Ettinger: How much is Jeter actually worth?

The contract dispute between the Yankees and their prized captain, 36-year-old shortstop Derek Jeter, has gone public. Jeter’s agent, Casey Close, has hinted to the media that his client is seeking a deal worth $23-24 million annually for four or more years. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, whose three-year, $45 million offer was roundly rejected, […]

Ettinger: How ‘bout them Huskies?

Chances are you didn’t catch even a minute of the most important sporting event of the week. And you call yourself a real sports fan. You’re not alone, however, in your apathy. Most of the nation missed the UConn women’s basketball team slip past second-ranked Baylor, 65–64, en route to its 80th consecutive victory. Indeed, […]

Ettinger: Heat not so hot

If the season ended today, the 5-3 Miami Heat would play the 4-3 Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the NBA playoffs. What does this tell us? It tells us that it’s far, far too early in the season to say anything about anything in the NBA. That doesn’t mean, however, that we can’t […]

Ettinger: Dissecting parity in baseball

As the Fall Classic begins to unwind, the weather is turning rather fair. True to form, as the bandwagon comes rolling into the station, so does an onslaught of cliché sports arguments. Indeed, it seems like the only thing more common this time of year than Tim Lincecum t-shirt jerseys is a really dumb baseball […]

Ettinger: Let’s play seven

You have to feel bad for fans of the Reds, Braves, Twins and Rays (did you know Dick Vitale is a season ticket holder?). To see your team knocked out of the MLB playoffs in the first round is brutal — the countdown to spring training is particularly long this time of year. Losing in […]