Mike Lupica

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    September 16, 2013

    Tabloids React To NYPD Shooting Two Women Near Times Square By Writing About "Gangbangers" and "Drug Thugs"

    On Saturday night, as you've likely heard, the NYPD tried to shoot a disturbed man as he was running in and out of traffic near the Port Authority. Instead, they hit two women standing nearby. Theodora Ray, 54, was hit twice in the leg; according to friends interviewed by CBS, she remained hospitali ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    The Jets Should Move Darrelle Revis (To Free Safety)

    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 >>

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    January 21, 2013

    Remembering Stan Musial

    It's a truism that American men are first conscious of their own mortality when their fathers die, but I would argue that such consciousness is a process for the average American male that usually begins earlier, the men pictured on his baseball cards start dying. When I was a kid in 1963, Stan Mus ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    How Does The Mets 1962-2012 All-time Team Stack Up to The Yankees?

    Last night, SNY broadcast the Mets All-time Team 1962-2012 from the 92nd Street Y. I love programs like this -- the video clips, the debates on old ballplayers, et al. The voting panel of the Daily News' John Harper and Mike Lupica, the Post's Mike Vaccaro,'s Marty Noble, and Mets broadcast ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Yankee Post-Mortem: A-Rod Not the Only Cause of Death

    ​Let's look on the bright side ... no, scratch that. There is no bright side. Let's try to take in the big picture ... no, skip it. That's crap, too. The Yankees' 3-2 elimination loss to Detroit on Thursday night was as ugly as a one-run defeat can be. They were a better team than the Tigers, not ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Sarah Palin Is The Kim Kardashian Of Politics

    David Shankbone/Wikipedia​That's the contention of this very enjoyable article by Mike Lupica in the New Yortk Daily News. Says Lupica: "As Bill Maher likes to put it, when Palin ran for Vice President, her idea of a 'gotcha' question was being asked what she likes to read. "Palin's truest ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Derek Jeter: What Are the Yankees Going to Do With Him?

    ​Derek Jeter is my favorite player -- that is, my family's favorite player. I have played the 3,000th-hit homer over and over. It is my favorite baseball moment of the new century, with the possible exception of Johnny Damon's race to third base in the World Series against the Phillies. Now, ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    NFL Lockout No Joke — Or Is It? Let's Go to the Video.

    Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout with Taylor Lautner from Taylor Lautner Funny or Die, the comedy film company co-started by Will Ferrell, almost makes the NFL lockout worthwhile with Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout, a deadly little spoof that combines the oh-so-easy-to-parody Field of Dreams with the ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Fred Wilpon and the Mets: In Charge, but Not in Control

    ​Let's address Fred Wilpon's comments on the Mets stars, which are being quoted everywhere: On David Wright: "He's pressing. A really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar." OK, dump on Wright while he's in a terrible slump (batting just .226 so far). He's a career .302 hitter, h ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Barry Bonds Is An Asshole. But His Conviction Is Pointless.

    ​So let's add up the score: After eight years of investigation and a total of around $120 million of taxpayer money blown - and that was the price tag in December before the start of the trial - the federal government has now scored its first and probably only victory in their war against perf ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Derek Jeter: Greedy, Unreasonable, Unrealistic

    ​"This is the way the Yankees want the conversation about Derek Jeter to go," writes Mike Lupica in today's Daily News. "They have arrived at what they think is a fair contract for Jeter and if he doesn't accept it, he's being greedy and unreasonable and unrealistic, and should go test the mar ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Mike Lupica Achieves Long-Sought Sportswriting Perfection

    ​You could single out almost any Mike Lupica column as typical, but the one in today's Daily News as the Yankees prepare to play Texas in Game Three of the ALCS is really classic. We don't want to belabor the obvious -- that's Mike Lupica's job. Some examples: "The Yankees come home no ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Alex Rodriguez and 600 -- Is He Finally a Yankee Now?

    Thanks, A-Rod. Thanks for dumping a cold, wet corpse on the doorstep of New York baseball. That seems to be the local sports media's reaction to Alex Rodriguez's 600th major league home run, which put him 7th on the all-time home run list. Not the fans' reaction -- they've turned out in droves and, ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    George Steinbrenner at 80: Mellowed, But We Miss the Boss

    Slowly, almost imperceptibly, George Steinbrenner's image has softened over the last few years. Two recent biographies, Peter Golenbock's George - The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built The Yankee Empire (from Wiley, published last year and out now in paperback) and Bill Madden's Steinbrenner, The Last ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Jim Joyce, Perfect Games, TV Replay, and Other Poorly Understood Subjects

    A worse call than this week's.​Let us be thankful we are living in, as the Chinese say, uninteresting times. Only when there's relative calm in the Middle East and things are going smoothly with the environment can such an incident as a blown call in a baseball game make the front page of the ... More >>

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    March 1, 2010

    Mike Lupica Joins David Paterson Bashing, Loses Mind With Attica Comparison

    ​Another sign that David Paterson's refusal to quit his day job and go home to his Lenox Terrace apartment is driving reasonable people insane appears in Mike Lupica's Monday political column in the Daily News. All is well and good as Lupica The Lip declares that Paterson needs to quit. Then, ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Tiger Woods Inspires Messy Ejaculations from the Press

    ​Maybe I'm the wrong person to comment on Tiger Woods. As a writer I have zero interest in the private lives of athletes and celebrities. They are either boring or tawdry. As a fan, I do have a little interest in scandal for entertainment value. I think Tiger should apologize to his wife, but ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

    Our Front Pages: Granny Mugger, Tiger Woods Slammed; War on Christmas Update

    The guy who mugged a 101-year-old and other elderly victims has been sentenced to 75 years in prison. As he is 47, on even the most forgiving terms of parole, he can only get out when he is of an age to be thus victimized himself. The humiliation of Tiger Woods proceeds with withering scorn from ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    "Silly-delphia" "Frillies" Take Game One

    "VOTE: ARE THE YANKS IN TROUBLE?" The drama queens at the Post react badly to the Game One loss, and 81 percent of their poll respondents at this writing say yes, they're in trouble. Daily News elder statesman Mike Lupica takes the tip-yer-hat approach: "Lee carried his team the way CC Sabathia has ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Jockbeat: A-Rod Edging Past Mr. October

    ​"You want a comparison?" writes Mike Lupica in today's Daily News about Alex Rodriguez's 2009 postseason. "All of a sudden he is the Yankee version of Ryan Howard." Wrong comparison, Mike. What Alex Rodriguez has been in the postseason, from the very beginning, is Reggie Jackson. Here are th ... More >>

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    August 2, 2009

    Jockbeat: Lupica's Precious Sox Juicing? He Blames the Union, Naturally

    ​Since Selena Roberts's February 7 Sports Illustrated story broke the news that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003, we've maintained that there's no mystery as to how and why these names are being revealed:  the federal agents who seized the 2003 test samples and the results ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Jockbeat: Did Sonia Sotomayor Save Baseball Or Didn't She?

    Did Sonia Sotomayor save baseball or didn't she?  All week long the press has been heatedly debating the extent to which President Obama's Supreme Court nominee impacted the national pastime with her 1995 decision.  First, a brief summary of what it was that Sotomayor did. In 1994, with th ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    Fan, Press A-Rod Reactions: No Role Model, But Babe Would Have Juiced, Too

    After his admission that he used performance enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003, Alex Rodriguez received the support of the Yankees organization ("Although we are disappointed in the mistake he spoke to today, we realize that Alex -- like all of us -- is a human being not immune to fault"). Fans and ... More >>

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    August 11, 2008
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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 >>

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    July 16, 2008

    Did the Yankees Play Last Night? The All-Star Game

    Chances are you're moving pretty slowly this morning if you sat through the marathon, 15-inning All-Star Game last night. Just in case you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, it was the Last All-Star Game Ever at Yankee Stadium. If you didn't catch that bit of trivia, you really were ... More >>

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    June 19, 2008

    The Legend of Tiger Woods Grows

    Golf really needs to stop with all this excitement. It was revealed yesterday that Tiger Woods won that epic U.S. Open on a broken leg! This provides the Post with a sensational opportunity, telling us "His leg was BROKEN" on page one, with a photo of a grimacing Woods. Inside, the truck headline r ... More >>

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    June 5, 2008

    Hillary Clinton's "Exit" Strategy

    It seems the proverbial fat lady has finished her long, long aria. Hillary Clinton will exit the presidential race on Saturday, so we should have only 3 more days of dissection of her campaign. I'd like to think that somewhere there is a front-page mockup of today's Post with a "Don't let the door ... More >>

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    May 27, 2008

    Inspiring No Confidence: Willie Randolph Keeps His Job With the Mets

    Today, the tabloids devote the majority of page-one real estate to baseball. The Willie Randolph saga has finally migrated from the front of the sports section to the front page. The Mets lost to the Florida Marlins 7-3 yesterday, but the manager won the right to keep his job (for now, at least). T ... More >>

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    May 22, 2008
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    March 31, 2008

    Hillary Clinton and a 9/11 Con's "Case of the Mondays"

    It's Monday: most everyone is groggy from the weekend and having a hard time starting the day. As the long work week looms ahead, today's papers remind us that baseball starts in earnest today and that we the people have been scammed by either a presidential candidate (Post) or a fame-seeking 9/11 c ... More >>

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    March 19, 2008

    Girls, Girls, Girls: Are We Done With The Sex Scandals Yet?

    Has it gotten to the point with all these sex scandals that we just can't imagine the news without them? Last Monday, with front pages on Hillary Clinton and New York's noisiest neighborhoods seems like ages ago. But are we starting to get a case of sex-scandal fatigue? If you looked at the front pa ... More >>

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    March 4, 2008

    TABLOIDED: Hill and Obama's Last Dance?

    The end, it would seem, is drawing near for the Hillary versus Obama storyline, and so we have both New York City tabs giving the narrative its proper last hurrah. The Post goes to its trusty Photoshop department and gussies up the candidates like a pair of high plains drifters for its cover. The ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008
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    February 13, 2008
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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 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 16, 2008
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    August 7, 2007

    Staining Names

    The A-Rod rumor mill: When steroids come innuendo, logic flies out the door

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    July 3, 2007

    Bronx Bumblers

    How can a team with four Hall of Famers fall so far?

  • NYC Life

    December 14, 2004

    Drug Bunt

    If faith in stats is a baseball fan's lifeblood, what to do when the numbers are doped up?

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    March 9, 2004
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    September 10, 2002

    Strikes and Balls

    In Baseball's Labor Game, Reporters Miss the Signs

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    July 17, 2001
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    August 24, 1999

    The Last Picture Show

    The optimist's guide to the Millennium's final fall-movie crop

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    May 4, 1999

    Above Average Joe

    The Subtle Genius of Torre's Yankee Reign

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