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Paul "Bear" Bryant

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Alabama vs. Notre Dame: Will It Even Be Close?

    The highest rated college football game to date was the January 2, 1987 Fiesta Bowl between Miami and Penn State. Tonight's BCS championship game between No. 1-ranked Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama should blow the Nielsens for that one away. These are, after all, the two most successful college footba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Note to Phil Hughes: Stop Worrying About Your Potential

    Lost amidst the Curtis Granderson three-homer fireworks and the media aftermath last night was the fact that Phil Hughes actually won a ball game. It didn't look pretty on paper. The Yankees won 7-6 and needed the Holy Trio - Rafael Soriano, David Robertson and Mariano Rivera - to preserve the win a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Giants Beat 49ers in One of Most Improbable Games in Recent History

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Bubba Smith, Huge Guy On and Off Gridiron, Found Dead at 66

    Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith died yesterday in his home in Los Angeles at age 66 and took an awful lot of history with him. There were two primary reasons why Bubba Smith became such a folk hero while still in college, at Michigan State. The first is that the '65-'66 Spartans were the first major c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    If Auburn Wins Tonight, Its Title May Be Short-Lived

    ​If the Bowl Championship Series has accomplished nothing else - and most critics would argue that it hasn't - it has at least made the final title game into a national story as no college game, not even the Rose Bowl at the height of its glory - did before it. That makes tonight's title gam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    George Steinbrenner, 1930-2010

    ​"What does it matter what you say about someone?" Marlene Dietrich says about Orson Welles at the end of Touch Of Evil. What, indeed? Except that now, at the end, we should say a few things about George Steinbrenner that even out the other things we remember all too well: the ridiculous outbu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Jockbeat: Tonight's BCS Championship Should Be A Lopsided Affair

    ​If you're a fan of any college football team except the Alabama Crimson Tide, tonight should be a good time to catch up on the holiday movies. In the Bowl Championship Series national title game in Pasadena, the number one-ranked Tide is favored over the number two-ranked Texas Longhorms by 3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Jockbeat: Giants Get A Defensive Upgrade

    It's getting crowded on the Giants defensive roster, but when things sort themselves out, New York will have upgraded themselves with the acquisition of Cowboys defensive end Chris Canty. Canty is listed as an end, but that's because Dallas mostly played with three down linemen up front; in the Gian ... 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?

  • News

    January 1, 2008

    50 Years of Pissing People Off

    And that's just at the Voice. After half a century, Nat Hentoff is still a work in progress

  • NYC Life

    April 17, 2007

    Eddie Robinson's Unlikely Pal

    Remembering the Grambling legend and his unusual friend

  • Music

    February 19, 2002
  • News

    February 1, 2000

    A Bookie's Wild Week

    Hanging Out With a Bookmaker on the Super Bowl, Betting's Biggest Event

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