JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
In the span of a few months,
1. New York City’s very own Archbishop Dolan becomes a Vatican-ordained Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
2. New York City’s Jeremy Lin, the biggest breakout of the 2012 NBA season, is deemed The New Tim Tebow.
Fellow New Yorkers, we’ve been through a lot. Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Joe Biden explaining to Car and Driver that he has never actually washed a 1981 Trans Am shirtless in the White House driveway. And that’s just in the last two weeks.
The last ten years? We barely know where to start.
The New York Jets are headed to a conference championship game for the second year in a row, which means that the team’s blunderbuss of a coach, Rex Ryan, will have another opportunity to endear himself to the team’s fans and alienate just about everybody else connected to the National Football League. That’s a good Read More
It’s official: For five weeks in August and September, our gridiron heroes, the New York Jets, will be featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks. Expect Rex Ryan’s profile to get even larger later this year (even if his waistline is, supposedly, getting smaller) with 25 hours a day of footage being taped of the team. It won’t Read More
The Yankees won after a big ninth inning and everyone’s writing about the “quirky” Johnny Damon play in which he stole two bases on one pitch. In the Post, Kevin Kernan says it puts Damon’s whole career into perspective, and Kernan backhands a rather high compliment.
Damon doesn’t throw well, his swings sometimes Read More
Tough morning for you sportswriters. After all, what do you write about when the Yankees get so utterly shut down that it’s hard to single out anyone to blame? C.C. Sabathia pitched well enough, but Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee threw a one-run complete game, and that was that. The Post says Lee had an “Read More
The Yankees finally closed out the Angels last night, so a lot of this morning’s stories lead with the champagne-soaked locker room. It’s the first time the Yankees have made the World Series in a while, and everyone seems to be missing George Steinbrenner, because all the papers give us a report on Hal Steinbrenner, Read More
One consequence of the Yankees having a vastly higher payroll than any team in the league is that every time they lose—as they did last night—everyone trots out the paychecks for the day’s scapegoat. So the Daily News can’t help but remind us, in the first paragraph, that A. J. Burnett “didn’t look at Read More
Good news/bad news for the Jets: lots of people watched them play this week.
Their two losses to lowly division rivals both made Nielsen’s top ten!
The loss to the Dolphins on Monday Night Football last week drew 900,000 viewers, and the overtime loss to the Bills drew almost twice that: 1,802,000 viewers—or 360,400 Read More
No one is very happy with Joe Girardi this morning, after his eighth pitching change backfired in the eleventh inning last night. In the Post, Mike Vaccaro brings in almost as many metaphors as Girardi had pitchers: the Yankees’ manager is a kid opening Christmas presents, then he’s a Little League manager, then a Read More