This week should be a little less hectic for NY sport fans, as they can still revel in their football teams' big wins and a winning week for both the Knicks and Rangers.
In terms of baseball, both Met and Yankee fans can look forward to their teams being aggressive in the free-agent market. K-Rod and CC Sabathia have been given offers and each team is waiting for a response.
The Mets and Yankees are differing in their approach: the Yankees are looking to blow teams out of the water and surpass their offers, and the Mets are trying to be competitive with others and raise them when needed. We will see what works best.
As for the Knicks, they face the defending champs Boston Celtics and then get some easier games versus the Bucks and Wizards. The Celtics should be a tough game to give the Knicks a realistic view of where the team stacks up.
The Rangers have two games vs. the Senators, which sandwich a game versus the Canucks. The Canucks game will be a great battle between Roberto Luongo and Henrik Lundquist.
Another big event in NYC will be the Coaches vs. Cancer college basketball tournament, which will feature two of the top programs in the country—Duke and UCLA. Should be a fun two days at MSG, as everyone hopes for the championship game between those two schools.
The New York Football Giants will head to the desert and the site of their Super Bowl Championship as they take on MVP favorite Kurt Warner and the Arizona Cardinals. A win here gives the G-Men a good grip on the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage.
The Jets and Bret Favre come off their biggest win in years after beating the Patriots on the road. And how are they rewarded? A trip to Nashville to face the Titans and their undefeated record. A win here and the talk will be about a NY-NY Super Bowl. This game should bring the fans back to earth.