1. Legalize PEDs and Let Athletes Suffer the Consequences

    Enough already. The notion that the so-called steroid era has come and gone in sports is just wishful thinking on the part of league commissioners and officials who don't want negative ...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about over 1 year ago 775 reads 1 comments

  2. Ryan Fired, Only It's Dallas Cowboys Rob Not Rex of the New York Jets

    Well, one team got it right when it decided to end its relationship with the Ryan coaching family. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones makes a lot of bad decisions but he made ...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about over 1 year ago 301 reads 50 comments

  3. Will New York Jets Owner Woody Johnson Let the New GM Fire Coach Rex Ryan?

    Maybe Woody Johnson is reluctant to fire New York Jets coach Rex Ryan because he likes him personally...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about over 1 year ago 3,463 reads 63 comments

  4. Is This the End of the World for the New York Yankees?

    Maybe the Mayan calender that some people say predicts the end of the world on Dec. 21 is true after all. A New York Yankees fan might think so, anyway...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about over 1 year ago 3,898 reads 30 comments

  5. Back to the Future as Rex Ryan Names Mark Sanchez as Starter for New York Jets

    The last time we saw Mark Sanchez he was staring at the back of his locker like an ostrich with his head in the sand...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about over 1 year ago 424 reads 29 comments

  6. New York Yankees Can't Afford to Pinch Pennies

    What a bad time for the New York Yankees to decide they don't want to fall off their own fiscal cliff. To avoid a luxury tax in 2014, which may cost them $50 million, the Steinbrenner ...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about over 1 year ago 3,909 reads 38 comments

  7. Storm of Protest Drowns Out New York Marathon

    Neither rain nor snow nor a super storm named Sandy is going to keep the show from going on. The New York Knicks playing their first game of the NBA season at Madison Square ...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about almost 2 years ago 419 reads 0 comments

  8. Will the New York Yankees Undergo an Extreme Makeover?

    The New York Yankees haven't faced a challenge like this since before the Core Four arrived and began another era of dominance for the Bronx Bombers...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about almost 2 years ago 4,329 reads 44 comments

  9. Lance Armstrong Never Deserved a Free Ride Because of Cancer

    Lance Armstrong is a cancer survivor. I applaud him for that. He is not alone. There are millions of Americans who have had cancer and increasingly, more are beating the disease...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about almost 2 years ago 2,192 reads 8 comments

  10. Can Close Call Propel New York Yankees to World Series?

    I have one rule that I've tried to follow in more than 40 years covering sports: Don't repeat yourself. It's why I've been observing my own code of silence for a month regarding the New York Yankees ...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about almost 2 years ago 485 reads 2 comments

  11. Blame Rex Ryan, Not Mark Sanchez for Jets' Inept Offense

    Be careful what you wish for Jets fans. The clamoring has begun for Tim Tebow to replace Mark Sanchez but for all the wrong reasons. Sanchez is a victim of a syndrome called "The Grass is always Greener...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about almost 2 years ago 150 reads 71 comments

  12. Are the Yankees Having a Meltdown or Just Breaking Down?

    The Yankees clubhouse is beginning to look like a M*A*S*H unit. But is this a good enough reason to explain how their once seemingly insurmountable lead in the American League ...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about almost 2 years ago 757 reads 14 comments

  13. Will Hurricane Isaac Have an Impact on Saints' Future in New Orleans?

    A woman in line ahead of me at a local Target store in Birmingham told the cashier she was from New Orleans. She evacuated to be with family in Alabama until it was safe to return home...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about 2 years ago 632 reads 19 comments

  14. New York Yankees: Are the Yankees Facing a Red Sox-Type Makeover?

    Success certainly raises the bar, as the Boston Red Sox have learned. Two World Series titles in the first decade of the new millennium made the Red Sox more like the New York Yankees than they probably care to be...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about 2 years ago 6,588 reads 65 comments

  15. Baby Steps Not Working for New York Yankees Pitching Prospects

    I'm old enough to remember the four-man rotation and a starting pitcher finishing 15 games or more a season. I remember when no one kept pitch counts and auxiliary scoreboards weren't clocking fastballs like pitchers were qualifying for Daytona...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about 2 years ago 1,132 reads 15 comments

  16. Success Is the New Curse Haunting the Boston Red Sox

    From the Curse of the Bambino to the Curse of Success: The Boston Red Sox are learning what it's like to go from a star-crossed franchise to a Boston version of the Bronx Zoo...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about 2 years ago 119 reads 1 comments

  17. CC Sabathia's Injury Shows That Yankees Can't Afford to Stand Pat

    After all these years of spending whatever it took to reach the World Series, the Steinbrenner family is acting as if they had invested with Bernie Madoff. And now their postseason hopes have been jolted by CC Sabathia's elbow injury...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about 2 years ago 1,987 reads 26 comments

  18. Can the New York Yankees' Starting Rotation Be Trusted in the Playoffs?

    Here is one thing we can all agree on: CC Sabathia cannot pitch every day. Thankfully for the New York Yankees , neither can Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers or Jared Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels ...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about 2 years ago 644 reads 9 comments

  19. Should the New York Yankees Be Making More Moves Before the Trade Deadline?

    The clock is ticking closer to baseball's trade deadline, and the question is whether the Yankees should stand pat after acquiring Ichiro Suzuki or try to make another splash or two...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about 2 years ago 2,625 reads 22 comments

  20. Re-Signing Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson Is Job One for Yankees

    The New York Yankees may be on cruise control to the postseason, but there are issues general manager Brian Cashman should address sooner rather than later...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about 2 years ago 2,760 reads 24 comments

  21. Have New York Yankees Hit Home Run with Acquisition of Ichiro?

    So much for a youth movement. Ichiro Suzuki is 38 years old but will probably find new life in his bat and legs with the New York Yankees ...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about 2 years ago 706 reads 4 comments

  22. Is This Joe Paterno's Statue with Limitations?

    Perhaps it was public pressure or another step in heading off the NCAA and Big Ten posse, but Penn State president Rod Erickson has decided to remove the statue of Joe Paterno from the front of Beaver stadium and put it in storage...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about 2 years ago 707 reads 9 comments

  23. New York Yankees Need Andy Pettitte, Brett Gardner to Beat Rangers in Playoffs

    Let's cut to the chase: The only team standing between the New York Yankees and the World Series is the Texas Rangers ...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about 2 years ago 1,616 reads 6 comments

  24. Joe Paterno's Grand Betrayal

    There is a clamor among those who call sports-talk radio shows and even among some talk-show hosts and sportswriters calling for the death penalty for Penn State...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about 2 years ago 32,224 reads 373 comments

  25. New York Yankees: Role Players Have Been a Pleasant Surprise in First Half

    Michael Pineda, the future staff ace, didn't make it out of spring training. Mariano Rivera, the closer of all closers, was sidelined for the season by a freakish injury suffered while shagging fly balls during batting practice in Kansas City ...

    Peter Alfano Written by Peter Alfano about 2 years ago 1,647 reads 5 comments