The New York Post featured Derek Jeter on its back cover Friday with the headline “DEREK EATER,” a reference to the slightly-paunchy offseason frame of the injured Yankees shortstop. The Post even went with the caption “The ankle we knew about. The gut, not so much.”
The New York Yankees season is over after they suffered a sweep by the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship Series. New York writers have to head to Detroit to cover the World Series and that doesn’t make the New York Post very happy.
The best way to show their displeasure with the situation is to zing the hell out of Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees with this front page spread.
Larry Bird will not return as Indiana Pacers president after this season, according to a report in the New York Post. Columnist Peter Vecsey quotes a source as saying “he has definitely decided not to return.
Bird replaced Donnie Walsh as head of basketball operations six years ago and although it was thought he would return for one more season he has decided against it.
Vecsey speculates that the Pacers could go with former players Reggie Miller or Chris Mullin as Bird’s replacement. Mullin had experience running the Golden State Warriors franchise. Miller is a currently a TV analyst.
The Jeremy Lin era is over according to the New York Post. Marc Berman of the New York Post writes that New York Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson is putting the team’s future in the hands of Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.
In fact, with Woodson going to a more deliberate offense and away from Mike D’Antoni’s race horse style, Lin’s starting job could ultimately end up with either Baron Davis or Mike Bibby.
“It’s everybody’s ballclub. But I want everyone to know that when it comes (crunch) time and I got to get a big shot, I’m going to Melo and Amar’e and guys who have done it,”
Woodson told Berman. “A lot of these guys are young and still trying to figure it out. Those guys have been around the block a number of times and have done it. They’ll be go-to guys coming down the stretch.”
Said Stoudemire: “He’s going to utilize his leading scorers, myself and Carmelo Anthony, make sure he takes advantage of every opportunity on the court. We’ve been profound scorers all our careers. He wants to make sure we take advantage of that.”
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is taking medical advice from Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and recently traveled to Germany to have an experimental therapy on his troublesome right knee. Rodriguez cleared the procedure, called Orthokine, with both the Yankees and Major League Baseball before having it in November.
Orthokine involves taking blood from a person’s arm, spinning it in a centrifuge and then injecting it in the desired area. In this case, that area was Rodriguez’s knee. The New York Post reports Bryant had the procedure on his knee this past summer and on his ankle in October.
“A lot of athletes I’ve talked to really think this stuff works, but we really don’t have a lot of scientific knowledge behind it of exactly what’s happening,” said Dr. Jonathan Glashow, the co-chief of sports medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. “It’s a great way to reduce inflammation and therefore pain, and that’s the essence of it. I think a lot of the athletes who have wear-and-tear on their knees benefit from this. You do it for a while and if it doesn’t stay good you do it again in a few years.”
A-Rod hit .276 with 16 homers and 62 RBIs in 99 games in the 2011 season. He had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee in early July and didn’t return to the Yankees lineup until August 21.
Spike Lee was influential in Tyson Chandler’s decision to sign with the New York Knicks as a free agent this offseason, The New York Post reports.
Lee, a constant courtside presence during Knicks games at Madison Square Garden, has “become tight with the Knicks front office and attends periodic practices,” and he pitched the team to Chandler when the Dallas Mavericks visited New York last February, according to The Post.
“Last year he was trying to convince me to come here in free agency as if he was the general manager or owner,” Chandler said, per The Post. “We were talking before the game. I said, ‘Look, Spike, right now I’m a Maverick and chasing a dream, trying to go for a title. Free agency is the furthest thing from my mind.’ He definitely was planting that seed.”
Star Magazine, the tabloid celebrity magazine, says that Kim Kardashian is saying her soon-to-be ex husband Kris Humphries is gay. For this story they quoted an unnamed source as saying:
Kim confided to Khloe pretty early on that [she and Kris] hadn’t had sex for weeks after they returned home from their Italian honeymoon. Kim was really concerned.
“One night she came back to their hotel room in a trench coat … She lit candles, put on some music and started doing a sexy striptease. But Kris barely looked up from the TV! He was like, ‘Later babe. I’m watching SportsCenter now.’”
“Khloe asked Kim if she thought Kris might be gay. At first Kim thought that was ridiculous. But the more she thought about it, the more she wondered. There were signs.”
The New York Post today notes Humphries yesterday filed for an annulment and legal separation, adding, Humphries declared the reason for the annulment as fraud and listed the date of separation as Oct. 31, the same date Kardashian filed for divorce from him. Humphries also shot down a Star magazine report that the reason for the split was because the NBA player is gay. His rep called the story “completely false and ridiculous. He is not gay.”
Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor is in trouble once again. According to the New York Post, Taylor is facing a federal sex trafficking lawsuit stemming from the 2010 incident during which he was caught with a 16-year-old prostitute in Suffern, N.Y.
In May 2010, the Hall of Famer was arrested at a Hollday Inn after being caught with the young girl. He was originally charged with third-degree rape for having sex with the teenage girl who was brought to the hotel against her will by a pimp. Taylor would later plead guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute. He would also be declared a low-risk sex offender.
After being sentenced to six years of probation, Taylor appeared on Studio B with Shepherd Smith to discuss the incident and his feelings about prostitution, noting that it’s “the oldest profession in the world.”
In this latest development in the case, the victimized girl from the 2010 incident is suing Taylor for punitive and compensatory damages.
In the complaint filed, the plaintiff claims that Taylor proceeded to engage in sex acts with her even though he was aware that she was being forced into the situation by the pimp, Rasheed Davis, under threat of violence.
“Taylor, a 51-year-old former professional football player who is 6’3” and approximately 240 pounds, forced himself on Ms. Fierro, a slight teenager who was not only visibly injured, shaken and crying, but expressly told him she did not want to engage in sex and tried to push his enormous body off hers.”
The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $75,000 and the girl, now 18, is being represented by high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred.
New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck views the Philadelphia Eagles as a team that looks better on paper than it performs on the field.
“I think everybody expected a little bit more,” Tuck said on The Jim Rome Show, via the New York Post. “I think with the talent they have on their football team, they can be one of the most dangerous teams in the league. The thing I was quoted as saying is, `You can’t buy championships.’ And what I meant by that is, you’ve got to build chemistry.
“You can have all the talent in the world, (but) if you’re not out there playing as one, if you’re just 11 individuals, you’re not gonna beat anybody in this league. And I think right now that’s some of the issues they’re having. Nobody can question how talented they are, nobody can question how good of a coach Andy Reid is. You need more than talent in this league, because every team has talent.”
After six years covering the NBA for ESPN Chris Sheridan is going solo. The veteran journalist announced that he is leaving ESPN to start his own blog, SheridanHoops.com. This makes Sheridan the second writer to leave ESPN in a week after Bruce Feldman jumped ship to join CBS Sports.
Sheridan did not cover the NBA Finals in June which prompted many of his peers to wonder about his absence. It turns out that ESPN was not happy that Sheridan filed a libel lawsuit against New York Post columnist Peter Vecsey, alleging that “a maliciously false article” threatened Sheridan’s “veracity and competence as a journalist.”
The suit was prompted after Vecsey penned a Dec. 14 column calling out Sheridan for suggesting the New York Knicks were the only team Carmelo Anthony would agree to be traded to, which he proved to be right in the end.
The New York Post says New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was spotted last week in a high-stakes gaming room at a Connecticut casino. According to the Post Rodriguez was at the Mohegan Sun casino while waiting to play a minor league rehab game with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. The Post also says the Yankees star declined to talk with fans that attempted to chat him up. He says he only went to the casino to have dinner
Rodriguez alleged gambling is already under scrutiny from MLB after a story tabloid papers The Star published. The accuracy of that piece has been challenged.
Two years have passed since the peephole video of Erin Andrews, nude in a Marriott hotel room hit the Internet and the ESPN sideline reporter is still fighting to get it removed. In an interview with Marie Claire magazine she says she’s still haunted by the stalking incident.
The said irony is that in order to get the video off the Internet Andrews must first buy the copyright to it. She explained to the magazine that:
“I’ve had lawyers send out cease-and-desist letters to websites to take down the video, which they never do. The copyright helps us say, ‘We have this, get the video off or we will sue.’ “
Among Andrews’ other comments was her reaction when she learned the video was circulating:
“The day that I got the phone call that this was on the Internet, I didn’t want to get undressed. I didn’t change my clothes for two or three days. I was so screwed up. I was disgusted with myself. I was disgusted with my body, with being naked, and that everybody saw that it was me. I stopped going to my gym for six or seven months because I was afraid of people seeing me working out. I had this mind-set of, ‘Oh, my gosh, everybody’s seen me naked and they’re going to think to themselves, She should be so embarrassed.’ “
On fighting the initial perception that the video was a publicity stunt:
“Yes, the perception right away was: She’s doing this as a sex tape. She’s doing this for publicity. News sites claimed they showed the video because it was ‘news.’ These news outlets were having so much fun with it. The New York Post put the images from the video up on the front page. The Early Show played clips on their show. Fox News showed stills. It was disgusting. My poor dad was watching this. He had to go on medication, he was so upset watching what was happening to his daughter.”
On her stalker being scheduled for release from jail next fall:
“That’s something I think about a lot. I’ll need a restraining order. I’m not married. I’m not dating anyone. When I finally have a life and a family and someone who wants to be a part of all this, I’m going to have to explain, ‘So, my stalker’s getting out of jail …’ It’s going to be a different life with him out of jail. “
Former Today Show host and New York Giants running back Tiki Barber says failures off the field after his retirement in 2006 led to a yearlong bout with depression. The Giants career leading rusher acknowledged in an HBO report to be aired Tuesday that he now needs football more than it needs him. Barber said football represents a necessary anchor in a life turned upside down by the depressive aftermath of scandalous divorce and disintegration of his television career.
“The game never needs you because there’s always someone else to come and take your place,” he said. “But right now, I need the game. I need to prove to myself that I can be successful at something. I know I’m going to be successful as a football player. I don’t know why. The odds say ‘No.’ I’m 36 and I haven’t played in four years. But I just know.”
His demotion to on field duties and eventually to unemployment led to the depression. Barber said after his job at NBC ended he didn’t do anything for a solid year.
“I remember there were days where I would literally wake up, have coffee, get something to eat and sit on the couch and do nothing for 10 hours,” he said. “I started to shrivel. I didn’t have that confidence. I didn’t have the, that aura anymore.”
Barber said his marriage actually started to crack six months after he ended his 10-year playing career. His image as an all-around good guy took a huge hit when moved in with Tracy Lynn Johnson while his wife was pregnant with twins.
“I was in a bad marriage. It was in trouble for a long time. And we decided to get separated. But Ginny got pregnant in the middle of it. And a lot of people think children save marriages; sometimes it makes it worse. And we split soon after she was pregnant. And I was on my own for a few days, and then I moved in with Tracy. And then, five months later, here comes the New York Post stalking me.”
The New York Post is reporting that Jenn Sterger has filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court to get back from her former manager all the text messages, photos and emails she says she received from Brett Favre. In March, Sterger filed a similar suit in the state of Florida.
Phillip Reese stopped working for Sterger earlier this year and is expected to write a book that includes details of the scandal that alleges Favre sent graphic material to Sterger. When she appeared on ABC she said Favre was like the guy at the bar who wouldn’t take the hint.
By now you should have already seen or read about the screw job that was at the end of the Rutgers-St. John’s Big East tournament game Wednesday afternoon in Madison Square Garden. However you might not have seen the cover of the New York Post that ran this morning and if your one of the few that still hasn’t seen the last couple seconds that sent the East Coast into a mass panic yesterday, we provide the YouTube clip below.
Streetball legend, Troy “Escalade” Jackson, the brother of ESPN analyst Mark Jackson, died in his sleep in Los Angeles Sunday morning. He had been in Los Angeles for All-Star Weekend. Jackson was featured on the And1 Mixtape tour in 2002, and played for other streetball teams, namely the Harlem Globetrotters.
“He traveled all around the world and touched so many lives,” Mark Jackson told The New York Post from Los Angeles. “He will be greatly missed. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. God is still good.”
The back and forth trash talking between the New England and New York regions has been comical and highly anticipated for the rest of the country. We already posted how the New York Post threw their last dart at the New England Patriots and that region, so one is got to wonder how Boston would take it’s last jab before the big matchup? The Boston Herald must had it’s creative staff out a little late last night since their last shot at the New York area was definitely a downer as they dropped the ball with this Tom Brady is a jolly giant cover.
How would you rate this cover after everything we’ve seen and heard all week?
The New York Jets and New England Patriots game is just a matter of hours away from kicking off and with all the trash talking from both teams and regions going on this week you had to wonder what the cover of their sports pages would look like. Well the New York Post had no intentions on leaving it’s best stuff on their customers doorsteps just on Friday as evidence with the Rex Ryan Rexterminator cover but decided this matchup was so special that the back page need a little flare to it.
The New York Jets and New England Patriots game is just a matter of hours away from kicking off and with all the trash talking from both teams and regions going on this week you had to wonder what the cover of their sports pages would look like. Well the New York Post had no intentions on leaving it’s best stuff on their customers doorsteps just on Friday as evidence with this Rex Ryan Rexterminator cover. So now the New York region is has gone on full blast and called Tom Brady and Bill Belichick as rats, you gotta love it.
NFL playoffs are here and you don’t think the Boston media was going to let the New York Post photoshop department have all the fun did you? The Boston Metro has decided it wouldn’t tippy toe around the subject of the New York Jets versus the New England Patriots this weekend and used Jets head coach Rex Ryan as the center of attention since he’s been doing most of the talking all week.
If the Jets lose, which they will, can you imagine the amount of egg that will be on Ryan’s face and all the toe fetish remarks come Monday?
NFL playoffs are here and for the New York Post that means gather up the photoshop department and witty headline writers and trot out possibly the greatest sports cover a newspaper has ever created. Star Wars meet New England Patriots versus New York Jets. Sure you probably don’t know whether to thinks it’s cool, laugh or be disgusted but thank you New York Post for providing a little humor to this Friday morning.
Gotta love that they even found a spot for Michelle Ryan or should all the credit really go to Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, either hilarious stuff.
For the last week New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has been take shots at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady through the media in trying to play him out to be some kind of villain. Now one of his players has decided to add his two cents in how he feels about the Super Bowl winning quarterback.
Jets defensive back Antonio Cromartie told the New York Daily News that Brady is “an asshole” when asked about what kind of guy he is. He also said that he hates Brady and claimed that he pointed to the Jets sideline after throwing a touchdown pass in New England’s 45-3 blowout over the Jets on Dec. 6
“We see that a lot. He does it a lot,” Cromartie said. “That’s the kind of guy he is. We really don’t give a damn, to tell you the truth. That’s what I think about him. I don’t really give a damn about him,” he said. “I don’t have to play against him. I play against the receivers.”
Well, Brady is the one throwing to those receivers. “Yeah, but if I beat the shit out of his receivers, he can’t throw the ball,” Cromartie said.
He should be focused on knowing the names of his kids first.
After the Philadelphia Eagles pulled off a miracle to beat the New York Giants, the New York Post ran a headline “Giants Dog It” on its cover and replaced two Giants players heads with dogs. Vick threw two touchdown passes and ran for another late in the fourth quarter, but it was DeSean Jackson’s walk-off touchdown on a punt return that won the moment.
The Miami Heat are in New York to face the Knicks tonight but more importantly it’s LeBron James first trip to Madison Square Garden since he spurned the Big Apple for South Beach. This is what the people of New York and the King With No Rings woke up to this morning on the cover of the New York Post.
It will be interesting to see how the sellout crowd reacts to the King With No Rings just months after licking his apple sack up and down. No word if Amber Rose will be in attendance tonight.