Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
NEW ORLEANS -- Eli Manning missed his chance to play in a home Super Bowl when the Giants didn’t make the playoffs or advance here for Sunday’s game. He’ll have another chance next year, though.
Super Bowl XLVIII will be held in New York and New Jersey, in case you haven’t heard, and Manning is already looking forward to the possibility of playing in it.
“That’s the good thing about...Read more »
NEW ORLEANS – Eli Manning was at the Super Bowl media center on Friday talking about Gatorade’s new DATA program which stands for “Dietary Analysis Tool for Athletes” (and is not to be confused with SWAT; that’s something else we wrote about this week). But even Manning admitted that New Orleans is not a place to be analyzing the diet.
“It’s tough to get [good barbecued shrimp] in New Jersey,”...Read more »
Randy Moss made waves on Tuesday at Super Bowl Media Day by proclaiming he’s the greatest receiver of all time.
And just in case you thought he might have a change of heart, he doesn’t. Moss reiterated the statement on Wednesday, and shot back at the man considered the greatest receiver ever, Jerry Rice.
It was Rice who suggested that Moss simply check the numbers when talking about...Read more »
Apparently the Harbaugh brothers are in competition from the moment they wake up. Jim Harbaugh began his Wednesday morning press conference with the hyperbolic statement that the 49ers would be “attacking this day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind."
A few hours later, big brother gave a nod to that sentiment. And then trumped it. John Harbaugh said that the Ravens are “prepared to...Read more »
Former Saints safety and special teams ace Steve Gleason isn’t about to suffer in silence, despite being diagnosed with the fatal disease ALS two years ago.
“I believe that because ALS is under-funded and under-resourced many ALS patients end up fading away quietly and dying,” Gleason said Wednesday at a news conference. “For me, this was not okay. I did not want to fade away quietly.”
Gleason...Read more »
One member of the Harbaugh clan who won’t be able to attend the Super Bowl is Indiana men’s basketball coach Tom Crean, who is married to Joanie, the sister of the two head coaches.
Newsday provided a stand-in to complete the family gathering.
National football columnist Bob Glauber bears such a striking resemblance to Crean that Jim Harbaugh has been looking at him askew since he arrived...Read more »
Patrick Willis spoke on Sunday night about his desire to play at the University of Tennessee -- where Peyton Manning played -- before winding up at Ole Miss -- where Eli Manning played.
See, in New Orleans, everything comes back to the Mannings!
Anyway, here's Willis:
"I was a Vols fan growing up," he said of his childhood in Brewston, TN. "That was like America’s...Read more »
NEW ORLEANS — Doug Williams became the first African American quarterback to win the Super Bowl when the Redskins beat the Broncos in Super Bowl XXII.
Twenty five years later, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said it would be special to equal Williams’ ground- breaking accomplishment.
“It’s a great opportunity to show it doesn’t matter what your skin color is,” Kaepernick said last...Read more »
Colin Kaepernick’s arms are covered in tattoos, but there is one that he considers his favorite.
“Probably the one on the inside of my arms,” he said when asked to rank his ink. “It says: ‘My gift is my curse.’ I just feel like that’s something that applies to my life in many different ways.”
Kaepernick got the tattoo when he was in college in Neveda, but now that he’s an NFL quarterback...Read more »
It was the most pointed question of the day.
“Is it true that both of you like Jim better than John?”
Jack and Jackie Harbaugh, Super Bowl parents for the next two weeks, and Joani Crean, the sister of the Harbaugh coaches, were stunned by the bluntness.
“We do not!” Jackie hollered during the conference call. Eventually, though, she realized that question-asker who was identified...Read more »