1. The 2012-13 New York Knicks: A Team for the Aged

    For decades, during the Knicks ' championship drought (dating to 1973), the team has shown a penchant for signing falling stars—those former basketball luminaries who had recently ...

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  2. R.A. Dickey: A Literary Case for the Cy Young Award

    The National League Cy Young race is like a crowded subway train this year with the likes of R.A. Dickey, Gio Gonzalez, Clayton Kershaw and Johnny Cueto all staking plausible claims to this major postseason honor...

    Douglas Halpert Written by Douglas Halpert about almost 2 years ago 1,538 reads 1 comments

  3. Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks: The Natural

    Jeremy Lin cut through the heart of the Lakers' defense and, upon absorbing hard contact from Derek Fisher, spun around 360 degrees, nearly losing his balance before managing ...

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  4. Rex Ryan Exorcises Demons of New York Jets Playoffs Past in Win over Patriots

    In the depth of winter, amid the deafening roar of the New England Patriots ’ faithful, there was a moment of incredulity as Shonn Greene’s cleats kicked up the Gillette Stadium ...

    Douglas Halpert Written by Douglas Halpert about over 3 years ago 350 reads 0 comments

  5. Landry Fields: The Glue of the New York Knicks

    Even in those rare years that the New York Knicks have drafted talented players such as Mark Jackson, Trevor Ariza, Channing Frye and Rod Strickland, their best rookies have played like, well, rookies...

    Douglas Halpert Written by Douglas Halpert about over 3 years ago 1,454 reads 0 comments

  6. Mark Sanchez and His Magical Feet Lead The New York Jets on the Path To Victory

    It was a warm August morning in 1983. The sky was powder blue and a few clouds ran pass patterns in the heavens above the Jets training camp at Hofstra University ...

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  7. R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets: The Rime of the Ancient Knuckleballer

    There is something timeless about fathers and sons and knuckleballers. Flying to New York City to visit my parents, I pondered the question of how to help my about-to-turn 79 year old father celebrate his birthday later that week...

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