These days I enjoy making a living writing and teaching music, but at one point not too long ago my primary source of income was battle rapping. Yes, entering tournaments and spontaneously rhyming insulting someone over a beat was how I earned a living for a number of years. Tonight, September 16th, ... More >>
The Big Easy
With the Knicks and Nets winning their first playoff games and the Yankees and Mets both over .500, it would seem that New York is on the verge of a happiness explosion. But I'm bummed out. The best football player in New York, maybe the best defensive player in the league and perhaps the best secon ... More >>
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 >>
I've followed the Giants all season, and I can't recall the name of running back David Wilson being called on an important play even one time. I've been waiting for Wilson to explode ever since his senior year at Virginia Tech, where he was sensational: 1709 yards with an average of just under 6 y ... More >>
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 >>
For sheer elegance, you can't beat the Irish when it comes to writing about American sports. Here's Cormac Eklof of IrishCentral.com on the NFL's bounty scandal: "Goodness me, the New Orleans Saints have landed themselves in quite the juicy pickle. The NFL is basically, at this moment, winding up ... More >>
Desperate times call for desperate measures. The San Francisco '49ers don't have any flashy wideouts or MVP candidate passers to throw against the New York Giants this Sunday. Instead, in key situations they rely on what some would call trick plays but which are just bread and butter to San F ... More >>
Last night, Beyoncé Knowles gave birth to her and Jay-Z's child, Ivy Blue Carter. The Daily News reports the baby girl was born in Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side in a private wing and that "hospital workers placed tape over security cameras and are forcing employees to turn in cell phon ... More >>
If you're looking for a key to this Sunday's Giants-Falcons Wild Card match, let me suggest the man who will be the best receiver on the field -- with all apologies to Victor Cruz, a terrific player who might just be the Giants' MVP this year. But Atlanta's Julio Jones, named the NFL's rookie of the ... More >>
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 >>
This is the one we've been waiting for, the next big investigative project by Tom Tobin and Joe Childs, the deans of Scientology reporting, who toil for the (formerly) St. Petersburg Times (which for some reason recently changed its name to the Tampa Bay Times -- Go Bucs, or whatever).
If you are reading this, you are not watching football. You may have it on, but you aren't watching it, letting the pigskinny goodness seep into your every pore. From today until the Super Bowl, your Sundays are reserved for America's favorite bloodsport. No more late brunches, no more flea m ... More >>
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 >>
This is Will SmithNew Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was arrested early on Saturday morning and charged with domestic abuse battery after allegedly grabbing his wife by the hair and dragging her away from a nightclub. An estimated 1,000 people, centered mostly in Hollywood but also a ... More >>
Why the New Orleans icon is in no hurry to come to a city near you
Dont even think about driving to the Giants game
David Simon's new HBO series uses fiction to honor New Orleans' surreal, heart-breaking fact
Tupperware and testosterone, together at last.Yet another sign that guys are the new pet demographic for marketers peddling food-related goods and services: Tupperware will throw a publicity event tomorrow dubbed Kitchen Aphrodisiac with New Orleans Saints player Reggie Bush and hunky actor P ... More >>
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The best bars for a tailgate party
Notes from the grapefruit league, Yankees edition
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Both the Jets and Giants Turn Out to Be Giant Killers
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Neither Team May Be Giants
One Punch After Another . . . and Another . . . and Another . . .
Sights and Sounds
Can the Giants Kerry Collins Continue to Sidestep the Big Apple Media Blitz?