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Photo Damian Strohmeyer/SI In sports the cliché goes “may the best team win” and that cliché is often the expectation. However, unlikely things happen all the time in sports like when the underdog Dallas Mavericks swept most experts pick to win it all, the Los Angeles Lakers, in the second round of the NBA playoffs [...]
WR Hakeem Nicks hyperextended his knee against the Washington Redskins: will he play in week 2 versus the Rams? Ronald Martinez/Getty After detailing the New York Giants injury woes heading into the season opener against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, the last thing Giants’ fans want to hear is of another injury. Mike Garafolo, beat [...]
Will season-ending injuries to key positions negatively effect the Giants 2011 season? Infographic Chase Macri Entering week one of the NFL regular season, the New York Giants had already sustained substantial injuries to their starting roster. The stream of injury updates on ESPN’s NFC East blog is substantive (see Google), overall the Giants lost nine [...]
Should Michael Vick be drafted number one overall in fantasy football drafts this year? Video ESPN As the 2011 NFL season approaches fantasy football analysts have been compiling their rankings and making the case for who should be the number one overall draft pick. According to Bleacher Report’s Josh Martin, one particular player has caused [...]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xps63NYPpQc There were a multitude of mistakes made during Saturday’s opening preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, but the New York Giants have plenty to feel optimistic about. The optimism stems from the Giants dominate defensive play early in the game despite not having Osi Umenyiora, their two-time Pro Bowl defensive end. The Giants defense [...]
Posted: August 14th, 2011 under Sports, Writing.
Tags: Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, espn, football, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jimmy Clausen, Justin Tuck, Matthias Kiwinuka, New York Giants, NFL, NY Daily News, Osi Umenyiora, preseason, Ralph Vacchiano, Tom Coughlin
James Harrison, Hines Ward and Rashard Mendenhall of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Getty Images, US Presswire The Pittsburgh Steelers are having a hard time staying out of trouble. Since quarterback Ben Roethlisburger’s off the field issue last year and running back Rashard Mendenhall’s statements about Osama Bin Laden and the World Trade Center attacks, the Steelers [...]
Posted: August 7th, 2011 under Culture, Sports, Writing.
Tags: Ben Roethlisburger, espn, Green Bay Packers, Hines Ward, James Harrison, NFL, Osama Bin Laden, Pittsburgh Steelers, Rashard Mendenhall, Roger Goodell, Super Bowl XLV, World Trade Center
Why Do We Hate James Harrison? What is it about Pittsburg Steelers linebacker James Harrison that gets us so worked up? The Super Bowl champion, Pro-Bowl player has been described as “dirty” to “a hired head-hunter”. Last year, the NFL fined Harrison over $100,000 for illegal hits and one week, after receiving two fines for [...]