What will become of Mr. Met?


What will become of Mr. Met?

By Adam Hart

Feel for Fred Wilpon & Co., majority owners of the New York Mets. They owe some cash, possibly 1 billion worth.

The group is a victim of Bernie Madoff's ridiculously expansive Ponzi scheme. The worst kind of victim, too, because it was originally a beneficiary -- the 300-million-profit-while-others-got-bilked kind, reportedly.

Sure, charitable foundations and common folk were crippled by Madoff's theft. The mastermind's son also took his own life in shame. But the Wilpons now seem interested -- if not financially required to, thanks to a lawsuit seeking to recoup the 300 million and then some -- in selling off a minority interest in the Mets. How were they supposed to know their pockets were lined with filthy Ponzi money? It's not like they previously pulled out of a similar deal.

No, that's a lie. They did.

But what are they supposed to do, give back money already spent on Jason Bay and a new stadium? It's just not fair!

"You don't like to lose money that is just stolen from you," Fred 'Old Man' Wilpon said with great irony before getting dressed up for Halloween. "But the betrayal by Madoff is something I'll never, ever forget . . . We were investors for something like 25 years."

Yeah! They were allegedly making money off poor suckers for something like 25 years.

See? Totally not fair. Like, everything would be fine if his BFF Madoff simply didn't get caught; the Wilpons would still be splishing and splashing in a pool of other people's dollars -- hard-earned, unknowingly-lost dollars.

Thankfully, a charitable fund benefiting the Wilpons has been set up at:


It has a certain ring to it.

Roethlisberger responds to Edelman comments: 'We've got our trophies'

Roethlisberger responds to Edelman comments: 'We've got our trophies'

On Monday, Julian Edelman took a light shot at the Steelers when asked about Antonio Brown streaming Mike Tomlin’s postgame speech on Facebook Live. 

"That's how that team is run," Edelman said on WEEI Monday. "I personally don't think that would be something that would happen in our locker room, but hey, whatever. Some people like red and some people like blue. Some people like tulips and some people like roses. Whatever."

Ben Roethlisberger, one of the players who was speaking during Brown’s video, was asked to respond to Edelman’s comments Wednesday. He did so by saying the Steelers are run in a manner that’s gotten them six Super Bowl championships. 

“I don’t think I need to speak much,” Roethlisberger said. “We’ve got our trophies out there. I’ve got owners that I think are the best in the business. They’re family to us, and I’m sure if he talked to his owner, he would say the same thing about the Rooneys. Anybody in here in the football world or the regular world that owns the Rooneys knows what they stand for. It’s a blessing to call them a family.”

Brown, whose actions were admonished by Tomlin Tuesday, could be fined if the NFL determines that he violated the league’s social media policy. The policy is as follows: 

"The use of social media by coaches, players, and other club football operations personnel is prohibited on game day (including halftime) beginning 90 minutes before kickoff until after the post-game locker room is open to the media and players have first fulfilled their obligation to be available to the news media who are at the game."

WATCH: Celtics vs. Knicks

WATCH: Celtics vs. Knicks

Tune into CSN to watch the Celtics host the Knicks at TD Garden. You can also click here to watch the Celtics livestream presented by McDonald's on the NBC Sports App. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live Presented by ACE Ticket.

- Game Preview: Thomas scoring at record pace in fourth quarter

- Channel Finder: Make sure you know where to watch

[SHOP: Gear up, Celtics fans!]

- Live Extra FAQ: All your questions answered

- Latest on the Celtics: All of the most recent news and notes

- Talk about the game via social media on CSN's Pulse, presented by Ford