JOHN MARA NEWS

Cowboys vs. Giants: Three Things We Learned

John Mara got his wishJohn K. Mara stated prior to Sunday night’s contest with the Dallas Cowboys that he was looking for something to give him hope. It’s no secret that the Giants have had a tough 2014 campaign, but Mara’s wish was granted on this night. Odell Beckham caught 10 passes for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns, and did it in style. Beckham’s one-handed touchdown pass...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kim Jones let us know Wellington Mara, dead 9 years, will not be picking any more Giants HCs

Kim Jones, "...Tom Coughlin was Wellington Mara's pick, he will be, obviously, the last coach under Wellington Mara..."Bam.Now we cut to the chase. If you are in the mood to bang your head - replay from the beginning. Listen to the News' Gary Myers disagree with Kim about John Mara being undecided about Tom Coughlin's future, though she never said that. Hey...
Via Bob's Blitz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Greg Hardy, Browns, Giants, Saints, Steelers

Greg Hardy Joel Corry of CBS Sports mentioned in an interview with Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer that Panthers impending free agent DE Greg Hardy could be “too toxic” to secure a long-term contract on the open market. “We’re talking about a 15-sack guy. Pass rushers are paid a premium typically, and ones in the primes of their career usually don’t hit the market...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Coughlin Era Coming to an End in New York?

In 2004, the New York Giants went out and signed renowned disciplinarian, former Boston College and first-ever Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin. Coming off of a 4-12 record in 2003, the organization had hoped that Coughlin would revive the franchise that the Giants' executive vice president, John Mara, described to be ''in trouble.'' That same year...
Via Pro Football Spot
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Ray Rice, Bears, Buccaneers, Chargers & Rams

  Ray Rice Giants owner John Mara said Wednesday that the investigation into the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case will probably take “another several months“. (via Tom Pelissero) Bears The Bears are expected to re-sign DE David Bass to their practice squad. (Brad Biggs) Buccaneers Vincent Jackson missed practice Wednesday with a rib injury but is still...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mara, Rooney say they will not direct investigation into NFL

NEW YORK (AP) -- The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the probe public, and said their goal was ''to get the truth.'' New York Giants co-owner John Mara and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney, both close confidants of NFL commissioner...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL’s ‘independent’ Ray Rice investigation being overseen by two NFL owners

The NFL announced on Wednesday night that they will have an independent investigation into the way the league handled the Ray Rice situation. Despite championing the investigation as an “independent” pursuit, two NFL owners will oversee it: John Mara and Art Rooney. Keep in mind that earlier on Wednesday, Mara, owner of the New York […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL: Ex-FBI Director Investigating How League Handled Ray Rice Evidence

NEW YORK — The NFL says former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement Wednesday that the investigation will be overseen by NFL owners John Mara of the New York Giants and Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh...
Via NESN.com
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

John Mara, Art Rooney To Oversee Investigation Of Handling Of Ray Rice Case

According to release put out Wednesday evening by the NFL, the league has announced that they have hired former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III to investigate the league’s pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. The investigation, which will reportedly be overseen by New York Giants owner John Mara […] John Mara, Art Rooney To Oversee Investigation...
Via Steelers Depot
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL: Former FBI director Robert Mueller will probe Rice case

  The NFL says former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement Wednesday that the investigation will be overseen by NFL owners John Mara of the New York Giants and Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants co-owner John Mara backs coach Tom Coughlin before season

  For anyone who thinks Tom Coughlin is on the hot seat because the New York Giants have missed the playoffs the past two seasons, guess again. Leading the Giants to two Super Bowl championships since 2007 trumps two bad seasons. Don't believe it? Giants co-owner John Mara has visions of the recently turned 68-year-old running the team for years to come. ''You can'...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants 2014 Betting Odds

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Via Next Impulse Sports
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick, Robert Kraft And The New England Patriots Take The Ice Bucket Challenge Together

.embed-container {position: relative; padding-bottom: 100%; height: 0; overflow: hidden;} .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } New York Giants president John Mara recently did the ice bucket challenge (where people dump ice water on their heads to raise awareness to fight ALS...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New Giants' offense still a work in progress

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo probably would not like to take a long ride with co-owner John Mara these days. It was Mara who proclaimed the Giants' offense broken after Eli Manning had his worst season in 2013, and the fallout led to the retirement of long-time offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride and the hiring of the 37-year-old...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Roger Goodell challenges Michael Strahan to Ice Bucket Challenge

Just one day after Giants president John Mara participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took his turn. Thanks @sfujita55. I challenge @PeteCarroll & @michaelstrahan to the ALS #IceBucketChallenge! http://t.co/IHXZE275M2 — Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) August 12, 2014 After completing the task himself, he nominated former Giant and new Hall of Famer...
Via cover32 - Giants
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: New York Giants spot in Week 1 preseason edition is debatable

Every team has played a game. Yes, it was an exhibition. And yes, a lot of star players didn’t even bother to suit up. But it was a game, against a real opponent and with a final score; so it meant something. Preseason games can be tricky. Some teams take them seriously, while others are simply trying to get through their four required exhibitions without suffering any serious...
Via cover32 - Giants
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Roger Goodell takes the ALS Ice bucket challenge

This ice bucket challenge for ALS is going worldwide. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell challenges Pete Carrol and Michael Strahan in this video.New York Giants owner John Mara recently challenged Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft. Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman already partook, and challenged Gronk, Amendola and Brady. None of the above have accepted, yet.RELATED:Bill Belichick...
Via Patriots Life
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants president John Mara participates in the Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge is a new craze that has taken the internet by storm. It’s simple really, with people being challenged to be doused in buckets of ice water on video for the sake of ALS Awareness. When a person has completed the challenge, they nominate others to do the same in hopes. Should they refuse to partake in the challenge, they are asked to make a donation to an...
Via cover32 - Giants
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick On Ice Bucket Challenge: ‘I Plan On Doing Something’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick has accepted John Mara’s challenge to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge. Mara, the New York Giants president, challenged Belichick and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, to complete the task to raise awareness — and money — for ALS research. Belichick might not dump ice water on his head, as the challenge entails, but he plans to do...
Via NESN.com
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

John Mara nominates Bill Belicheck, Robert Kraft for ALS challenge

Photo from giants.comI'm assuming most of you are aware of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge circulating on social media. If not, here's the deal - if you're nominated, you have 24 hours to either dump ice on your head or donate money to end ALS, then nominate a few of your friends to do the same and spread the chain to end ALS. Well, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill...
Via Patriots Life
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Giambi is somehow the 5th most powerful sports figure in New York

The New York Daily News just published their list of the 50 Most Powerful People in New York Sports.  The Top 5 includes MSG emperor James Dolan, Roger Goodell, Derek Jeter, Giants CEO John Mara, and Hal Steinbrenner.  It’s an interesting listicle combining athletes and executives from the local and national sports scene, even if it is impossible to really quantify. But the real...
Via Awful Announcing
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Sign G John Sullen

  According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Giants have signed G John Sullen to a contract on Monday. This news comes just a few hours after long-time Giants G Chris Snee announced his retirement from the NFL. Giants co-owner John Mara mentioned earlier in the day that they had no plans to sign a veteran offensive lineman, but it appears as though the front office felt it was wise to...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent Notes: Giants, G Mike Brisiel, Brett Smith, & DE/OLB Phillip Hunt

  Giants Giants co-owner John Mara told reporters on Monday that they are not actively looking for an offensive lineman who could replace retired G Chris Snee, per Connor Orr. Mara mentioned that they were given enough time to prepare for Snee’s departure. John Jerry and Brandon Mosley should compete for playing time at guard during training camp. Mike Brisiel Adam Caplan...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants owner Mara expects Tom Coughlin to remain head coach

PHOTO COURTESY: CHRIS FAYTOK/THE STAR LEDGER Fans of the cult classic film Office Space will understand this reference.  When it comes to holding down a job, in the words of Samir Nagheenanajar “It would be nice to have that type of job security.” A two-time Super Bowl winning head coach like Tom Coughlin has certainly earned some job security with the Giants.  But has he earned...
Via New York Sports-Kings
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Have Not Discussed Offering QB Eli Manning A New Extension

  In a question and answer segment with the New York Post, co-owner John Mara stated that the Giants have not discussed a contract extension with QB Eli Manning. “We haven’t even really discussed that yet,” Mara told Steve Serby, “We’ll discuss that at the appropriate time.  Obviously it’s our hope that he finish his career as a Giant.” Mara’s comments are interesting...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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