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NFT: Mike Vaccaro's Article on New York Sports Teams

Anakim : 7/10/2019 3:13 pm
He basically discusses if the Nets can take over New York from the Nets and then goes through all the New York area teams and their popularity over the years.

It's a decent read, but I think he got some wrong. He said the Jets ran the town over the Giants in like 1999-2000? What the hell? How? The Giants got to the Super Bowl in 2000.

The Paper version of the article had a pecking order for eras, but I'm not sure where he came up with everything.
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in 1998-99, with Parcells, the Jets were kind of the hotter team  
Greg from LI : 7/10/2019 4:09 pm : link
Didn't last long at all, but there was a buzz for a little while with them making the 1998 AFC title game.
could Parcells have stabbed Giants fans any harder  
AnnapolisMike : 7/10/2019 4:24 pm : link
In going to the Jets and Cowboys. He can be a real ass.
putting aside the Namath era  
bluepepper : 7/10/2019 4:29 pm : link
the 3 times the Jets really made inroads the Giants responded with Super Bowl runs. Had to be a kick in the nuts to Jets fans to not only see their teams window close but then to watch the Giants go to the SB.

1981-1986 AFC title game in 1982.Playoffs in 1985. Started 10-1 in 1986.

1997-1999 AFC title game in 1998. Serous hype going into 1999 until Vinny got hurt.

2009-2010 Rex Ryan AFC title game both years



RE: could Parcells have stabbed Giants fans any harder  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 7/10/2019 5:06 pm : link
In comment 14496147 AnnapolisMike said:
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In going to the Jets and Cowboys. He can be a real ass.

Laced Dallas with 3 HoFers in 3 years. They were wonderfully inept before him.
RE: RE: could Parcells have stabbed Giants fans any harder  
joeinpa : 7/12/2019 7:38 am : link
In comment 14496171 Coach Red Beaulieu said:
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In comment 14496147 AnnapolisMike said:


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In going to the Jets and Cowboys. He can be a real ass.


Laced Dallas with 3 HoFers in 3 years. They were wonderfully inept before him.


Always was hopeful he d return to the Giants. But always rooted against him with those other teams
What Vaccaro doesn't mention...  
BamaBlue : 7/12/2019 8:02 am : link
the wooing of casual fans with short-lived success is not what sustains a fan base. The 'real fans' who are the foundations of the teams and don't put their finger in the air to know who to support. The ebb and flow of 'who owns the town' is a meaningless exercise to fill column space in a slow sports cycle.
All this hoopla..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 7/12/2019 9:03 am : link
over the Nets is baffling to me.

Even when they've supposedly made inroads in FA, they are going to have to wait a year for KD to play and by then, Kyrie might have already destroyed the locker room.
RE: All this hoopla..  
Cenotaph : 7/12/2019 9:51 am : link
In comment 14497158 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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over the Nets is baffling to me.

Even when they've supposedly made inroads in FA, they are going to have to wait a year for KD to play and by then, Kyrie might have already destroyed the locker room.


Agreed - good on them for getting 2 of the big FA's this year, but Kyrie is a risk after last year, and we won't even see Durant for another year (and could be age/injuries affect him). I'm sure Knicks fans would have been overjoyed to sign these to, but it's not a slam dunk that this turns them into a title contender. If Kyrie meshes well with the team this year and they make a nice run, then things may work out great when KD comes back - but there is definitely some risk with these moves. Especially as it seems every NBA contender is following the same plan of getting 2-3 superstars and trying to fill the rest of the roster with role players around them (except the Knicks, who are going the 100% role player route, and waiting on FA's in another 2 years - though that is preferable to the old "overpay aging stars" method).
RE: could Parcells have stabbed Giants fans any harder  
fanofthejets : 7/12/2019 7:17 pm : link
In comment 14496147 AnnapolisMike said:
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In going to the Jets and Cowboys. He can be a real ass.


He's always been like that. He's a mercenary. A damn good one but no long term loyalties to anybody
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