Sun. Dec 4th, 2022

This week I celebrated my twentieth anniversary right here at The Submit. I’ve informed this story usually and it’s true: My father used to convey the previous afternoon Submit residence from work on the LIRR on daily basis, so from the time I used to be 7, there was however one job I ever wished, and starting on Nov. 10, 2002, in a press field on the previous Metrodome, I truly, miraculously, started it. 

It’s been fairly a run, and I thanks for becoming a member of me each step of the way in which. To have a good time, I can consider no higher vessel to recollect the final twenty years than borrowing a favourite Billy Joel melody (plus, it’s a superb warm-up for my Christmas carols, which’ll be right here earlier than you already know it!). 

“I Didn’t Begin the Hearth” 

Derek Jeter, Jason Kidd 

Johnny Damon’s Yankees lid 

Brothers Manning, A-Rod banning 

Knicks are within the tank 

Rex Ryan, Aaron Choose 

Belichick nonetheless holds a grudge 

Favre’s a Jet, Buck’s a Met 

Phil’s Baltusrol shank 

Mets pitchers smoking pot 

Tiger within the car parking zone 

Strahan sacking, Torre packing 

Knicks’ Linsanity 

Justify, Jason Bay 

Followers all-in on Harvey Day 

David Wright, Bobby Knight 

One other Jets calamity! 

Eli Manning hoists the Lombardi Trophy after profitable the 2012 Tremendous Bowl. Getty Photos


I didn’t begin the fireplace 

Or the title-yearning 

Or the team-heartburning 

I didn’t begin the fireplace 

No, I didn’t mild it 

However I beloved to jot down it 


Phil Jackson’s fading zen 

Darrelle Revis again once more 

Wager the Derby, cling with Serby 

Coughlin within the chill 

Pete Alonso, Daniel Jones 

Each Patrick and Pat Mahomes 

Puma, Sherman, Schwartz and Berman 

CC on the hill 

Devils received the Cup with Marty 

Giants went down south to get together 

Endy’s catch, Sampras’ match 

With previous Agassi 

Henrik got here so very shut 

Final day at Shea, fairly morose 

Aaron Boone, Yankees swoon 

Daboll’s stones are brassy 

Endy Chavez makes an unbelievable catch throughout the 2006 NLCS. Getty Photos


I didn’t begin the fireplace 

Or the stomach-churning 

Or the tides-a-turning 

I didn’t begin the fireplace 

No, I didn’t mild it 

However hell yeah, I’ll write it 


Citi Area! Holyfield! 

Bobby Vee (Not Steve? Why me?)! 

Spit bits! Eli sits! 

Curry, Kay, Marakovits! 

Jeff Van Gundy! Thibodeau! 

Promote the staff, Jim! (I received’t go!) 

John Tavares, Jake deGrom 

(Lock the door after you’ve gone) 


Gary Cohen, Howie Rose 

Clicker and O’Connor’s prose 

Keyshawn leaving, Astros thieving 

Pats 18 and 1 

Sterling yelling “Yankees win!” 

Barry Trotz and David Quinn 

McAdoo and Shurmur too 

KD/Irving ballyhoo 

The Yankees have a good time after profitable the 20098 World Collection. Getty Photos


I didn’t begin the fireplace 

Or the angst returning 

Or the dues-paid incomes 

I didn’t begin the fireplace 

No, I didn’t mild it 

However rattling proper, I’ll write it 


Buttfumble on Turkey Day 

Serena blows the sector away 

Geno, Rapinoe 

American Pharoah 

Fare thee nicely, George Thomas Seaver 

And to Tug his ace reliever 

GMS III, and Ali 

Godspeed, Barbaro. 

Yankees beat the Phils in six 

Knicks might use a draft-day repair 

Calloway! Blown away! 

When he texts run to Inexperienced Bay! 


I didn’t begin the fireplace 

Or sluggish QB-learning 

Or draft-day disturbing 

I didn’t begin the fireplace 

No, I didn’t mild it 

Nevertheless it’s enjoyable to jot down it 


Dolan, Cohen, Mara/Tisch 

KD’s near-heroic swish 

Cross to Plax, Jake & Max 

Each Sunday, extra Vac’s Whacks! 

Kenyon known as the Knicks “fugazi” 

Relaxation in peace, Anthony Causi 

Isles followers scream “Sure! Sure! Sure!” 

Igor cleans the Rangers mess 

Devils appear like ’95 

Johnnies’ time to re-revive 

Hopeful Jets! Upstart Nets! 

Let’s go Yankees! Let’s go Mets! 

Ticker-tape parades in retailer 

In ’23 or ’24 

I’ll be there identical to earlier than 

Carry a glass to twenty extra! 

Vac’s Whacks

I’m fairly certain that any fan of “Breaking Unhealthy” can agree that our favourite school hoops participant to observe this 12 months might be Boston U.’s Walter Whyte, who dropped 27 Monday within the Terriers’ season-opening, 72-63 win over rival Northeastern. 


Keith Hernandez will not be on the Up to date Baseball Period poll for the Corridor of Fame and Rafael Palmeiro is? That’s received to be a joke, proper? 

Nonetheless, right here’s hoping Donnie Baseball will get the votes this time round. 


The HBO documentary “Say Hey, Willie Mays!” is so good I’ve already watched it twice, and I don’t suppose I’m performed.

Whack Again at Vac

Joe Palumbo: Glad that my Devils weren’t included in your record of groups hated by their very own followers, thanks. And until you rely the Crimson Bulls and NYCFC, the Devils had been the one staff not on the record. 

Vac: And the way in which they’re taking part in this 12 months they’re in no hurry to affix that record! 


Dennis Daly: I like the Philly Massive 5 and the Palestra. I’m so jealous. If solely Rose Hill was double in measurement: St. John’s, Fordham, Manhattan, Iona and Columbia/Hofstra. 

Vac: I nonetheless say a rotating solid of these six plus a St. Francis and Stony Brook would make a terrific four-team kick-off match yearly that would alternate between the Backyard and UBS Enviornment. Identify it after the late, nice AP hoops maven Jim O’Connell. 


@knishboy: If 81-year-old Pete Rose ever will get into the Corridor of Fame, will probably be one hell of a weekend in Cooperstown, and I’ll be there for the overdue get together … which after all might be co-sponsored by DraftKings and FanDuel. 

@MikeVacc: I’ll be sitting proper subsequent to you. 


Alex Burton: In keeping with Joel Sherman, Michael Conforto’s agent, Scott Boras, claims Conforto’s restoration from shoulder surgical procedure goes nicely and that he’s now “throwing as much as 120 toes.” Linda Blair could be very proud. 

Vac: Effectively, can now cross “Exorcist” reference in “Whack Again at Vac” off my skilled bucket record. 

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