Archive for category: National Sports

Whose on Short? Finding a Shortstop for the Mets

Whose on Short? Finding a Shortstop for the Mets

The team may have hopes for a National League East title or a Wild Card berth but the franchise has a gaping hole devoid of talent at shortstop hindering their chances.

Finding New York’s LeBron James

Finding New York’s LeBron James

In July of this year, LeBron James decided to go back home to Northeast Ohio to try and bring the Cleveland Cavaliers their first championship in franchise history. As their hometown hero and savior, James now faces extremely high expectations and enormous pressure. He also looks to have set the trend for other NBA players, much as he did when his formation of a “Big Three” became a mainstream commodity in the basketball world.

New York City FC and the Future of American Soccer

New York City FC and the Future of American Soccer

For some time, it was almost inconceivable to any soccer fan that the Major League Soccer would become a competitive league, let alone the destination of tremendous soccer talent from Europe. That’s beginning to change, by and large due to the arrival of soccer superstar David Beckham in 2007, who shocked soccer fans the world over in a surprise move from Real Madrid to the Los Angeles Galaxy. Since Beckham’s arrival in the MLS, a number of his European counterparts have followed suit, most notably Irishman Robbie Keane (L.A. Galaxy), France international Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), and now 2010 World Cup champion David Villa and Beckham’s former national teammate Frank Lampard who are both set to join new MLS expansion team NYC FC in the upcoming MLS season.

Why We Shouldn’t Blame Eli Manning

Why We Shouldn’t Blame Eli Manning

The season has been challenging thus far for the 3-4 New York Giants, and these struggles have led some to ask if it is time for the team to move on from two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback Eli Manning. But, there are several reasons why an attempt to find a new QB would be premature.

The Giants, the Yankees and Baseball Dynasties

The Giants, the Yankees and Baseball Dynasties

By beating the Kansas City Royals in a deciding Game 7 and solidifying three World Series titles in five seasons, the San Francisco Giants have officially become the first dynasty in baseball since the Yankees of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Better Luck Next Year? How Bad Teams Affect Their Fans

It makes one wonder whether or not rooting for a disappointing team produces some sort of psychological or emotional burden for a devotee.

Why Michael Vick Should Start for the Jets

Why Michael Vick Should Start for the Jets

Even when Geno Smith plays his cleanest, most encouraging game of the season, it still isn’t good enough to get a win.

A Geno Smith Benching Would Not Fix the Jets

A Geno Smith Benching Would Not Fix the Jets

There are many, many problems surrounding the New York Jets, but their starting quarterback Geno Smith’s performance is neither the biggest nor most pressing issue. Keep in mind that Smith is still only a second-year player, and he requires further development. This period of mediocrity is exactly what Smith needs to get the tools and experience to become a solid NFL quarterback. The Jets must first assemble a team around their young prospect before they can be expected to seriously compete in the their division.

The NFL’s Violence Problem and How I Enable It

The NFL’s Violence Problem and How I Enable It

We, the general public who make this the most popular sport in America, may not necessarily advocate the assaults and violent crimes those involved in the NFL commit, but we do somewhat enable them.

Can Jersey Advertisments Thrive in America?

Can Jersey Advertisments Thrive in America?

Why isn’t advertising on any of America’s four major sports jerseys already?