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    February 11, 2010

    Rick Lazio Shows Bill Belichick Fear in Governor's Race

    Lazio has much to lose if Paterson doesn't give Cuomo a good fight​Rick Lazio had Bill Belichick-like palpitations this week. The GOP gubernatorial candidate rushed to the defense of incumbent Democratic governor David Paterson twice, issuing statements railing about the New York ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Prince Lays a Football-Sized Egg: His Viking Anthem 'Purple and Gold'

    Prince was so excited about his Minnesota Vikings' victory last weekend in the NFL playoffs that he dashed off a football fight song, "Purple and Gold." It sounds as if it were dashed off by a fan. Purple Rain it ain't. Actually, it sounds like Christian rock, though MTV's Kyle Anderson, who mu ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Jockbeat: Some Sober Reflections on the Jets' Chances

    ​Yes, it's been an amazing run, and, yes, the Jets are definitely the team of the future in the AFC. And blah blah blah. We all know this. But all you really want to know is whether the Jets will beat the Colts this Sunday, right? First, let me point out what no one else I've seen has, namel ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Jets Fans Rally in Times Square

    At this very moment, Jets fans are rallying with Mayor Bloomberg to jack themselves up for Sunday's AFC Championship game. The team is certainly jacked up, and its website is already selling championship gear. ("After seeing this," tweets agentdp009, "if the Colts don't win, then they need a new ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Jockbeat: Jets Defense Can Get Them to Super Bowl -- If Sanchez Can Keep Up

    ​"They played well," Cincinnati receiver (and ace David Letterman guest) Chad Ochocinco told the Washington Post after the Jets 38-0 season-ending win over his team on Sunday, January 3. "My fear coming into today's game was not the individuals I had to play against. It was Rex. He's a defens ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    Lesbian Heiress Dies Mysteriously at 30

    ​Casey Johnson was found dead in her home yesterday, the latest starlet snuffed out in the fast lane. Casey, 30, was the daughter of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson and socialite Sale Johnson, but those weren't her only famous connections. She got a lot of press for being engaged to reality ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Jets Go Down in Flames

    Pass tense: Rookie QB Mark Sanchez has thrown 12 touchdowns and 20 interceptions Anybody can lose a football game, anyone can lose a football game by three points, and anyone can lose a football game by a field goal under bad conditions — even when they're playing at home. But man, even taki ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Jockbeat: Is Drew Brees Having the Best QB Year Ever?

    ​With five games to go in the season, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has already locked the league's MVP award. But how good is he doing compared to other great passers over the last 20 years? Well, two seasons ago the New England Patriots had the most prolific offense in NFL histo ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Jockbeat: Reasons to be Thankful for Mark Sanchez This Thanksgiving

    ​No disagreement that Jets' rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez is having a rough patch right now, but shouldn't we be cutting him a little slack while he goes through his learning process? Or stated another way, is Sanchez's first year really worse than those of other celebrated New York rookies? ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Bad Call of the Night in the Game of the Year

    ​"A lot of folks who went to bed early tonight are going to wake up awfully surprised tomorrow morning when they see this score," said NBC color man Chris Collinsworth at the finish of last night's astonishing 35-34 victory by the Indianapolis Colts over the New England Patriots. According to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Finally! Some Trash-Talking I Can Sink My Teeth Into...

    ​First, there was Minnesota. Then it was Anaheim. And, of course, through it all, there's always the good laugh at Boston's expense. And while I'm well-versed in spitting vitriol at New England, I'm less inclined to do the same for a midwest city that's never really done wrong by me, or a we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Live: The Gaslight Anthem Go Bowling in Brooklyn

    The night before, at Terminal 5--a more video happy crowd. Gaslight Anthem Brooklyn Bowl Friday, October 16 In addition to being the wonderful apotheosis of both melodic Jersey punk and cheeseball Jersey AOR, and besides having songs in spades, there is the non-ignorable fact that in person, the ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Jockbeat: Giants or Jets? Whose Loss Sucked More?

    ​Who had the worst day on Sunday? The Giants or the Jets? Let's review: -- The Giants played perhaps the best team in the conference, the surprising New Orleans Saints, gave up 48 points and lost by three touchdowns on the Saints' home field. -- The Jets, playing at home against a terrible ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Jockbeat: Sanchez? The Jets Win Was All About Defense

    ​We join Joe Namath and Daily News writer Gary Myers in applauding the debut of Mark Sanchez (18 of 31 for 272 yards) in the Jets' rousing 24-7 opening day victory over Houston. We would, however, take a little issue with Namath's pregame inspirations words to "The Mark" -- "It's about you t ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Jockbeat: Jets Season Preview

    ​As everyone knows, the Jets' chances this season hinge around the new franchise quarterback, Mark Sanchez, and how quickly he develops. His former coach at USC, Pete Carroll, made some exceedingly ungracious remarks when Sanchez decided to forego his final season in college and enter the NFL ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Giants, Jets Marketing Season Begins This Week

    ​The NFL season kicks off, as they say, on Thursday, ushering in a new wave of sports marketing. Local teams are on top of it! The Jets today announce a partnership with High Point Auto Insurance, through which season-ticket holders can get discounts on car insurance. "As a season ticket hol ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Yanks' Yom Kippur Shanda Repaired By Anthony Weiner

    ​In April Anthony Weiner, at the behest of Jewish groups, made good and sure that the Jets didn't play football after sundown on Yom Kippur, getting the league to change the time of a September 27 game at the Meadowlands. Weiner did the same thing to Major League Baseball treatment this week: ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Jockbeat: Maybe Favre's New Gig is Really About the Merch

    Don't know if you've heard the story, but they're saying that if you're traveling down Nicaragua way, you can see bunches of kids wearing "21-0" shirts - those were the ones printed up for New England fans before the 2008 Super Bowl - and Brett Favre Jets jerseys. That, apparently, is one of the pla ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 15, 2009

    ¡Ask a Mexican! Cry Uncle!

    Showing up just in time

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    May 21, 2009

    NFL Star Eric Naposki, Ex Arrested for 1994 Murder

    Eric Naposki was a star University of Connecticut linebacker who went on to play for the New England Patriots in the 1980s, then the WLAF's Barcelona Dragons in the 1990s. Around the time he got too old to play, he apparently hooked up with Nanette Ann Johnston, who had been seeing a well-off medica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Jack Kemp, 1935-2009

    When Jack Kemp -- the former Buffalo Bills star, Congressman, HUD Secretary, and Republican Vice Presidential candidate, who died of cancer this weekend -- was derided at a function as a mere football player, his daughter retorted, "My daddy wasn't a football player: He was a quarterback." Kemp wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Jockbeat: Will Jets fans have patience for Sanchez to grow?

    There are two definitely good things to be said about the Jets obtaining Southern Cal quarterback Mark Sanchez. The first is that he's probably the best prospect available. The second is that he looks a hell of a lot better than anything they have right now.   But there are potential pitfa ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Plaxico Burress Gets a Break

    Plaxico Burress, the Giants wide receiver who shot himself in the leg in November and whom Mayor Bloomberg wants sent to prison for gun possession, got his case delayed till June in Manhattan Criminal Court this morning. Though celebrities tend to walk in cases like this, the smart money is betting ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    Jockbeat: The NFL's Invisible Steroid Problem

    It isn't so much that the use of steroids and performance enhancing drugs in the NFL gets less attention than it does in baseball -- it's more like it's invisible.  On Wednesday, the Jets announced they had signed Larry Izzo, three-time Pro Bowl linebacker and special teams player for the New E ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Jockbeat: How Ray Lewis Is Like Brett Favre

    According to reliable NFL.com blogger Adam Schefter, the Jets, after having signed former Ravens linebacker Bart Scott, are now "hosting a visit" for Baltimore's free agent cornerback Corey Ivy. Can the signing of Ray Lewis be far behind?  It now appears that there's no chance at all that Lewis ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    Brian Parks Says: Forget the Pro Bowl! Who Has the NFL's Best Uniforms?

    The Denver Broncos used to be cool, man. They've changed. Last week, we made clear our dim view of the televised scrimmage known as the Pro Bowl. Nonetheless, we forced ourselves to eyeball a few minutes of it yesterday, given that it was the last we'll see of pro football for a while. While endu ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    Super Sunday! Bread and circuses and suicide bombings!

    The Taliban conduct a night ambush against U.S. troops on January 24. A commenter on this YouTube video wrote: "holy cow, tracer rounds are so cool!" Yeah, really cool. What a Sunday in sports and terror: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer fought to the death in a Grand Slam final, and so did the Pit ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    Jockbeat: Timeless Super Bowl Blather From the Times

    There were two Super Bowls played yesterday, the one we saw and the one written about in today's New York Times by William C. Rhoden. The game Rhoden saw "Posed a great matchup and a timeless question that went to the heart of football: Can a great high-yield offense beat a great low-yield defense? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Allen Barra: Mangini Wasn't the Problem -- Favre Is

    "I don't think it was one thing," said Jets owner Woody Johnson after firing head coach Eric Mangini last Monday.  "There's nothing specific. It's just a call we made. Hopefully, it's correct." Wrong, Woody.  It was one thing, it was something specific. And no, your call wasn't, hopefully, corr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Ex-Jet Wins Comeback Award

    A few hours back Allen Barra explained the grave mistake the Jets made in replacing Chad Pennington with Brett Favre. Now the Associated Press has unlined Barra's point by naming Pennington the Comeback Player of the Year. Pennington had previously won the award with the Jets in 2006. It reminds us ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    Brett Favre just the last bailout to fail New York City. Next star in East? Caroline Kennedy.

    Well, just another bailout that didn't work. Brett Favre was supposed to save the New York Jets, which would have made the city's sports fans happy, though not as happy as those Wall Streeters in their stadium skyboxes. But in the middle of a boom — the Jets were 8-3 and seemed a cinch for th ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    New York Jets fire Eric Mangini

    It's official. New York Jets team owner Woody Johnson has fired coach Eric Mangini.That increases the likelihood that Brett Favre will bring his raggedy-ass arm back to New York City next season -- depending on who the new coach is.Jets officials are talking about their "foundation" and all that non ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Jets' Mangini Out, Favre Next?

    We thank Press Clips for alerting us to the firing of Jets head coach Eric Mangini. Local sports reporters were outraged by the team's "Mets-like" late-season collapse from 8-3 to 9-7, and by yesterday's loss to the Dolphins, whose QB Chad Pennington used to play for the Jets, and who, unlike the Je ... More >>

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    September 10, 2008

    Jet Engine Brett Favre

    An aging quarterback sweeps New York off its feet

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