Despite opposing claims from TMZ, celebrities are actually nothing like us.
Take, for example, this 2005 Heineken commercial starring a beer-thirsty Brad Pitt. In it, the star uses some stealth techniques to avoid the legions of photographers who capture his every move. The ad ran on the heels of ... 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 >>
The Giants take the field tonight in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys as a four-point pick, and the fans and local press seem to pretty much agree that Big Blue has an excellent chance of repeating as Super Bowl champions.
Las Vegas doesn't exactly agree, at least on the latter point: ... More >>
Sundays in America are the best Sundays in the world--that's why God gave U.S. citizens the day off when he wrote us the Bible. There's nothing better for a family to do today than get together on the couch, microwave up some cheese dip, and watch eleven hours of football. These are great tim ... More >>
According to ESPN last night, Tom Coughlin's first word to his team after the Giants' baffling and humiliating 17-10 loss to the Eagles on Sunday Night Football was, "Why?" I translate that as "Man, you'd think somebody could do something about this, don't you?"
The reasons why can be seen in the ... More >>
viaPhilly?!Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was released this morning from prison after doing almost two years on weapons charges. As no one's likely to forget, Burress shot himself in the leg at a nightclub with the Glock he had tucked into his sweatpants. "I think he's l ... More >>
Let's stop the ongoing debate about whether or not Plaxico Burress "deserves a second chance." Who really knows whether any ex-con is rehabilitated until years after he reenters society? What criteria can anyone really use to determine that someone "deserves" a second chance? The only reaso ... 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 >>
I've always thought that a large part of what they call the Sports Illustrated "jinx" is simply faulty analysis. For instance, the cover of last week's issue of SI featured New England's 325-pound offensive tackle, Vince Wilfork, and a story by Peter King on "why New England W ... More >>
With about five minutes to go in the Giants 17-14 victory over the Redskins in Washington yesterday, the bad news was flashed across our TV screens: the Green Bay Packers had defeated the Chicago Bears, shutting the Giants out of the playoffs and ending their season. Immediately, I'm betting, ... More >>
viaAccording to those on the ground, the snow has started to fall in New York City, where blizzards are expected to drop at least a foot of snow on Sunday. Wind and white stuff have grounded flights in the Northeast, including out of New York's JFK and LaGuardia, in addition to neighboring Ne ... More >>
Coughlin: Without his thinking capI've been scrambling — oops, sorry, Giants fans, I'll try to find a word not easily associated with Michael Vick. Let's say I've been searching hard to find an angle on Sunday's debacle that hasn't been written about a dozen times by everyone one else. I don't ... More >>
In the least likely to have a blog category, you might put rapper Lil Wayne, who is currently serving a year at Riker's Island after pleading guilty to gun charges. And yet Weezy Thanx You is thriving, the latest entry being a think piece on the Eagles trading quarterback Donovan McNabb. (The ... More >>
Open your window this beautiful spring day and you can still hear Giants fans chortling over the Philadelphia Eagles' decision to trade quarterback Donovan McNabb. His replacement will be Kevin Kolb (0 -- that's zero -- NFL starts), who told the Philadelphia Inquirer "don't expect any drop-of ... More >>
The Giants have paid Eli Manning in a manner worthy of the best quarterback in football ($106 million over seven years). The problem is that Eli isn't the best quarterback in football -- in fact, if you go by the NFL's passer rating, he is only the 14th best quarterback in football.
And if ... More >>
The NFL season kicks off, as they say, on Thursday, ushering in a new wave of sports marketing. Local teams are on top of it! The Jets today announce a partnership with High Point Auto Insurance, through which season-ticket holders can get discounts on car insurance.
"As a season ticket hol ... More >>
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 >>
Florida's Tim Tebow is the best college quarterback I've ever seen. Not the best looking, the smoothest or the most classic, but the best, as in the one I want to quarterback for my team in the big game. His performance in Thursday night's 24-14 victory over Oklahoma in the BCS national champi ... More >>