Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Dressing up notoriously drab MetLife Stadium will be among the challenges Super Bowl XLVIII organizers face, but they are off to a good start with an early gimmick that actually looks pretty cool – literally and figuratively.
MetLife this week installed a 25-foot high “snow globe’’ outside the stadium, complete with real snow, as the Jets’ Joe McKnight and Giants’ David Wilson demonstrated...Read more »
Soon-to-be-former Jet Bart Scott raised an interesting point on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" Wednesday, asserting that the New York-area news media treats the Jets and Giants differently.
"I didn't like the personal attacks," he said on the show. "A quick example now is the media following Rex [Ryan] down to The Bahamas. I mean, who does that?.
"I can’t imagine...Read more »
Do salsa and milk go well together? Victor Cruz believes so.
The Giants receiver is the latest celebrity to sport a milk mustache, launching the Breakfast Blitz program as a part of his partnership with National Milk Mustache "got milk?" campaign and Fuel Up to Play 60.
As a part of the Breakfast Blitz program, which helps highlight the importance of milk in a healthy breakfast,...Read more »
The professional football schedule for Week 17 includes nine games with direct playoff implications for the NFL and two that present a visual anomaly for New York-area television viewers.
The Jets and Giants both play at 1 p.m. this Sunday -- and not against each other -- thereby splitting the nation's No. 1 media market in two. The 6-9 Jets play at the 5-10 Bills on CBS, and the 8-7 Giants...Read more »
The Browns’ visit to New Jersey the first weekend in October did not go well on the field; they blew an early 14-0 lead over the Giants and lost, 41-27.
But that will be beside the point when Travel Channel chronicles that trip Tuesday on the premiere of “NFL Road Tested,’’ an eight-episode series that will follow the Browns to illustrate the massive logistical undertaking involved.
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Aaron Rodgers' series of State Farm commercials have made the Packers quarterback perhaps the most visible NFL pitchman of the moment, and have made a fan of his counterpart Sunday, Eli Manning.
"It’s a good concept," Manning said. "They've had some good laughs out of it. He does a good job."
Given his laidback personality, Manning is not the advertising natural his...Read more »
Everyone knows who owns the Packers: the more than 100,000 shareholders with pieces of the only community-owned team in major pro sports.
But what about the Giants, their opponent Sunday night? Most fans and journalists identify John Mara and Steve Tisch, sons of the late Wellington and Bob, as "co-owners." Wrong.
"It is a misnomer to refer to me as a 'co-owner,'"...Read more »
John Mara Jr. is active on Twitter, which at times causes some confusion when tweeps mistake his name with that of his father, the Giants' president and an influential member of the NFL's community of team owners.
"He's on Twitter all the time,'' the elder Mara said. "People will tweet him stuff, like most recently, 'Would you please get the officials' lockout solved?'
"So...Read more »
Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning are the most accomplished coach/player duo in 21st century New York sports, but that hasn’t been enough to have their remarks carried in full on the postgame show the Giants themselves produce.
Why would the team choose to cut off the news conferences of Coughlin and Manning, often to get back to a panel of analysts?
Don Sperling, VP and executive producer...Read more »
Ever wonder why the Giants' colors are blue, red and white?
Well, this video from the NFL doesn't entirely answer that question, but it does give you a look into the evolution of the team's uniforms from the 1930s through 2012.
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