Howard Megdal

Nets await payoff on Brook Lopez bet:

When the Nets announced late Thursday night that Brook Lopez had suffered yet another foot injury, it seemed as if the team's 2014-15 strategy had faltered before the team had so much as played a regular season game.

Bio: Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and currently contributes to USA Today Sports Weekly, Sports Illustrated and Vice Sports. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. His book on the Cardinals will be published by St. Martin's Press in October 2015. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.

Latest Articles:


The problem with the Yankees' Derek Jeter exception

The New York Yankees are still deciding who they are, apparently. And that confusion might cause next year's team to fall short of the playoffs, just as surely as it did this season.

Nov. 4, 2013


The Brooklyn Nets, minus some of last year’s flaws

The justifiable excitement over the starting lineup of the Brooklyn Nets spilled over into the radio broadcast booth prior to the team's season opener on Wednesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Nov. 1, 2013


Have the Mets lost track of their declarations of financial health?

At some level, you have to feel sorry for Jeff Wilpon.

Oct. 31, 2013


Woodson adds options by substracting Bargnani

The New York Knicks, last seen as the second seed in the Eastern Conference, take the floor Wednesday night against the Bucks with diminished expectations.

Oct. 30, 2013


The Metrostars don’t live here anymore

The Red Bulls had one last bit of Metrostars in them.

Oct. 28, 2013


The Cosmos are winning, but are they breaking through?

For years, the New York Cosmos were merely an idea, a remembrance of a soccer team.

Oct. 25, 2013


Bill Mazer knew his stuff

Bill Mazer, the legendary sports broadcaster, died Wednesday at the age of 92.The tributes being posted on Twitter, Facebook, and everywhere else people gather now to talk sports, all have a common theme: Bill was happy to talk to you, and he seemed to have all the answers.

Oct. 24, 2013


The Yankees' secret plan to act like the Yankees

The bizarre public relations strategy of the New York Yankees continued to play out last week. 

Oct. 23, 2013


The Knicks show off their backup plan, and it isn’t pretty

In just over a week, the Knicks will be playing games that matter.

In the meantime, they play games like their 123-120 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

Oct. 22, 2013


The Red Bulls are shattering the Metrostars' history in record time

By the time the New York Red Bulls took the field on Sunday afternoon, they knew that simply by winning their final two matches, they could capture the most significant achievement in team history.

Oct. 21, 2013