WFAN Reese Interview

Jerry Reese gave his typical Public Relations tour, stopping by with WFAN when Boomer & Carton visited Training Camp. In early August, everything is perfect. The veterans are great, the newcomers are great, the coaches are great… for all 32 teams.  But what caught our ear was this (go to minute 1:28:00): Jerry Reese: “We revamped the […]

Camp Has Started.. Commence Puff Pieces

Nothing like the start of camp to convince the fans of 32 teams how their entry in the NFL Sweepstakes will win the Super Bowl this year. Here we are 3 days into camp and I’ve already been suckered into picturing greatness. Saints, always setting me up for ultimate pain — Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg)

2016 Preseason Is Finally Here

The drought is over. As much as I enjoy it, there is only so much poker I can watch in June and early July at the WSOP to get through to football training camp.  (Spoiler, here are the Main Event’s November Nine.) The NY Giants embark on the 2016 season with two glaring weaknesses as I […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 20:   Rashad Jennings #23 of the New York Giants runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 20, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Rashad Jennings backs Eli Manning’s playoff claim

It’s been quite a loquacious week for Giants running back Rashad Jennings. Jennings stands with Eli Manning’s assessment that the Giants are “definitely” a playoff team, according to Speaking about himself earlier in the week, the 31-year-old Jennings said that he’s just entering his prime. Manning didn’t quite guarantee that the Giants will make […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 03:  Rashad Jennings #23 of the New York Giants celebrates after scoring a touchdown late in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during their game at MetLife Stadium on January 3, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Rashad Jennings says he’s entering his prime

In this week’s “If-a-tree-falls-in-the-forest” news, Giants running back Rashad Jennings told the NFL Network, via Pro Football Talk, that he’s just getting into his prime. For anyone asking “Rashad Who?,” the 31-year-old Jennings is playing for his third NFL team and has never run for more than 863 yards or six touchdowns in a season. […]

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Ezekiel Elliott, Odell Beckham hang out on July 4

The Dallas Cowboys drafted running back Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth overall pick in this year’s draft to destroy his NFC East opponents, not hang out with them. Elliott hung out with Odell Beckham Jr. on the Fourth of July. And they’re both pretty jacked, so of course shirts were optional. That’s about all we […]

NBA and NFL Contract Insanity

NBA Free Agency got started this week and eye-popping salaries were delivered to 2nd tier players. We are talking $16M PER YEAR numbers for guys who score an average of 7 pts per game.  For multiple years.  And these contracts, unlike the NFL, are mostly guaranteed (sometimes the 4th year may not be guaranteed). We got […]


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Choosing Wrong

Trust me, when they get to Wilt Chamberlain (around minute 9), it gets good.  UltimateNYG good.  Moneyball good. THIS AMERICAN LIFE PODCAST And then they get to Thaler.  We blogged about Thaler 6 years ago.  We read his paper and linked to it prominently back in the day.  We even have a rule about how […]

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 21:  Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Coliseum on December 21, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Five NFL teams that improved during the 2016 offseason

Rex Ryan can claim that the Bills are the NFL’s 2016 offseason champions, but since pads aren’t worn during the offseason, that hollow title is up for debate. Offseason activities across the league ended Thursday with 25 teams wrapping up their mandatory minicamps. The other seven teams finished last week. So now we can look back at free […]

NFL Draft: WR vs OT

Wide Receiver or Offensive Tackle? Which one is the better pick in Round 1 & Round 2? We analyzed the NFL Drafts from 2006-2012 in the first 2 rounds to see how those WRs and Ts did.  Some people do not like it when I refer to WRs and RBs as “toys,” so I felt that […]

NYG Glass Half Full?

It is way too early to get into predictions about how the 2016 season will unfold.  Last year at this time, we penned an article that got bullish on 2015, qualified it with how we would obviously need to see what training camp/preseason looked like, but 3 days later disaster struck.  Will Beatty tore his […]

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Eli Manning salsa dances with Victor Cruz

Eli and Peyton Manning are all business on the field, but they’ve been known to let their hair down and have some fun when they’re off it. Peyton busted out some dance moves on the practice field in the past, and recently sang “Rocky Top” at a Nashville bar. Eli is a bit more quiet […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 02: Sterling Shepard #3 of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrates a touchdown against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 2, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Eli Manning ‘really excited’ about Giants adding Sterling Shepard

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is unsurprisingly thrilled about the addition of second-round receiver Sterling Shepard, according to his father. “Eli’s really excited about that,” Archie Manning said, via the Houston Chronicle. “After he was drafted, I got texts from guys like Bob Stoops, Barry Switzer and Spencer Tillman – all loyal Sooners – […]