Closing the Book of Eli

Nov. 14, 2004. The Giants blow a 14-3 lead on the road against the Arizona Cardinals to drop their record to 5-4. Their starting quarterback that day was Kurt Warner. The significance of that day is that it would be the last game started by a quarterback not named Eli Manning for the Giants for…

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Ten Players I Would Take a Championship Away From

During last week’s Funbag on Deadspin, Drew Magary named 10 players he would gift a championship to. It’s an excellent read, but he ended this segment by suggesting another fun game, naming people you would take a championship away from. Below are 10 players I have nominated either for being undeserving or to see just…

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Marshall to Giants about Dollars and Sense

The Giants kicked off free agency with a bang with the signing of recently-released Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Marshall is coming off arguably the worst year of his career since he became a full-time starter in 2007 with the Broncos. A major reason for that was due to the putrid quarterback play the Jets…

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Is This the End for Carson Palmer?

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is noncommittal on a return for the 2017 season. The 37-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner and the first overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft has played 14 seasons in the NFL for three teams. Story to watch: A month after the season, #AZCardinals don’t know if Carson Palmer &…

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My Experience at an NFL Game in London

I recently took to the road and headed across the pond to London to see the Giants play the Rams with my fiancé. Having no idea how popular (or unpopular) our version of football was there, I was very curious to find out. The flight there was half-full but mainly had Giants fans on it….

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Colts are Lucky for Luck but Continue to Suck

With Sunday’s loss to a previously winless Jacksonville Jaguars team, Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts fell into a three-way tie for last place in the AFC South. The division is arguably the worst in the NFL and has been for the better part of Luck’s career with the Colts. When people wonder what’s wrong with the…

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Belichick, Not Brady, Truly Responsible for Patriots Reign

“Hands down, I feel like [New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick] is the best head coach to ever coach this game,” said Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount after last night’s surprising but not so surprising 27-0 thrashing of the Houston Texans. Blount had a fine night at the office, taking 24 carries for 105…

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Nick Binioris’ Pre-Combine Mock Draft

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-14) – Jameis Winston (QB/Florida State) Winston is the best QB prospect in the draft. Any questions about Winston as a prospect have to do with off the field things like his maturity and character flaws. I believe most of Winston’s issues come from maturity. A good foundation in the coaching…

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