Eli Manning

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    September 10, 2014


    Go Big Blue or go home!

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    October 29, 2012

    Putting A Finger On the Giants Win Over the Cowboys

    There's nothing wrong with the Dallas Cowboys that gutting the entire coaching staff and starting over from scratch with a course in football fundamentals wouldn't cure. The headline for recaps of the Giants' 29-24 victory over Dallas yesterday mostly deal with Eli Manning's 25th come-from-behind 4 ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Is Eli Frontrunner For The MVP?

    You may have missed it, but there was a stimulating back-and-forth on ESPN on whether Eli Manning should be the frontrunner for this year's MVP. The debaters were Stephen A. Smith, Skip Bayless, Rob Parker and Eric Mangini. The main attraction of the show, of course, is usually Stephen A. vs. Bayles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    SNL: Who was better, Peyton or Eli?

    Eli Manning has two Super Bowl rings to big brother Peyton's one, but I'm betting that when the next family dinner rolls around, the real sibling squabble is going to be about who was better on SNL. What did you think?I thought Eli did fine, especially in the sketch where he takes on big brothers by ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Will The Giants Miss Mario Manningham?

    By the time you read this, you'll already know that the Giants let free agent Mario Manningham go to the San Francisco 49ers for a still undisclosed sum.  Amazingly, it's the second time in four years the Giants showed the door to a receiver who made an unbelievable catch in a Super Bowl against th ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    A Backwards Look at the Giants' Super Bowl Finish

    A piece by Jim Trotter in this week's Super Bowl issue of Sports Illustrated puts the Ahmad Bradshaw ass-first game-winning touchdown run in new perspective. With the Patriots leading 17-15 and a little more than a minute to play, the Giants had the ball on 2nd-and-6 at New England's six-yard line. ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    New York Giants Versus New England Patriots: A Tale of Two Passes

    Football, our coaches always told us, is a game of inches. Yesterday, that fact was demonstrated with startling clarity by two plays, both of which will be remembered and argued about for years. The first, of course, was the play that won the game, or at least was key in the game-winning drive. Fro ... More >>

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    February 5, 2012

    Don't Care About Football? Care About New York.

    This blogger doesn't like football. If she's going to watch a sport it's going to be baseball and she's going to root for the Yankees. Therefore, this Super Bowl Sunday, this blogger is not going to tell you which players to watch. In fact, the only ones she really feels qualified to even mention ar ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Giants Fans Like Bill Murray Are Classier Than Patriots Fans

    It goes without saying that New York baseball fans are classier than those of New England -- we see evidence of that every time the Yankees and Red Sox play, whether in New York or Boston. As the Super Bowl approaches, it should be just as obvious that New York football fans are classier than their ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    New England Patriots' Plan: Give New York Giants Gronk-itis

    ​If you're looking for a reason to believe as the Giants prepare to face the Patriots on Sunday -- that is, besides Madonna's preference for Eli Manning over Tom Brady -- don't look back to the 17-14 Super Bowl victory over New England four years ago. The Giants started the year not knowing ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Giants Beat 49ers in One of Most Improbable Games in Recent History

    In addition to being one of the greatest wins in Giants history, last night's 20-17 overtime win over the San Francisco '49ers was also one of the most improbable games in recent memory. Let's look at some stats: -- The Giants had no running game at all and were outrushed by San Francisco 150 to 85 ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    See Alex Run, See Vernon Catch: Giants vs. the '49ers

    ​Desperate times call for desperate measures. The San Francisco '49ers don't have any flashy wideouts or MVP candidate passers to throw against the New York Giants this Sunday. Instead, in key situations they rely on what some would call trick plays but which are just bread and butter to San F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Eli Manning's Christmas Present to the Ryans

    If you're not a fan of bluster and braggadocio, you have to admire Eli Manning, and you have to appreciate what he's done over the last two weeks to make life better for fans not only in the New York area but around the rest of the NFL as well. What Eli has done, in successive weeks, is shoot down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Tom Couglin on the Giants' Loss to the Eagles: "Why?"

    According to ESPN last night, Tom Coughlin's first word to his team after the Giants' baffling and humiliating 17-10 loss to the Eagles on Sunday Night Football was, "Why?" I translate that as "Man, you'd think somebody could do something about this, don't you?" The reasons why can be seen in the ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Giants Fans Are Getting That Sinking Feeling

    ​If you're a Giants fan and all you care about is going to the Super Bowl -- and what else would you care about? -- yesterday began the most important four-week stretch of the year. And it hasn't started well with Sunday's 27-20 loss to San Francisco. Why was this stretch so important? Very ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Victor Cruz's Big Play? Sorry, Giants Fans, the Refs Blew It.

    "Stupidity." That's how former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira, now an analyst for Fox, cut through the crap surrounding the Victor Cruz play in yesterday's Cardinals-Giants game. The Giants sealed a 31-27 victory over the Cards when Cruz took a pass from Eli Manning for a 19-yard gain and then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Athletes Peddle New Double Triple Oreos; Bobo Shuttered Due to Mice and Flies

    ​Beyoncé took a page out of Lady Gaga's book and sent pizza to her fans standing in line at Roseland Ballroom on Tuesday. It probably wasn't from her beloved Lucali's. [NY Pizza] The salmonella outbreak of 2008-9 that killed nine, sickened hundreds, and was traced back to peanuts was deconst ... 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

    November 17, 2010

    Mark Sanchez or Eli Manning: Who's Best?

    ​The most fun argument floating around the internet and on talk radio these days - besides whether or not the Yankee are going to get Cliff Lee -- is who is the best quarterback in New York (or should we say New Jersey?), Eli Manning or Mark Sanchez? Well, who is? Before the season, Sports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Baseball Disappointment Tempered by Football Riches: New York's Teams Are the Best

    ​Since it now appears the Yankees' chances to get Cliff Lee aren't worth a bucket of warm spit, the number one sports topic now turns to "Who's the best football team in New Jersey?" We like Gary Myers's assessment in today's Daily News: "Right now, the Jets are 5-1 on a five-game winning s ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Jets and Giants: Forget that First Week!

    ​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 >>

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    September 1, 2010


    Don’t even think about driving to the Giants game

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    April 5, 2010

    Donovan McNabb in DC: Still Black

    ​Open your window this beautiful spring day and you can still hear Giants fans chortling over the Philadelphia Eagles' decision to trade quarterback Donovan McNabb. His replacement will be Kevin Kolb (0 -- that's zero -- NFL starts), who told the Philadelphia Inquirer "don't expect any drop-of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Morning Joe's Willie Geist on Isiah Thomas, Patrick Ewing, and the Necessity of End Zone Dancing

    Remember this guy?​Anyone who watches Willie Geist on MSNBC's Morning Joe, or somehow manages to rise in the dark at 5:30 a.m. to watch Willie's own show, Way Too Early, knows that he's a pretty significant sports fan. So we thought we'd check in with Willie to get his take on the current stat ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Jockbeat: Giants at a Crucial Juncture

    ​As the Giants get ready for a crucial four games that will probably seal their fate for the 2009 season -- the Falcons this Sunday in the Meadowlands, the Broncos at Denver, then the Cowboys and Eagles back in New Jersey -- they have two major puzzles to solve. Everyone knows about the defen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Jockbeat: Giants Season Preview

    ​The Giants have paid Eli Manning in a manner worthy of the best quarterback in football ($106 million over seven years). The problem is that Eli isn't the best quarterback in football -- in fact, if you go by the NFL's passer rating, he is only the 14th best quarterback in football. And if ... 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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 8, 2009


    The Giants take on the Redskins

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    February 23, 2009

    Jockbeat: Giant Reasons For Welcoming Back Plaxico

    New York Giants GM Jerry Reese sounded like Yogi Berra a few days ago when he talked about the possible future of Plaxico Burress: "We're going to move forward as if he's going to be here," he told reporters. "If he's not, we'll play it both ways."With regards to Burress, playing it both ways seems ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Answer to Favre and Manning? Kurt Warner.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Jockbeat: Giants Choke? Don't Fall For That Football Fantasy

    Did the Giants simply lose Sunday's divisional playoff game to Philadelphia, or is there at least a slight chance that the Eagles were the better team? I was wondering, because the latter possibility, obvious to ESPN's commentators, doesn't seem to have occurred to the New York sports press. For ins ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    Jockbeat: Lord Help Tim Tebow

    Florida's Tim Tebow is the best college quarterback I've ever seen.  Not the best looking, the smoothest or the most classic, but the best, as in the one I want to quarterback for my team in the big game. His performance in Thursday night's 24-14 victory over Oklahoma in the BCS national champi ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 22, 2008


    The Giants face off against the Cowboys

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    October 8, 2008


    NY's most overachieving sports team takes on San Fran's back-up quarterback

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    August 7, 2008

    BINGO!: Brett Favre is Now a Jet!

    It really was the easiest pun one could think of, so it makes sense that both the Post and Daily News went with "JET FAVRE" on their front pages today. Also not surprising is the lack of coverage in the news sections: this story sticks to the sports pages because the trade went down at about midnigh ... More >>

  • Music

    May 27, 2008

    Country Music Grows in Brooklyn

    An unironic country scene flourishes, real-estate woes notwithstanding

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    May 1, 2008

    The Super Bowl Champion New York Giants Visit the White House

    It's another personality-switch day with the front pages of the city's two tabloids. The Post chooses to highlight the New York Giants' White House visit, while the Daily News plays up the CCNY hostage incident from yesterday. You'd think that the News would be all over the Super Bowl champs' meet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    TABLOIDED: The Post vs. The Daily News

    Finally we have unencumbered issues of both papers! Of course, the Daily News just can't let Super Bowl glory go, and they put Eli Manning on their front page again today. The big news? The News gave him framed copies of his front pages. How meta! The bigger sports scoop is below the smiling "Mann ... More >>

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    February 6, 2008

    TABLOIDED: Super Tuesday Hangover

    We're hoping that today marks the end of the wraps and inserts for both papers because after three days of this craziness, it's exhausting. The Daily News is brimming with special sections: a 32-page wrap on the Giants victory parade, a Black History Month tribute to Percy Sutton and Shirley Chishol ... More >>

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    February 5, 2008

    TABLOIDED: Super Tuesday Spectacular

    As could be expected on the day of a ticker tape parade, both the News and the Post summoned the collective might of their sports departments to salute the New York Football Giants as Super Bowl XLII Champions. The News wrapped their regular edition with a 40-page special section saluting Big Blue. ... More >>

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    February 4, 2008

    TABLOIDED: The Giants Defeat the Patriots!

    This is a busy, busy week for the city of New York: Fashion Week, the primary election, and now there's going to be a parade tomorrow for some warriors who—if you believe everything you read in the papers—have slain the dragon, destroyed the Death Star and defeated Goliath in one fell swoop. Yes ... More >>

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    February 1, 2008

    TABLOIDED: Super Week!

    It's Friday, and Mayor Bloomberg is allowing non-uniformed city employees to be decked out in Giants gear in anticipation of Sunday's Super Bowl match-up with the New England Patriots (or, as the Post calls them, the *s). The tabs have been wearing Big Blue pride all week, and today is no exception. ... More >>

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    January 28, 2008
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    January 22, 2008

    Why the Giants Shouldn't Be in the Super Bowl and Ways They Can Win It

    If the Favre treatment doesn't stop Brady, maybe Jessica Simpson could?

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    January 16, 2008
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    January 15, 2008
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    October 23, 2007

    They Might Be Giants

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

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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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    September 29, 1998
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