Topic: New York

August 8, 2013

A fictitious but not entirely unconvincing conjecture on the Knicks War Room, the night of the Carmelo Anthony deal. Starring James Dolan and his awful personality and hat collection.

March 7, 2013

Getting loose, jogging through some desultory in-game outfield sprints, finding our arm slots and feeling raw terror at the prospect of a well-armed and irked Kirk "Ted Nugent Is A Friend" Gibson. Spring Training is a time for figuring things out.

January 22, 2013

The man behind the Carmelo Anthony/Kevin Garnett/"Your Wife Tastes Like Honey Nut Cheerios" rumor goes by the name "Incarcerated Bob." That's about all we know about him for sure. Well, that and that he is one of the purest expressions of the Sports Internet currently walking the earth.

December 13, 2012

In which a reporter takes in a hugely meaningless Knicks game, sees the sights at Madison Square Garden, steals a few moments in the Knicks locker room, and attempts to deal with the implications of Carmelo Anthony's hideous sweater.

November 28, 2012

Steve Novak is not quite like any other NBA player. This is what has made his career so strange and mostly undistinguished, but also the thing that makes him so confoundingly, deceptively and inspiringly like the rest of us.

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.

September 24, 2012

Among NFL goofballs, New York Giants TE Martellus Bennett stands out not just for his extreme goofery and progressively less-untapped on-field capacities. There's that, of course, but the player who nicknamed himself "The Black Unicorn" is also probably the only NFL player both willing and able to put his love for specific types of breakfast cereal into rap form. It's a compliment, mostly.

September 13, 2012

Mike Francesa is not just the most powerful and self-confident and ham-like personality in sports radio, although he is that. He's also a recognizably New York type, and a state of mind. So, yeah, definitely someone worth talking about.

September 12, 2012

A couple weeks ago, human veal chop and sports radio legend Mike Francesa was screaming like someone who really cared about the New York Mets. Yesterday, he fell asleep on camera while a guest talked about the New York Yankees. It's all pretty much the same for this guy.

July 20, 2012

The night that Bobby Valentine donned the worst disguise in baseball history wasn't exactly the most important moment in the New York Mets' odd and almost-wonderful 1999 season. But, as this excerpt from Matthew Callan's e-book Yells For Ourselves proves, Valentine's eye-black-aided transformation into "The Lurker" had a goofy significance of its own.