Kurtzberg’s Corner

Cosmos Return with Dramatic 2-1 Win

The New York Cosmos couldn’t have asked for a better script for the franchise’s first match in 29 years. The Cosmos got a dramatic goal by forward Alessandro Noselli in extra time to defeat the visiting Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2-1. An enthusiastic sellout crowd of 11,929 cheered throughout the game as the most famous soccer […]

Kurtzberg’s Corner: Defending Champion Giants Still Looking For Respect

No recent Super Bowl champion has received less respect than this year’s New York Giants. Despite winning their second Super Bowl in the last five years, most experts look at the Giants as more like the team that went 9-7-0 during the regular season than the team that beat the Falcons, Packers, 49ers and Patriots to […]

Kurtzberg’s Corner: Curtis Martin Reflects On His Hall of Fame Career

Jets fans are looking forward to this weekend when former Jets and Patriots running back Curtis Martin will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Martin has run for 14,101 yards in his career which places him fourth all-time. 10,302 of those yards came in a Jets uniform, which makes […]

Kurtzberg’s Corner: No Gee: What Can the Mets Do?

The Mets have been a pleasant surprise during the first half of the season and one reason has been their strong starting pitching. But now the team has lost starter Dillon Gee for the rest of the 2012 season. Depth at this position at the Major League level is hardly encouraging. Miguel Batista and Jeremy […]

Kurtzberg’s Corner: Pitching Staff Holds Key to Yanks 2nd Half

Here we are at the All-Star Break and guess who has the best record in Major League Baseball? That’s right, the New York Yankees. While having the Yankees atop the AL East standings is not a big surprise, few teams would be able to stay in first place with their two best starting pitchers and […]

Kurtzberg’s Corner: July Holds the Key to Mets Season

The New York Mets remain one of the bigger surprises in the National League this year, sitting with a 43-37 record after 80 games as of July 2nd. It’s not just the winning record that is a surprise to most fans. The Mets  are in the thick of the race for the playoffs right now, […]

Kurtzberg’s Corner: Rangers and Isles Busy on Draft Day

It was an eventful day for both the Rangers and Islanders at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh with both teams drafting defensemen in the first round. The Rangers nabbed Brady Skjei from the U.S. Under-18 team with the 28th overall pick in the draft. He is heading to the University of Minnesota next […]