we don’t like them.

01/28/2015

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots addresses the media at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day inside U.S. Airways Center on Jan. 27, 2015 in Phoenix. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Leave It To Belichick, Brady And Kraft To Play Patriot Games

The NFL’s worst nightmare is a New England victory this Sunday. It will cast a pall over the playoffs, and stain the sacred Lombardi Trophy.

01/27/2015

Carmelo Anthony  (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: If You’re A Sports Fan, It’s Better To Be A Bostonian Than A New Yorker

Beyond our native hubris, do we have absolutely anything to be proud of? Do we have any hardihood on the hardwood, diamond or gridiron?

01/23/2015

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady talks to the media during a press conference to address the under inflation of footballs used in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Keidel: Patriots’ Pathetic Pressers Fall Flat

The split-screen drama performed by the Patriots has our nation scratching its head and perhaps grabbing other organs at the twin presses provided by Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.

01/23/2015

Bill Belichick (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Keidel: Should Bill Belichick Be Banned From The Super Bowl?

Belichick must pay for Deflate-gate. Make it hurt. But don’t wrench his headset from him before February 1. We all lose if the Patriots lose before the game begins.

01/22/2015

Brian McCann (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Mets Are More Interesting — And Probably Better — Than The Yankees

The Yankees are no longer the bullies on the block. Retire the Darth Vader masks. The Jeter babies can burn those nauseating “Got Rings?” shirts. Lose the elitism.

01/21/2015

MACAU - NOVEMBER 23: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines punches Chris Algieri of the United States during the WBO world welterweight title at The Venetian on November 23, 2014 in Macau, Macau. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Keidel: Will Mayweather Accept Terms For Pacquiao Bout?

By every account, Manny Pacquiao has agreed to every nuance of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s demands, including rampant PED testing, a smaller share of the epic purse, and a lower perch on the glittering marquee.

01/16/2015

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