INDIANAPOLIS – The critics questioned his every move, but there was one very important person still standing in Jerry Reese’s corner.
John Mara spoke highly of his general manager during Tuesday’s Super Bowl Media Day, highlighting Reese’s leadership skills and his unwavering confidence in his vision for the franchise.
When the Giants were 7-7, it seemed all hope was lost. But as always,... » more
Rob Gronkowski suffered a high ankle sprain in the AFC Championship Game and will attempt to play on it in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Osi Umenyiora suffered a high ankle sprain and missed four games because of it. Would he have been able to play after just two weeks like Gronkowski is attempting to do?
“I wouldn’t have been able to play, I know that for a fact,” Umenyiora said. “But we play... » more
Well, they might as well cancel the rest of Super Bowl week, because nothing can top what occurred on Radio Row from around 1:40 to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
That is when Mike Francesa and Chris Russo had an impromptu reunion on WFAN, producing the kind of radio gold they spun for 19 years together from 1989 to 2008.
I was minding my own business headed from Media Day at Lucas Oil Stadium to NBC's... » more
A look at the raw videos shot by Newsday.com's Anthony Castellano on an iPhone. There's one embedded above and four related below. It's amazing what you can do with a cell phone these days, huh?... » more
Veteran Super Bowl observers - by which I mean Glauber and me - can't recall a Super Bowl city as busy on a Monday night as Indianapolis was.
That presumably is yet another function of how compact the spread of venues here is.
For example, four years ago, the main media hotel lobby was dead even on the night before the game - unheard of!- and the Giants were staying in a resort in the... » more
INDIANAPOLIS -- Vince Wilfork basically threw a bouqet at the Giants. Sure, the Giants have been talking themselves up of late, flowing with confidence as they prepare to meet the Patriots here in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday. But Wilfork isn't bothered by the Giants' talkative approach. “I don’t hold anything against these guys,” Wilfork said. “They should feel like they are the... » more
Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and team owner Jim Irsay took turns taking shots at one another last week, with Manning suggesting the Colts' facility was a depressing place to be around because of all the firings and Irsay labeling Manning "a politician" for trying to curry favor with fans in the event he is released in March because of ongoing neck problems.
But the two... » more
The Giants may not have worn their black suits to the Super Bowl today, but they came cloaked in the same brashness and confidence that they wore when they arrived in Arizona four years ago.
“Right now we have a badass mentality,” Antrel Rolle said. “That’s the way we like to look at it, that’s the way we want to keep it, and we’re very confident in our approach.”
“It’s a team that believes... » more
Eli Manning won't visit with his older brother this week, but Peyton was very much on Eli’s mind today after the Giants arrived in Indianapolis for a week of preparation for Sunday’s game. He thanked Peyton for all his support over the years. And he even brought us back into their childhood in New Orleans when Peyton would occasionally beat up on his younger brother.
“He’d pin me down and... » more
Indianapolis - Eli Manning said he doesn't plan to meet with older brother Peyton this week, although they'll speak by telephone.
“I don’t have any plans to see Peyton and I know I won’t be going to his house any time this week,” Eli said. “The last Super Bowl I played in, Peyton was in Arizona by Wednesday or Thursday, and we didn’t meet then. I’ll talk to him throughout the week, but... » more