No Yankees in the World Series?! Now what?
There are just about as many confused fans this year as there could be because of the New York Yankees not making the MLB playoffs. It was bound to happen sometime, and due to the lineup being riddled with injuries, 2012 was not to be the Year of Another Yankee Pennant. So, since it’s the offseason in New York, you’re sitting in your New York City apartment looking for another sporting event to go to. What do you do? There’s Eli with the Giants, Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow with the Jets, plus the Islanders and Rangers on the ice, the Red Bulls on the soccer field, not to mention the Knicks (and now) the Nets at Madison Square Garden. Looks like your dilemma for a sporting event is tougher than you might have guessed.
First off, if good ol’ American football is your sport of choice, then you’re in for one incredibly good season. Not only is Eli Manning with the Giants performing at his absolute best, throwing touchdown passes like it’s nothing and averaging an impressive 300 yards of offense per game. And he’s supposed to be the ‘little’ brother in the Manning dynasty. Sanchez and Tebow are doing just as well, keeping a 3-3 record, at pace with the new England Patriots. These aren’t the only reasons that you5r New York City apartment is going to be the place to be this winter. You can’t forget the hockey games that’ll be on as well. After the King’s blowout last year over the Devils, the east coast hockey players have a bone to pick with those on the west coast. Watching the friendly exchange of sportsmanship between those players is something that’s perfectly suited either front seat of your sofa or up close and personal at the glass in the rink. You choose. You can’t forget that there is soccer until the end of October as well, with the Red Bulls holding a strong position in the playoffs. Lastly, the sporting event that occupies the Madison Square Garden at least three times a week, is basketball. Everyone from movie stars to rock stars, to sports figures all come to the Madison Square Garden and cheer for the home team all winter. So the next time that you sitting in your New York City apartment, wondering what other sport to watch since the Yankees didn’t make it to the playoffs, remember – you’re in New York!