One theory of the formation of the seven continents as we know them holds that they were connected in one, gigantic landmass called "Pangaea." Eventually, the landmass broke apart and formed the geography of the world as it is today. If you subscribe to that theory, then the possibility of an entire island shifting its location isn't too farfetched. And that brings us to one of the week's biggest stories.
Jets: Could Gang Green actually trade Darelle Revis before his contract expires at the end of the 2013 season? That possibility took center stage this past week, when rumors circulated that owner Woody Johnson has concerns about signing Revis long-term and would prefer to get something for him. Revis Island might shift its address. The first (and probably not the last) crisis greeted new general manager John Idzik, who was introduced to the media and the fanbase on Thursday morning. The former Seattle Seahawks executive has his coaching staff in place with Marty Mornhinweg and Dennis Thurman set to take the coordinator roles alongside Rex Ryan. Now, the Jets' brain trust must address questions at quarterback, wide receiver, running back and in the secondary, among other areas. Maybe Mark Sanchez's meeting with former Eagles QB Jeff Garcia will help his case to remain the starter. Just another week in Florham Park, N.J.
Giants: A far less eventful week.
New York-New Jersey football: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell met with political dignitaries in both states to discuss the plans for Super Bowl XLVIII, which will take place on Feb. 2, 2014, at MetLife Stadium. Who's excited to watch the Super Bowl in freezing weather? I know I am.
Mets/Yankees: Is it baseball season yet? No? Oh well. But it's getting closer. The Mets made a move to bolster their pitching staff, signing former Brewers right-hander Shaun Marcum. The Yankees didn't do much, other than have general manager Brian Cashman say that Alex Rodriguez could miss the entire season.
Knicks: Vintage Carmelo. That's how the Knicks ended the week on a winning note, defeating the Hawks at the Garden, 106-104, on Sunday. Anthony scored 42 points, made 15 of 28 from the floor and hit 9 of 12 from 3-point range. Impressive stuff. The Knicks played four games this past week, going 2-2, with a loss to Brooklyn, a streak-busting win in Boston (they had lost 11 straight) and a bad defeat in Philadelphia before Sunday's win. So far, Amar'e Stoudemire hasn't ruined the Knicks' chemistry. In fact, he averaged 17 points per game during the week.
Nets: The week began with an impressive 88-85 win over the Knicks, progressed to a double-digit victory at Minnesota, and finished with back-to-back clunkers in blowout losses at Memphis and Houston. The Nets were outscored by a combined total of 37 points in the two defeats. Ouch. Now, the coming week includes games against Miami and Chicago. Ouch. Ouch.
Rangers: The Blueshirts finally got in the win column with an overtime victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday. Marian Gaborik scored twice in the first period and completed the hat trick with the OT winner. After an uninspired loss at Philadelphia, the Rangers returned home and defeated the Maple Leafs in emphatic fashion. Again, it was Gaborik providing some offense. He scored two goals, both in the Rangers' four-goal third period. Henrik Lundqvist and company are 2-3-0 in the early season.
Islanders: For the Islanders, the week ended with back-to-back losses, including a tough 5-4 defeat in Winnipeg against the Jets. The Isles led that game by two goals in the third period, but let the advantage slip away. Still, a 2-2 week featured plenty of promise. The Islanders scored seven times in a victory at Toronto and Keith Aucoin added two goals in a losing effort at Boston. A tough week awaits, however, with two games against the Devils and one against the Penguins.
Devils: New Jersey's undefeated start to the season ended on Sunday, when the Devils lost at Montreal, 4-3, in overtime. Still, they have points in four straight to open 2013. Not a bad way to begin a shortened schedule.
Big East Basketball: It was an up-and-down week for the local sides. UConn won its only game, St. John's won both of its contests, Rutgers lost both games (against UConn and St. John's) and Syracuse went 1-1, capping its week with a loss at Villanova.
Grant Tunkel is a contributor to SNY.tv.