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The Jets have been backing up for a while now, back to when they were 8-5 last season before the bottom fell out. They have lost nine of 12 games since then, lost those games by an average of 16 points. You think about where they were at 8-5, even where…
Jets hitched to Sanchez with season on brinkUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetThe Jets may look nothing like the offensive juggernaut that exploded in the season opener, but Rex Ryan & Co. still believe it’s not too late to reverse course and keep their shrinking playoff hopes alive. Ryan’s 3-6 team has scored just one touchdow
Beer Of The Week: Stella Artois, Belgium's Allegedly French BeerUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetApparently Stella Artois used to be advertised in the U.K. under the slogan "reassuringly expensive." Without knowing the relative merits of price and quality across the pond, I can only rejoice that such a snotty tagline has gone the way of d…
NY Knicks' meltdown against Memphis Grizzlies leads to first loss of the season, shows team must control its emotionsUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetThe Knicks kept their composure to topple the Spurs, but the next night in Memphis, they lost their cool in a team-wide meltdown that cost them a chance to defeat the Grizzlies and remain the last undefeated team.
Former NY Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni wins big in Laker shakeup, but his hiring is a gamble for Kobe BryantUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetStill hard to believe, but Mike D’Antoni beat out Phil Jackson for the Lakers job, and the D’Antoni era is expected to start Sunday against the Rockets.Share TweetIt was a bad idea back in March when the Jets traded for Tim Tebow and it looks even worse in November, especially following the events of last week when teammates and members of the organization trashed him.
BGA: Scouting Kahlil BellUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetEarlier this week, the Jets signed free agent running back Kahlil Bell. Jets fans might not know too much about Bell, so I’ve been looking at game footage in detail to investigate what he could bring to the table. Bell spent his first three years in theSource: thejetsblog.comShare TweetFrom Joe Namath, the original rebel with a cause, to Marty Lyons, to Ray Lucas, to Damien Woody to Joe Klecko, the coaches, Bill Parcells, Herman Edwards, and others. They all walk softly and carry big mouths.Share TweetThe bad-mouthing of Tim Tebow by anonymous teammates is symptomatic of a larger problem on a 3-6 team whose season is spiraling away in a series of ugly losses. If it keeps up, they could soon be playing for the jobs of Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum.
Knicks' Road Test Will Conclude With a Lin ReunionUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetIn starting the season 6-1, the Knicks have played three fewer games than some teams. The light schedule served two purposes, allowing the veterans to rest and frustrating the fans.Source: nytimes.com
Speed not enough for rook to crack Blue backfieldUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetThe more the Giants offense sputters, the more it must be temping for the coaching staff to tap into some of the potential sitting on their bench. That’s where David Wilson, the Giants’ most recent first-round pick, is stuck - the player whom Eli Ma
The Ballad Of The Other J.R. Smith, Web Designer And Recipient Of Much Of The Praise And Scorn Meant For The Knicks' J.R. SmithUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetVia Trey Kerby, the above mournful tweet, from J.R. Smith, the web designer (and, as his Twitter bio puts it, "NOT A BASKETBALL PLAYER"). If you're wondering how the other J.R. Smith can tell basketball season has started up, well, social medi…
Amazing Damian Lillard Alley Oop to Meyers LeonardUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetFrom last night’s NBA action, watch super rookie Damian Lillard push the fast break and toss a great alley oop to a streaking Meyers Leonard over the outstretched hands of Jeremy Lin. Gotta love fellow rookie Leonard calling for the oop mid-stride: ForSource: dimemag.com
"I'm 38 Years Old, Baby": Things Rasheed Wallace Said, Did, And Pointed At During Last Night's Knicks GameUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetRasheed Wallace: lover, fighter, hilarious training camp invitee, and talker of the best trash in the NBA. On Tuesday, he yelled "Yeah, Aflac!" at Aaron Afflalo after Afflalo bricked a free throw; last night, he yelled everything at everybody …
Jets GM not worried about job securityUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetThe New York Jets created another media circus this week when teammates anonymously ripped quarterback Tim Tebow. That controversy, along with a 3-6 record, forced owner Woody Johnson make a rare media appearance and lay down a verbal gauntlet this week…Source: ESPN.com
Howard Remains Thankful for Mentor, Wayne HunterUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetFLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Jets starting right tackle Austin Howard knows a different side to Wayne Hunter. He is of course the most polarizing man on the Jets last year not named Brian Schottenheimer and fans loved to abuse and ridicule Hunter. The Jets starSource: thejetsblog.comShare TweetLet’s be honest: Playoff chances are virtually over for three teams in the AFC East. The New York Jets (3-6), Miami Dolphins (4-6) and Buffalo Bills (4-6) already have played their way out of contention in 2012. Unless one of these teams can run the tabSource: ESPN.comShare TweetSouth Korean rapper Psy will go Gangnam Style when the Bills host the Seahawks next month. (Maybe Reggie Bush will show up to help sing the “Hey, sexy lady!” part.) Jets CB Darrelle Revis says “[t]his week has been a tough week for the team. . . .Source: profootballtalk.com
Mike Tannenbaum defends trading for Tim TebowUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetJets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum’s decision to trade for quarterback Tim Tebow this offseason has been a non-factor on the field at best and a major distraction off the field at worst. But Tannenbaum isn’t willing to call that trade a mistake. TanSource: profootballtalk.com
Grizzles win 7th straight, hand Knicks first defeatUpdated Nov 17, 2012 Share TweetYou're not going to win them all. Marc Gasol scored 24 as the Grizzlies won their seventh straight, a 105-95 verdict over the Knicks, who had been the last undefeated team in the NBA.Source: CNNSI.com
Inconsistency is at the forefront of New York Jets' problemsNov 17The New York Jets continue to struggle to find consistency in 2012 and Brian Billick doesn't see things getting fixed soon.
Adande: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statue reminds franchise in transition of its …Nov 17With a franchise in flux, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his signature move enliven statue unveiling