Joe & Evan
Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine won’t be joining TBS’ playoff broadcast team due to his controversial remarks on the Yankees and their response to the 9/11 terror attacks, according to Neil Best of Newsday.
“We’re all friends with one another,” Rolle said. “But are we going out there and fighting for the guy beside us? Absolutely not. There’s no way I can hide it, sugercoat it, whatever you want to say. There’s no way I can hide that.”
The Hall-of-Fame quarterback and national television analyst said the league is disrespecting teams by scheduling them across the pond.
“They don’t like themselves,” the two-time Super Bowl champion told Joe & Evan. “That’s what it really comes down to. They don’t like each other. They’re not willing to fight for each other.”
“We have a lack of excitement on the sideline,” the two-time Pro Bowler told reporters. “When I look up and down the sidelines, sometimes we’re in it and sometimes we’re not. I don’t know what the reason is for that.”
Randy Levine says Bobby Valentine “should be silent and remember” after the former Mets manager claimed the Yankees were nowhere to be found following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
Valentine didn’t hold back, and admitted there were some raw feelings about how the Mets were perceived compared to the crosstown Yankees in the days and weeks that followed.
“This is our house, and we protect our house, and that’s just the way it goes,” Rolle said. “If we go out there and play consistently and play the way I know we know how to play as a team, then absolutely, we’ll be there without a doubt.”
WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts were live from Giants training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Monday. The duo chatted with Giants throughout the day as Big Blue prepares for the upcoming season.
One night after acquiring Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry from the Celtics in a blockbuster trade, Nets general manager Billy King is interested in signing free-agent center Jason Collins, according to Yahoo! Sports.
“Honestly, I thought it was a good move,” Rolle told WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts. “…I really don’t comment too much on him being a quarterback … The guy has won games in this league, whether it’s with his arm, whether it’s with his legs.”
Kidd has heard the talk. There’s a date — in 2013-14 or perhaps the following season — when he’d be allowed to suit up on a 10-day contract and hit the court. Don’t count on it.
The Rangers fired combative coach John Tortorella on Wednesday, four days after New York was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs.
It appears that Phil Jackson coming to Brooklyn is a moot point, as multiple reports indicated on Wednesday that Jackson has in fact informed the Nets that he will not be the club’s next head coach.
After quickly dismissing a question regarding the health and status of key defenseman Marc Staal, by saying there was no update regarding his eye injury, Tortorella became engaged when asked about rising star Derek Stepan.