Play It Again
The NBC interview of Bode Miller in which interviewer Christin Cooper all but twisted Mr. Miller’s skis off to get him to cry about his dead brother was television at its most exploitative and absolute worst.
Down and Out
The Super Bowl might touch down in New York twice in one decade–at least if Senator Chuck Schumer has his way.
Mr. Schumer held a Midtown press conference this morning to call on the National Football League to let the city host the big game again soon–ideally in 2019 or 2020.
The Sporting Life
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal today followed him all the way across the George Washington Bridge and into New York City.
At a Times Square Super Bowl hand-off ceremony, where Mr. Christie was on hand to pass the figurative baton to Arizona’s governor, who will host the game next year, Mr. Christie was booed both when he was introduced and as he addressed the sports fans gathered.
Brooklyn Councilman Steve Levin, taken aback by the Esquire Network’s new Friday Night Tykes documentary series chronicling the intensity of youth football, is backing legislation to regulate the sport in the five boroughs.
Blast From The Past
For aspiring New York politicians, it’s harder to publicly slam the Red Sox these days.
At a candidates forum last night, the contenders for City Council speaker were forced to publicly declare their opinion of the Boston baseball team, which is despised by local sports fans but beloved by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, who is expected to play an outsized role in the race.
After over a decade playing and coaching in other cities, Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing might have a shot to return to New York, the home where he spent fifteen seasons building his Hall of Fame career with the Knicks. However, the speculation surrounding Mr. Ewing doesn’t involve his old team, it is centered on the Knicks’ new outerborough rivals, the Brooklyn Nets, who are in the midst of a sudden makeover of their coaching staff and could have newfound room for Mr. Ewing on their bench.
THE KNICKS DON'T LIN
Back in high school, one of my favorite clothing staples was a Knicks jersey adorned with Latrell Sprewell’s number eight. I wistfully remembered this as I pulled a black jersey bearing the same digit from the rack in a Midtown Modell’s last month. This time, the number on my back would represent a player on a different team, Deron Williams, the star point guard of the nascent Brooklyn Nets.
THE KNICKS DON'T LIN
Last season’s New York Knicks sensation is this season’s New York Knicks departure: Jeremy Lin is gone, off to the Houston Rockets. Jeremy Lin says he would have preferred New York, why New York Knicks owner and president James Dolan says he’s feeling hurt and betrayed by the move. Whose side should Knicks fans take?
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At the beginning of 2012, when the phenomenon of Jeremy Lin known to many as “Linsanity” hit New York City seemingly out of nowhere, it took the stock price of Madison Square Garden Entertainment (which owns the New York Knicks) with it: Up, up, and away. Now that Lin is leaving the Knicks, what’s happening to MSG chairman James Dolan and Co.’s stock price?
Penn State has a statue of Joe Paterno, the longtime coach of their football program whose legacy was recently marred when assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted on several counts of sexually abusing children. A recent internal investigation revealed knowledge of Sandusky’s crimes and efforts to cover them up, including the extent of the knowledge Read More