I believe that every human brain has a limit of the amount of time they can be exposed to Real Housewives reunion shows before the organ simply ceases to function. I fear that I have reached that limit. I'm pretty sure my brain has been replaced by a rat nibbling on an old sweat sock. It's not good.
Mets: The Mets season ended with a 4-2 win in Miami that some are calling one of the wins in the team's history. Pretty historic stuff. It wasn't the greatest year for our beloved Mets, but Sandy Alderson vowed that the team would, you know, maybe do a few things in the offseason. Nothing crazy, mind you, so don't go overboard, but definitely something, or at least a little more than nothing. Your 2013 Mets: Certainly better than nothing.
Monday, Oct. 8
8:20 PM MLB NY Jets at Houston
8:07 PM MLB NY Yankees at Baltimore
Wednesday, Oct. 10
TBA PM MLB NY Yankees vs. Baltimore
Thursday, Oct. 11
TBA PM MLB NY Yankees vs. Baltimore
Friday, Oct. 12
TBA PM MLB NY Yankees at Baltimore
Saturday, October 13
12:00 PM NCAAF Rutgers vs. Syracuse
1:00 PM NCAAF Rutgers vs. Temple
Sunday, October 14
1:00 PM NFL NY Jets vs. Indianapolis
4:25 PM NFL NY Giants at San Francisco
Yankees: The Yankees fended off the Orioles for the AL East title, only to have to face them again in the Division Series. Game 1 on Sunday night was a thriller, with CC Sabathia pitching into the ninth inning just long enough to watch the Yankees' offense spring for five runs in the top of the ninth to give New York a 7-2 win. Russell Martin's ninth-inning solo shot keyed the rally, as New York took a 1-0 lead in the series. I may regret saying this, given this was just one win, but I have a feeling this year's Yankees are headed for something special. Despite a second half of the season in which they were at times mediocre, there was a manner in which these Bombers overcame injuries and refused to be caught by Baltimore that was absolutely inspired. But if not, let's just all hope it'll be A-Rod's fault, there's really nothing more fun than that.
Jets: The Jets, as you may have heard, are imploding. Darrelle Revis and Santonio Holmes are done for the season, Rex Ryan looks weird thin and people are starting to wonder if maybe Tim Tebow should play quarterback. Strange times, indeed. New York will try to heal what ails them by playing perhaps the best team in the league in the Houston Texans on Monday night. We've reached a dangerous moment for the Rex Ryan regime, a point where his act may really wear thin. We all loved Muhammad Ali when he said he was the greatest and then turned out to actually be the greatest, but he would have been far less beloved if he'd ended up being Tommy Morrison.
Giants: There was almost no chance the Giants were going to show up at home against the Cleveland Browns and make quick work of them. You just knew that wouldn't be the case. So it was no surprise when the team found themselves 14 points down in the first five minutes. It felt appropriate. Nonetheless, New York rallied quickly behind an efficient game from Eli Manning and a breakthrough outing from Ahmad Bradshaw. Bradshaw ran for a career-high 200 yards on 30 carries and solidified his starting position in the Giants' backfield. The win sets up a rematch of last year's NFC Championship game as the Giants travel to San Francisco to face the red-hot 49ers. New York's offense has been explosive this season, but they'll have to make things go against one of the stingiest defenses in the league. A win would announce that the defending champs are very much still contenders, while a loss would just kind of stink.
Knicks: The Knicks began training camp and I will refrain from making any jokes about them being old, though they are kind of old. Marcus Camby will be out 7-10 days with a calf injury, but again it has nothing to do with age and we will not make any silly age cracks, but Camby was drafted in the Truman Administration. Zing!
Big East Football: Rutgers kept up its winning ways with a 19-3 win over UConn in which the Scarlet Knights' defense held Lyle McCombs to under 40 yards rushing. The win moved Rutgers to a perfect 5-0 on the season and found them ranked as the No. 20 team in the country by week's end. In other action, Syracuse hung on for a 14-13 win over Pitt for their second win of the season. Ryan Nassib didn't put up his usual big numbers but played well enough to get the victory. The Orange will face off with Rutgers next Saturday.