At the end of 2013, before our collective spirits had been broken by the endless Polar Vortexes inflicted upon us, we extended a challenge to you, our readers: show us what you remember about the past year in news. Our 2013 news quiz brought in lots and lots of people willing to take that challenge ... More >>
New York is full of wonderful things. That's why you live here, right? Out-of-towners see a very crowded place, but we know that this city is crowded with amazing restaurants, parks, people, bars, concerts, teams, stores, and theaters. Because it's so jam-packed and because you're no dummy, we're as ... More >>
New York Jets host Philadelphia Eagles
As of this morning, Jets owner Woody Johnson, new GM John Idzik, and coach Rex Ryan are in Indianapolis evaluating draft prospects. Also in Indiana was agent Neil Schwartz, who represents several players, most notably the Jets' All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis. Yes, the Jets brass has a great deal ... More >>
Here's the situation: The Jets have two running backs in Shonn Greene and Joe McKnight, both of whom are better at returning kicks than running the ball, even though Shonn Greene doesn't return kicks. Santonio Holmes and Stephen Hill are injured, so the Jets are down to two wide receivers, Jeremy Ke ... 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 >>
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 >>
"Jets make easy work of Redskins" read the banner on the home page of NFL.com. Were they serious? Did anyone actually watch that game? Once again -- stop me if you've heard this already -- the Jets were trailing an inferior team in the fourth quarter -- in this instance, down 16-13 to Washin ... 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 >>
As we suggested Wednesday, Mark Sanchez's NFL passer rating at the time, 80.5, good for only 24th best in the league, didn't begin to reflect how good he is. As Sanchez demonstrated in today's breathtaking 30-27 win over the Houston Texans, he should no longer by judged by his potential. He' ... More >>
"I don't ever want to play on Halloween again," the Jets Jerricho Cotchery said after their humiliating 9-0 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon. I don't blame him. The way Cotchery played, if someone had tossed him a Hershey bar he would have dropped it. Or perhaps a Butterfingers ... More >>
This last August, there was much noise to be made over Gawker Media's sports site, Deadspin, and a scoop they ran under the headline 'Brett Favre Once Sent Me Cock Shots': Not A Love Story. The shots were never released, but it looks like that's about to change.
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>