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    August 12, 2014

    Don't Make Eye Contact With Doug Stanhope

    Doug Stanhope has made a successful career for himself telling it like it is. And while some people may think he does so a bit too harshly, or dwell on his bad habits, even more would people would agree that he is habitually hilarious. You'll get your chance to be entertained by this comedic ringmas ... More >>

  • News

    October 24, 2012

    Chris Kluwe Takes a Stand

    The Vikings punter is prying open America's last closet: major league sports

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Colt Cabana: A Wrestler Grapples With His Entrance Music

    The life of an independent professional wrestler is busy enough, but for Colt Cabana, squaring off in the ring is only the beginning. A wrestler, actor (you may have seen him with legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka in a recent Old Navy commercial), stand-up comic, and popular podcaster, his ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    NFL Refs And The Gentleman From Wisconsin

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Giants-Packers Review: The Most Important Play of the Game

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    The Giants' Chances Against the Pack: Get Rodgers in Three Seconds or Die

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2011

    Chicago Bears Mascot Protests for the 99% (Of Bears)

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    So... How Was Nickelback's Big Thanksgiving Performance?

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 23, 2011


    New York Giants host Green Bay Packers

  • Music

    November 16, 2011

    We Love to Hate Nickelback (and Lulu)

    Two recent bad decisions—one in Detroit, one on an album—bring out the knives

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Why Do People Loathe Nickelback So Much? (And Do They Deserve It?)

    ​People are in a bit of an uproar over this week's announcement that Nickelback—the Canadian post-grungers whose seventh album, Here And Now, comes out later this month—would be the halftime entertainment during the Thanksgiving Day NFL tilt between the Detroit Lions and the Green ... 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 4, 2011

    The Super Bowl Is Stupid

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Super Bowl: Biggest, Greatest, Most Important Day on Earth? So They Say.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Lil Wayne Is A Packers Fan, Evidently

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Super and Not-So-Super Bowls: Allen Barra Ranks all 44 Previous Big Games from Worst to First

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Bill Murray Shoved a Stranger Over Football

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2010

    Have You Heard a Blizzard is Coming? NYC Braces For 2010 #Snowmageddon

    via​According to those on the ground, the snow has started to fall in New York City, where blizzards are expected to drop at least a foot of snow on Sunday. Wind and white stuff have grounded flights in the Northeast, including out of New York's JFK and LaGuardia, in addition to neighboring Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2010

    Metrodome Roof Collapses Under Snow, Leaving NY Giants, Vikings Stranded (VIDEO)

    Via​The football game between the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings, scheduled for today, has been moved to Monday after heavy snow caused the collapse of the Metrodome roof. On Saturday, the Giants were stuck at the Kansas City International Airport. And they wonder why we mock the Mi ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Jerry Rice is Now Officially The Greatest Player Ever

    ​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 >>

  • 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 10, 2010

    Anonymous Woman Says Brett Favre Hit on Her, Too

    ​We are witnessing the attempted Tiger Woods-ification of Brett Favre. After pictures of the Minnesota Vikings quarterback's penis were leaked onto the internet by Deadspin, New York tabloids started drooling. (Favre was a New York Jet when the pictures were allegedly sent.) The New York Post ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Fallen Fantasy Football God LaDainian Tomlinson Possibly Headed to the Jets

    ​In Fantasy Football leagues all over the nation, overgrown manchildren covet the chance every August to be the first to pick from their choice of NFL players to play on their make-believe team for very real money that their spouses probably don't know they're spending. And for the last three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Brian Parks Says: Forget the Pro Bowl! Who Has the NFL's Best Uniforms?

    The Denver Broncos used to be cool, man. They've changed. Last week, we made clear our dim view of the televised scrimmage known as the Pro Bowl. Nonetheless, we forced ourselves to eyeball a few minutes of it yesterday, given that it was the last we'll see of pro football for a while. While enduri ... More >>

  • News

    January 22, 2008

    Why the Giants Shouldn't Be in the Super Bowl and Ways They Can Win It

    If the Favre treatment doesn't stop Brady, maybe Jessica Simpson could?

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    TABLOIDED: The Daily News vs. The Post

    TGIF! Judging by today’s front page of our two tabs, it’s already time to start thinking about the weekend. And this weekend, it means thinking about—you guessed it—football. The Post devotes its entire front to Giants-related content. The left rail works as a table of contents for their s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    TABLOIDED: The Daily News vs. The Post

    The opening day of the Nixzmary Brown trial gets two-thirds of the front of the Daily News, notes THE JURY WEEPS after seeing photos of the seven-year-old girls bruised and beaten body. This tragedy is going to be all over the tabloids for the foreseeable future: it has lurid, heartbreaking details, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2007

    Notes on Super Bowl XLI: Apparently, God Hates The Bears

    Rex Grossman: Not the Lord's Quarterback PREGAME: I flipped over to the Animal Planet Puppy Bowl around 5:00, just to see what all the aww-ing was about…. and left it there until 6. Whoops. That thing is oddly mesmerizing, certainly more so than Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. I just hope I didn't miss ... More >>

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    October 3, 2006
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    January 13, 2006

    Time for the NFL Payoffs!

    Some folks say that sports and politics don't mix. That must be why no one remembers that U.S.-U.S.S.R. hockey game in 1980. Duh! They mix all the time. And so, with Division Playoff weekend looming, it's time to ask that eternal question: Of the NFL teams still pursuing the Lombardi Trophy, which ... More >>

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    October 25, 2005
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    October 18, 2005
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    September 2, 2003
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    August 19, 2003

    MLB Whiffs Once Again

    Was There a Rose Agreement? Don’t Bet Against It.

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    August 12, 2003
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    January 7, 2003

    One Up, One Down

    Both the Jets and Giants Turn Out to Be Giant Killers

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    November 5, 2002
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    March 19, 2002
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    January 22, 2002
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    January 8, 2002
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    January 16, 2001

    Big Blue 'Dogs' Continue to Buck the Odds

    Super Bowl Trip Scrubs a Team's Image

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    January 9, 2001

    Faceless Wonders

    Giants’ Lesser Lights Lead the Way

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    January 9, 2001
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    September 5, 2000
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    July 25, 2000
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    January 11, 2000
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    November 16, 1999
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    January 12, 1999

    The Jets Take Offense

    Gang green breaks a playoff rule of thumb

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    October 6, 1998
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