Found January 25, 2012 on
Mike Silva's New York Baseball Digest:
Our good friend on Twitter @ElieIsElite relayed a comment made my Mike Lupica today on ESPN 1050:
“There’s nothing bigger in this area than Giants football; not the Yankees, not the Mets, not the Jets, nothing! nothing! nothing!”
I am not sure I agree with this statement. Right now, the Giants clearly have overtaken the Yankees for the talk of the town. Check in with me in about four weeks when, win or lose, the buzz from the Super Bowl will have worn off.
For as big as football is in the country, I never have seen it discussed 24/7/365 in New York like baseball. Nothing gets more intense than when both the Mets and Yankees are in contention. Look at the buzz in the city in 1999 and 2000, and from 2006-2008 when both teams were considered “contenders” at the same time. There was a tremendous amount of buzz here for the 2000 World Series. I don’t remember anyone not being excited about it.
The only teams that have “overtaken” the Yankees the last 30 years is the Knicks and the Mets. ...
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