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Keidel: New York, The Worst Sports Town In America

Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine – yes, nine – professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.

12/20/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 15: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants on the ground after being hit on a throw during the 2nd half of the Seattle Seahawks 23-0 win over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 15, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Manning Throws 5 Interceptions, Seattle Dismantles New York 23-0

The Seattle Seahawks came to the Big Apple looking to maintain its position as the top seed in the NFC playoff hunt. The New York Giants had very little to play for, since they were eliminated from playoff contention last week. Seattle dominated New York defensively and shut out the G-men, 23-0, in a lackluster affair at MetLife Stadium.

12/16/2013

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 08: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants is hit by defensive tackle Lawrence Guy #71 of the San Diego Chargers in the first half at Qualcomm Stadium on December 8, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Chargers Knock Giants Out Of Playoff Contention

To say that the New York Giants have had an inconsistent season is to be kind. In fact, at times, New York has performed downright poorly, as penalties and poor execution have plagued the G-men all year. Not surprisingly, these same themes reared their ugly head as Big Blue fell to the San Diego Chargers 37-14 on Sunday. Coupled with wins by the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers, the loss dropped New York out of playoff contention.

12/09/2013

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 01: Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins is sacked by Justin Tuck #91 of the New York Giants in the second half during an NFL game at FedExField on December 1, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Manning, Tuck Team Leaders In Giants Win Over Redskins

The New York Giants remained in the playoff hunt with a come from behind victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday Night Football. Robert Griffin III started hot, but cooled off as Justin Tuck rattled the Redskins quarterback with four sacks. Meanwhile Giants quarterback Eli Manning completed 22 of 28 passes for 235 yards and one touchdown, as New York improved to 5-7 on the season.

12/02/2013

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 01: Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants is stopped short of the endzone in the second half by Bacarri Rambo #24 and London Fletcher #59 of the Washington Redskins during an NFL game at FedExField on December 1, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Giants Eliminate ‘Skins From Playoff Contention

Eli Manning completed 22 of 28 passes for 235 yards, and Justin Tuck had four sacks to help shut down Robert Griffin III in the second half Sunday night, leading the New York Giants to a 24-17 win over the Washington Redskins.

12/02/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 24: Cole Beasley #11 of the Dallas Cowboys is tackled against Terrell Thomas #24 and Jon Beason #52 of the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 24, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Giants Tripped Up Late

Tony Romo threw two touchdowns and led a drive that set up Dan Bailey’ 35-yard field goal on the final play as the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Giants 24-21 Sunday.

11/25/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 10: Andre Brown #35 of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown with Brandon Jacobs against the Oakland Raiders during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 10, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Andre Brown, Terrell Thomas Lead Giants Over Raiders 24-20

It certainly was not pretty, but at this point in the season, style points do not matter. The New York Giants played rope-a-dope with the Oakland Raiders, and running back Andre Brown delivered the knockout punch in New York’s 24-20 victory over the Silver and Black on Sunday in a windy MetLife Stadium.

11/11/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 10: Andre Brown #35 of the New York Giants carries the ball as Charles Woodson #24 of the Oakland Raiders defends at MetLife Stadium on November 10, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The New York Giants defeated the Oakland Raiders 24-20. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Giants Win Third In A Row

Terrell Thomas returned an interception 65 yards to set up a go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run by fellow comebacker Andre Brown, and the New York Giants won their third straight game, 24-20 Sunday over Oakland.

11/11/2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 27: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants in action against the Philadelphia Eagles during their game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 27, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

New York Giants: 5 Players That Need To Improve In Second Half Of Season

The New York Football Giants had their worst start since 1976, and the team did not get its first win until Week 7 of the regular season. After beating the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football, the G-men went down to Philadelphia and defeated the Eagles 15-7 to complete their first half at 2-6. With eight games remaining, including three with division rivals, Dallas and Washington, New York still has eyes on a division title. Here are five players who will need to be productive in order for the Giants to compete.

11/04/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 21: Wide receiver Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants cannot control the ball as cornerback Josh Robinson #21 of the Minnesota Vikings defends during a game at MetLife Stadium on October 21, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

First Half Studs & Duds For The New York Giants

The New York Giants have gotten off to their worst since 1976, yet at 2-6, the team does still have its sights set on an NFC East title. But in order to have a second half turnaround, some players will have to raise their performance, and others will have to maintain their first half pace.

11/01/2013

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