Great moments in New York-Boston rivalry
APRIL 23, 2014: MICHAEL PINEDA EJECTED IN 'PINE TAR GATE' PART 2
You know what they say, fool me once. . . . It all started when Michael Pineda appeared to have an illegal substance on his hand during his first outing of the year against the Red Sox. Because the Sox didn't complain and the umpires didn't seem to notice, Pineda got off scot-free as he led the Yanks to a 4-1 win. But in his second start against the Sox, Boston manager John Farrell went out to talk to home plate umpire Gerry Davis in the second inning. Davis inspected Pineda, discovered an illegal substance on his neck and tossed him from the game.
FEB. 5, 2012: SUPER BOWL XLVI
In a rematch of Super Bowl XLII, it was again Eli Manning bringing the Giants down the field in the fourth quarter to a come-from-behind victory. Trailing 15-17 with under 4:00 to go, Big Blue drove 88 yards, capped off by an Ahmad Bradshaw 6-yard touchdown run, to take the lead, 21-17. The Patriots' ensuing drive came down to a Hail Mary, which fell incomplete, giving the Giants their fourth Super Bowl title in franchise history. Manning was named the game's MVP.
2011 NBA PLAYOFFS: CELTICS SWEEP KNICKS
After a six-year absence from the postseason, the Knicks were back. With Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire leading the way, New York fans could smell an upset of the aging, third-seeded Boston Celtics in the air. But after a pair of narrow losses in Boston, weakened by injuries to Stoudemire and Chauncey Billups, the Knicks were outclassed in Games 3 and 4 at MSG, disappointing a raucous home crowd.
JAN. 16, 2011: JETS BACK UP TRASH TALK, KNOCK OUT PATS
Jets coach Rex Ryan personally called out Patriots counterpart Bill Belichick. Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie called Pats QB Tom Brady a bad name. Patriots receiver Wes Welker made some snide remarks about Ryan's supposed foot fetish. The bickering made for plenty of midweek hype in the week leading up to an AFC Divisional Round playoff game. But the game was played on the field, where the sixth-seeded Jets backed up their brashness by knocking off the top-seeded Pats, 28-21, in Foxboro, Mass. Mark Sanchez threw three touchdown passes as New York advanced to its second straight AFC Championship Game. |
DEC. 15, 2010: PAUL PIERCE SINKS THE KNICKS
For the first time in a long time, the Knicks and Celtics played a meaningful regular season game. Both teams were in the midst of long winning streaks, raising the level of anticipation. The two teams did not disappoint. Amar'e Stoudemire scored 39 points, marking his team-record ninth-straight game with 30 points or more. After the Celtics trailed most of the game, Paul Pierce gave them a 118-116 lead with a step-back jumper over Stoudemire with 0.4 seconds to go. On the ensuing inbounds play, Stoudemire appeared to win the game on a three-point jumper, but replays showed time expired before he could release the shot. |
FEB. 3, 2008: SUPER BOWL XLII
The Giants shocked the previously undefeated Patriots in Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Ariz. The game was expected to be a romp for New England, which was favored by 12 points. Instead, with 2:42 left, Eli Manning had the ball in his hands, trailing 14-10. On a 3rd-and-5 from his own 43, Manning was swamped by defenders, but spun out of danger and flung a desperation pass down the middle of the field. As the ball hung in the air, David Tyree outleapt Patriots safety Rodney Harrison, pinning the ball to his helmet as both players fell to the ground. The 32-yard-gain set up Manning's 14-yard touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress that held up as the game-winner. |