There are some well-known guarantees in life: death, taxes, the sun’s rise in the East. And then there are those less-momentous but nevertheless predictable events. Under this second heading we may well file the annual self-destruction of the New York Jets, who yesterday cast prosperity aside en route to losing a nearly unlosable game to Read More
By Josh Curtis 10/06/08 2:31pm
The first quarter of the Great Brett Favre Experiment drew to a close with team headed into a bye week at 2-2. And if, as head coach Eric Mangini maintains, the bye is reserved for unsparing honesty and brutal self-assessment, then this is the prefect time to offer some suggestions as the team readies itself Read More
By Josh Curtis 9/29/08 1:18pm
Lingering doubts about the Brett Favre acquisition were silenced yesterday afternoon amid a record-breaking barrage of touchdown passes, as the resurgent New York Jets defeated the Arizona Cardinals by a score of 56-35 at the New Jersey Meadowlands. Capitalizing on an uncharacteristically aggressive game plan, Favre connected on a career-best six touchdown passes, propelling the Read More
By Josh Curtis 9/15/08 1:24pm
Yesterday, after a summer spent pumping iron and running laps, the fat kid with glasses returned to school a slimmer, more muscled challenger to his fair-haired tormentors. There would be no more spit balls in his hair now. No more “kick me” signs on his back or hours spent trying to escape the inside of Read More
By Josh Curtis 8/07/08 2:47pm
Brett Favre is the new quarterback of the New York Jets.
By yesterday morning, the initial hype and speculation surrounding a potential Favre trade to the Jets had long since given way to shrugging resignation that he would be dealt elsewhere, most likely to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Perhaps, then, it was the sheer Read More
By Josh Curtis 5/30/08 3:02am
David Wright is miscast in a Mets uniform.
His youth, affability and seemingly boundless enthusiasm are, by themselves, sufficient to draw a sharp contrast to the gaggle of older, often listless imports that surround him. Add the fact that he’s not only the best player on the Mets but also one of a scant few Read More
By Josh Curtis 5/20/08 2:55am
This weekend, as Mets and Yankees reprised their biannual rivalry, the familiar summer smell of sizzling hot dogs and grilled hamburgers was trumped by the cloying stench of mutual desperation. After 40 games and more than $347 million in payroll, the Mets and Yankees entered the series a combined 40-42. Worse still, they saw their Read More
By Josh Curtis 4/28/08 11:28am
On Saturday, the New York Jets used the sixth overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft to select Ohio State defensive end Vernon Gholston.
By most accounts, Gholston is a talented if somewhat inconsistent prospect who projects as a fine player in the NFL. Nevertheless, this weekend’s draft may ultimately be remembered less for the Read More
By Josh Curtis 4/22/08 1:59am
On April 26-27, the NFL will conduct its 72nd annual college entry draft. For the third time in five years, the Jets are the owners of a top-10 selection.
Here’s a look at their likely targets:
VERNON GHOLSTON, Defensive End, Ohio State
Last season, the 6’3” 266-pound Gholston followed his respectable 2006 season by Read More
By Josh Curtis 4/05/08 3:41am
By handing out nearly $140M in free-agent contracts this offseason, the New York Jets have sent a bold message to the rest of the league: they’re one of the worst-run teams in football.
Unsurprisingly, their moves have met with general approval in New York, where even the most ill-advised spending sprees are typically embraced with Read More