Regional Sports

Devils’ system flawed come playoff time

The Devils were not going 82-0-0 this season. It’s hard to do. No MLB, NHL or NBA team ever gone undefeated in an entire regular season, and it will never happen in our lifetime. An NFL team can do so, but there’s the luxury of playing…

Apathy has set in with Knicks

Hanging out in New York on Wednesday morning, no one was aware the Knicks had their season opener against the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday evening. Some were even stunned when I told them. Even listening to sports…

Finding a point guard essential for Knicks

The Knicks have been searching for a point guard the way the Jets have been searching for a quarterback forever it seems. The Jets haven’t had a dynamic quarterback since Joe Namath left, and the Knicks haven’t had a dynamic point guard…

Only one guy that has created Giant mess

The Giants season is over before Halloween for the second straight season. The three games against the Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins in October served as an opportunity for the Giants to assert themselves…

Time for Severino to grow up

The blame game has been in earnest as soon as the replay room ruled Gleyber Torres out at first in the final out of the American League Division Series between the Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Giancarlo Stanton and Yankees manager Aaron…

Ugly truth is Yankees are frauds

It was clear who was the better team in the American League East this season, and it was clear who was the better team in the AL Division Series between the Yankees and Boston Red Sox. To be blunt, it was not even close. It was the Red…

Might as well call Judge Mr. October

This isn’t hyperbole anymore. This isn’t even hype. At some point, we have to call it for what it is. Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has carved his name as one of those folklore figures that delivers in October. It’s become a sure bet when…

No doubt about Sale being effective anymore

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was a question mark heading to the playoffs for good reason. He wore down last season after pitching 214 ⅓ innings, and that was why he stunk in last year’s Game 1 of the American League Division Series by…

Postseason is only redemption for Yankees

The Yankees talked about their season is all about October. They mentioned they are more suited to play for the postseason than the regular season. They said they worked so hard this offseason to get ready to play in the second season.…

Manning just isn’t any good anymore

So much for Giants quarterback Eli Manning still having it after he threw for 297 yards and two touchdowns in the Giants’ 27-22 victory over the Houston Texans last week. He reverted back to his old ways in the New Orleans Saints’ 33-18…

Virtual cinch for deGrom getting Cy Young

For Jacob deGrom to win the National League Cy Young Award, he needed to win 10 games and finished the season with a winning record to make sure there are no doubts. Mission accomplished. He achieved that magic number after pitching…

This loss is indictment of Bowles

Handing the Cleveland Browns their first win for the first time in 635 days on Thursday night is not the worst thing in the world. Clevelanders having their Dilly Dilly moment by getting free Bud Light for that elusive win by the home…

Stars seem aligned for Browns to win

Cleveland is ready to celebrate its NFL team’s first win for the first time in two years. The last time the Cleveland Browns won a game was on Dec. 24, 2016 when they had a 20-17 victory over the then-San Diego Chargers. It was the only win…

What could have been for the Yankees

In a season of championship or bust expectations, the Yankees have been disappointing despite being on pace to win 100 games and participating in the postseason as a wild-card team. There hasn’t been that great Yankee moment for Yankees…

Long season for Giants is evident

So much for getting off to a good start and being a tough team to go up against. So much for changing results. So much for things being different under new management. Giants general manager Dave Gettleman and Giants head coach Pat…

Unfulfilled career will always bother Wright

We knew this day would come. The Mets knew it, and deep down, David Wright had to know despite trying his best to prolong the inevitable by rehabbing in the Mets’ minor league farm system in getting back on the field. Wright’s mind was…

Could Shurmur be in over his head?

Much has been made about the awful job Detroit Lions rookie head coach Matt Patricia did in coaching and not preparing his team in the Lions’ 48-17 embarrassing loss to the Jets. Here at home, Giants rookie head coach Pat Shurmur has not…

Hope could be on horizon for Jets

Yes, it’s one game. No one is crowning the Jets as a team that can go 16-0. No one is awarding Super Bowl rings for this team. The Same Ol’ Jets stigma is not going away anytime soon. Yet there seemed to be something different about the…

Moment has arrived for Sam Darnold

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold has been waiting for this all his life. The chance to play in an NFL game as an NFL starting quarterback, and it will take place Monday night when the Jets play the Detroit Lions in the season opener. The…

Bowles should be coaching for his job

Todd Bowles is now in his fourth year as Jets head coach. By the time a head coach or a manager is in his first fourth year of his team, what a team sees is what they get. He has had enough time to grow into his job. Either Jets fans…