We are Mighty Metropolis. We are Godly Gotham. We have tasted the canvas a few times lately, New York City has, but in a sporting solar system divided into haves and have-nots, big markets and small, we are still the haughtiest have. We are the big market; everywhere else is Altoona.
When it comes to sports, we lead with the ATM. That is still our first fallback, right? It is a part of our DNA, our muscle memory. In its way, it’s like that scene in “Goodfellas” where Henry Hill explains how Paulie “runs” a restaurant that he’s really just looking to bust out.