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Should the Yanks Wear Throwbacks More Often?

Friday, April 20th, 2012

It appears the fans really like the New York Highlander 1912 throwbacks the Yankees are wearing today against the Red Sox. The Yankees are one of the few teams that don’t ever wear an alternate or throwback jersey due to the rich tradition of the pinstripes. The Bombers haven’t worn a different road uniform since […]

The Manischewitz All-Time 25-Man Roster

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

On the second night of Passover, a simple dinner discussion that evolved into an argument between the Matzo Ball Soup and the Brisket was the impetus for this list. Going through the Internet to find any definitive list, this wonderful piece by the ubiquitous Jonah Keri from 2007 was discovered  listing the Top 18 Jewish […]

Congratulating Your Neighbor – Do You Agree?

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

I thought of the relationship between the Mets and Yankees, after seeing the Jets full-page ad congratulating the Giants on their Super Bowl victory. Over at Sports Media Watchdog, I wrote about how this is a smart move by Woody Johnson and company, as they need to amend for their season of trash talk. I also […]

Second Super Bowl Doesn’t Put Manning in Jeter’s Class

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

This is a response to Mike Silva’s piece on Saturday in which he raves about New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, and how if he helped the Giants win Super Bowl 46, could supplant Derek Jeter as New York’s sports darling and “catapult him to the top of New York sports.” This is not a hit […]

It Will Never Be 1996 Again in the Bronx

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

These aren’t your father’s Yankees. They aren’t your 1996 Yankees, either. Only the Yankees could be self-important enough to launch a non-baseball related product with a cocktail party. According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN NY, the Yankees will launch two official fragrances called ”New York Yankees” and “New York Yankees for Her” at a cocktail reception in Manhattan […]

Eli Manning is a Breath of Fresh Air in Jeter’s City

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

For over 15 years Derek Jeter has been the sports symbol in this town. The Yankees shortstop benefitted from being in the right place/right time, as the Bombers won a World Series his first season in the big leagues. Jeter was young, playing for an up-and-coming team, and produced big moments on the big postseason stage. He […]

Tom Brady Was Nearly a Expo, Passed on by the Yankees

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Here is another cool baseball-football connection this Super Bowl week. I am sure this has been talked about before, but Jeff Bradley did a nice piece in the Star-Ledger about Patriots QB Tom Brady and his near baseball career. You know about the three Super Bowl titles, but did you know that Brady was an outstanding baseball […]

Mike & the Mad Dog Reunite to Bash Mets, Talk Yankees

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Radio Row in Indianapolis was abuzz with the reunion of Mike Francesa and Chris Russo on WFAN. It was like old times for the duo, which I analyzed over at Sports Media Watchdog. Like any “Mike & the Mad Dog” show they elected to talk Yankees, bash the Mets, throw in some San Francisco Giants analysis, discuss […]

Bobby V Predicts Patriots Super Bowl Victory

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

We knew Bobby Valentine was going to find a way to spruce up the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, but it looks like he’s “all-in” as a Bostonian with his Super Bowl XLVI prediction via Erik Boland of Newsday: At charity event last night Bobby V told Newsday (& the other outlets happening to be there) he’s […]

Have the Football Giants Overtaken the Yankees?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Our good friend on Twitter @ElieIsElite relayed a comment made my Mike Lupica today on ESPN 1050: “There’s nothing bigger in this area than Giants football; not the Yankees, not the Mets, not the Jets, nothing! nothing! nothing!” I am not sure I agree with this statement. Right now, the Giants clearly have overtaken the Yankees for […]