Hope springs infernal in N.Y. sports

Updated: April 2, 2010, 12:48 AM ET
By Shaun Powell | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

The last time spring really had some spring, as in hops, was 1994, when New York sports was jumping. Lots of great players, well-coiffed coaches, rugged teams, epic moments, and the tabloids couldn't write the snappy headlines fast enough. Fun times, actually, and at one point, this was the only place that didn't get whiplash from a low-speed chase of a white Ford Bronco.

That's right. While O.J. sat in the backseat and mulled his future, and a nation witnessed the greatest sports-celebrity ...

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