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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Lazio has much to lose if Paterson doesn't give Cuomo a good fightRick 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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.
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 >>