Knicks Trade, Cowboys/Lions, NY Sports 2023 Look Back

HOLBROOK, NYHappy New Years Eve to all. Let’s get into today’s topics. Knicks Trade, Cowboys/Lions, NY Sports 2023 Look Back.

Knicks trade

The Knicks agreed to a trade with the Toronto Raptors on Saturday that sends RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickley and draft compensation to Toronto in exchange for OG Anunoby. The Knickerbockers had been rumored to be pursuing Anunoby for a long time. This is a win-win trade for both teams. The Knicks get one of the premier defenders in the NBA who has also emerged as a legitimate scoring threat and the Raptors will hope Barrett reaches the ceiling he flashed with the Knicks, but never was able to consistently produce. With Quickley, he will likely take on a bigger role offensively for Toronto, as he enters free agency this off-season. Anunoby and Barrett have a very similar style of game, however, Anunoby is a far more polished player and has improved year after year. Anunoby will be an excellent addition to a Knicks roster that is poised for a deep playoff run.

Cowboys/Lions

The Cowboys narrowly escaped Saturday night with a 20-19 victory over the Lions. After a successful 2-point conversion that would’ve given the Lions the lead was wiped away via penalty, the Cowboys would stop the Lions and escape with a one point win. The Dallas offense looks more and more one-dimensional each week. Dak has had his best season as a pro and Ceedee Lamb looks like maybe the best WR in football. Yet, this team has shown no ability to run the ball consistently and I have no confidence in them going on the road and winning a playoff game. We’ve seen Dak & Co. lose every big game on the road this season – San Francisco, Miami, and Philadelphia. Lucky for Big D they’re likely to draw the #5 seed and face the lowly winner of the NFC South. The season will end as it always does for Dallas, it just remains to be seen whether that’s in San Francisco or Philly.

Jacob Sternberg

NY sports 2023

With 2023 coming to an end it’s fun to look back and evaluate our favorite teams. Locally, whether you’re a Mets fan, Yankees fan, Jets fan, or Giants fan we can all collectively agree this year was awful.

Let’s start with the Mets.

Coming off a 101 win season expectations were at an all-time high and as they so often do the Mets fell apart, Edwin Diaz was lost for the season before throwing an inning, Verlander and Scherzer frankly weren’t very good and Buck Showalter played Daniel Vogelbach just about everyday. Fun!

The Yankees were mediocre all year long and were downright hard to watch at times. The team from the Bronx missed the playoffs for the first time since 2014. At least Gerrit Cole won the Cy Young.

Now to football.

The Jets deserve somewhat of a pass with Aaron Rodgers popping his achilles on the first drive of the season. There’s not much else to say here, all hope was lost when Rodgers went down. All Jets fans can hope for now is 2024 with Rodgers healthy (fingers crossed) can finally be their year.

Then there’s the NY football Giants.

The G-men coming off their first postseason appearance since 2016 came out and got smoked in week 1 by the Cowboys 40-0. This game foreshadowed the rest of the season that ultimately culminated in Daniel Jones tearing his ACL in Vegas. While there have been some positive moments thanks to Tommy DeVito, Giants fans like myself are left with another abysmal season in a seemingly never ending rebuild.

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Along with twin brother, Jackson, Jacob follows dad Big Al Sternberg (aka Fake Sandy Alderson) as a MTM pundit. A Journalism major at Stony Brook University, he likes walks on the beach, movies with subtitles and a doing play-by-play for Pickle Ball games. Like Jackson, he prefers Speedos when wake-boarding.