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Mark Sanchez

  • Voice Choices

    August 21, 2013

    EARLY SCORE

    New York Jets host Philadelphia Eagles

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Who's Going to be the Jets Starting QB? If You Can Throw a Spiral, You Have a Chance

    If you're not busy for the next couple weeks, there's an excellent opportunity to get some exercise and play some football. And--who knows?--maybe land yourself a spot on an NFL roster.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    A Handy Guide To Help Determine Whether or Not Your Band Tattoo Is Awful (Spoiler: It Is)

    Last week the Daily News broke the story about New York Jets coach Rex Ryan's tattoo, a Lost-like Easter egg pregnant with allegory and symbolism that held all the clues to the mysteries of the Jets woeful season on bungling purgatory island. It was, in case you missed it, an image of his wife weari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    A Few Questions About Rex Ryan's Tattoo and the Front Page of the Daily News

    You have surely seen the picture of Jets coach Rex Ryan on the front page of today's New York Daily News by now. Ryan was captured shirtless and sunbathing in the Bahamas, displaying a previously unseen tattoo of his wife, Michelle. The tattoo shows Michelle kneeling in a come-hither pinup pose wear ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    ESPN President Admits They've Been Trolling the World re: Tebow, and that It's Time to Cut that Shit Out

    Let's cut that boy some slack. All he's really done so far in his life is play football, win more than he's lost, be really, really open with his relationship with God, say super hokey, humble shit when the cameras are on him, and not have sex ever. The not having sex ever aside, the guy hasn't rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Repent, New York, for Tebow Time is Nigh

    So yesterday, the New York Jets played the Arizona Cardinals in what will go down in the annals as maybe actually the single most unwatchable game in the history of sport. They won 7-6, but that wasn't the important part, because they still suck and are only 5-7 on the season, and although their las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Jets Coaching Staff Chokes Again

    You Jets fans out there - how did you feel when, after dominating the 4th quarter and tying the Patriots 23-23 with two minutes left to play, the Jets recovered a fumble at the New England 18-yard line? Be honest: Didn't you think the Jets were the better team, at least on this day? I certainly d ... More >>

  • News

    October 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Jets Lose, Suck, But Not Quite Badly Enough for Tebow Time

    Here's the situation: The Jets have two running backs in Shonn Greene and Joe McKnight, both of whom are better at returning kicks than running the ball, even though Shonn Greene doesn't return kicks. Santonio Holmes and Stephen Hill are injured, so the Jets are down to two wide receivers, Jeremy Ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Fans To Rex Ryan: Go For It, Dammit!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Joe Namath on Tim Tebow: NY Jets 'Need The Good Lord on Their Side'

    Leave it to Broadway Joe to cut through the bullshit -- or, as they say at Joe's and my alma mater, the U of Alabama -- the horseshit.  On Piers Morgan last  night, Joe had this to say about the mess the Jets have put themselves in regarding Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez: "You don't tell your start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Tim Tebow: Do The Jets Really Need This Guy?

    ​The deal between the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos for quarterback Tim Tebow is now complete.Halleluiah!Jesus' favorite quarterback will be wearing green next season in exchange for two draft picks -- a fourth-rounder and sixth-rounder in 2012 -- thanks to a deal that nearly fell apart in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Tim Tebow's Stupid Move to The New York Jets

    Those of you who follow me in this space are probably wondering why I didn't write something on this earlier today. And the reason is this: I was dumbfounded. I kept thinking that there had to be something about the New York Jets' acquisition of Tim Tebow that I was missing -- that the entire mains ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    Michael Pineda: Let's Hold The Worry

    What a difference four miles per hour can make. Actually, three. If Michael Pineda's fastball down in Tampa was slamming into catcher Russell Martin's mitt at just 95 mph -- and I say "just" because it was known last year to hit 96 and sometimes 97 -- Pineda would not be on the verge of pushing Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    To Mark Sanchez's Critics: Coddle This!

    Considering the clouds of nonsense that descended on the New York sports scene over the last three or four weeks, it's refreshing that the local sports media got the message late Friday when the Jets announced a three-year deal on Mark Sanchez's contract. Or, more correctly, they got the message th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Get Peyton Manning? Repeat the Favre Farce?

    You know how you can tell when sports rumors are bullshit? You hear them when the season is over. Now, with the Giants stealing all the thunder as they face off against Green Bay in the second round of the playoffs, the Jets' rumor mill is desperate to find someone to blame for the team's 8-8 season ... 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

    December 4, 2011

    Jets Make Easy Work of Redskins?

    ​"Jets make easy work of Redskins" read the banner on the home page of NFL.com. Were they serious? Did anyone actually watch that game? Once again -- stop me if you've heard this already -- the Jets were trailing an inferior team in the fourth quarter -- in this instance, down 16-13 to Washin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    New York Jets vs. Denver Broncos: Season Low at Mile High

    ​How do they do it? You know when a team has gone bad -- when they've lost their focus, when they've stopped believing in their coach and themselves, when they lose games for different reasons -- when the only thread that runs through the losses are the astonishing inconsistencies. Let's get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Aaron Rodgers on Mark Sanchez's GQ Spread: 'That's Terrible.'

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Why the Mark Sanchez Scandal Really Isn't One

    ​We were about to give you a thrilling account of the issues at stake in the upcoming NFL labor negotiations, including a step-by-step assessment of exactly what we can expect to happen and when, but all that is going to have to wait. Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets apparently had sex with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Yesha Callahan Outed Chris Lee, the Craigslist Congressman: No Gawker Source Is Safe

    Eliza Kruger, once anonymous​When Gawker took down New York GOP representative Christopher Lee of the 26th district, they did so based on the emails of an anonymous woman who made a Craigslist posting. In it, the woman begged, "Will someone prove to me not all CL men look like toads?" In respo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Don't Blame Mark Sanchez For Sunday's Disaster

    ​And now the New York sports media prepares for an off-season of what ESPN.com called "The Blame Game" in the wake of the Jets' 24-29 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here's a sampling from ESPN's Ian O'Connor: "He [Ryan] did not have his team ready to play the AFC Championship Game at Heinz F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    New York vs. New England: Jets Go Jedi, De-Feet Puns Keep Coming in Newspaper War

    ​The New York Post today, ever the connoisseurs of great covers, features one for the hall of fame, especially for those who care at all about New York sports, football specifically. Pitting the New England Patriots as the Evil Empire in a Star Wars-themed graphic, Bill Belichick gets the Vade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Jets Chances Over Patriots? Not Very Promising

    ​If you look at it on paper, the Jets have a pretty decent chance on Sunday against the Patriots. New England averages 364 yards a game on offense to the Jets 351, a negligible difference. In fact, not so big a difference as their defenses: the Pats allowed 366 yards a game on defense, the Je ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Jets Will Whip the Colts Tomorrow. Unless They Don't.

    ​Trying to predict what's going to happen in tomorrow night's Jets-Colts game is, well, kind of like trying to predict the New York Jets during the regular season. Which team is going to show up? The team that averaged a whopping 29.1 points in 12 games this year or the team that was held with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Jets Still Proving to be the Team of the Future

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Why Monday's Loss Is Even Worse for the Jets Than It Looked

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 1, 2010

    GO GANG GREEN!

    New York Jets host Miami Dolphins

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2010

    Mark Sanchez Puts an Exclamation Point on the Jets Season

    ​As we suggested Wednesday, Mark Sanchez's NFL passer rating at the time, 80.5, good for only 24th best in the league, didn't begin to reflect how good he is. As Sanchez demonstrated in today's breathtaking 30-27 win over the Houston Texans, he should no longer by judged by his potential. He' ... 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

    November 1, 2010

    After a Hellish Halloween, Revisiting the Jets Nightmare

    ​"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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Bigger Monday Night Fail: New York Jets or New York Times?

    ​I'm not sure which episode of Hard Knocks the NYT homepage editors just finished watching on their DVR, but it definitely had nothing to do with tonight's game, which they lost to the Baltimore Ravens, 10-9. So there's that. "The Fifth Down," indeed. Related: Mark Sanchez vs. Mark Viera. Who ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 8, 2010

    FLIGHT ZONE

    New York Jets host New England Patriots

  • 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

    December 21, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Jets Go Down in Flames

    Pass tense: Rookie QB Mark Sanchez has thrown 12 touchdowns and 20 interceptions Anybody can lose a football game, anyone can lose a football game by three points, and anyone can lose a football game by a field goal under bad conditions — even when they're playing at home. But man, even taki ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Jockbeat: Reasons to be Thankful for Mark Sanchez This Thanksgiving

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 24, 2009

    READY FOR TAKEOFF

    New York Jets host Carolina Panthers

  • Voice Choices

    November 10, 2009

    IT’S BLITZ

    Really, the Jets should win this one

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Jockbeat: Giants or Jets? Whose Loss Sucked More?

    ​Who had the worst day on Sunday? The Giants or the Jets? Let's review: -- The Giants played perhaps the best team in the conference, the surprising New Orleans Saints, gave up 48 points and lost by three touchdowns on the Saints' home field. -- The Jets, playing at home against a terrible ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Jockbeat: Sanchez? The Jets Win Was All About Defense

    ​We join Joe Namath and Daily News writer Gary Myers in applauding the debut of Mark Sanchez (18 of 31 for 272 yards) in the Jets' rousing 24-7 opening day victory over Houston. We would, however, take a little issue with Namath's pregame inspirations words to "The Mark" -- "It's about you t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Jockbeat: Jets Season Preview

    ​As everyone knows, the Jets' chances this season hinge around the new franchise quarterback, Mark Sanchez, and how quickly he develops. His former coach at USC, Pete Carroll, made some exceedingly ungracious remarks when Sanchez decided to forego his final season in college and enter the NFL ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 15, 2009

    ¡Ask a Mexican! Cry Uncle!

    Showing up just in time

  • News

    June 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Swine is the word! It started out as a mere public health emergency. Some kids got sick in Queens and they closed their school. Then it went viral, so to speak, becoming the new thing everyone's enemies caused. Another Queens school closed. A kid died in Texas. Two Brooklyn schools closed. The Isr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Jockbeat: Will Jets fans have patience for Sanchez to grow?

    There are two definitely good things to be said about the Jets obtaining Southern Cal quarterback Mark Sanchez. The first is that he's probably the best prospect available. The second is that he looks a hell of a lot better than anything they have right now.   But there are potential pitfa ... More >>

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