Watch CBS News

3 Up And 3 Down: Who's Hot And Who's Not In New York Sports

By Daniel Friedman
» More Columns

It's time to take a look at the latest best and worst stories on the NY/NJ sports landscape.


1. Brock Nelson

Brock Nelson
Islanders forward Brock Nelson (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

With the seconds ticking away toward a team-imposed deadline to put his name on the dotted line, Nelson agreed to terms on a new three-year contract with the Islanders. The deal is worth a reported $7.5 million.

2. Jets' Offense

Chris Ivory
Jets running back Chris Ivory reacts after socring a touchdown against Cleveland on Sept. 13, 2015, at MetLife Stadium. (Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

We knew the defense would be good, but the offense surprisingly was as well during last Sunday's regular season opener. Ryan Fitzpatrick made his throws, Chris Ivory found running room, Brandon Marshall recovered an intercepted pass, among other positives. It was only one week, but the Jets certainly got the job done.

3. Derick Brassard

He just moved into a posh, $4.1 million condo in Tribeca. He's also entering training camp as a player who has continually gotten better. The Rangers are very fortunate to have him.


1. Eli Manning

New York Giants v Dallas Cowboys
Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks to the sideline against the Cowboys on Sept. 13, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

His mental lapse cost the Giants a win during their season opener. Let's just hope it doesn't become a pattern for him.

2. Jacob deGrom

Jacob deGrom
Mets' right-hander Jacob deGrom, right, speaks with pitching coach Dan Warthen during the fourth inning against the Marlins at Marlins Park in Miami on Sept. 4, 2015. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)

The Mets' ace has struggled of late, but a bounce-back is to be expected. It's doubtful he'll be on this list again anytime soon.

3. Steve Bernier

The Islanders brought him on a tryout as depth insurance, in the event Nelson didn't sign. He did sign, and now Bernier's chances of making the team are slim -- and training camp hasn't even started yet.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.