Few underground hip-hop artists in New York have had the staying power of Rabbi Darkside. From an era where everyone had a vinyl single, through rap battling at the start of the mid-2000s rising next wave of battle leagues, to being a coach on "MTV's Made" and one of the centerpieces of the Hip-Hop ... More >>
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 >>
Just three weeks after closing out maybe the most highly-publicized 6-10 season ever, the New York Jets got right back to doing what they do best: creating headlines without winning football games. This time, the Jets stirred up a media ruckus when rumors started swirling that their best player, co ... More >>
Unions everywhere owe much to Paul Ryan. Yesterday, in a mind-boggling stretch of logic, the GOP vice presidential nominee equated Obama with the NFL referees who blew the call in Monday night's game between Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks. It didn't take long for a swarm of TV and i ... More >>
The Giants take the field tonight in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys as a four-point pick, and the fans and local press seem to pretty much agree that Big Blue has an excellent chance of repeating as Super Bowl champions. Las Vegas doesn't exactly agree, at least on the latter point: ... More >>
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 >>
Pick a play -- just one play, that defines the Giants' 37-20 upset of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. What did you choose? The Hail Mary with six seconds left before halftime, right? I'd call it the most important play of the game for two reasons. First, because it is a perfect illustration of the ... More >>
If you're casting around for a reason to hope for the Giants against the Packers Sunday afternoon, look to today's Newark Star-Ledger. Mike Garafolo, one of the best pro football writers around, nails it down: "The Giants have to get to Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers in 3.00 seconds or less. If ... More >>
How important is Sunday's Giants-Cowboys game to New York's immediate future? Let's lead with one truly eye-popping fact: If the Giants lose to Dallas, they'll have lost, in the space of five weeks, to all four NFC division leaders. I don't know if that has ever happened in team history; if i ... More >>
via FoxNo word on how many petition signers were in this section of the crowd. Thursday was not only a day for Americans to get together and indulge in pie and for Lady Gaga to indulge in some ego-stroking; it was the culmination of the Great Anti-Nickelback Movement that gripped the country ... More >>
New York Giants host Green Bay Packers
Two recent bad decisions—one in Detroit, one on an album—bring out the knives
GQ"Broadway Mark"Lost in all the fuss over Mark Sanchez's photo spread in the September GQ is that it was a charity gig for Tuesday's Children, which benefits children of people who died on 9/11 and in other global terrorist attacks. You'd expect that his QB counterpart Aaron Rodgers, who does a gr ... More >>
The Super Bowl is stupid. We say that and we're football fans here at Runnin' Scared. Watching the "big game," as it is referred to by companies attempting to profit off its popularity without paying licensing fees, is a useful exercise in being a stupid person for an entire day. Don't believ ... More >>
Jan. 28, 2011 Clip - New Rule: Irritable Bowl Syndrome If we are to believe a new poll conducted by the market research and consulting firm Penn Schoen Berland, Sunday's Super Bowl matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers will be the most important day in American history & ... More >>
It was only a matter of time before someone retooled Wiz Khalifa's Pittsburgh tribute "Black and Yellow" for the Green Bay Packers. What was probably not expected was for that person to be Lil Wayne, he of New Orleans origin. Yet, here it is: "Green and Yellow," wherein Weezy pledges allegian ... 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 >>
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 >>
When the Jets ended last season by losing to the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game, their fans had at least one big consolation: the Jets, it was assumed, were the team of the future. Now, eleven months later, it seems they still are the team of the future. To paraphrase Clemenc ... More >>
It was a field day Tuesday for active verbs in the New York sports press - clobbered, pasted, scorched, romped, buried, thrashed. But our favorite descriptive word was on the back cover of that day's Daily News: "Party's Over for Jets after Monday Night Disgrace in Foxborough." (Although ESPN ... More >>
It's official: Jerry Rice is the greatest player in NFL history. So says a so-called blue ribbon panel of football writers and historians -- in the interests of full disclosure, I was one of the panelists-- and fans who voted on the NFL Network poll. Check it out for yourself. Jim Brown, ... More >>
"I don't ever want to play on Halloween again," the Jets Jerricho Cotchery said after their humiliating 9-0 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon. I don't blame him. The way Cotchery played, if someone had tossed him a Hershey bar he would have dropped it. Or perhaps a Butterfingers ... More >>
And other signs of the know-nothing apocalypse
An aging quarterback sweeps New York off its feet
If the Favre treatment doesn't stop Brady, maybe Jessica Simpson could?
The Giants win by a goal post while intimidating no one
Was There a Rose Agreement? Dont Bet Against It.
Both the Jets and Giants Turn Out to Be Giant Killers
Who's Best? Who's the Underdog? When Anybody Can Win, Who Can Tell?
What happens when NFL players collide?