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Ex-NFL Player Who Died at 27 Had Advanced CTE

Tyler Sash was at stage of disease rarely seen in someone so young

(Newser) - An ex-New York Giants player who died at the age of 27 in September after accidentally ODing on pain meds suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy—and was at an advanced stage of the brain disease rarely seen in someone so young, the New York Times reports. Dr. Ann McKee, the... More »

NFL Player Loses Job Over Free Headphones

He reportedly picked a fight with a teammate over some Beats by Dre

(Newser) - A promising NFL player found himself out of a job just in time for the holidays after a locker room fight over some free headphones. Deadspin reports New York Giants defensive end Damontre Moore was cut on Friday. And ESPN reporter Ian Rapoport—citing an anonymous source— tweets that Moore... More »

Giants Fan Tried to Torch Massive Bucs Flag

He was arrested; flag failed to burn

(Newser) - A Florida man identified by the Tampa Tribune as a New York Giants fan got more than a little carried away after his team's 32-18 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday and tried to torch a giant Bucs flag outside team headquarters, police say. Daniel Raboni, 32,... More »

NFL Player May Lose Foot to Infection

Giants dedicate win to Daniel Fells

(Newser) - An ankle injury has turned into a nightmare for New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells. He has been in hospital for more than a week battling antibiotic-resistant staph infection MRSA, the NFL says in a press release. Doctors are doing their best to avoid amputating his foot but they... More »

Report: NFL Star Loses Finger in Fireworks Injury

ESPN says Jason Pierre-Paul plans to play this season

(Newser) - NFL fans probably knew that Giants star Jason Pierre-Paul injured his hand in a Fourth of July fireworks accident. But ESPN reports that it's way more serious than anyone imagined: Doctors amputated his right index finger, according to a tweeted image of medical records by Adam Schefter. This might... More »

NFL Player's Amazing Catch Is Now an Amazing Meme

NY Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham caught the ball with 3 fingers

(Newser) - Was Odell Beckham's catch last night during the Giants-Cowboys game the greatest catch ever, as Business Insider (and pretty much everyone else) has dubbed it? That may still be up for debate, but what's not arguable is that a) it was an insane catch, and b) it's... More »

It's Been a Big Week for Mustaches

One is mourned, another praised

(Newser) - It's not every week that not one, but two, stories emerge profiling separate mustaches. The weird yin and yang:
  • In mourning: Sam Borden of the New York Times pulls off a straight-faced obituary of the mustache belonging to New York Giants offensive coach Kevin Gilbride. ("It was believed
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Nike Tackles New NFL Uniforms

Lighter, sleeker look, but only Seattle made big changes

(Newser) - The NFL unveiled its new, Nike-designed uniforms yesterday, bringing a sleeker look and new, drier fabrics to the gridiron, reports CBS News . The Nike partnership with the NFL is new, taking over after years of Reebok uniforms. "I love them,'' said Commissioner Roger Goodell. "I love... More »

NYC Salutes Giants as Super Bowl Champs

Eli Manning and crew get a ticker-tape parade

(Newser) - To the victors go the massive ticker-tape parades. Thousands roared as Giants quarterback Eli Manning hoisted the team's Super Bowl trophy during a parade today through New York City. (The Daily Intel blog wonders why the city can't do this for Iraqi war vets, too.) Today's... More »

Another Weird Victory for Eli, Giants

But in Super Bowl XLVI, Manning made a hero of himself

(Newser) - Last night's big game was intensely fought, undeniably exciting—and a little mystifying, thanks to Eli Manning's unusual brand of heroism. Analysts weigh in on the game's place in football history:
  • Last night brought us "the most Eli Manning moment of Eli Manning’s career."
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Giants Beat Patriots, 21-17

Tom Brady has minute to win it, but New England Patriots can't pull it off

(Newser) - Eli Manning and the Giants one-upped Tom Brady and the Patriots again, coming back with a last-minute score to beat New England 21-17 for New York's fourth Super Bowl title. It was a rematch of the 2008 NFL championship, when Manning led New York past New England to ruin... More »

Giants' Website Declares Victory

Ad promoting official Super Bowl gear is quickly taken down

(Newser) - Kickoff in tonight's Giants-Patriots contest is still hours away, but New York is apparently already hawking T-shirts commemorating their victory. In a flub caught by the New York Post , the team's website yesterday briefly featured an ad touting the team's victory in Super Bowl XLVI, and offering... More »

Giants' Rookie: 'Take That, Cancer'

Mark Herzlich wasn't supposed to walk again after cancer diagnosis

(Newser) - Rookie Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich is happier than most to be playing in the Super Bowl: “2 yrs ago I was told I might never walk again. Just WALKED off plane in Indy to play in the Super Bowl. Take That Sh*t Cancer," Herzlich tweeted after arriving in... More »

49ers Fumble Super Bowl Chance, Giants Win 20-17

Field goal knocks New York over the top in overtime

(Newser) - The San Francisco 49ers watched their chance at the Super Bowl slip through their fingers yesterday when the New York Giants converted a fumble to a field goal in overtime. The Giants tapped a 20-17 victory and their fifth trip to the Super Bowl. Two key errors by back-up punt... More »

Giants Rout Falcons, 24-2

New York's defense stifles hapless Atlanta in wild-card game

(Newser) - Even Eli Manning's feet are dangerous. Manning punctuated his best pro season today by throwing for three touchdowns and scrambling for a 14-yard gain that woke up New York's offense. He sparked the Giants to a 24-2 rout of the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC wild-card game, his... More »

Plaxico Burress Released from Jail

Says he's ready to play again

(Newser) - Plaxico Burress was released from jail today after serving almost two years , ESPN reports. The former New York Giants receiver made headlines when he accidentally shot himself in the leg with a gun in his sweatpants waistband in 2008. “I just want to thank God for bringing me through... More »

Lawrence Taylor Gets 6 Years' Probation in Sex Case

NFL great likely to face civil suit over teen prostitute

(Newser) - NFL legend Lawrence Taylor got six years' probation today for his dalliance with a 16-year-old prostitute last year, reports AP . Taylor pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual misconduct charges in January. The girl, now 17, appeared in court with high-profile attorney Gloria Allred, but the judge refused to allow her to... More »

Tickets to Tonight's Giants-Vikings Game Are Free

Game was relocated after Metrodome roof collapsed

(Newser) - When the Minnesota Vikings play the New York Giants in Detroit tonight, every seat in the house will be free. The game was relocated to Ford Field, home of the Lions, after the Minnesota Metrodome's roof collapsed under heavy snow . Detroit was chosen partially because Fox Sports was already there... More »

Roof Collapse Sends Giants, Vikings to Detroit

League scrambles to find new venue after Metrodome roof collapse

(Newser) - The Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants are headed to Detroit tomorrow night to play after the Metrodome's inflated roof collapsed in a snowstorm. The game will kickoff at 7:20, the NFL said. Metrodome officials told the league the roof wouldn't be ready in time to play tomorrow or... More »

Vikings' Dome Collapses in Blizzard

Metrodome deflates, will likely delay Giants game

(Newser) - Apparently they can't take a little snow in Minnesota: The roof of the Metrodome, home to the Vikings, collapsed overnight under the weight of 17 inches of snow, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Today's game against the Giants had already been postponed until tomorrow night after the Minneapolis airport closed... More »

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