Peyton Manning

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    February 11, 2014

    Michael Sam's Gay...Now, Who's Gonna Draft Him?

    The returns would seem to be in regarding the NFL's acceptance of University of Missouri senior Michael Sam, the league's first openly gay player -- or at least the man who would be the league's first openly gay player if he's drafted in May. Shannon Sharpe, former All-Pro and now commentator for C ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Where to Watch the Game: Broncos and Seahawks Bars in NYC

    Ah, the Super Bowl. Neither of our home teams are even in it, but still we'll be forced to hear about it all week, since the contest goes off at MetLife Stadium, and brands from across the globe are descending upon the Big Apple to shower us (or, more accurately, our sports fanatic tourists) with fo ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    $10 Beer & Bourbon Tasting, Pizza Day Party, Cheese Making: What's Happening This Week

    If getting back to the office is giving you post-long weekend depression, keep your chin up: The kids are back at school, football is on TV, and the city is teeming with leave-work-early excuses. Here's a look at what's happening around town.

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    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 >>

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    October 26, 2012

    G-Men Need To Keep An Eye On RG3

    What will the Giants be doing in the locker room before their Sunday revenge match with the Cowboys in Dallas? My guess is their eyes will be glued to the TV watching Robert Griffin III leading the Redskins against the Steelers at Pittsburgh. If the Giants and the Redskins both win Sunday, New York ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    John Calipari To The Knicks? Tebow's a Jet -- Anything's Possible

    Some rumors are so dumb that you can't begin to understand how they even got started. Rumors like "The Jets are trying to sign Peyton Manning" or "The Jets are trying to sign Tim Tebow" or "The Knicks are trying to sign John Calipari." All absurd, of course, except that one of those three proved t ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Tim Tebow's Stupid Move to The New York Jets

    Those of you who follow me in this space are probably wondering why I didn't write something on this earlier today. And the reason is this: I was dumbfounded. I kept thinking that there had to be something about the New York Jets' acquisition of Tim Tebow that I was missing -- that the entire mains ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Will The Giants Miss Mario Manningham?

    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 >>

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    March 13, 2012

    To Mark Sanchez's Critics: Coddle This!

    Considering the clouds of nonsense that descended on the New York sports scene over the last three or four weeks, it's refreshing that the local sports media got the message late Friday when the Jets announced a three-year deal on Mark Sanchez's contract. Or, more correctly, they got the message th ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    Playing Dirty: Was the Saints' Bounty Scheme Just Football as Usual?

    For sheer elegance, you can't beat the Irish when it comes to writing about American sports. Here's Cormac Eklof of 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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Jets Chances Over Patriots? Not Very Promising

    ​If you look at it on paper, the Jets have a pretty decent chance on Sunday against the Patriots. New England averages 364 yards a game on offense to the Jets 351, a negligible difference. In fact, not so big a difference as their defenses: the Pats allowed 366 yards a game on defense, the Je ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Jets Will Whip the Colts Tomorrow. Unless They Don't.

    ​Trying to predict what's going to happen in tomorrow night's Jets-Colts game is, well, kind of like trying to predict the New York Jets during the regular season. Which team is going to show up? The team that averaged a whopping 29.1 points in 12 games this year or the team that was held with ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Rick Lazio Shows Bill Belichick Fear in Governor's Race

    Lazio has much to lose if Paterson doesn't give Cuomo a good fight​Rick Lazio had Bill Belichick-like palpitations this week. The GOP gubernatorial candidate rushed to the defense of incumbent Democratic governor David Paterson twice, issuing statements railing about the New York ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Jockbeat: Some Sober Reflections on the Jets' Chances

    ​Yes, it's been an amazing run, and, yes, the Jets are definitely the team of the future in the AFC. And blah blah blah. We all know this. But all you really want to know is whether the Jets will beat the Colts this Sunday, right? First, let me point out what no one else I've seen has, namel ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Jockbeat: Is Drew Brees Having the Best QB Year Ever?

    ​With five games to go in the season, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has already locked the league's MVP award. But how good is he doing compared to other great passers over the last 20 years? Well, two seasons ago the New England Patriots had the most prolific offense in NFL histo ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Bad Call of the Night in the Game of the Year

    ​"A lot of folks who went to bed early tonight are going to wake up awfully surprised tomorrow morning when they see this score," said NBC color man Chris Collinsworth at the finish of last night's astonishing 35-34 victory by the Indianapolis Colts over the New England Patriots. According to ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    Jockbeat: This Seals It - Kurt Warner Is The Best QB Ever

    First, we're going to start our post-Super Bowl coverage by telling you what nobody else would:  the Arizona Cardinals didn't belong in the Super Bowl.  The Cardinals were not, as some pointed out, one of the weakest teams ever to make it to the Big Game, they were the weakest.

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    January 20, 2009

    Jockbeat: NY Writers, Predictably, Pounce on McNabb

    Many a sore butt, wrote W.H. Auden, finds a sorer one to kick. No sooner did the Philadelphia Eagles lose to the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC championship game than the New York press turned around to dump on Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb - as if hitting McNabb when he's down is going to lessen ... More >>

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    February 4, 2008

    TABLOIDED: The Giants Defeat the Patriots!

    This is a busy, busy week for the city of New York: Fashion Week, the primary election, and now there's going to be a parade tomorrow for some warriors who—if you believe everything you read in the papers—have slain the dragon, destroyed the Death Star and defeated Goliath in one fell swoop. Yes ... More >>

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    October 23, 2007

    They Might Be Giants

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

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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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    December 28, 2004

    The War Scores

    Surprise: career soldiers back the war, athletes dislike the press, and the media don't matter

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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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    December 31, 2002
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    January 11, 2000
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    December 22, 1998

    Views From The Sideline

    Injured Giant Jason Sehorn speaks his mind

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    September 29, 1998