The Sucker Within thirsts for more

Sports fans have always played the role of willing rube, but never to this degree

Updated: March 14, 2011, 5:14 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

Other than St. John's march to the NCAA tournament, the past seven days have been a lousy week to be a sports fan in New York. Either James Dolan's Knicks and Rangers want to go riffling through your wallet again with a 49 percent ticket price increase across the board, or Mets fans were finding out that, in addition to the team's worrisome financial concerns, they shouldn't expect to see Johan Santana -- the team's best pitcher when healthy -- any time soon. And the lockout in the NFL, the $9.3 ...

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