Archive for September 10th, 2008

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Keep an Eye on Chansi Stuckey

Jets Rumors & News

On Sunday Jets fans got a glimpse of Chansi Stuckey when he caught a 22 yard pass in the back of the end zone, giving the Jets a 13-7 lead over the Miami Dolphins. Stuckey finished the game with 2 catches, 37 yards and a touchdown. While it’s not the best debut in the NFL this past weekend, it’s not terrible numbers for a professional debut. It’s no secret the Jets like what they see in Stuckey, so this is only the beginning for the twenty-four year old wide out.

When the Jets drafted Stuckey in the Seventh Round of the 2007 draft, they thought they might have a steal. The Clemson wide receiver slipped in the draft after a less than impressive Senior Bowl and average combine numbers.  Although he didn’t turn heads, he was better then what he showed. An excellent route runner, with good hands and breakaway speed, the Jets envisioned him as a slot receiver. Unfortunately Stuckey …

Jeter passes Ruth in Yankee hits

Yankees Rumors & News

With a first-inning single last night off Los Angeles Angels pitcher Ervin Santana, Derek Jeter passed Babe Ruth for second place on the New York Yankees career hits list. Jeter finished the game with two hits pushing his career toal to 2,520. The 34-year old now trails only Lou Gehrig, who is the all-time leader with 2,721 hits. Jeter is just nine base knocks shy of catching the Iron Horse who had 1,269 hits at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees have ten home games left remaining  at Yankee Stadium before they move to their new stadium across the street next season
Jeter made his Yankee debut in 1995 as the third youngest player in the MLB. Eight seasons later he was named the team captain. Jeter has won four World Series championships and has been named to the American League All-Star roster nine times. The shortstop is also the only player in history to win the …

Hot Stove New York Jets Quiz Answers

Jets Rumors & News

Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz.
1. Pat Leahy is the Jets all-time leading scorer, with 1,470 points.
2. Ken O’Brien has the most career completions for the Jets, with 2,039.
3. The single-season Jets record for completions is 328, held by Vinny Testaverde in 2000.
4. The Jets recorded the most victories in a season in 1998, with 12.
5. Three Jets have rushed for over 5,000 career yards: Curtis Martin (10,302), Freeman McNeil (8,074) and Emerson Boozer (5,135).
6. Three Jets have over 500 career receptions: Don Maynard (627), Wayne Chrebet (580) and Al Toon (517).
7. Freeman McNeil rushed for the fourth most yards in a season for the …

Pettitte Looking For 09 Return

Yankees Rumors & News

This past off-season when Andy Pettitte rejected his $16 million player option there was speculation that he could be walking away from baseball for good.

That’s how Pettitte is, family and his personal life are important to him. Even though he is only 36-years-old and still has some innings left in his arm the lure of his Texan home life is strong.

This past winter once he decided to come back, on a sweet $16 million deal, the Mitchell Report was published shortly after and one had to wonder if Pettitte had any regrets. He’s not a man who has a lust for the spotlight and certainly not a negative one.

Almost a year later Pettitte is showing no regrets and is hinting at a 2009 return as well.

“I look at that ballpark next door, and it makes you want to play there,” said Pettitte. “It’s wonderful to look over there and think how special that would be.”…

2008 NFC West Preview

In 2008, the up and coming Arizona Cardinals will finally get over the hump and make the playoffs.  With that will also come a power transfer from the Seattle Seahawks to the Cardinals in the division for years to come.  

Note:  Teams listed in predicted order of finish

Arizona Cardinals

After finally finishing at .500 for the first time since 1998, there is finally hope in the desert.  Coach Ken Wisenhunt has the Cardinals playing with confidence and swagger.  

Perhaps the biggest move for the Cardinals this season came when Kurt Warner was named the starting QB.  Warner unlike backup Matt Leinart gives the team toughness and experience.  Yes, Warner is older and prone to fumbling, but he gives the team the intangibles that it lacks with Leinart at the helm.  

Having weapons like WR’s Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald along with RB Edgerrin James, this Cardinal offense is capable of putting up 20 to 30 points every week.  

And with a swarming defense that is very underrated, the Cardinals will surely surprise some teams in 2008. …

Mets Rumors & NewsYankees Rumors & News

The first time I walked into the stench-filled dump known as Shea Stadium, it didn’t seem so bad to me. In fact, it was magical. The only comparison would be the scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory when the kids first enter the factory. The only place I’d ever seen major league baseball was on TV. And most of the time it was black-and-white TV. Of course, Shea was only six years old then (and so was I) so it wasn’t the broken-down, out-of-date shambles it is (and I am) now. But going up that ramp, looking out onto the field and seeing big-league players for the first time was better than Christmas morning. It’s like unwrapping a present under the tree and finding out it’s Cleon Jones. Thanks, Dad!
The first game I went to was sometime in 1970, when the World Champion Mets hosted the second-year Montreal Expos. Which …

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