Jason Keidel

James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets goes to the basket against the New York Knicks on January 8, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: All Things Considered, Knicks Are The Worst Team In NBA History

When you consider the team and the town, the game and the gravitas of New York, this is indeed the worst team in NBA history.

01/14/2015

Former jets head coach Rex Ryan (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jets Fans Should Be Pumped — Not Paranoid — About Rex In Buffalo

I don’t understand the dichotomy of the Jets fan. At once you wanted to run Rex out of town. On the other hand you’re horrified that he’s still in your division.

01/12/2015

Rex Ryan (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rex Sure Is Great For Football, But He Isn’t A Great Coach

Rex Ryan’s journey to find a job, watching him pinball from town to town, NFL team to TV network, is case in the core competence of pro football. Is there any?

01/09/2015

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 28, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Keidel: NFL Divisional Playoffs Predictions

We love the NFL because it’s mostly a meritocracy, which brings us to the divisional round, the top shelf of football delicacies.

01/09/2015

An interior shot of Madison Square Garden (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: MSG Is Nothing More Than A Building Filled With Lies

If we’re honest and earnest, we have to be embarrassed by the Knicks, the world’s worst team in the world’s most overrated arena.

01/08/2015

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees meets with former teammates Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte following a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Are Andy, Bernie, Posada And Moose Hall Worthy?

Those teams were bubbling with borderline greats. Do any deserve to hop that opaque line between memorable and immortal?

01/07/2015

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images), Ravens QB Joe Flacco (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Jason Keidel’s NFL Wild Card Weekend Primer

You can make an argument for all four road teams to win in the first round. And isn’t that what we want?

01/02/2015

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin looks on against the Colts at MetLife Stadium on November 3, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Keeping Coughlin Is The Comfortable Move, Not The Confident One

Keeping Coughlin was more a move of nostalgia than necessity, more about patience than prudence.

12/30/2014

Rex Ryan coached his last game with the Jets on Dec. 28, 2014, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rex’s Refusal To Get Offensive Ultimately Paved The Way To His Demise

Rex Ryan was felled by his own hubris. His best characteristics — his confidence, unwillingness to change, and monolithic ear to his own voice and only tuning fork — are what made him overtly unadaptable to progress.

12/29/2014

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 21: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers talks with teammates on the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field on December 21, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Keidel: From Frozen Tundras To A Helping Of Heinz

The NFC and AFC North titles will be fought for by iconic franchises, in sacred arenas; just 60 minutes of mayhem in old, cold NFL towns.

12/25/2014

Carmelo Anthony takes a shot against the Phoenix Suns on December 20, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Knicks Will Ruin Christmas, But Only If You’re Foolish Enough To Watch

Putting the Knicks on national television on Dec. 25 is equal parts sadism and masochism. They’re off to the worst start in team history, which is saying a lot when you consider how bad they’ve been.

12/24/2014

Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams during the first quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on December 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Question Must Be Asked — Is Beckham The Best Receiver In The NFL?

When you take a three-tiered approach of age, wage and skills, is there another receiver in the NFL you would pick today over Big Blue’s nuclear threat?

12/23/2014

Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets walks off the field after losing to the New England Patriots 17-16 at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 21, 2014. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jets Never Admit They Are What Their Record Says They Are

This isn’t just about Fan Guy or the Jets’ current plunge down the rungs of relevance. This isn’t even about the gritty game they played Sunday. It’s about the zero sum reality of pro football and the Jets’ unwillingness to abide by it.

12/22/2014

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: Manny And Mayweather In May?

With more dueling monologues than a presidential campaign, it’s sounding more and more like Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will fight next year.

12/19/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Keidel: A-Rod Is Without A Doubt The Loneliest Man In Sports

Alex Rodriguez is like that stranger in a frontier town, swinging the saloon doors open for the first time, scanning the room for something or someone familiar, only to be met with scowls and empty gazes.

12/18/2014

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