Super Bowl

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    January 31, 2014

    Broncos and Seahawks Face off at Ample Hills

    We popped by Ample Hills (623 Vanderbilt Avenue, 347-240-3926) today to chat about the shop's forthcoming Gowanus location (slated to open in May) and forthcoming cookbook (due out in April), both of which you'll be able to read about in the near future. But while we were in the shop, we sampled a p ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    The NFL's Tourist's Guide to NY and NJ Includes a Rest Stop on the Jersey Turnpike in its Top 5 Attractions

    Some 400,000 tourists are expected to descend on New York City and parts of New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII. If you are one of them, you probably have some time to kill before Sunday, and the NFL, at your service, has created a Snow Fall-quality flash website to guide you through this concrete jung ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    A Backwards Look at the Giants' Super Bowl Finish

    A piece by Jim Trotter in this week's Super Bowl issue of Sports Illustrated puts the Ahmad Bradshaw ass-first game-winning touchdown run in new perspective. With the Patriots leading 17-15 and a little more than a minute to play, the Giants had the ball on 2nd-and-6 at New England's six-yard line. ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    New York Giants Versus New England Patriots: A Tale of Two Passes

    Football, our coaches always told us, is a game of inches. Yesterday, that fact was demonstrated with startling clarity by two plays, both of which will be remembered and argued about for years. The first, of course, was the play that won the game, or at least was key in the game-winning drive. Fro ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Giants Fans Are Getting That Sinking Feeling

    ​If you're a Giants fan and all you care about is going to the Super Bowl -- and what else would you care about? -- yesterday began the most important four-week stretch of the year. And it hasn't started well with Sunday's 27-20 loss to San Francisco. Why was this stretch so important? Very ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2011

    Football's First Sunday: A Guide

    ​If you are reading this, you are not watching football. You may have it on, but you aren't watching it, letting the pigskinny goodness seep into your every pore. From today until the Super Bowl, your Sundays are reserved for America's favorite bloodsport. No more late brunches, no more flea m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Football vs. Baseball? The Same Old B.S. Argument.

    ‚ÄčIt's the time of year for that oddest subgenre of sportswriting, the "Football vs. Baseball" column. Pro football, of course, always wins in these debates, largely because they're argued along the only terms that sportswriters know: television ratings. First out of the gate is David Steele on A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Plaxico Burress: Why He Deserves Another, Er, Shot

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Roger Goodell, Stop It Already! The NFL's Players Have Won.

    Roger Goodell: He lost.‚ÄčThe New York Giants opened up their weight room yesterday to three players: Chris Canty, Brandon Jacobs, and Mario Manningham. Why just those three? It isn't clear. As Gary Myers says in this morning's Daily News, "The Giants have now decided to close the weight room until ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Is It Time to Say Bill Belichick and Tom Brady Are Overrated?

    ​Beli-choke? 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Is Santonio Holmes Paying for Ben Roethlisberger's Sins?

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 2, 2010


    The best bars for the big day

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Make Rosa Mexicano's Super Bowl Sunday Mexico City Hot Dog (Perro Caliente Mexicano)

    Forget football. Super Bowl Sunday is all about the food.​ Super Bowl Sunday is all about gut-bombing grub, American beer, and exorbitant advertising spots. (Oh yeah, there's also a football game involved.) Rosa Mexicano's culinary director Chef David Suarez has come up with a special dish for ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Jockbeat: Jets Defense Can Get Them to Super Bowl -- If Sanchez Can Keep Up

    ​"They played well," Cincinnati receiver (and ace David Letterman guest) Chad Ochocinco told the Washington Post after the Jets 38-0 season-ending win over his team on Sunday, January 3. "My fear coming into today's game was not the individuals I had to play against. It was Rex. He's a defens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Jockbeat: Just How Bad Was This Giants Loss?

    ​Sifting through the rubble of the Giants' devastating 21-20 loss to San Diego yesterday, one statistic jumps out big: the Giants -- playing at home -- had nine penalties for 104 yards to the Chargers' three for just 20. Moreover, the Giants had nearly 100 yards in gains negated by those penal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Jockbeat on Gary Myers: Catch This Book

    ​ The Catch: One Play, Two Dynasties, and the Game that Changed the NFL By Gary Myers Crown, 252 pages, $26.00 "To this day," says Joe Montana in the forward to Gary Myers's The Catch, "the Cowboys still think I was tying to toss the ball into the upper deck of Candlestick Park ... I just ha ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    Jockbeat: Giants Season Preview

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Jockbeat: Come on, Jets, Giants -- take a chance on T.O.!

    Come on, NFL GMs. Isn't there anyone out there interested in signing Terrell Owens? Like maybe the Giants or Jets or some other team that has recently lost a key wide receiver? A team that maybe thinks it's just one stud away from going to the Super Bowl?  A team that could work him in under th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Brian Parks Says: Want to Win a Super Bowl? Tear the Roof Off Your Stadium

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Answer to Favre and Manning? Kurt Warner.

    Watching the New York Giants' offense spit and sputter against the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday, I had a thought: How much different would this postseason be for New York fans if one of the NFL's two New Jersey-based pro teams had had the sense to get Kurt Warner before the season started?The answe ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 8, 2008


    NY's most overachieving sports team takes on San Fran's back-up quarterback

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    September 3, 2008

    Giants Huddle with Mt. Sinai, Announce Game Plan, Play to Win Etc.

    Men are less likely than women to go to the doctor. What, besides erectile dysfunction or thinning hair, would motivate them to visit more often? How about the New York Giants? Mt. Sinai Medical Center announces they and the Super Bowl champs will "Team Up" to "Tackle" men's health issues. The Giant ... More >>

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    July 22, 2008
  • NYC Life

    January 15, 2008

    Morrison Rules, Romo Drools

    Mexican love the Doors icon, and the Cowboy chokes

  • News

    December 4, 2007

    Unmanning the Flock

    The Giants win by a goal post while intimidating no one

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    February 5, 2007
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    January 13, 2006

    Time for the NFL Payoffs!

    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 >>

  • News

    March 5, 2002

    Inside the Pigskin Studio

    Riggins and Eason Break Their Legs

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    February 5, 2002
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    December 11, 2001
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    December 29, 1998

    The Jets' Winning Formula

    The games run on time in the Parcells/Belichick dictatorship

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    December 22, 1998

    Views From The Sideline

    Injured Giant Jason Sehorn speaks his mind