Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
It's only October but already the Super Bowl buzz is coming to New York.
The 50 Yard Lounge, developed by former sports agent Lonny Sweet and The Connect Group, will take over 1 Penn Plaza across from Madison Square Garden with football festivities and food during Super Bowl week. 50YL will open Jan. 29, the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, and close Feb. 2, Super Bowl Sunday.
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The Giants are tied with Jacksonville for the worst record in football, but they are among the leaders in another race -- the one for the first overall draft pick in 2014.
Thanks to their 0-6 start, the Giants may have a top-10 pick in May's NFL draft for the first time since 2004, and could even be the first team on the clock at Radio City Music Hall. Luckily for them, there's no shortage...Read more »
Adrian Peterson is hoping to become the first player in NFL history with back-to-back 2,000-yard rushing seasons, but he has plenty of catching up to do if he wants to get there. Peterson has 281 yards through three games, and will need to average 132.2 yards per game to reach 2,000.
Meanwhile, LeSean McCoy of the Eagles is not only on pace to reach 2,000 yards, but he’s on track to set the...Read more »
Another reason the NFL is the best league going: Because the league is so evenly balanced, there's always a chance to have a meaningful season, even after a losing effort. The latest example: Of the seven teams that currently stand at 3-0, four of them - the Bears, Chiefs, Dolphins and Saints - didn't make the playoff last year.
And since the NFL went to the current 12-team playoff format...Read more »
Talk about amazing comebacks. This season has already been filled with them. At a record pace.
Through three weeks, there have been eight games in which a team came from behind to score the winning points in the final minute of the fourth quarter. That’s the most such finishes at this point in a season since at least the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. What’s more, in six of those games, the winning...Read more »
If it seems like there have been more touchbacks this season, that’s exactly the case. After the league moved kickoffs up to the 35-yard line in 2011, ostensibly to cut down on the number of returns to lower the injury, touchbacks have increased dramatically while returns have plummeted.
Especially this year.
Through three weeks, only 35.5 percent of kickoffs have been returned, the...Read more »
Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson said Wednesday he was fined for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland in Sunday’s game at MetLife Stadium. Goldson didn’t say how much the fine was for, but described the amount as “pretty significant.”
Goldson was flagged for a personal foul when he hit Cumberland. The Bucs’ safety, signed in the off-season as an unrestricted free...Read more »
The Pro Bowl is getting a much-needed facelift.
The often dull all-star game between players from the AFC and NFC is being overhauled, beginning with the game that will be played at the end of this upcoming season. The biggest change will be to the rosters as players will no longer represent their conference but be selected in a fantasy draft-style selection process several days before the...Read more »
Donovan McNabb, the greatest quarterback in Eagles history and only the second quarterback to get Philly to a Super Bowl, will have his number retired by the team at a ceremony on Sept. 19.
“Special day, special day,” McNabb said on Monday at a press conference announcing the event. “I'm not one for emotion, but this is pretty tough, pretty tough ... To be mentioned with the likes of Reggie...Read more »
Ryan Swope’s NFL career ended before it began.
As the Cardinals opened training camp today, the sixth-round rookie wide receiver announced his retirement because of continued concussion problems.
Swope, who had a concussion issue at Texas A & M and fell to the sixth round because of those concerns, was placed on the team’s reserve retired list.
“We knew Ryan has a concussion...Read more »