It started as inconspicuous as it could.
“The offensively challenged New York Jets made their second trade in less than a week, acquiring well-traveled quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on Wednesday from the Houston Texans,” is what Rich Cimini’s blog update stated.
‘Well-traveled’ is probably a nicer phrase than “journeyman” which is probably a friendlier phrase than “average” or “boring” or “never-was”, but here he was, Ryan Fitzpatrick, traded for a nondescript, conditional 7th round pick.
He wasn’t even the most exciting trade by the Jets in those 24 hours. An earlier trade of a 5th round pick to the Chicago Bears for the mercurial Brandon Marshall was seen as the real score of the offseason. A wide receiver with a host of events in his past, but also 5 seasons of 100 catch totals that would immediately benefit the Jets beleaguered roster of “offensive weapons”.
Fitzpatrick, a Harvard graduate, if you haven’t heard, was being brought in to “compete” with the potentially potential-laden, but trending towards bust, West Virginia-alum Geno Smith, for the Jets’ starting QB spot.
The excitement of opening day has taken a sudden turn towards malaise.
The Yankees and Mets have started off the season 0-4 and some of the easy to spot problems for both clubs are rearing their heads early. Continue reading
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Ever since the “Iman Shumpert to Denver for the Nuggets Kenneth Faried” rumor hit a few weeks back, the NBA has been ripe with rumors for possible destinations for Shump.
Talk has been anything from a trade to the Celtics for Rajon Rondo, to one for disgruntled Rockets big man, Omer Asik.
But taking the cap into account and the December 15th deadline for recently signed players, here are some actual possibilities the Knicks have if they want to use Shumpert in a trade. Continue reading
For the second time, Andy Pettitte has decided to call it a career, at a Friday press conference announcing his retirement.
He will retire as the all-time leader in postseason wins (19), along with a firm place as one of the greatest starting pitchers in the long history of the New York Yankees. Continue reading
Four major competitions make up the NBA All-Star Saturday Night Event: Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and Dunk Contest.
Below is a run down of what you will find when you turn on your TV Saturday night
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We interrupt the next J.R. Smith post to bring you some other breaking news about the Knicks.
Tyson Chandler is really good at grabbing rebounds.
Record-breaking good. Continue reading
America will never let go of their love of Dikembe Mutombo and his penchant for blocks and finger wagging.
As the latest proof of this, Geico has released a new commercial featuring the former Denver Nuggets, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets Center Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo and his trademark moves from his playing days as an 8-time NBA All-Star.
Check it out below: Continue reading
Today, flawed people judged other flawed people. Mistaken people judged other mistaken people. The greedy judged the greedy.
Judges generally have nothing at stake other than their reputation, which can easily be forgotten when the next case comes through. The judged are the ones who have to live with the consequences.
The Baseball Writers of America decided today that swift justice, no matter who got stuck in the crosswind, was acceptable when voting who would not make the Hall of Fame – and that was every player eligible for induction.
At 2 PM today, Baseball Writers will be setting a standard for who during the “Steroid Era” can be considered a Hall of Famer and who cannot.
What this standard is, exactly, nobody seems to know. Continue reading
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The Emotional Bowl:
The Colts come into this game riding the momentum of one of the greatest rookie QB seasons of all time, by Andrew Luck.
But their story all season has been about Chuckstrong; supporting their head coach Chuck Pagano, who had been fighting Cancer for most of the season.