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  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Brooklyn Gets Its Own Football Team at the Worst Possible Moment

    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.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2014

    Rice, Peterson NFL Scandals Really About Liberals' Plan to Pussify America, Say Rightbloggers

    [Roy Edroso dissects the right-wing blogosphere in this weekly feature]The NFL hasn't been having a great time of it lately, PR-wise (though its TV viewership numbers seem not to have suffered): Now even non-fans know that Baltimore Raven Ray Rice was seen cold-cocking his fiancee and Minnesota Viki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    A Full Roster of Super Bowl Events

    The Super Bowl's debut in the Big Apple has the city's restaurant industry abuzz with offers. From fan friendly events to bars that have more TVs than Best Buy, there are plenty of reasons to skip the home made onion dip and head out into the wild blue yonder for the game. But before you do, here's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2013

    As Polls Plummet, Rightbloggers Get to Work on Their New Shutdown Excuses

    Well, the government shutdown drags on, and poll numbers are horrific for Republicans and the rightbloggers who love them. Gallup showed the party's approval rating dropping 10 points in a month to 28%. Meanwhile Congressional Republicans, according to a new Zogby poll, were at 13% approval. The sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Nicholas Dellaventura's Family Sues High School for Football Workout Death

    Last summer, 15-year-old Nicholas Dellaventura collapsed and died after a football conditioning sessions at St. Joseph By-The-Sea High School in Staten Island. A year later, his mother thinks the adults who had been overseeing him should be held liable. Earlier this month, Maria Dellaventura sued ... More >>

  • Film

    May 22, 2013
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    April 18, 2013

    Rabbi Darkside on Bringing Prospect Avenue Around the World

    Few underground hip-hop artists in New York have had the staying power of Rabbi Darkside. From an era where everyone had a vinyl single, through rap battling at the start of the mid-2000s rising next wave of battle leagues, to being a coach on "MTV's Made" and one of the centerpieces of the Hip-Hop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    How 'bout them Jets: Darrelle Revis Trade Edition

    Just three weeks after closing out maybe the most highly-publicized 6-10 season ever, the New York Jets got right back to doing what they do best: creating headlines without winning football games. This time, the Jets stirred up a media ruckus when rumors started swirling that their best player, co ... 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 17, 2012

    Giants Fans: Start Planning That Super Bowl Party Now

    You may think that the Giants hit a new low yesterday with a 34-0 thrashing at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons. But not so, I think. I think the Giants are testing a new strategy, one they worked to perfection at the end of last season. You'll recall that at the end of the 2011 regular season Bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Steve Sabol Defined The Way We Look At Sports

    I first met Steve Sabol - actually, I talked on the phone with him - early in 1985. I was at the old Voice office at 842 Broadway, sitting in the cubicle that belonged to the sports editor, who was almost never there. The voice at the other end said his name was Steve and that wanted to talk footbal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Jets Get Grounded And Pounded

    Is it possible that Rex Ryan could have looked at the Jets' 48-28 victory over the Buffalo Bills last week and not understood why the Jets won? It certainly seems that way after watching their season-deflating 27-10 loss to the Steelers Sunday afternoon. Against Buffalo, New York mixed up their of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Live: Skrillex, David Guetta, And The Rest Of Electric Zoo Strike A Pose At Randall's Island

    Check out our photo galleries: Electric Zoo Gets Sweaty | The People Of Electric Zoo Electric Zoo Randalls Island Friday, September 1 through Monday, September 3 Better than: This. "You know I know how/ to make them stop and stare as I zone out/ the club can't even handle me right now/ watching y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Big Blue's Path To Two-Peat Starts With Dallas

    The Giants take the field tonight in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys as a four-point pick, and the fans and local press seem to pretty much agree that Big Blue has an excellent chance of repeating as Super Bowl champions. Las Vegas doesn't exactly agree, at least on the latter point: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2012

    Nine Things You Should Probably Know About Paul Ryan

    Yesterday, after Romney's selection of Paul Ryan to be his running mate, Michael D. Shear of the New York Times wrote, "If Mitt Romney wins in November, a Tea Party favorite will be a heartbeat away from the Oval Office." With that being said, shouldn't we know a little more about the guy? Rega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Tim Tebow: Do The Jets Really Need This Guy?

    ‚ÄčThe 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

    February 10, 2012

    A Backwards Look at the Giants' Super Bowl Finish

    A piece by Jim Trotter in this week's Super Bowl issue of Sports Illustrated puts the Ahmad Bradshaw ass-first game-winning touchdown run in new perspective. With the Patriots leading 17-15 and a little more than a minute to play, the Giants had the ball on 2nd-and-6 at New England's six-yard line. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Giants Fans Like Bill Murray Are Classier Than Patriots Fans

    It goes without saying that New York baseball fans are classier than those of New England -- we see evidence of that every time the Yankees and Red Sox play, whether in New York or Boston. As the Super Bowl approaches, it should be just as obvious that New York football fans are classier than their ... 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

    December 9, 2011

    Memo to Tom Coughlin: Win Sunday or Pack It In

    ​How important is Sunday's Giants-Cowboys game to New York's immediate future? Let's lead with one truly eye-popping fact: If the Giants lose to Dallas, they'll have lost, in the space of five weeks, to all four NFC division leaders. I don't know if that has ever happened in team history; if i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Q&A: Scott Bradlee On Revamping Nickelback, Taste Hierarchies, And Screaming Words

    via Facebook​During the Nickelback brouhaha that took over parts of the Internet earlier this month, one of the common refrains against having the Canadian band perform at the halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day showdown between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions involved the select ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Tom Couglin on the Giants' Loss to the Eagles: "Why?"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Giants Fans Are Getting That Sinking Feeling

    ​If you're a Giants fan and all you care about is going to the Super Bowl -- and what else would you care about? -- yesterday began the most important four-week stretch of the year. And it hasn't started well with Sunday's 27-20 loss to San Francisco. Why was this stretch so important? Very ... 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

    October 23, 2010

    Brett Favre's Penis Was Persistent, At Least

    Jenn Sterger​A year after Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre (then a New York Jet) sent sideline reporter Jenn Sterger pictures of his penis, allegedly to no avail, he gave her another call the next time she was in New York. The man was really into this woman. Or at least really into hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Q&A: Craig Finn Of The Hold Steady Breaks Down The Twins/Yankees Series

    Twins cap not pictured, for once​The MLB Playoffs begin today, kicking off an annual tradition for many sports-minded New Yorkers: rooting against the Yankees. Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn has added motivation this year, given that his beloved Minnesota Twins once again drew the Yanks in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Jack Tatum: Remembering the Assassin

    As we had occasion to note over the last couple weeks following the deaths of George Steinbrenner and Ralph Houk, one hates to speak ill of the recently deceased. However, there is that danger that the last word on someone's life is the one that's going to define his legacy, and that's particularly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    A NY Super Bowl in February Goes from "Stupid" to "Done Deal"

    ​Remember several months ago when you heard for the first time that the Giants and Jets owners were putting in a bid for the 2014 Super Bowl? Remember how stupid that sounded at the time? What exactly happened in the meantime to make that idea sound less stupid? When, exactly, did having th ... More >>

  • Music

    February 5, 2008

    Old Forms, Fresh Outlooks

    Innovation reigns, from 36-CD retrospectives to the Hüsker Dü of free jazz

  • News

    December 4, 2007

    Unmanning the Flock

    The Giants win by a goal post while intimidating no one

  • News

    October 23, 2007

    They Might Be Giants

    Let's hope Coughlin's crew leaves the bad ball in foggy London

  • Columns

    July 11, 2006
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Screens

    November 8, 2005
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    November 1, 2005
  • NYC Life

    November 23, 2004

    The End of Eminem

    Can Marshall come out and play? On his new album, Em just wants to be unremarkable.

  • News

    December 31, 2002

    A Year of Self-Parity

    Who's Best? Who's the Underdog? When Anybody Can Win, Who Can Tell?

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    October 15, 2002
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    January 15, 2002
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    August 7, 2001
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    January 9, 2001
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    November 14, 2000
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    September 19, 2000
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    January 18, 2000
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    January 5, 1999

    Deep Impact

    What happens when NFL players collide?

  • News

    January 5, 1999

    Winners Take All

    The Seventh Annual Village Voice Sportswriters Poll

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    December 15, 1998
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    December 1, 1998
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