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When New York Teams Get Desperate

New York City is known as the city that never sleeps – and full of extremely harsh critics. So if you play for a professional team in the Big Apple, expect no pity from fans and the media alike. With the mentality of aiming to live up to the the expectations of others, New York teams have took drastic measures to bulk up their teams by adding players that either makes the group better – or worse. Let’s take a little closer look at some of the failed deals these past 5 years.

NY Yankees. The team recently traded for OF Vernon Wells, who’s an All-Star, about 5+ years ago. The team’s age average falls in the mid-30s and soon enough, these players will retire. A bad and desperate move on the Yankees part. Think A-Rod, the highest paid player who is currently on contract with the team, le sigh. But with the most money, they are constantly known as the evil empire.

NY Mets. This National League team hasn’t done amazing this past decade. They last made the World Series in 2000 when the Yankees beat them and haven’t made much impact since then. They’ve had Johan Santana, Pedro Martinez, Jose Reyes, etc – which played on an All-Star level, but not big enough to help the team garner another championship title.

NY Jets. Two words. Tim Tebow. Many people already knew this was a bad idea especially when they had Mark Sanchez and Tebow compete for the starting spot, and of course, Sanchez would take it for seniority reasons. Tebow played a few minutes, something he was not used to, causing a non-cohesive chemistry between teammates, coaches, and management. And they didn’t make the playoffs. It’s surprising to see that Rex Ryan is still the team’s head coach.

NY Knicks. This team has gone through a wild roller coaster for the past decade, and they are slowly regaining natural, competitive form. But remember when players such as Steve Francis, Tracy McGrady, Mike Bibby, Zach Randolph, etc. played for the Knicks at one point during those ten years? Sad to say, but their big bucks went to waste as the players did not perform up to superstar expectations. Let’s hope this does not happen again though.

NJ/Brooklyn Nets. They once the “team to beat,” but suddenly has lost that. With Deron Williams and Joe Johnson on the roster, many people thought they’d maintain that winning status. But rumors have circulate that D-Will’s constant bad behavior has caused strain with the coaches. Will they succumb to a curse?

Despite some flaws and little bumps along the way, these teams have had a fair share of successes. Every move made can be unpredictable and the result can differ with each team. It all takes a good bet and strategy for deals to play out the right way.


Meet Superstar Athletes & Their Equally Famous Other Half

To be married to a famous athlete is one thing, but to be equally famous as your half is a whole, different story. Athletes may have created a name for themselves through natural talent, hard work, and commitment, but what happens when the athletes mingle with celebrities of the same level of fame. The result is a dynamic duo, constantly bombarded with flocks of media and attention. Here are some notable pairs.

David Beckham & Victoria Adams. This international famous couple have been married for years – a significant feat rarely accomplished in their respective worlds. After almost two decades of marital bliss, having four children together, dodging tabloid rumors, and dealing with flocks of paparazzi, the twosome remain intact together and also continue to succeed in their respective careers.

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Tom Brady & Gisele BunchenThe QB always get the girl, and this couple is a true example of that common testament. The pair secretly dated and married in 2009, and have been going stronger since then. Together, they have two children and have been mainly living low-key in Brady’s city of Boston. Not going to lie, they make quite the beautiful couple.

Justin Verlander & Kate Upton. He’s the premier baseball pro. She’s the ‘It’ girl and model, of the moment. And together, they make a head-turning couple. Dating since 2012, the relatively new couple have kept it surprisingly quiet, in terms of flaunting their status as a couple. A humble duo tends to stay together in the long haul, and it wouldn’t be surprising if this couple does that. 

Gerard Pique & Shakira. Despite their ten year age difference (she’s 36, he’s 26), the soccer star and Latina songstress has showed time and time that age is nothing but a number. Dating for just a little over a year, Shakira recently gave birth to the couple’s first child and plan on getting married later this year. “Felicitaciones” are in order.

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Mike Fisher & Carrie Underwood. The country star married her hockey hubby back in 2010 and have been going strong year by year. During an interview last year, she even shared that her husband is the epitome of a true gentleman, holding her purse when necessary. Lads, a gentleman always keeps a woman’s heart. Take notes.

Andy Roddick & Brooklyn Decker. After Mandy Moore, retired tennis player Andy asked his agent to track down Brooklyn’s phone number, and the rest was history. The two married in a quiet ceremony in Austin in 2009. Both have been supportive of each other’s careers, appearing on the sidelines. Her at Andy’s tennis matches and him at her runway shows. Support is a vital ingredient in a successful marriage and these two lovebirds exemplify
that quality in a relationship.

Lamar Odom & Khloe Kardashian. Less than a month of dating, these two tied the knot, and many people bet it wouldn’t last. But both proved everyone wrong. Married for more than two years, she has shown support of his basketball career and he has dealt with the madness and drama that comes with the Kardashian name. 

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