Watching the Giants 19-17 loss to the Eagles in Philadelphia last night, two things stood out for me. The first was how extraordinary the Giants have been in two championship postseasons. The second is how utterly ordinary they have been otherwise in the Tom Coughlin era.
Late in the 4th quarter, ... More >>
No one likes a canine abuser so here's a story that most likely will not cheer up your Saturday.At the end of February, the Humane Law Enforcement responded to a complaint in the north borough by neighbors who had spotted two frail pups hanging around an apartment building on Webster Avenue. Th ... More >>
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 >>
Photo by Mindy TuckerLizz Winstead is a wee bit tired. She's been traveling since June 14 with her "Planned Parenthood, I'm Here For You!" Comedy Tour, which has spanned 12 cities and 10 states. Plus she's been working on her upcoming book, out in June of 2012. All this activity "does energiz ... More >>
Let's stop the ongoing debate about whether or not Plaxico Burress "deserves a second chance." Who really knows whether any ex-con is rehabilitated until years after he reenters society? What criteria can anyone really use to determine that someone "deserves" a second chance? The only reaso ... More >>
Let's all do our best to keep this from happeningSo another enjoyable terrible Super Bowl Halftime Show is in the books, and as we wash "I Gotta Feeling" out of our eyes and ears for the thousandth time, the question becomes: Who will grace the stage in 2012? How old will their most famous al ... More >>
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 >>
Coughlin: Without his thinking capI've been scrambling — oops, sorry, Giants fans, I'll try to find a word not easily associated with Michael Vick. Let's say I've been searching hard to find an angle on Sunday's debacle that hasn't been written about a dozen times by everyone one else. I don't ... More >>
He's number one!Good news for Alex Rodriguez: he isn't the most disliked figure in sports. At least not according to Forbes.com. In a recent survey conducted by E-Poll Market Research for Forbes, of 1100 people active in professional sports as players, coaches, managers, broadcasters, and age ... More >>
Gucci Mane's new album, The State vs. Radric Davis is in stores today, but the insanely prolific, remarkably consistent Atlanta rapper has been in jail since November 12th. This is Gucci's second stint in jail for a parole violation this year. Both sentences stem from a 2005 incident in which ... More >>
The ultimate put-down: Oreo, after owner Fabian Henderson threw him off a roof and before the suffering dog was euthanized.
Scumbag dog-killer Fabian Henderson won't get off easy with probation after all, it seems. The Brooklyn teen threw his pit bull, Oreo, off the roof of Red Hook Houses last Jul ... More >>
Last night, Top Chef gave us the Most Very Special Episode of All, Restaurant Wars! And yes, there were some casualties -- of common sense, egos, and, of course, one hapless chef. And while the episode was not quite the shit show of seasons past, the fan still received its fair share of ... More >>
The National Football League has a large millionaire population which predictably contributes overwhelmingly to Republicans over Democrats. Yet this week we learned from rightbloggers that the NFL is in fact a wing of the liberal conspiracy.
Early this month Rush Limbaugh and Dave Checketts coll ... More >>
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.
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The last Chico mural for New York. Thanks, EV Grieve.
What a week. Everyone was pissed at us. Williamsburgers didn't appreciate being called dorks for trying to silence ice cream trucks. Horace Mann students got mad when we suggested they were faking swine flu to get out of school. Allison Benedi ... More >>
With Michael Vick home in Virginia and set to be released from federal custody on July 20 -- after which time he presumably could try out for an NFL team -- the trial-by-tabloid that has now become customary with fallen sports heroes has begun. This week's Sporting News has five former Hall of ... More >>