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Pacquiao to meet J-Lin at Madison Square Garden

Plans are in the works for Manny Pacquiao and Jeremy Lin to meet up Wednesday in New York— a day before the boxer's press conference to announce his match against Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas on June 9. Pacquiao— an unabashed basketball fan— is in the U.S. to fulfill a healthy dose of commitments but has found time to meet with Lin at Madison Square Garden before the Knicks...
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February 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Knicks still looking for more Linsanity puns

It looks like the New York Knicks are still looking for more clever Jeremy Lin puns to help milk the cash cow that has become known as Linsanity. An ad running this week on Craigslist purports that the team still needs more Lin word-plays to put on tee-shirts, hats, sweatshirts and even bLINg— including keychains. The headline at the top of the ad plainly says: "The New...
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February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Great Super Bowl commercial America didn't see

 Budweiser filmed a beer commercial for Super Bowl XLVI— which was only aired in Canada— starring the unsung members of two recreational hockey teams whose late-night game was crashed by flash mob-style scene. The two Port Credit, Ontario amateur hockey teams were told that the cameras surrounding their empty ice rink were only being used to film a documentary about recreational...
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February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson drops air bomb during halftime interview

It's not exactly the most shocking slip of the tongue in the history of celebrity interviews, but you might call Mike Tyson's on-air s---bomb during the New York Knicks halftime show a case of temporary Linsanity. The former heavyweight champion was being interviewed by MSG Network's Jill Martin at the Knicks-Kings game when he let the four-letter word fly. Asked by...
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February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Knicks No. 17 jerseys not Lin-gering on store racks

As Linsanity continues to sweep New York— and drive up prices for New York Knicks tickets and Jeremy Lin jerseys— one woman spent $1,200 on 60 T-shirts with her favorite player's name emblazoned on the back to send back to friends in Taiwan. A New York Post reporter caught up with Eva Kuo at a Times Square sporting goods store hoarding the valuable booty bearing the name...
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February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

NBA looking to add Jeremy Lin to All-Star Weekend

The NBA is giving serious thought to finding a way to get the season's biggest story down to its All-Star Weekend festivities in Orlando. The idea of adding Jeremy Lin to the All-Star roster may be a hard sell considering the New York Knicks sensation has only five career starts; but it sounds like the league will somehow find a way to bring Linsanity to the party. According...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Pek-ingsanity replaces Linsanity in Madison Square Garden

A tiny petite Pekingese was the big winner at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last night.  The tiny breed with a  smushed-in face surrounded by a mop of fur won Best in Show at Madison Square Garden. Malachy took the top prize after he beat out 2,077 pure-bred canines from 185 different breeds. "I'm still in shock.  It's the thrill of a lifetime,"...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeter gets caught up in Knicks Linsanity

Derek Jeter is in Tampa busy with pre-spring training workouts and claims he hasn't watched the New York Knicks much lately except for "some highlights"— but even New York City's biggest sports icon over the past 15 years expressed amazement at the Jeremy Lin phenomenon sweeping the city and the NBA. "I've seen some highlights," Jeter said yesterday...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss
SOFA KING GREAT

Photo tweeted of couch Jeremy Lin slept on

It's the sofa that launched the career of New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin and could be coming to a living room near you. Lin's teammate Landry Fields tweeted a photo of the brown velour couch that the Knicks phenom started crashing on the night before he became a New York sports legend. Fields tweeted a picture of the most famous sofa in the sports world and thinks it...
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February 13, 2012  |  Discuss

It's lights out for Clint Eastwood during Pebble Beach broadcast

While Phil Mickelson was playing lights out at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am yesterday, there was a scary moment for Clint Eastwood in the CBS broadcast booth when one of the studio lights played out. Announcers, Jim Nance and Nick Faldo were joined int the booth by the legendary tough guy actor when the overhead light popped like a gun shot and the studio darkened. In true...
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February 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Cruz and Manningham Rock Grammys

It's been quite a week for Victor Cruz.  Seven nights ago, the New York Giants upset the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis and it's been a a dance in the park for him ever since. In the following days, Cruz finalized a new multi-million dollar contract, was in a Broadway ticker-tape parade and cut the ribbon at Lincoln Center to open Fashion Week....
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February 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin is a fan of planking— not Tebowing

In less than a week, Jeremy Lin has gone from a little used NBA bench-warmer to the biggest story in the league.  Now everyone is comparing the Harvard-grad to the NFL's sweetheart Tim Tebow after Lin guided the New York Knicks to a three-game win streak. Lin is a self-confessed planking fan so you're more likely to catch the Knicks point guard extending body across a stiff...
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February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Death-defying moto-cross ride over Skinny Ridge

A video of a man traversing a thin path on top of a mountain on a dirt bike has viewers holding their breaths for 128 seconds. The Youtube clip shows the rider— strapped with a wide angle helmet-cam— racing along the top of the slippery, snow covered "Skinny Ridges" trail in Grand Junction, Colorado—  only inches from turning into a mangled mix of man and machine...
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February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez gal leads Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover race

Mark Sanchez paramour Kate Upton is the odds-on-favorite to grace the cover of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. The smoking-hot Victoria's Secret model— who has been linked to the New York Jets quarterback— is the front runner for the coveted spot, according to the New York Post. Sources told the Post's Page Six that Upton's blond, all-American looks...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Bradying replacing Tebowing as latest Web craze

Tom Brady's hunched over pose during the Super Bowl loss to the the New York Giants has started new Web craze by fans that could soon replace Tebowing in popularity. Dejected after the New England Patriots upset loss to the Giants, Brady sat on the ground with his head bowed on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium.  Now that pose is being imitated around the country and Bradying...
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February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Cruz and Strahan salsa together at ceremony honoring NY Giants

This morning, an estimated 1 million fans lined the sidewalks of lower Broadway during a ticker tape parade honoring the New York Giants come-from-behind Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots. Afterwards, at the Key to the City ceremony on the steps of City Hall, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Giants player Michael Strahan stood at a podium and honored all of the...
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February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Eli Manning on Tom Brady: "I don't know if he likes me"

Eli Manning has been racking up a lot of quotes to go with his frequent flier miles since leading his New York Giants team over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday. After post-game celebrations in Indianapolis, the Giants quarterback flew down to Disney World Monday morning and later up to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City where the Super Bowl MVP appeared...
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February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Gisele goes off on hecklers and Tommy's teammates

Tom Brady's supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen defended her husband after she was heckled by Giants fans right after the New England Patriots 21-17 Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants.  Too bad she also threw some of Brady's teammates under the bus as well. After a  Giants fan shouted "Eli Manning owns your husband" outside Lucas Oil Stadium, the Brazilian stunner...
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February 07, 2012  |  1 Comment

Madonna's tightrope dancer looked like Will Ferrell

There was a lot of flipping during Madonna's Super Bowl half-time show last night.  One of the most publicized was was the middle finger of M.I.A. But then there was some guy in a toga who just did them on a tightrope. In what had to be the weirdest part of the show, a toga-clad dancer performed on a tightrope and— who at first glance looked like Will Ferrell, then later...
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February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish reportedly dating Japanese porn star

Yu Darvish— the Texas Rangers new $111 million dollar pitching import— seems to have a pretty good game off the field too. The 25 year-old hurler is reportedly dating a Japanese "G-Cup adult movie star" who is famous for her "electric tongue." The mop-topped free-spirit with a dyed goatee signed a six-year $60 million contract with the Rangers in January...
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February 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Dion Waiters' Breakaway Dunk Brings Down Madison Square Garden House

Syracuse's Dion Waiters' tremendous open court breakaway dunk was the exclamation point on a 95-70 rout of St. John's at Madison Square Garden Saturday afternoon. Waiters followed up one crowd-pleasing Orange dunk after another by stuffing the ball through the rim with his right hand over his head then glaring at the approving crowd of 19,979 before heading back on defense...
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February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants Get NYC Pizzas Flown To Indianapolis For Good Luck

The New York Giants had 16 New York pizza pies flown to Indianapolis so the superstitious players wouldn't jinx their tradition of downing the Italian treat every Friday after practice. The team personally asked that the pies— from Umberto's in New Hyde Park, Long Island— be delivered because the players thought that there was a chance they could break their five-game...
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February 04, 2012  |  Discuss
THANKS, HONEY

Gisele sent private email plea about SB

Tom Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, sent a private email (obtained by the press) to close friends and family which partially read, "Tommy really needs our prayer, our support and love at this time."

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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Super Bowl Footballs Will Give Sentimental Advantage To NY Giants

Every time a New York Giants or New England Patriots player looks at one of the 120 footballs used on the field during Super Bowl XLVI he will see the name "The Duke" embossed on the ball and might wonder 'Who the hell is that?' It's more of a mystery for Patriots players than the Giants side because "The Duke" was the beloved Giants owner Wellington...
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January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Brady Already Planning Patriots Super Bowl Victory Bash

The New England Patriots landed in a gusty Indianapolis airport yesterday in preparation for Super Bowl XLVI but, along with the wind, Tom Brady got a little controversy swirling around the team as well. After saying goodbye to 25,000 fans at a Gillette Stadium send-off, the confident Patriots quarterback— and New York Giants No. 1 target— Brady took it upon himself to predict...
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January 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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