The common perception of the NFL team trainer is that of a normal-size man among monsters. Trafficking in athletic tape and ointments, he trots onto the field, attending fallen players. The less he is seen, the better. Basically, he’s a functionary.
Not so with the New York Giants’s Ronnie Barnes. Mr. Barnes, who became the Read More
Fellow New Yorkers, we’ve been through a lot. Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Joe Biden explaining to Car and Driver that he has never actually washed a 1981 Trans Am shirtless in the White House driveway. And that’s just in the last two weeks.
The last ten years? We barely know where to start.
As I write this, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hasn’t announced his decision on Plaxico Burress’s suspension. Let’s hope Goodell shows the kind of common sense that most football writers have not and chooses to be lenient. The penalty should be reasonable—does four games sound about right? It should, considering Burress was already docked 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
While we’re happy Michael Bloomberg has been granted the opportunity to run for a third term, he needs to remember he’s the mayor, not the district attorney. His public display in the wake of the Plaxico Burress incident was that of a man emerging with all rhetorical guns blazing, as the fuming Mr. Bloomberg called 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
After last year’s wildly successful draft that saw Aaron Ross, Steve Smith, Jay Alford, Kevin Boss and Ahmad Bradshaw all contribute to the Giants’ Super Bowl run, New York could afford to take some risks. This year’s edition was more about creating depth and looking toward the future.
Overall, the Giants addressed the few concerns Read More
Last week, against a subpar Eagles team, Eli Manning was able to eke out a victory by getting back into rhythm with banged-up wideout Plaxico Burress, who caught seven passes for 136 yards and a touchdown. But because Philadelphia pressured Manning throughout the game, tight end Jeremy Shockey was asked to stay at the line Read More