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NFL Rumors: New York Giants to bring back RB Brandon Jacobs?

In light of RB David Wilson laying the ball on the ground twice in seven carries last night against the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants are reportedly going to work out a group of veteran backs on Tuesday. One of those players includes former Giants back Brandon Jacobs. Mike Garafolo suggests the move via Twitter. “The Giants will work out RB’s tomorrow. The group will include...
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Ike Davis Really Mike Jacobs Reincarnated?

It always is interesting how people automatically call a hitter that hits homers, strikes out a lot and has a low average “Dave Kingman.” Kong certainly had his issues, but regardless of what you think he still had a 16-year career in which he hit 442 homers. To say that Ike Davis is Kingman would be an insult since that would be an improvement over what he’s producing today...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs remove Jacobs, Ransom from roster

PHOENIX Mike Jacobs, who made an emotional return to the major leagues last season, was one of five players removed from the Diamondbacks 40-man roster during a general housecleaning on Thursday. When Jacobs was promoted from Class AAA Reno on Sept. 19, the D-backs said he could be a candidate as a reserve first baseman and left-handed pinch-hitter in 2013. Jacobs hit .211 with...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Suspended a year ago, Jacobs is back in majors with D-backs

Champagne was not the only wet stuff Mike Jacobs rubbed from his eyes Tuesday. Jacobs was overcome with emotion when he was told in a meeting with Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers, Class AAA Reno manager Brett Butler and D-backs director of player development Mike Bell after Reno's 10-3 victory over Pawtucket in the Triple-A championship game that he was being...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Emotional Jacobs grateful for return to majors

PHOENIX Class Triple-A Renos championship celebration was only the beginning of Mike Jacobs big Tuesday night. After wiping the burning champagne from his eyes following Renos 10-3 victory over Pawtucket, Jacobs was called into a meeting and told he was returning to the majors, filling his eyes again. The Diamondbacks added veteran first baseman Jacobs for the final two weeks...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks call up Pollock, Jacobs from Reno

The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled outfielder A.J. Pollock and selected the contract of infielder Mike Jacobs from Triple-A Reno. The team also designated outfielder Cole Gillespie for assignment. The moves came one day after Reno defeated Pawtucket for the Triple-A championship. Pollock batted .318 with 52 RBIs and 21 stolen bases for Reno. He appeared in 22 games in stints...
Via Fox Sports
September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Jacobs column: Talking toughness, what it means and how far it can carry a team

I had the chance to visit with a high school basketball team last week, and in the pre-practice meetin was very impressed that they were referring to an article that I wrote about a couple of years back.
Via Courier Press
January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Some things to think about on Christmas Day | MIKE JACOBS COLUMN

With the holidays upon us, it's important to remember what's really important and matters the most.
Via Courier Press
December 24, 2011  |  Discuss

In coaching, Dorothy's approach — like Coach K's — can trump the Almighty Oz | MIKE JACOBS COLUMN

The Thanksgiving holidays offered some important coaching role models, and in some cases, will probably surprise as well as promote thought of the kind of leaders to emulate.
Via Courier Press
December 04, 2011  |  Discuss

MLS, after setting attendance records, sends out its best to determine a champ | MIKE JACOBS COLUMN

The MLS Cup takes place tonight, pitting the Los Angeles Galaxy and Houston Dynamo. While the game represents the top two teams in Major League Soccer, it also puts an exclamation point on a season when soccer returned to mainstream American pro sports.
Via Courier Press
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss
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