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    September 11, 2014

    "I Want People to Be in a State of Moral Struggle": Q&A with Against Football Author

    "The point of this book isn't to shit on your happiness," author Steve Almond writes in Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto. Football, after all, has given America much happiness, and Almond spends 170-plus pages detailing all that is wrong with the sport. But it is not a blind critique. ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Against Football Author Steve Almond Blasts the NFL and Its Hypocritical Media Machine

    The dog days of summer aren't much fun in the land of sports talk radio. The only major league in play is baseball, with the pennant races still two months off. Amid these doldrums, the Ray Rice story hit the airwaves last month like a gale. In late July, word leaked that the National Football Leag ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    Broncos and Seahawks Face off at Ample Hills

    We popped by Ample Hills (623 Vanderbilt Avenue, 347-240-3926) today to chat about the shop's forthcoming Gowanus location (slated to open in May) and forthcoming cookbook (due out in April), both of which you'll be able to read about in the near future. But while we were in the shop, we sampled a p ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    Team-Themed Cocktail Creations for Super Bowl Sunday

    Super Bowl Sunday is nearly upon us. This is the day football fans eagerly await all season long, and the day the rest of us look forward to for the wings, Pepsi commercials, and men in tight pants running around a field (ok, some of us). You likely have strong feelings about one team in this race, ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    2014 Super Bowl Party Takeout Food Power Rankings

    As the New York/New Jersey region prepares to host the first ever outdoor cold-weather Super Bowl, many of those who have opted to forgo the trip to MetLife Stadium likely find themselves either attempting to figure out where they'll be watching the game or attempting to figure out what they'll be s ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    10 Ideas Under $10 for Your Week: Wrestling Mania, Never Have I Ever, and Super Bowl Fun

    New York City is gearing up for Super Bowl weekend, and festivities are underway this week to celebrate the big game. Parts of Time Square will be closed off to traffic to make way for Super Bowl celebrations, plus Latino pop star and Bronx native Prince Royce performs a free concert in Bryant Park. ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Where to Watch the Game: Broncos and Seahawks Bars in NYC

    Ah, the Super Bowl. Neither of our home teams are even in it, but still we'll be forced to hear about it all week, since the contest goes off at MetLife Stadium, and brands from across the globe are descending upon the Big Apple to shower us (or, more accurately, our sports fanatic tourists) with fo ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    $10 Beer & Bourbon Tasting, Pizza Day Party, Cheese Making: What's Happening This Week

    If getting back to the office is giving you post-long weekend depression, keep your chin up: The kids are back at school, football is on TV, and the city is teeming with leave-work-early excuses. Here's a look at what's happening around town.

  • Voice Choices

    July 31, 2013


    Chuck and Sloane 
chat in the park

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    The Jets Should Move Darrelle Revis (To Free Safety)

    Ah, the subject of Darrelle Revis again. I hate to keep coming back to this, but at the time of year when we ought to be talking about the Yankees and the Mets, the subject of what the Jets should do about Revis continues to grab headlines. Here's Mike Lupica in today's Daily News: "The Jets shoul ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    Super Bowl Commercial Week: Leapfrog for a Beer with Bud, Weis, and Er

    It's Day 2 of Super Bowl Commercial Week and today we're revisiting those famous, late night pond-hoppers, the Budweiser Frogs. Way back in 1994, when the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers met up in Miami for Super Bowl XXIXX, Bud featured the CGI swamp creatures in an ad for their be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Bob Costas, Jovan Belcher, and the Fear of Talking About Gun Control

    In case you missed it, during the second half of December 2nd's Eagles-Cowboys game, NBC ran a story about the Kansas City Chiefs' victory over the Carolina Panthers and how the team had dealt with the suicide of their teammate Jovan Belcher after murdering Kasandra Perkins, his 22 year old girlfrie ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Tim Tebow Sandwich: What Should It Really Look Like?

    Two days ago, Fork in the Road put up a piece about the Jetbow sandwich at Carnegie Deli. It was a giant, collapsing mess held up by sticks featuring an incongruous collection of deli meats. It made us wonder what a true Tebow sandwich would look like, encompassing the diverse history of the Heisman ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Carnegie Deli's Tebow Sandwich Sucks! Probably on Purpose

    At least, at $22.22 the Tebow sandwich is a comparative bargain. Bring two friends -- one a vegetarian -- and subdivide it. (The vegetarian gets the top part.) Consider it a Judaic repudiation of Christianity, or maybe a revenge exacted by real New Yorkers on all those tourists who sashay into Kat ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Tim Tebow: Do The Jets Really Need This Guy?

    ​The deal between the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos for quarterback Tim Tebow is now complete.Halleluiah!Jesus' favorite quarterback will be wearing green next season in exchange for two draft picks -- a fourth-rounder and sixth-rounder in 2012 -- thanks to a deal that nearly fell apart in ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Tim Tebow To The Jets: ESPN "Insider" Says Deal Could Be In Jeopardy

    ​You might want to hold off on ordering your New York Jets Tim Tebow jersey -- ESPN "insider" Adam Schefter's tweetin' up a storm about how the deal could potentially be in jeopardy."Denver and Jets have encountered hangup in language in Tim Tebow's contract that could nullify trade," Schefter "tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2012

    Beyoncé Gives Birth; Wild Card Blowouts; Second New Hampshire GOP Debate

    Last night, Beyoncé Knowles gave birth to her and Jay-Z's child, Ivy Blue Carter. The Daily News reports the baby girl was born in Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side in a private wing and that "hospital workers placed tape over security cameras and are forcing employees to turn in cell phon ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Let's Pray for Tebow This Sunday!

    ​I'm absolutely neutral on the subject of Tim Tebow, but I can say conclusively that nothing he has said so far has pissed me off as much as the people who are arguing about him have. First of all, Tebow hasn't yet done anything to justify two -- count them, two -- Sports Illustrated covers ... More >>

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    December 4, 2011

    This Football Sunday, Please Don't Videotape Your Child Crying

    ​Sundays in America are the best Sundays in the world--that's why God gave U.S. citizens the day off when he wrote us the Bible. There's nothing better for a family to do today than get together on the couch, microwave up some cheese dip, and watch eleven hours of football. These are great tim ... More >>

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    December 4, 2011

    Chicago Bears Mascot Protests for the 99% (Of Bears)

    ​The above picture was taken earlier this afternoon at Soldier Field during the Chicago Bears-Kansas City Chiefs game. As you can see, Chicago's mascot, Staley Da Bear, is in full support of the Occupy Wall Street movement and has occupied the sideline for the cause. Why he is dressed like Jim ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    New York Jets vs. Denver Broncos: Season Low at Mile High

    ​How do they do it? You know when a team has gone bad -- when they've lost their focus, when they've stopped believing in their coach and themselves, when they lose games for different reasons -- when the only thread that runs through the losses are the astonishing inconsistencies. Let's get ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Al Davis: The Dark Side

    The best and most balanced obit for the Oakland Raiders' Al Davis, who died Saturday, was by Bruce Weber in the New York Times. There is, however, a curious and unexplained line in the story: "Wherever the team called home, Oakland or Los Angeles, Mr. Davis was a fan favorite — until he wasn't ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Football vs. Baseball? The Same Old B.S. Argument.

    ​It's the time of year for that oddest subgenre of sportswriting, the "Football vs. Baseball" column. Pro football, of course, always wins in these debates, largely because they're argued along the only terms that sportswriters know: television ratings. First out of the gate is David Steele on A ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    Super and Not-So-Super Bowls: Allen Barra Ranks all 44 Previous Big Games from Worst to First

    ​While we wait for this Sunday's showdown between the Steelers and the Packers, we're feeling nostalgic for the big games of our past. We've been spoiled lately with some pretty exciting Super Bowls. But we remember a time not so long ago when the ultimate championship tended to be something ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Jack Tatum: Remembering the Assassin

    As we had occasion to note over the last couple weeks following the deaths of George Steinbrenner and Ralph Houk, one hates to speak ill of the recently deceased. However, there is that danger that the last word on someone's life is the one that's going to define his legacy, and that's particularly ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Super Bowl 2014 in New York? Who's Kidding Who?

    ​It appears that New York and Tampa Bay are the leading contenders to host the 2014 Super Bowl, which suggests that the NFL owners who vote on this decision need to start testing their own people for recreational drug use. Tampa Bay or New York (er, New Jersey) -- in February? That's a c ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Fallen Fantasy Football God LaDainian Tomlinson Possibly Headed to the Jets

    ​In Fantasy Football leagues all over the nation, overgrown manchildren covet the chance every August to be the first to pick from their choice of NFL players to play on their make-believe team for very real money that their spouses probably don't know they're spending. And for the last three ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Jockbeat: Just How Bad Was This Giants Loss?

    ​Sifting through the rubble of the Giants' devastating 21-20 loss to San Diego yesterday, one statistic jumps out big: the Giants -- playing at home -- had nine penalties for 104 yards to the Chargers' three for just 20. Moreover, the Giants had nearly 100 yards in gains negated by those penal ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 6, 2009


    Score a good seat for the Giants versus the Raiders

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    March 17, 2009

    Jockbeat: Why Jets Should Care What Happens in Denver

    A chance for redemption dropped into the New York Jets' laps yesterday, but there's no sign yet that they know it. Newsday's Wallace Matthews does. For those of you focusing only on March Madness, the news out of Denver is that quarterback Jay Cutler is distressed that the Broncos new coach, fo ... 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 enduri ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 22, 2008


    The Jets take on the Kansas City Chiefs

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    January 2, 2007

    A Crashing Bore

    What's so fun about 22 guys in spandex slamming into one another? Along for the ride with Jets and Giants fans

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    January 13, 2006

    Time for the NFL Payoffs!

    Some folks say that sports and politics don't mix. That must be why no one remembers that U.S.-U.S.S.R. hockey game in 1980. Duh! They mix all the time. And so, with Division Playoff weekend looming, it's time to ask that eternal question: Of the NFL teams still pursuing the Lombardi Trophy, which ... More >>

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    September 9, 2003
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    September 2, 2003
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    January 28, 2003

    Key Interceptions

    INS Selects a Least Valuable Squad of Workers

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    January 14, 2003

    Green With Envy

    The Black and Silver Leave the Jets Black and Blue

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    January 7, 2003

    One Up, One Down

    Both the Jets and Giants Turn Out to Be Giant Killers

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    December 31, 2002

    A Year of Self-Parity

    Who's Best? Who's the Underdog? When Anybody Can Win, Who Can Tell?

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    November 5, 2002
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    December 4, 2001
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    September 4, 2001

    Let’s Get Ready to Fumble!

    The Jets: California Dreamin’

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    December 12, 2000
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    October 24, 2000

    Stadium Splurge

    Baseball-Bonkers Mayor Will Turn Series Into a Bonanza for Owners

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    September 5, 2000
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    December 28, 1999
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    January 12, 1999

    The Jets Take Offense

    Gang green breaks a playoff rule of thumb

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    January 5, 1999

    Winners Take All

    The Seventh Annual Village Voice Sportswriters Poll

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    December 22, 1998

    Views From The Sideline

    Injured Giant Jason Sehorn speaks his mind

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