Archive for December 23rd, 2008

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Dear Santa,

I know it’s last minute but this year I’ve got a really important item I need to add to my wish list.   Actually, I need you to put it at the top.  I’ve analyzed the playoff standings, read all the local sports pages, and I’ve come to the conlusion that you and your reindeer are the Jets’ only hope of  making the playoffs.  So if you can find it somewhere in your jovial heart to give us one very unlikely Christmas Miracle we promise to put out wings and beer next year instead of cookies and milk.  Even those of us who don’t celebrate Christmas will do it.  Kwanzanites, Jews, Muslims, Agnostics, Branch Davidians, Scientologists- there are Jets fans of all faiths, shapes, and sizes and we’ve really had a rough couple of months.

I know the team itself might not look like they deserve it, but Belichick cheats so neither do the Patriots.   Ever been to Boston?  Grumpy, wicked Retaaahhds everywhere…  Stay away Santa, trust me….

Yankees Rumors & News

updated: Bill Madden is reporting that the deal is for $180 million and includes a $5 million signing bonus and a full no-trade clause.

ESPN’s Buster Olney is reporting that free-agent first baseman Mark Teixeira has reached an agreement with the New York Yankees on an eight-year contract worth more than $170 million.

Giants Rumors & NewsKnicks Rumors & News

Crazy. Angry. Drunk. Misunderstood. Just plain nuts. Just in time for Christmas here’s a quiz about some of the slightly off-kilter (or slightly insane) characters that have played in New York. The answers will be posted tomorrow.

1. When Dock Ellis (R.I.P.) pitched for the Yankees in 1976, who did he hit in the face with a pitch (on purpose) and why?

2. Which former New York player ran the bases facing backwards when he hit his 100th career home run?

3. Which coach did Latrell Sprewell strangle?

4. Which former New York baseball player once sent a live rat to a reporter?

5. Which former Met holds the belief that dinosaurs didn’t exist and the Apollo moon landing was all a hoax?

6. Which New York Ranger racked up 216 penalty minutes in 2001-02 because he was thrown out of just about every game he played in that season?

7. Which narcissistic, lard-ass pitcher won more games for the Yankees, David Wells or Roger Clemens?

8. How many times was Billy Martin fired …

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