As we reported last week, 4th grader Lazar LaPenna, of Long Beach, New York, suffered a fatal seizure after hitting a baseball and running to first base. There was no injury caused by a baseball. Lazar suffered from epilepsy for several years and was on medication for seizures. LaPenna loved baseball and the Mets. His dad was his coach. The baseball world and others took notice of this awful tragedy and even took to Twitter to recruit everyone to pay tribute to the little boy from Long Island.
NFL free agency began on Monday. New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas had 48.5 million reasons to be excited. That's how much salary cap space that the former New York Titans franchise has this year. Only the Indianapolis Colts have more money to spend. Gang Green head coach Robert Saleh is hoping that spending some cash can buy at least a half dozen more wins in 2022. It was a good start on day one.
The 2022 NFL schedules were released on Monday. This is the time of year where New York Jets fans have a ton of time on their hands trying to find some nugget of optimism to grasp onto. Rationalizing the progress within a four win season is just another day at the office for an old grizzled Gang Green fanatic. What secrets lie within this year's NFL schedule? After 11 years, will this finally be the year that the Jets make the playoffs?
When your team goes 4-13 and you haven't gone to the playoffs in more than a decade, you try to find the positives. The Jets did not have a good season but there were definite improvements. Yesterday's battle with the Buffalo Bills followed a down to the wire loss at the hands of Tom Brady. Plenty of teams have lost in the last 2 minutes to that guy. There is an undeniable fight in this Jets team. Now, will it last?