Conference now lacks signature team in key market
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.
If you'd taken bets on a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School becoming mayor of New York, the likelier choice, up until a few months ago, would have been the guy with universal name recognition in the city who nearly led the Knicks to an N.B.A. championship.
In case you were wondering: no, there still aren't any winners in the battle between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball.
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.
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.
At some level, you have to feel sorry for Jeff Wilpon.
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.
The Red Bulls had one last bit of Metrostars in them.
For years, the New York Cosmos were merely an idea, a remembrance of a soccer team.
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.