It's a shame when one's lasting image of a big football game is a blown call, and even worse when the blown call comes near the end of the game.
For many, and at least for me, the lasting image of Super Bowl XLVII is Forty Niners receiver Michael Crabtree tangled in the arms of Ravens defensive b ... More >>
Deciding where to watch the Super Bowl is stressful. Do you pick the place with the best drink specials? The greatest food deals? Do you follow the crowd? Find a quiet bar with a decent screen to watch the game in private? We've broken it down by hood and borough of where to get the most bang for yo ... More >>
Nate Silver, the statistical genius who predicted the outcome of the last two presidential elections and the most recent Senate race, has now revealed his pick for the winner of the Super Bowl. Are you ready for it?
Nope, it's actually the San Francisco 49ers. And, unfortunately for ... More >>
It's Day 2 of Super Bowl Commercial Week and today we're revisiting those famous, late night pond-hoppers, the Budweiser Frogs.
Way back in 1994, when the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers met up in Miami for Super Bowl XXIXX, Bud featured the CGI swamp creatures in an ad for their be ... More >>
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 >>
By the time you read this, you'll already know that the Giants let free agent Mario Manningham go to the San Francisco 49ers for a still undisclosed sum. Amazingly, it's the second time in four years the Giants showed the door to a receiver who made an unbelievable catch in a Super Bowl against th ... 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 >>
In addition to being one of the greatest wins in Giants history, last night's 20-17 overtime win over the San Francisco '49ers was also one of the most improbable games in recent memory. Let's look at some stats:
-- The Giants had no running game at all and were outrushed by San Francisco 150 to 85 ... More >>
Newt Gingrich won the Republican primary South Carolina yesterday. The former House speaker won 40.4 percent of the vote with Mitt Romney trailing at 27.8 percent. Rick Santorum came in third with 17.0 percent. In his victory speech Gingrich targeted "elites." He said: "The biggest thing that I take ... More >>
Last night the Empire State Building was lit up in red and yellow, to the sports ignorant, that fact would seem not that big of a deal. But for Giants fans something in that color scheme was awry: red and gold are the colors of the San Francisco 49ers, the team that the Giants will play for the Nati ... 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 >>
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 >>
The best and most balanced obit for the Oakland Raiders' Al Davis, who died Saturday, was by Bruce Weber in the New York Times. There is, however, a curious and unexplained line in the story: "Wherever the team called home, Oakland or Los Angeles, Mr. Davis was a fan favorite — until he wasn't ... More >>
Can Tiki Barber catch on with someone? That question was all over sports talk radio and the Internet today after Barber filed papers with the NFL to come out of retirement.
ESPN commentator Antonio Pierce, who played with Tiki for two years, had this to say yesterday afternoon on NFL Live: " ... 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 >>
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 >>
Rarely do conspiracy theorists -- especially those of the media-industrial-complex paranoia persuasion -- get the validation they've been seeking for most of their adult lives. I knew this day would come. And now, it's here.