Jason Keidel

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.


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.


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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.