Category Archives: Sports Columns

DESMOND: GIANTS’ FUTURE NOT SO BLUE THANKS TO KING ODELL

By SAMANTHA DESMOND
Blog Contributor

Move over Victor Cruz, there’s a new king of New York.

And thank God he has come to play. After missing the first four games of the season, Odell Beckham Jr. has become an explosive catalyst for the Giants’ offense, hauling in a franchise record 71 catches for 972 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie. He’s even got his own meme, a viral response to his sensational catch against the Cowboys on Nov. 23. Continue reading DESMOND: GIANTS’ FUTURE NOT SO BLUE THANKS TO KING ODELL

Sanson: 5 Reasons Why We Don’t Want Head (ley)

By TED SANSON
Deadset Against Head

Typically, head is something we covet. It’s something we’ll pay for, beg, borrow, and steal. We fantasize about it while we twiddle our thumbs at work or sit in Rt. 46 traffic. Head is like a good pair of jeans – it goes well with almost anything.

For Yankee fans, however, “Head” is something we do not want. We avoid it like we avoided the toothless lunch lady in grammar school. We avoid it like a vampire avoids sunlight. Continue reading Sanson: 5 Reasons Why We Don’t Want Head (ley)

Sanson: The 11 Icons of the Yankee Dynasty, Part I

By TED SANSON
Pinstriped Freak Since 1989

With New York’s Giants and Jets being a bigger embarassment than a pregnant, naked Kardashian and Derek Jeter’s magnificent playing career in the rearview, what better time to reflect on one of the most legendary dynasties in the history of American sport?

You know exactly who I’m talking about…. Continue reading Sanson: The 11 Icons of the Yankee Dynasty, Part I

Desmond: New Conduct Policy Puts Goodell In Spotlight….Again

By SAMANTHA DESMOND
Blog Contributor

After several months of media frenzy, and plenty of Commissioner Roger Goodell running around with his tail between his legs, the NFL announced Wednesday that the 32 league owners unanimously voted in a new personal conduct policy.

It only took them three months. That is, three months after the scandal blew up in their faces. It’s been nearly ten months since Rice struck his then-fiancé in a casino elevator on Feb. 15. The incident only played out in the media once security footage was released in September. Continue reading Desmond: New Conduct Policy Puts Goodell In Spotlight….Again

SANSON: From Jeety to Didi – a New Shortstop Arrives in the Bronx

By TED SANSON
Master Bater Blogger and Sabre-Magician

One old baseball addage says chicks (and fans) dig the long ball.

Another says pitching and defense wins ballgames.

Luckily for Yankee fans, General Manager Brian Cashman is making moves with winning – and not TV ratings and ticket sales- in mind. Yesterday, Cashman made his first two moves of what will be a very busy offseason in the Bronx, trading promising young starter Shane Greene in a menage-a-trade (3-way deal) for slick-fielding 24 year-old shortstop Didi Gregorius and signing southpaw reliever Andrew Miller away from the O’s for 4 years and $36 million. Both moves are quite shrewd in my in my estimation, but first we’ll talk about Didi and what he brings to the Bronx. Continue reading SANSON: From Jeety to Didi – a New Shortstop Arrives in the Bronx

DESMOND: GOLSON’S LUCK MIGHT HAVE RUN OUT AFTER DISAPPOINTING IRISH CAMPAIGN

By SAMANTHA DESMOND
Blog Contributor

It’s the same story, but a different season. Notre Dame football has, once again, broken the hearts of so many Irish faithful.

After a season that began with so much promise, and a 6-0 start to boot, the Irish hobbled (painfully) to a 7-5 finish, losing five of their last six – some by a blowout margin. Ravaged by injury, the defense is a hollow shell of its once-dominant former self, and the offense is reeling and surely entrenched in a new quarterback controversy heading into bowl season. All of this should matter more, but for many Irish fans, it’s simply the same old song and dance. Continue reading DESMOND: GOLSON’S LUCK MIGHT HAVE RUN OUT AFTER DISAPPOINTING IRISH CAMPAIGN

BLAIN: It Ain’t Easy Being Green — 3 Burning Questions the Jets Need to Answer

By DARRYL BLAIN
Blog Contributor

This week there was a Monday Night Football game played in East Rutherford and prior to kickoff it felt just like any other Monday nighter. There was a huge concert in Times Square featuring names like U2 and Bruce Springsteen, a packed house, hours of over-done pre-game coverage on ESPN—you name it. To the unknowing, it was business as usual. Continue reading BLAIN: It Ain’t Easy Being Green — 3 Burning Questions the Jets Need to Answer