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New York Mets

Rearview Mirror

When I am driving my car I am always nervous that I will be looking in the rearview mirror so long that I will not be paying enough attention to the car in front of me and I will get into an accident. In the second half of this season the Mets should just focus on the road in front of them and not the Dodge Pinto (the Braves)in their rearview mirror.

There are two things I can’t stand in this world: 1.) Is working in a job that is both mind-numbing and debilitating to my social life and 2.) The Atlanta Braves being probably the best second half team ever. Now I am not sure if that is a fact, but it seems like every year they turn into a post All Star Break monster.

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College Football

Someone Give the Pac-10 Some Love

Ever since I returned to New York after graduating from Arizona State, I have been trying to convince people to start watching the Pac-10. Pac-10 games are rarely on TV on the east coast and when they are they are on later in the evening – nonetheless the conference is worth watching when the games are aired.

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New York Jets

Jet-Lagged

Back in February the Jets appeared to be in a good position with the number four pick in this years draft. The Texans would take Bush, the Saints would take Young or Leinart, the Titans would take whoever the Saints didn’t pick, and the Jets would have their choice between Cutler and Ferguson. Oh if only life in the NFL were that easy.

Now the Jets number four pick seems less than desirable for their needs. When the Saints signed Drew Brees the Jet front office must have simultaneously said, “OH (Fill in the expletive).” Currently the Jets find themselves in quite a pickle with their position in this year’s draft.

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New York Mets

From One Fan to Another

I am out of the country, but I have been reading about how at New York Met games fans are chanting, “Yankees Suck” during late innings of Met victories. First let me say that I am a proud Mets fan, but this needs to stop.

The Mets are off to an 8-1 start. Eight and one people! Their best start since the 1985 season when Dwight Gooden won the Cy Young Award. Why not celebrate that? Why do Mets fans even care about the Yankees?  To me it slightly taints the victory because we are not celebrating the players on the field

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New York Mets

The Wright Stuff

We often hear about players having “it.” Derek Jeter has “it”, Tom Brady has “it”, and Michael Jordan had “it.” No it’s not their athletic ability, but their unbelievable ability to lift their teams. It is unfortunate that there are so few of these players in sports, but it makes this writer thankful and more appreciative of the few that are there. Even if I am a die hard Jets and Mets fans and the sheer praising of Brady and Jeter is taking everything I can do not to throw up on my computer. I guess you have to give credit where credit is due.

The Mets have been looking for someone from their farm system to come up and lead this organization to a new level. The fans’ and the organization’s hearts have been broken by the likes of Bill Pulsipher, Greg Jeffries, Jason Isringhausen, and many others who were supposed to be “the guy,” but never panned out. Thankfully for the Mets, “the guy” has come in the form of David Wright.

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College Football

An Introduction to a Heisman Hopeful

Since no media outlet is going to praise Arizona State Quarterback Sam Keller, I thought as an Alumni and avid writer that I should be the one to do it. He has gotten some recognition but nowhere near the likes of Omar Jacobs, Brady Quinn, Brian Brohm, or Chris Leak.

Keller joined the Sun Devils as a freshman in the fall of 2003. Originally he had verbally committed to go to Michigan where his father was an All-American, but he changed his mind and decided to go to ASU. What a break for the Sun Devils.

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New York Jets

Opening day

Jets opening day is right around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited. I know what you’re thinking, How can anyone be excited about the Jets after their miserable performance against Kansas City? Well, the NFL season is a marathon, not a sprint. Nonetheless whether your team is 1-0 or 0-1 going into their first home game you have to be excited.

I am hoping to keep a running diary of all the Jet home games this year. I hope to fill you in on the riveting J-E-T-S chant, the crazy drunks that sit behind me (and believe me there is always a good story about them), and hopefully a great Jet season. I have to say if the Jets continue to play like little leaguers this idea of a diary may be short lived.

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College Football

Preseason Rankings are for Dummies

While watching Oklahoma lose to the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University I was thinking to myself, “There is always one of these upsets in the first weekend of the season.” But two of these upsets? This weekend was a prime example of why there should be no preseason polls.

First, lets talk about the biggest upset: TCU over Oklahoma. Why are they ranked 7th in the nation before playing a game? That’s like a kid who gets a 1590 on his SAT’s and is expected to do great things at Harvard so he automatically draws the respect of all his professors. Except he starts to dabble in binge drinking and soon enough he is doing keg stands and playing in beer pong tournaments instead of going to class. God I miss college.

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New York Mets

Who Are These Guys? And What Have You Done to the Mets?

By Steven Weingarten

The unthinkable has happened; the Mets are no longer lingering around the 500 mark. Please somebody pinch me. Wait that might not be strong enough, please somebody kick me! Are the Mets really 1 1/2 games out of the wild card and six games above 500?

Yes they are, and this Met fan is all over that bandwagon. I’m kidding, I have been an extremely loyal Met fan this year. And yes, I have written several articles bashing the organization, but you would only understand if you were a Met fan. More importantly the Mets record is 11-1 when I go to games so I might be attending more games in the very near future. Just call me Nelson (Pedro’s lucky charm during the 2004 season). They got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell! Sorry, I meant wins.

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New York Mets

No Manny- No Big Deal

By: Steven Weingarten

Friday night at around 8:30, I was at this bar Cassidy’s in New York having some drinks when I received a voice message from one of my friends. The message was this, “Steve, I just heard on the radio the Mets are close to getting Manny.” I nearly wet myself. This could have either been from the excitement from imagining Manny Ramirez in a Met uniform or from me wanting to wait to break the seal for at least another beer.

As a Met fan I can’t help but say that I am actually happy Manny is not going to be a Met. I am a big Manny Ramirez fan, how can you not be? I know he has  a piss poor attitude and he comes off as a bit of a jerk. But you have to just be amazed at the way he plays the game.