Topic: New Jersey Things

October 18, 2013

Bart Oates had a very good 11-year NFL career. The foremost folk-museum/shrine to that career is in a nail salon in a mostly dead South Jersey mall. Naturally.

June 19, 2013

The 2003 New Jersey Nets were one of the more doomed NBA Finalists in recent memory. A decade later, they look like one of the more interesting teams of their era. How did such a boring team get so retroactively fascinating?

November 26, 2012

In a deeply felt opinion piece for a free newspaper, the bellowing goofus who leads the J-E-T-S chants at Jets games makes a farewell address to his team and his legions of mostly imaginary fans. Also he's not going away, probably.

May 14, 2012

In New Jersey, and elsewhere, Arturo Gatti became a boxing legend for his capacity, willingness, and seeming eagerness to absorb punishment in the ring. Outside the ring, things weren't much easier.