The returns would seem to be in regarding the NFL's acceptance of University of Missouri senior Michael Sam, the league's first openly gay player -- or at least the man who would be the league's first openly gay player if he's drafted in May. Shannon Sharpe, former All-Pro and now commentator for C ... More >>
Possibly the last thing you'd expect to see at a sports bar called Bottomzup (344 Third Avenue) is a raw bar, where sushi is rolled before it's delivered promptly to tables. Barely dressed women hawking wings and beer seems more likely, but the only scantily clad thing here is the shellfish. The gam ... More >>
Shred sculpting radicals of the highest order, Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook are two of Brooklyn's finest six-stringers. Both have reigned as the Voice's Best NY guitarists and the intrepid pair can often be found extracting glorious sounds from their respective instruments at DIY jazz and exp ... More >>
You Jets fans out there - how did you feel when, after dominating the 4th quarter and tying the Patriots 23-23 with two minutes left to play, the Jets recovered a fumble at the New England 18-yard line? Be honest: Didn't you think the Jets were the better team, at least on this day? I certainly d ... More >>
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 >>
This blogger doesn't like football. If she's going to watch a sport it's going to be baseball and she's going to root for the Yankees. Therefore, this Super Bowl Sunday, this blogger is not going to tell you which players to watch. In fact, the only ones she really feels qualified to even mention ar ... More >>
If you're looking for a reason to believe as the Giants prepare to face the Patriots on Sunday -- that is, besides Madonna's preference for Eli Manning over Tom Brady -- don't look back to the 17-14 Super Bowl victory over New England four years ago. The Giants started the year not knowing ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
If you look at it on paper, the Jets have a pretty decent chance on Sunday against the Patriots. New England averages 364 yards a game on offense to the Jets 351, a negligible difference. In fact, not so big a difference as their defenses: the Pats allowed 366 yards a game on defense, the Je ... More >>
It was a field day Tuesday for active verbs in the New York sports press - clobbered, pasted, scorched, romped, buried, thrashed. But our favorite descriptive word was on the back cover of that day's Daily News: "Party's Over for Jets after Monday Night Disgrace in Foxborough." (Although ESPN ... 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 >>
New York Jets host New England Patriots
Today, in sports news, New England tries to fire up their rivalries with our city. Tom Brady's least-favorite HBO show is apparently not Hung and Johnny Damon may end up resuming a legacy as something New York City doesn't have to have nuanced feelings for and yet again allows us to view him ... More >>
A breakdown of daters, according to TheUglyBugBallWe are firm believers over here at Runnin' Scared that there really is someone for everyone (except when there clearly isn't, and that's your own damn fault). Also, don't you just sort of get a warm, fuzzy feeling when you see a couple that's ... More >>
Oh Brazil, we love you so much. First you gave us Brazilians. And then you gave us that Gisele, what a charmer! Say what you will about models, but it was kinda funny when she had that tiff with Bridget Moynahan for saying that she considered Bridget's son her son, which of course pissed Brid ... More >>
With five games to go in the season, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has already locked the league's MVP award. But how good is he doing compared to other great passers over the last 20 years? Well, two seasons ago the New England Patriots had the most prolific offense in NFL histo ... More >>
"A lot of folks who went to bed early tonight are going to wake up awfully surprised tomorrow morning when they see this score," said NBC color man Chris Collinsworth at the finish of last night's astonishing 35-34 victory by the Indianapolis Colts over the New England Patriots. According to ... 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 >>
At its most entertaining, competitive reality television at once surprises and conforms to expectations. One wants to be surprised by the contestants and their choices, while at the same time, there's a certain pleasure in reading the formulas and knowing who will get kicked off an episode of Projec ... More >>
An aging quarterback sweeps New York off its feet
It really was the easiest pun one could think of, so it makes sense that both the Post and Daily News went with "JET FAVRE" on their front pages today. Also not surprising is the lack of coverage in the news sections: this story sticks to the sports pages because the trade went down at about midnigh ... More >>
We're hoping that today marks the end of the wraps and inserts for both papers because after three days of this craziness, it's exhausting. The Daily News is brimming with special sections: a 32-page wrap on the Giants victory parade, a Black History Month tribute to Percy Sutton and Shirley Chishol ... More >>
It would be easy to give the Daily News a big Simpsons-style “Ha Ha” this morning, adding “Your front-page 'exclusive' was on page 2 of the Post” in a Ralph Wiggum voice. But in Tabloidland things are not always what they seem. The News exclusive on what could shape up to be a pretty d ... More >>
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