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 >>
Is it possible that Rex Ryan could have looked at the Jets' 48-28 victory over the Buffalo Bills last week and not understood why the Jets won? It certainly seems that way after watching their season-deflating 27-10 loss to the Steelers Sunday afternoon. Against Buffalo, New York mixed up their of ... More >>
Kid Millions is juggling a shitload of action. The drummer extraordinaire just played another epic gig this past weekend with Oneida, the psych-rock jamming savants he's anchored since 1997. Man Forever, the bohemian collective of shape shifters he's united to realize his percussive-based spiritual ... 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 >>
Do you want to know if this is really going to be the Jets' year? Here's your clue. It's not whether they beat the Jacksonville Jags this Sunday. It's not even whether or not they beat the point spread — 9½ as we go to press, which strikes us as a lot for any NFL team. What is the real ... More >>
In the shadow of his brothers' Tea Party fame, Bill Koch seems almost like a normal billionaire.
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 >>
A big man on campus, with a mainstream profile, but the music is another matter
The Super Bowl is stupid. We say that and we're football fans here at Runnin' Scared. Watching the "big game," as it is referred to by companies attempting to profit off its popularity without paying licensing fees, is a useful exercise in being a stupid person for an entire day. Don't believ ... More >>
Jan. 28, 2011 Clip - New Rule: Irritable Bowl Syndrome If we are to believe a new poll conducted by the market research and consulting firm Penn Schoen Berland, Sunday's Super Bowl matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers will be the most important day in American history & ... More >>
It was only a matter of time before someone retooled Wiz Khalifa's Pittsburgh tribute "Black and Yellow" for the Green Bay Packers. What was probably not expected was for that person to be Lil Wayne, he of New Orleans origin. Yet, here it is: "Green and Yellow," wherein Weezy pledges allegian ... 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 >>
Governor Andrew Cuomo will have to hand over a basket of Nathan's hot dogs, Buffalo chicken wings, Hudson Valley apple cider, and local cheese and maple syrup to Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett following the Jets' loss last night. [NY Daily News] Forced to eat in due to money being tight, ... More >>
And now the New York sports media prepares for an off-season of what ESPN.com called "The Blame Game" in the wake of the Jets' 24-29 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here's a sampling from ESPN's Ian O'Connor: "He [Ryan] did not have his team ready to play the AFC Championship Game at Heinz F ... More >>
Let's get one thing out of the way right off: I'm hearing a lot of people on blogs and talk shows saying things like "I don't know if it really means anything that the Jets beat the Steelers (22-17) five weeks ago. It's tough to beat a good team twice in one season." Well, sure, it's toug ... More >>
When the Jets ended last season by losing to the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game, their fans had at least one big consolation: the Jets, it was assumed, were the team of the future. Now, eleven months later, it seems they still are the team of the future. To paraphrase Clemenc ... More >>
Washington Post reporter Mike Wise was just suspended for a month because he Tweeted out a "fake scoop" about -- ironically -- the suspension of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The offending Tweet?
As we had occasion to note over the last couple weeks following the deaths of George Steinbrenner and Ralph Houk, one hates to speak ill of the recently deceased. However, there is that danger that the last word on someone's life is the one that's going to define his legacy, and that's particularly ... More >>
We used to think Frank Coffey was the funniest man in fake-sports news until we saw his headline on the Ben Roethlisberger decision: Roethlisberger To Sell Girl Scout Cookies Door-to-Door. Now we're wondering if the NFL isn't funnier. Roethlisberger, who has twice been involved in allegatio ... More >>
For a week now, the New York sports press has been displaying its bafflement over how the Jets could have snagged such a prize as wide receiver Santonio Holmes at such a bargain price (just a fifth round pick in this year's draft). The answer became clearer with this morning's announcement ... More >>
What scandal? Thompson's pals keep their edge.
"The NFL is this close to being the Taliban." A few weeks ago, Morning Joe co-host Willie Geist was kind enough to answer a few questions for us. Impressed by his sagacity--or at least his insights into Family Ties and José Canseco--we decided to ask him a few more. So below, more of Willie's vi ... More >>
Like all right-thinking people, we were pleased to see the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Super Bowl despite our natural love of the underdog. We backed them for three reasons: Troy Polamalu's hair, the team's asymmetrical helmet design, and the fact that they play football where it belongs -- outdoors ... More >>
The Taliban conduct a night ambush against U.S. troops on January 24. A commenter on this YouTube video wrote: "holy cow, tracer rounds are so cool!" Yeah, really cool. What a Sunday in sports and terror: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer fought to the death in a Grand Slam final, and so did the Pit ... 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.
There were two Super Bowls played yesterday, the one we saw and the one written about in today's New York Times by William C. Rhoden. The game Rhoden saw "Posed a great matchup and a timeless question that went to the heart of football: Can a great high-yield offense beat a great low-yield defense? ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Recipes From Old Cape Girardeau Author: Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau, MO Date: 1977 ... More >>
Super Sunday Party
The Giants face off against the Cowboys
The elephant in Guantanamo's living room gets 4,200 calories a day and a Koran
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 >>
The New York State Education Commissioner Wants High Schools With Teams Named After Native American Teams to Change Them. Too Sensitive?
Twyla Tharp Reinvents Herself One More Time