NEW YORK, NY – After an uncharacteristically Summer-like day yesterday, today is a bit colder, and a bit more damp. But our spirits are dampened, dammit! (Unless you are a Knicks fan), and we have the following to discuss: World Series Recap, Jets v Giants, Knicks Season Underway
Jets v Giants
The Jets and Giants will square off at MetLife Stadium in what’s considered a home game for the G-men while Gang Green essentially gets a free home game. The Giants enter as 3-point underdogs and will play their third straight game without Daniel Jones. That means Tyrod Taylor will draw another start. The Jetsies, meanwhile, are coming off a bye looking to make it three straight. On the other side of the ball, the Giants are coming off their victory over the Commanders, attempting to win consecutive games for the first time this year. Somehow, someway, the Jints might be able to salvage what has been a disastrous start to the season. The Giants are 2-5 and sit just one game back of the 7-seed Vikings. Now, I’m not saying it’s likely, however the NFC is as weak as it’s ever been and Big Blue’s defense has balled out the last two weeks, holding Josh Allen and the Bills to just 14 points. Last week, they sacked Washington’s Sam Howell a 6 times – holding them to just 7 points. Win this week, beat the Raiders the next week, and all of a sudden the G-men are 4-5 with the potential return of Danny Dimes. Doesn’t seem too improbable, does it?
With the Giants playing the Jets this week it is a friendly reminder of my favorite play of all time.
The D-Backs escaped Texas with a win to even the World Series at 1. Former Met Tommy Pham went 4-4 and Merrill Kelly spun 7 terrific innings to lead the D-backs to a 9-1 victory. The Rangers had just 4 hits following their walk-off victory in Game 1. The Series heads back to Arizona for Game 3 Monday night with Max Scherzer headed to the mound for the Rangers. Brandon Pfaadt toes the rubber for Arizona.
The Knickerbockers dropped to 1-2 following their 96-87 loss to the Pelicans. This was the worst performance of the new season by New York. This one can be chalked up to a tough road match-up and the second night of a back-to-back. Throw it away. The Knicks have looked the part of a contender early on, taking Boston down to the wire and beating Atlanta. Jalen Brunson is poised to lead this team deep into the playoffs and it should be a lot of fun to watch.
That’s it for me. Feel free to comment below and come back tomorrow for Sports Rain Man, Junoir Blaber, Niagara’s only Jets fan.