| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Don't expect the New York Giants (2-2) to look past the winless Cleveland Browns (0-4) at MetLife Stadium in Sunday's 1 p.m. contest.
The luster is off the moniker of "defending Super Bowl Champion" for the Giants after a humble 0-2 start in the NFC East...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Tom Coughlin wants to "Build The Bridge." That was his calling card in the preseason. That has been his clarion call for the 2012 Giants season.
Build The Bridge. They are three words meant to encourage his team to carry over all the terrific things that...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 6:27 PM
Little Orphan Annie was wrong.
The sun did not come out "tomorrow" for the New York Giants when they woke up with a groggy hangover on Thursday morning after experiencing a humiliating 24-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday night.
| Oct 22, 2012
| 4:56 AM
Lovie Smith is now a part of the largest sports management firm in the world, and the Chicago Bears coach didn’t even have to switch agents.
Matthew Smith, who negotiated his father’s two-year contract extension with the Bears in February...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 8:38 PM
Washington rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III's biggest mistake on Sunday wasn't throwing an interception, fumbling the ball, or even getting sacked three times.
RG3's biggest mistake was throwing a 30-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss for the go-...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:02 PM
Tom Coughlin no longer has any skin on his teeth to spare.
He barely had any left after a narrow, last-two-minute win over Washington two weeks ago, and certainly wore it all away after the way the New York Giants tippy-toed past the Dallas Cowboys the...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 7:38 AM
There’s so much talk about college football needing a playoff system. Fans are overjoyed that the NCAA is adapting a 4-team playoff in a couple years. Let us not forget that college football already has a playoff system, and it’s called...
| May 28, 2012
| 5:08 PM
If you think education is going downhill, I can tell you there's at least one school that has met a remarkable standard.
As a recent In Your School column reported, "Jefferson Elementary School will hold Beatification Day 10 a.m. to noon April 28."...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 6:25 PM
— Interpretations are necessary for all NFL preseason games, in which final scores mean little, partial scores mean a lot and players are evaluated as much by how far they can push themselves emotionally as well as physically without cracking.
| Aug 24, 2012
If you're passing on Friday night's Bears-Giants game, I don't blame you. Summer is evaporating and it makes sense to enjoy these final weekends before the leaves change colors.
For the Bears, however, this glorified scrimmage is the biggest day since...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 7:34 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. — When the Giants look in the mirror, what do they see?
Is it the team that was 7-7 late last season, fighting for postseason survival as its coach was in danger of being fired?
Or is it the team that finished with a flourish,...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 5:43 PM
The following are previews on area athletes and coaches in the National Football League for the 2012-13 season.
REID ALREADY ON
Even as the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Jets, 28-10, at home on Thursday night in their final...