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Photo Credit: Anthony Merced

Photo Credit: Anthony Merced

The Jets showed a lot of heart in resiliency in their 38-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

They found themselves quickly down 14-0 after Chiefs’ wide receiver Travis Kelce caught two perfectly thrown long passes from his quarterback, Alex Smith. Jets QB Josh McCown responded by leading the Jets to a pair of quick touchdowns and the teams were tied at the end of the first quarter.

The lead constantly changed hands. In a refreshing change of pace it was the Jets who kept their composure during the critical moments of the fourth quarter while their opponent was committing foolish penalties that ultimately cost them the game, 38-31.

Afterwards I asked Josh McCown who has played in the NFL for 15 seasons if his heart races a little faster when a play appears busted and he has to run for the first down which he seems to do quite often. “Absolutely. If you don’t keep moving the sticks then you are not going to be in this industry for long.”

The Yankees’ hiring of Aaron Boone to replace Joe Girardi as manager was surprising because he was never a manager at any level but he meets other key criteria such as being an excellent communicator with players; possessing top-notch media skills; and of course being a Yankees hero for his pennant-winning home run in the 2003 American League Championship Series.

I wonder if the Mets’ decision to hire Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway who also had no managerial skills but is a terrific speaker may have influenced Yankees management.

CBS will present a live one-hour primetime special on Thursday, January 25 titled “MVP: Most Valuable Performer” which will star NFL players but it has nothing to do with their performance on the gridiron. “MVP” will be a talent contest in which NFL players will either be singing, cooking, juggling, rapping, playing a musical instrument, conducting dog tricks, Irish step-dancing, or even trying their hand at archery.

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About Lloyd Carroll

Lloyd Carroll is the Senior Columnist for the Queens Chronicle, an award-winning weekly newspaper that has served the communities of Queens since 1978. This article as well as many future articles will also appear at Queens Chronicle. In addition, Lloyd also writes for our friends over at NYSportsDay.com. In today’s world of online publications, we at Latino Sports understand and value the importance of collaborating with other online publications in order to showcase and create awareness of each other’s work and dedication to our respectable communities.

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