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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
David Simon's new HBO series uses fiction to honor New Orleans' surreal, heart-breaking fact
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives September 9, 1965, Vol. X, No. 47 Blue Chalk & Lemon Drops By Barbara Long Last week Jake and I went up to Broadway Billiards on 52nd Street where the $10,000 New York State Pocket Billiards Tournament is being held. Twenty minutes e ... More >>
Way to end the season on a high note, Yanks! I admit, I was getting a little disgruntled when you dropped 3 in a row, and yeah, they're meaningless, but THEY'RE NOT TO ME! I just know how it feels when the Yankees are playing full-throttle, and there aren't a lot of things that rival that se ... More >>
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 >>
The Congo War: a report by Al Jazeera from this past November. The deadliest war since World War II — the slaughter in the Congo — drags on and on amid relatively little notice. Arabs and Jews are still killing each other, and Israel's about to elect an even harder-line government. ... More >>
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