On a day for which we count our blessings, we, the people of the Big Apple are thankful for these five things in New York City Sports.

By Robby Sabo

It’s often said New York York City is home of the greatest sports fans in the world. It’s also often said it’s home to the most obnoxious and ungrateful fans walking the planet.

Go to any Big Apple game. Appreciation is one hell of a sentiment. Actually, it smacks you in the face.

One example comes at Madison Square Garden. Every time Mats Zuccarello touches the puck, the fan-base goes nuts with the chant of “Zuuuuuuc.” He’s such a blue-collar, hard-working athlete, that New Yorkers go nuts with appreciation.

That’s the key: hard-working. Once the athlete starts showcasing that city-like attitude, the love affair begins.

At the same time, under-appreciation always runs rampant as well.

The boo-birds have been known to be plentiful if the crown sniffs a fake. The primadonna-like player will suffer big time if he’s not putting up the production in New York City.

Today, on the most thankful of all days, Thanksgiving, we count down the top five things we’re most thankful for in New York City sports.

Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com