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    October 14, 2014

    Brooklyn Gets Its Own Football Team at the Worst Possible Moment

    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.

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    October 13, 2013

    As Polls Plummet, Rightbloggers Get to Work on Their New Shutdown Excuses

    Well, the government shutdown drags on, and poll numbers are horrific for Republicans and the rightbloggers who love them. Gallup showed the party's approval rating dropping 10 points in a month to 28%. Meanwhile Congressional Republicans, according to a new Zogby poll, were at 13% approval. The sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Jets and Giants: A Depressing Post-Mortem

    The Giants were the smaller disaster, so let's handle them first. They were next-to-the-last in the entire league on defense, meaning 31 out of 32 teams in yards/allowed. That's going to take so much shoring up before next season that it's hard to know where to begin. And yet, that may not be Big ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    Colt Cabana: A Wrestler Grapples With His Entrance Music

    The life of an independent professional wrestler is busy enough, but for Colt Cabana, squaring off in the ring is only the beginning. A wrestler, actor (you may have seen him with legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka in a recent Old Navy commercial), stand-up comic, and popular podcaster, his ta ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Steve Sabol Defined The Way We Look At Sports

    I first met Steve Sabol - actually, I talked on the phone with him - early in 1985. I was at the old Voice office at 842 Broadway, sitting in the cubicle that belonged to the sports editor, who was almost never there. The voice at the other end said his name was Steve and that wanted to talk footbal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Bill Murray Shoved a Stranger Over Football

    ​Legend has it that Bill Murray is a weirdo. In one version of the infamous, widespread Bill Murray story, a kid is in Manhattan's Union Square late one night when someone comes up behind him and covers his eyes. When he turns around to see who it is, he notices it's Murray, as in the famous a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Tom Coughlin Will Sort of Remain in Control of the Giants

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Ed Koch Celebrates Bypass Operation with Big Steak Dinner

    ​Back in the Chicago Bears' 80s heyday, there was a story (now debunked, alas) that quarterback Jim McMahon fed his offensive line dinner every weekend as a gesture of appreciation toward the people who kept him from getting killed. Former Mayor Ed Koch seems to have heeded that apocryphal exa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Plaxico Burress Gets $1 Million in Settlement

    Plaxico Burress was let go by the Giants last week, but at least he's leaving with $1 million more than he might have. A special master has ruled in arbitration that the Giants can't dock a million off Burress' signing bonus because his self-shooting in November was not a willful attempt to default ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Columns

    January 28, 2009

    Love for Legals?

    Warm up the Know Nothings, and that old car

  • News

    October 23, 2007

    They Might Be Giants

    Let's hope Coughlin's crew leaves the bad ball in foggy London

  • NYC Life

    April 17, 2007

    Eddie Robinson's Unlikely Pal

    Remembering the Grambling legend and his unusual friend

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2007

    Notes on Super Bowl XLI: Apparently, God Hates The Bears

    Rex Grossman: Not the Lord's Quarterback PREGAME: I flipped over to the Animal Planet Puppy Bowl around 5:00, just to see what all the aww-ing was about…. and left it there until 6. Whoops. That thing is oddly mesmerizing, certainly more so than Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. I just hope I didn't miss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2005

    '05 Race: Freddy and Billy are Friends

    The City Hall gathering Monday at which Comptroller William Thompson endorsed Fernando Ferrer for mayor was "the press conference we've been looking for," according to Bronx Democratic chair Jose Rivera—a strong message to those wayward Dems who've backed Bloomberg or Rudy in the past three ele ... More >>

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