BREAKING NEWS: The New York Giants won the Superbowl in 2012.
Not even a month after the New York Giants won the Superbowl for the second time in five years Jeremy Lin became the main attraction in New York and on every Americans television. Do the New York Giants deserve sympathy after becoming the “Jane Brady” of New York sports in less than 2 months after winning the Superbowl? I believe so. Jeremy Lin brought some energy to a New York Knicks team when they were beginning to look like they did not have chemistry. Jeremy Lin being a point guard that can set the pace for that team became the “glue guy” that the Knicks needed to mesh all of those different pieces together. After just a seven game winning streak Jeremy Lin and his story of an Asian-American undrafted basketball player from Harvard University at the end of the Knicks bench after being dropped from two teams in a year stole the spotlight from the New York Giants Superbowl victory.
Now as the 2012-2013 NFL season approaches the New York Giants have a chance to gain the spotlight again, right? WRONG. The New York Jets are pretty much guaranteed a weekly spot on the back page of the New York Times because now along with Rex Ryan and his publicity-friendly persona the Jets have signed Tim Tebow and the media circus that follows him. No matter what the Jets do next year they will be the talk of the “Big Apple”. In a year where 3 quarterbacks threw for more than 5,000 yards; breaking Dan Marino’s record, Tim Tebow was the most talked about story in the NFL last year after having one the five worse quarterback ratings of the year and only leading his team to an 8-8 record.