Whenever I read something about football that sounds like it was written in a barroom by someone as sloshed as Rance Preibus at the RNC, it invariable comes from ColdHardFootballFacts.com. The latest beer-soaked rant comes from Kerry J. Byrne on August 26: "There is this mythology in certain circle ... More >>
All season long, Yankee fans have been tearing their hair out watching two former pinstripers, Melky Cabrera and A.J. Burnett, outperforming their Yankee selves by a wide margin. Since the Yankees have a tendency to bring nearly all ex-bombers back for another try (a practice they may have abused in ... More >>
Remember just a few years ago when everyone thought it was so unfair that the Yankees had the money and resources to make all the big deals just before the trade deadline? The haves picking the pockets of the have-nots, and all that. Well, it sure does look as if the Yankees are no longer one of th ... More >>
I think we can all agree - that is all of us who don't live in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area and perhaps even a few people in the Philadelphia area who watched David Wright wreck the Phillies last night with 4 RBIs--that the biggest travesty of this year's All-Star game is Pablo Sandoval over W ... More >>
With all the excitement around the Giants beating the 49ers last night, what remains to be talked about is, perhaps, the most exciting news of all -- 49th Street will remain 49th Street! That's right, folks. Our news here today is that nothing is happening to 49th Street. You see, our mayor recen ... More >>
So let's add up the score: After eight years of investigation and a total of around $120 million of taxpayer money blown - and that was the price tag in December before the start of the trial - the federal government has now scored its first and probably only victory in their war against perf ... More >>
Who says there are no new angles to the Barry Bonds perjury trial? Kimberly Bell, who is said to have "dated Bonds" - I love that term; it always conjures up a couple at a malt shop or at a high school football game - "until an ugly breakup in 2003," testified that Bonds threatened to cut of ... More >>
In 1975, a survey representing America's biggest rock and roll stations asked several thousand listeners to name the greatest rock and roll record of all time. The Beatles, you might guess? Stones? Beach Boys? Stevie Wonder? Maybe Elvis? Or The Supremes? None of the above. According to those ... More >>
If you have ties to Brooklyn and follow baseball, you probably feel a little older today. Edwin "Duke" Snider wasn't the best ballplayer of the 1950s - he wasn't even the second best centerfielder in New York - but he was good enough to drive in more runs than any other player during the dec ... More >>
What a horrible year it's been. There's been something to annoy everyone, and everyone took full advantage: The health care bill, the Tea Party, the BP spill, the Ground Zero Mosque, the Glenn Beck and Jon Stewart rallies, the Republican Comeback, the enhanced TSA patdowns, WikiLeaks -- and every bi ... More >>
Cablevision customers in the New York area lost their access to Fox 5 and My9 last night when the channel's parent company News Corp. "pulled the plug" over contract disputes, CNN is reporting. The corporate jockeying may sound boring, but has very real effects for anyone hoping to watch Game ... More >>
What a difference a week makes. When the Jets-Ravens game was over last Monday night, the cry was that Rex Ryan was just another guy with a big mouth who had let his team get distracted by the lure of reality TV while Giants coach Tom Coughlin was the quiet, confident leader content with the ... More >>
Dont even think about driving to the Giants game
Every baseball fan will want to watch Bob Costas interview Willie Mays tonight on the MLB Network's Studio 42 (8:00 pm EST). But fans should also be cautioned that Willie's memory isn't what it once was. According to a column attributed to Wayne Coffey, Michael O'Keefe, and Mark Lelinwalla in ... More >>
Can we stop talking about Carlos Beltran's knee surgery for just a minute? Bengie Molina is far from the best catcher in baseball, but he was clearly the best on the free agent market. And with 20 home runs and 80 RBIs last season, he was a significant upgrade from anyone the Mets had or wer ... More >>
It took balls--two of them, to be precise--for the lovely Donna Sachet to get up and belt the National Anthem yesterday at a game between the Giants and the Diamondbacks. And she did us proud. The accessories alone!
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