Harvey Araton

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    The Nets Left New Jersey Last Night After 35 Years, With A Loss, Of Course

    Last night marked the final home game of the New Jersey Nets, and although the franchise won't officially become the Brooklyn Nets until the beginning of the 2012-2013 NBA season (when they move from the Prudential Center to the Barclay Center), it's obvious those involved with the team couldn't lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Sugar Ray Leonard, Boxing Great, Discloses Sex Abuse By Coach, Drinking and Drug Use In New Book

    ​In a new book, Boxing Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard reveals a long held secret: that he was sexually abused as a young fighter by an Olympic boxing coach. He also mentions infidelity, cocaine and alcohol abuse, and growing up in a home with afflicted with alcohol and domestic violence, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Don't Blame Mark Sanchez For Sunday's Disaster

    ​And now the New York sports media prepares for an off-season of what called "The Blame Game" in the wake of the Jets' 24-29 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here's a sampling from ESPN's Ian O'Connor: "He [Ryan] did not have his team ready to play the AFC Championship Game at Heinz F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    LeBron James Quickly Becomes League Villain

    ​As the early returns come in - we were most impressed by the recent ESPN poll which showed 57 percent of the public was feeling anti-LBJ -- it appears that in the breathtaking space of less than 12 hours LeBron James went from the most popular athlete in American sports to the most despised. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Jockbeat: John Madden's Final Score

    Yes, OK -- we get it:  John Madden was a cultural phenom who did funny beer commercials,  "wrote" ghosted bestsellers, and gave his name to a popular video game. He was, as Harvey Araton said in yesterday's New York Times, "one of three voices [that] resonate in the age of video." But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Solidarity Forever! Springsteen Says Wal-Mart Deal a "Mistake"

    During Bruce Springsteen's upcoming Super Bowl halftime performance, the New York Times' Harvey Araton suggests, it would be great if the working-class hero went "rogue" and "rails against -- oh, I don't know -- offensive Wall Street bonuses, $18.4 billion worth." If he's really feeling proletarian, ... More >>

  • News

    May 18, 2004

    In Defense of Steinbrenner

    What's not to like? George wants to win, and what's more, he wants to win for us

  • News

    December 23, 1997

    Just War Against Nike

    Houses and Colleges March on Nike