On Tuesday Borough President Eric Adams officially welcomes Brooklyn's new football team, the Bolts, to the neighborhood. The Brooklyn Bolts are a Fall Experimental Football League franchise; the FXFL is hoping to become a development league for the NFL the way minor league baseball is for the MLB.
The returns would seem to be in regarding the NFL's acceptance of University of Missouri senior Michael Sam, the league's first openly gay player -- or at least the man who would be the league's first openly gay player if he's drafted in May. Shannon Sharpe, former All-Pro and now commentator for C ... More >>
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 >>
At 6:51 of the second quarter in last night's 17-12 loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Jets lined up for a field goal and the boo birds erupted. It was 3rd-and-5, and the Jets, who had yet to score a touchdown in the preseason, were going for a field goal (Nick Folk had kicked a 29-yarder in the fi ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
With about five minutes to go in the Giants 17-14 victory over the Redskins in Washington yesterday, the bad news was flashed across our TV screens: the Green Bay Packers had defeated the Chicago Bears, shutting the Giants out of the playoffs and ending their season. Immediately, I'm betting, ... More >>
What a difference a week makes. When the Jets-Ravens game was over last Monday night, the cry was that Rex Ryan was just another guy with a big mouth who had let his team get distracted by the lure of reality TV while Giants coach Tom Coughlin was the quiet, confident leader content with the ... More >>
Dont even think about driving to the Giants game
Somehow it was fitting that Tom Coughlin's Giants picked their last game in their old stadium to give us their most memorable performance. No one who saw their 41-9 slaughter by the Carolina Panthers -- a 6-8 team going into the game -- will ever forget it. The lingering question about their ... More >>
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 >>
New York Jets host Carolina Panthers
Watching the New York Giants' offense spit and sputter against the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday, I had a thought: How much different would this postseason be for New York fans if one of the NFL's two New Jersey-based pro teams had had the sense to get Kurt Warner before the season started?The answe ... More >>
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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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