Despite four pennants and two World Series victories, the Mets have embraced the lovable loser narrative. This is a difficult thing to define; clearly Mets fans to prefer their team to win, but the existence of this narrative, even though its relationship to reality is more tenuous, gives the Mets a more forgiving environment than some teams.
Is there such a thing as having too much talent? This is the perennial question facing the owners of big-time sports franchises -- not to mention the managers and coaches and players and fans. Does adding more and more talent add up to ever better team performance?
With the Pacers in rapid decline and the Heat sliding not far behind, anything seems possible. Check that: almost anything (sorry, Charlotte). With hopes of early upsets, here are my picks for the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Let's be honest. Miami doesn't want or need the number one seed. Why? Because the number one seed is destined for a possible second round match-up against the Brooklyn Nets, perhaps the only team that holds our kryptonite.
Why is it that some guys seem to have it and some guys don't? One guy in a t-shirt and jeans could seem to be dressed better (though more casual) than a guy in a suit and tie.
There's a big game this Friday night at the AAA arena in Miami. Yes, it involves the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers. Yes, it may decide the overall #1 seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, just a week away from kicking off.
Just as a late spring thaw was finally settling in, I had the chance to catch up with the first lady, to ask her some important questions about leadership, collaboration and the balancing act of family, work and life. Her answers and insights reinforce her determination to get the job done.
Targeting the "Invincibles"... ...
Melo ya ha dicho que no le importa el dinero, que su prioridad -a estas alturas de su carrera, con 29 años- es ganar -o al menos pelear por ello-. Y Nueva York no es el sitio idóneo -acorde a la historia, solo dos anillos- para lograr un campeonato. Su mente está en los Knicks.
The NBA's owners may sincerely believe that they will be improving the overall product if they start barring players under 20. But they will be sincerely mistaken.
The MVP is the most debated award every year, due largely to its vague definition historically. It does not simply go to the league's leading scorer, nor to the best player on the team that finishes with the most wins. It is the player that is the most valuable to his team.
The recently released Wells report of the harassment against Jonathan Martin puts to rest many of the questions about the culture of the Miami Dolphin...
As you watch the NBA playoffs this spring, impress your friends with this fact: the idea for those Nikes worn by LeBron James and Kevin Durant was actually born in the rainforests of the northeast Amazon.
Today, professional leagues from the United States to Bulgaria to Taiwan all agree: It's kind of a winter sport. But I've been watching the Winter Olympics for two weeks and still haven't seen any basketball. So what gives?
Encabezados por su nueva estrella José "El Delfín" Fernández los Marlins arrancaron un nuevo campo de entrenamiento en su campamento de Júpiter que comparten con los campeones de la liga nacional, los Cardenales de San Luis.