All that drama on the field this weekend doesn’t make for much drama in this morning’s papers. The Yankees finished their sweep of the Twins with two rousing victories, so there’s lots of lavish praise.
The Alex Rodriguez stories are obligatory. After years of failing to live up to expectations down the stretch, he carried Read More
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw his support behind drug and alcohol treatment programs at a glitzy gala benefiting the nonprofit Phoenix House at the posh Plaza Hotel on Monday, March 30, featuring live performances by Wyclef Jean and Miri Ben-Ari.
But the boyish 28-year-old pigskin personage couldn’t keep his Read More
I hope that in about ten years when Pro Football Hall of Fame voters sit down to make their selections, they remember the greatest Giant of them all, Plaxico Burress. Burress is so good that his absence alone was responsible for New York not repeating as Super Bowl champs – which means, by extension, that Read More
With all due respect to Peyton Manning, the NFL’s MVP for the 2008 season was the Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback Kurt Warner. Warner didn’t have the best passing stats in the league, though his numbers were outstanding: 4558 yards passing, good for 2nd in the league behind New Orleans’ Drew Brees; a healthy 7.7 yards per Read More
If the Giants go on to win it all, their season-ending 20-19 loss to the Minnesota Vikings will be meaningless. But just in case they don’t win it all, it might be worth doing a retake of the game to see if we can find a clue as to what went wrong.
Yes, the game Read More
Last Sunday’s 20-8 victory by the Dallas Cowboys over the New York Giants was great news for Giants fans – if they have tickets to this Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers. What looked a couple of weeks ago like a stress-free exhibition where the Giants could get some game experience for second-teamers turns out Read More
Let’s get this out of the way up front: if the absence of Plaxico Burress and the so-called distractions surrounding his legal problems were the reasons the Giants played their worst game of the year against the Philadelphia Eagles, then Plaxico is a much bigger influence out of the lineup than he ever was in Read More
No one ever begins a story by listing offensive linemen, so let’s set a precedent: the New York Giants offensive line, from left to right, consists of David Diehl (left tackle), Rich Seubert (left guard), Shaun O’Hara (Center), Chris Snee (right guard), Kareem McKenzie (right tackle).
New York’s offensive line is the heart and soul Read More
The unsung hero of the New York Giants’ now-legendary 2007 season wasn’t a player but a quarterback coach. Chris Palmer, an 18-year NFL veteran, had a sensational track record: at New England he worked with Drew Bledsoe, who went on to lead the Patriots to the 1997 Super Bowl. The following season, he moved on Read More
The one problem with a two-week-long tournament, from a home-spectator standpoint, is that you have to endure the same commercials over and over again. But this one, starring the Williams sisters and the Manning brothers, isn’t bad. Acting! Read More