Kobe Bryant takes jab at Fox News while accepting Oscar

Five-time NBA champ now has an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film to add to his trophy collection Debbie Emery, provided by Published 6:38 pm, Sunday, March 4, 2018 window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-5', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 5', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-10', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 10', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-15', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 15', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-20', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 20', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-25', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 25', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-30', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 30', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-35', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 35', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: Continue Reading

Feb. 5, 2012: Giants beat Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI

Updated February 5, 2018 8:46 AM The Giants defeated the Patriots, 21-17, to win Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5, 2012. The New York Giants hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. (Feb. 5, 2012) Giants head coach Tom Coughlin poses with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Giants defeated the Patriots by a score of 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI. (Feb. 5, 2012) Giants co-owner Ann Mara poses with the Vince Lombardi trophy after defeating the New York Giants wide receiver Devin Thomas kisses the Vince Lombardi Trophy after his team's 21-17 win over the New England Patriots in the NFL Super Bowl XLVI. (Feb. 5, 2012) David Diehl of the New York Giants poses with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Giants defeated the Patriots by a score of 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI. (Feb. 5, 2012) Osi Umenyiora, left, and Devin Thomas of the New York Giants celebrate with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Giants defeated the Patriots by a score of 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI. (Feb. 5, 2012) New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes kisses the Vince Lombardi Trophy after his team's 21-17 win over New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLVI. (Feb. 5, 2012) New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, right, hands the Vince Lombardi Trophy to quarterback Eli Manning after the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game against the New England Patriots. (Feb. 5, 2012) Co-Owners John Mara and Steve Tisch celebrate after the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 to win Super Bowl XLVI. (Feb. 5, 2012) New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl XLVI. (Feb. 5, 2012) New York Giants guard Chris Snee hugs a fan while celebrating after Super Bowl XLVI. (Feb. 5, 2012) Eli Manning of the New York Giants celebrates on the field after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. (Feb. 5, 2012) New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl Continue Reading

Interim New York Giants Coach Steve Spagnuolo Renting Out Philly Place

Interim New York Giants head coach Steve Spagnuolo never sold his Philly townhouse. He recently put the place up for rent for $3,300 a month. Julio Lara, provided by Published 5:30 pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Photo: Rich Barnes/Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Rich Barnes/Getty Images Interim New York Giants Coach Steve Spagnuolo Renting Out Philly Place 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Newly installed New York Giants head coach Steve Spagnuolo still has a lot of love for the city of Brotherly Love—so much so that 10 years removed from coaching in Philadelphia, he's still holding onto a piece of the town. In 2003, when Spagnuolo was a defensive backs coach with the NFL's Eagles, he bought a quaint townhouse near West Philadelphia. He just recently listed the three-bedroom home for rent, starting at $3,300 a month. The townhouse has a living room with fireplace, open dining room, kitchen, and private rear patio. Home & Real Estate Channel Now Playing: Now Playing This House Has Been Frozen In Time Since The '60s CountryLiving For $10, This Island Eco-Resort In Panama Can Be All Yours Coastal Living Texas Power Brokers: Steve Yndo San Antonio Express-News Financial Freedom in 2018 Brandpoint San Jose gallery facing eviction Brandpoint See Inside Elon Musk’s $72 Million Bel Air Mansions Time Landlord facing felony charges in effort to raise rents JW Player Real estate broker Julio Ruiz Los Angeles Times Texas Grand Ranch honors commitment to the community Houston Chronicle Baton Rouge real estate agent charged in connection with beating death of New Orleans man WDSU Zillow Ranked This North Carolina City the Second-Hottest U.S. Housing Market in 2018 Southern Living Macy's Announces Job Continue Reading

Giants still playing waiting game with Matt Patricia, Josh McDaniels after Patriots victory

The waiting game for the New York Giants will officially last at least another week if the franchise's next head coach is currently working for the New England Patriots.That's because Bill Belichick, defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and the Patriots had their way in an AFC divisional blowout of the Tennessee Titans, 35-14, at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night in Foxborough, Mass. The Giants have narrowed their field of six interviewed candidates with Patricia emerging at the front of the pack, but there are circumstances clouding the perception as to whether he should be declared a favorite for the job.The Giants would like to have a second interview with their favorite, especially since co-owner Steve Tisch was out of the country and was unable to sit in for the first round with Patricia and McDaniels, and then Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur the next day in Minnesota.They can't officially name a coach while that coach's current team is still alive in the playoffs, and if that is the case, any contact between the two sides is reserved for the week following the conference championship games before the participants in Super Bowl LII arrive on site in Minnesota.If the Patriots or Vikings do not make it to the big game - Shurmur's team plays host to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon - the Giants or any other interested suitors will be able to make a deal shortly thereafter. However, with the Patriots and Vikings both favored to reach Super Bowl LII, provided both get there, any agreements in principle can't be made official until the season is over. So, the Giants would be foolish to come out and publicly declare any one ahead of the other. Why? What if the Giants admit to Patricia being a front runner and the Patriots' bearded former rocket scientist decides he's going to the Detroit Lions instead of East Rutherford?Then Big Blue would presumably move on to one of their other choices. Continue Reading

Questions remain around coaching searches of the Giants, Cardinals, Colts and Lions

Two of the NFL's six head coaching vacancies have been filled, with the Oakland Raiders luring Jon Gruden from the ESPN broadcast booth and the Chicago Bears hiring Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy. The New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts, Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals remain in the market. The top remaining candidates include Bill Belichick's top lieutenants in New England, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia; defensive coordinators Steve Wilks of Carolina and Mike Vrabel of Houston; and Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, another under-40, would-be offensive genius in the mold of Sean McVay, the NFL coach of the year front-runner with the Los Angeles Rams. Here are some quick thoughts on the ongoing searches and candidacies: Will McDaniels leave? It has been assumed for the past few hiring cycles that McDaniels, after rehabilitating his reputation in his return to the Patriots, could have a head coaching job when he wants one. But after his failed stint in Denver, McDaniels has been selective, waiting for the opportunity to get the right quarterback and a front office setup to his liking. Many within the league assume that, after reports of tension and internal strife within the Patriots organization, both McDaniels and Patricia will move on. But is that so certain in McDaniels's case? He would be a strong candidate to succeed Belichick if this indeed is his final season with the Patriots. But both Belichick and Patriots owner Robert Kraft have said they expect Belichick to coach the team next season. If McDaniels does leave, where does he go? The conventional wisdom at this point seems to point toward Indianapolis. He would have a franchise quarterback should Andrew Luck return from his lost season following shoulder surgery, and McDaniels also could coach former Patriots backup Jacoby Brissett. The issue is whether McDaniels would want to work with General Manager Chris Continue Reading

Belichick ‘absolutely’ intends to return as Patriots coach

Under Bill Belichick, the New England Patriots have often thrived when inundated with scrutiny from outside of their locker room. They'll have to do it again this week as they prepare for their divisional round matchup with the Tennessee Titans. Belichick said Monday that it is "absolutely" his intention to return as coach of the Patriots next season, despite reports of turmoil in the franchise involving himself, quarterback Tom Brady and team owner Robert Kraft. Belichick said he didn't have anything to add to a joint statement the three men released last week in response to an ESPN report, citing undisclosed sources, that detailed an array of tension. "I haven't read the article. I've already commented at length about that situation," Belichick said. "Nothing has happened since then, so I don't have anything to add to it." The ESPN story highlighted purported disputes concerning Brady's personal body coach, Alex Guerrero, in player-medical affairs. Also mentioned was a supposed difference between Kraft and Belichick over the decision to trade former backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The story implied Brady has taken issue with a lack of praise from Belichick this season. When asked about another report about his supposed interest in coaching the New York Giants where he was a defensive coordinator, the Patriots coach said he is concerned only on New England's game with the Titans on Saturday night. "That's where my total focus is," he said. Last season the Patriots played under a similar spotlight after Brady was suspended for the first four games as punishment for his role in the "Deflategate" scandal. New England thrived when he returned, and went on to earn its fifth Lombardi Trophy with a record comeback during its Super Bowl win over Atlanta. The Patriots haven't lost in the divisional round of the playoffs since falling 28-21 to the New York Jets after the 2010 regular season. New England has made it to at least the conference title game in each Continue Reading

Eli Manning says he and NY Giants will fight lawsuit claiming they sold ‘fake’ sports collectibles

Eli Manning and the New York Giants will wage a battle against what they called a meritless lawsuit filed Wednesday in New Jersey that claims that the quarterback and his team sold bogus “game-worn” jerseys, helmets and other bogus collectibles to unsuspecting customers. “The Giants told me this suit is completely without merit and I have no reason to believe otherwise,” Manning said Thursday as his brother Peyton prepared to play in Sunday's Super Bowl. “The Giants are going to fight it and so will I.” The New Jersey memorabilia dealer who filed the suit, in fact, has a dubious past — even by the dog-eat-dog standards of the sports collectibles industry. Eric Inselberg, who filed the complaint in Bergen County Superior Court, was linked in 2007 to a fake Michael Jordan warmup jacket scam that helped spark an exhaustive Chicago FBI investigation into fraud and corruption in the sports memorabilia industry that continues to this day. Earlier this week, Chicago-based agents were among the federal law enforcement officers who raided and searched the Arkansas home and office of memorabilia dealer John Rogers, who owns one of the world’s largest photo archives, according to a source familiar with the investigation. “The suit is completely without any merit whatsoever and we will defend it vigorously,” the Giants said in a statement. “We will not otherwise comment on pending litigation.” Former NFL quarterback Archie Manning — the father of Eli and Peyton Manning — said the family was blind-sided by Inselberg’s allegations. “It’s a bombshell, and it’s a bombshell to him, too,” Manning said Thursday of his son’s reaction. “Eli’s always tried to do what’s right. It’s Super Bowl week, and you’ve got to create a story out there but I don’t know anything about it.” He later said the family would Continue Reading

NY Giants’ Eli Manning and father Archie Manning have enemies in Fox broadcast booth

Last month, a few hours before the Giants played Green Bay at PSL Stadium, Jimmy Johnson raised his eyebrows so high they nearly collided with his styled head of silver execuhair. He smiled while pulling out an oversized fork from under the broadcast table. “The entire country knows, fear the fork,” Johnson said ominously on Fox’s NFL Sunday. “I’m forking the New York Giants. Surprisingly, not because of Eli Manning. He’s only had 10 interceptions. It’s because of that defense, 28th in the league in total defense. What happened to them?” Then Johnson left the Giants for dead. Said their season was over, said they would be lucky to finish 8-8. This was not the first time he forked the Giants. He did it in 2009, too, and was proven right. This time around the Giants forked Johnson. The NFC East champs have a home playoff game against Atlanta Sunday. Would anyone be surprised if Johnson sticks a fork in them again while predicting an early playoff exit? See, when it comes to the Giants and the NFC’s TV rights holder, it ain’t exactly Fox and Friends. From the studio to the broadcast booth, the deck seems stacked. Of course there’s no conspiracy. This is just where the Fox voices opinions happen to fall, right? Serendipity, so to speak. Try telling that to Peyton and Archie Manning. Try telling that to Giants fans who use me as their personal venting device. No matter. They have absolutely no use for what the Foxies are selling. History shows they have a leg to stand on. Hey, we just report. You decide. Start back early in Tom Coughlin’s Giants’ tenure. After some of the Giants — including Michael Strahan, now a Fox studio analyst — went public with their gripes about Coughlin’s rigid manner and rules, Terry Bradshaw looked in the camera and called Coughlin “mean,” “hateful” and a “jerk.” This wasn’t Continue Reading

NFL announces Giants, Patriots game to be shown on NBC and CBS

The New England Patriots' shot at history Saturday night will be available for every household in the country with a television after months of wrangling.The game against the New York Giants, in which the Patriots could become the first NFL team to go 16-0 in the regular season, was originally scheduled to be shown only on the NFL Network, which is available in fewer than 40 percent of the nation's homes with TVs.But the league announced Wednesday that the NFL Network feed will be simulcast on NBC and CBS. It's a major concession by league officials, who repeatedly said they would not show the game anywhere but the NFL Network. The NFL had faced mounting pressure from politicians in recent weeks to make the game available to more viewers.This will be the first three-network simulcast in NFL history and the first simulcast of any kind of an NFL game since the first Super Bowl in 1967, when CBS and NBC both televised the first meeting of the champions of the newly merged National Football League and American Football League. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

On eve of Super Bowl, new spying charges against the Patriots

PHOENIX - A new spying charge has nicked the New England Patriots. A member of the Patriots' video staff taped the St. Louis Rams' last walkthrough before they played in the 2002 Super Bowl, an unidentified source told the Boston Herald for a story Saturday. New England beat the heavily favored Rams the next day 20-17 for their first NFL title. The unbeaten Patriots will try to win their fourth Super Bowl in seven seasons Sunday when they play the New York Giants. Early this season, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell fined New England coach Bill Belichick $500,000 and docked the team $250,000 and a first-round draft pick after the Spygate scandal. The Patriots were accused of videotaping New York Jets defensive coaches as they signaled to players. The Herald cited a source close to the Patriots in the 2001 season as saying the team held a walkthrough at the Superdome in New Orleans before the game on Feb. 3, 2002. After the Patriots took a team picture, a member of their video department stayed inside the stadium and taped the Rams' session. It was not known whether the cameraman was told by the Patriots to film the practice or what he did with the tape, the Herald said. The Rams were two-touchdown favorites, but lost on Adam Vinatieri's last-second field goal. Told of the newest allegation, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said: "We have no knowledge of it." Rams spokesman Rick Smith, reading a statement from team president John Shaw, said, "At this point, we have no comment." An e-mail and telephone message sent by The Associated Press to Patriots spokesman Stacey James was not immediately returned. However, the Herald quoted him as saying: "The coaches have no knowledge of it." New England did not have a walkthrough Saturday. The Giants held one at the Arizona Cardinals' practice facility. A walkthrough is done without pads or helmets, giving teams a chance to practice their formations. Goodell spent much of his state of the game address Friday Continue Reading