Carl Banks analyzes Giants’ LB targets: ‘Convertible’ vs. ‘TMZ’

Carl Banks was in the Michigan State football office in 1984 when the call came that changed his life came from East Rutherford, N.J. “I didn’t draft you to sit on the bench,” Bill Parcells told him. It has been 32 years since the New York Football Giants dialed up a linebacker in the first...
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12 days ago

Michigan State Football: Spartans in the Super Bowl

On Sunday, the National Football League will crown their 50th Super Bowl Champion, as the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers. Michigan State alum Bennie Fowler will attempt to help the Broncos win their third Super Bowl title. Fowler will become the 50th Spartan to ever be on a Super Bowl roster, the eighth wide receiver, and only the second ever Spartan to appear as a...
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Super Bowl 2016: Everything you need to know from Day 2 in San Francisco

Rounding up our coverage. Watch video Miss anything about our Super Bowl coverage from San Francisco?  You've come to the right place.  Here's what happened there Tuesday, on Day 2 of Super Bowl 50 week: * Cam Newton doesn't want to be labeled "just a black quarterback"  * Broncos player reportedly questioned as part of...
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Giant Carl Banks fires back at Mike Francesa Super Bowl XXI criticism

Francesa thinks Banks had a dominant game because Lawrence Taylor was on the field. Giants legend Carl Banks will be remembered for an incredible performance at Super Bowl XXI in a win over the Denver Broncos: He amassed 10 solo tackles and made a game-changing play to stop Sammy Winder as the Giants prevented the Broncos from scoring at...
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Singletary interviewed for Giants’ linebacker coach vacancy

NEW YORK — Former San Francisco 49ers head coach and Hall of Famer Mike Singletary is reportedly interviewing with the Giants, who are looking for a linebackers coach. Singletary, 57, is widely considered one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history—he was a 10-time Pro Bowler, eight-time All-Pro and Super Bowl champion during his 12 seasons with the Chicago Bears. Bay Area...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

New England Patriots vs New York Giants: Everything you need to know before kickoff

Game Information: Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey Kickoff: 4:25 Line: NE -7 TV: CBS (Jim Nantz, Phil Simms) Radio: New York Giants:  WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM (Bob Papa, Carl Banks) New England Patriots: WBZ 98.5 FM (Bob Socci, Scott Zolak) Satellite Radio: Home: Sirius 82 (Internet 820) Away:  (Internet 818) The New England Patriots are 8-0 for the second...
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November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Michigan State player drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft

Since 1936, 34 players from Michigan State have been drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft. Name them all!
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants: Everything you need to know before kickoff

Washington Redskins at New York Giants Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ Kickoff: 8:25 EST Line: NYG -3 TV: CBS/NFLN (Commentators: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms) Radio: Washington:WTEM (ESPN 980) (Larry Michael, Sonny Jurgensen, and Chris Cooley) New York: WFAN (Bob Papa and Carl Banks) SiriusXM: XM 226 (Internet 820) home;  XM 225 (Internet 831) away Preview: The...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants: Everything you need to know before kickoff

Game Information: Location: Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET Line: Giants -2 TV: Fox (Broadcasters: Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch & Pam Oliver) Radio: Atlanta Falcons: WQXI 790 AM (Broadcasters: Wes Durham, David Archer & John Michaels) New York Giants: WFAN-660 AM (Broadcasters: Bob Papa, Carl Banks & Howard Cross) Sirius XM Radio: Away: SIRI 146...
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September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys: Everything you need to know before kickoff

Game Information: Location: AT&T Stadium (Dallas) Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. ET DAL -6.0 TV: NBC (Broadcasters: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth & Michele Tafoya) Radio: New York Giants – WFAN Sports Radio 660 AM (Broadcasters: Bob Papa, Carl Banks & Howard Cross) Dallas Cowboys – KRLD-FM 105.3 (Broadcasters: Brad Sham, Babe Laufenberg & Kristi Scales) National: Westwood...
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September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants announcer drops birthday cake meant for Carl Banks on air (VIDEO)

Bob Papa, the New York Giants broadcaster calling the "Snoopy Bowl" game against the Jets Saturday night, should have been called for a personal foul after the analyst dropped a birthday cake meant for Carl Banks live on the air. The former Giants linebacker, who turned 53 on Saturday, was about to receive a cake baked by the the production staff when Papa coughed up the frosted...
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Preseason Birthday Cake Fumbled

Not much went right for the Giants in their 28-18 loss to the Jets during Saturday night’s preseason tilt. That extended to the broadcast booth, as Giants television play by play man Bob Papa tried to present his partner … former Giants linebacker Carl Banks … with a birthday cake. It all went wrong: My buddy Bob with yet another broadcasting classic.
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NY Jets 28 NY Giants 18

We all love the Giants.  The Giants do not love us back, especially in preseason.  The Giants were varying degrees of sloppy in the first 2 preseason games.  They were sloppy again in the 3rd game of preseason.  It was not as painful to watch as the Bengals game.  For those of watching on TV, we had the highlight of the game when Bob Papa fumbled Carl Banks’ cake on air.  The...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bob Papa drops the birthday cake for Carl Banks

During Saturday’s annual New York Jets-New York Giants preseason game, G-Men voice Bob Papa noted analyst Carl Banks’ birthday on the air. Now you could celebrate by having on-air graphic saying, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CARL” or by just stating it during a dead moment during the game. But not this year. Bob decided to bring out a cake for Carl and you can pretty much guess where...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Carl Banks says Giants 'have to plan season' without DE Jason Pierre-Paul

Former New York Giants linebacker Car Banks talked about several aspects of the defense and when to needle spun to defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, he didn't sugarcoat the situation. “If he’s not in camp, then I guess you can’t have any expectations,” Banks said, via the New York Post. “You have to plan your season without him. Even if he was there, fully healthy...
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August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 New York Giants 1st Round Draft Picks of the Super Bowl Era

The 2015 NFL draft is just days away, and there’s still uncertainty of who the Giants will take with their first pick. Hopefully, whoever the Giants decide to pick, it will be at the level of success they had with their picks below.Here’s our list of the top 5 New York Giants draft picks of the Super Bowl era.(Note Eli Manning was drafted by the Chargers then traded to the Giants...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants Analyst Carl Banks Calls RGIII ‘Drama King,Martyr'

View image | Robert Griffin III played well enough to once again be named the Redskins starting quarterback. But, they still lost. There were still moments that Griffin held on to the ball or his offensive line failed to protect him. Griffin was sacked seven times in Sunday’s 24-13 loss to the New York Giants. One particular instance came with just over...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Giants linebacker Carl Banks addresses latest NFL lawsuit

The NFL is under attack once again as a new lawsuit claims team medical staffs were “unethically (substituting) pain medications for proper health care to keep the NFL’s tsunami of dollars flowing.” However, former New York Giants linebacker says he never received painkillers during his 12-year NFL career. “I never took a shot as a professional athlete ever,” he told the...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The New England Patriots need an outside linebacker

The Bill Belichick 3-4 defense was defined by the outside linebackers on the New York Giants teams of the 1980s in Lawrence Taylor and Carl Banks and the early 2000s New England Patriots with Willie McGinest and Mike Vrabel. Having moved to more of a 4-3 personnel grouping after the epic collapses on defense in the playoffs following the 2009 and 2010 seasons, the Patriots fierce...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants: 5 Biggest Draft Day Regrets in Franchise History

The New York Giants have had quite a bit of success when it comes to make solid draft choices.Lawrence Taylor, Carl Banks, Phil Simms, Tiki Barber and Mark Bavaro. The brass in New York sure know what they are doing when Hall of Fame players and solid offensive and defensive linemen are involved.Then there are the draft picks this team wants tp forget. Not every franchise is perfect...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Where are they now?: New York Giants tight end Howard Cross

Most New York Giants fans know Howard Cross. But unlike many Big Blue greats, he isn’t known only for his performance on the gridiron—especially among younger fans. While the Alabama alum ranks among the franchise’s all-time great tight ends, Cross’ may be most familiar to newer Giants fans because of the work he does as a sideline reporter during radio broadcasts. His voice...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Corey Webster quit on Giants during 2013 season?

Last week, New York Giants radio analyst Carl Banks, and Bleacher Report’s Pat Trania had a discussion on Twitter that centered on the injury “status” that plagued cornerback Corey Webster throughout 2013. Webster, who had his 2014 contract voided by the New York Giants on Friday, was active in only four of sixteen games for Big Blue while purportedly battling groin, hip and...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rebuilding the New York Giants: A look at the linebackers

Linebacker play was synonomous with the New York Giants defense going back to when Sam Huff made life miserable for Jim Brown in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Even in the team’s “Wilderness Years”, the G-men had Brad Van Pelt, Brian Kelley and Harry Carson in the fold. When Lawrence Taylor came along in 1981, the linebacking position was forever transformed. LT was unique in...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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