1. UConn Basketball: Warde Manuel Hiring Must Mean out with the Old

    With the cold, dark month of February seeming to stretch endlessly before them, the UConn men’s basketball team has become a very visible bruise on an otherwise highly regarded university...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about over 2 years ago 471 reads 2 comments

  2. Super Bowl 2012: Connecticut Is the Battleground for Giants and Patriots Rivalry

    Connecticut has an identity crisis. No, I’m not talking about the political divide or some sort of rich/poor balance, I’m talking about professional sports...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about over 2 years ago 206 reads 0 comments

  3. Super Bowl 2012: The Waiting Is the Hardest Part for Giants vs. Patriots

    The time is here folks—the most obnoxious two weeks in sports has begun. The post-conference championship/pre-Super Bowl waiting period is in full swing and I couldn’t be more annoyed...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about over 2 years ago 582 reads 0 comments

  4. NBA Lockout: At Least One Fan Still Cares

    The NBA is locked out, but does anyone really care? Throughout the summer, the burning question was: will we miss NFL games? This question engulfed the football community as teams ...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 458 reads 0 comments

  5. New York Giants: 5 Surprising Stats from 2011

    Every season, team, game and player comes with a measure of surprise—some more than others—every time they take the field. It's part of what makes the NFL so exciting, the uncertainty...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 1,922 reads 1 comments

  6. Eli Manning: 1st-Half Report Card for New York Giants QB

    Here you go: the obligatory NFL player in the pink hat picture that I can only conclude was a major part of the lockout negotiations over the offseason...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 2,186 reads 5 comments

  7. Tim Tebow: Don't Judge the Broncos Quarterback Too Quickly

    In a sports world filled with professional narcissists living for nothing more than six points, a tediously planned celebration and a bigger contract, something can be said for an athlete who truly plays for the love of the game...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 1,048 reads 31 comments

  8. NFL Predictions: Separating the Pretenders from the Contenders

    It’s that time again. This is the annual point in the NFL season where several pretenders are teetering on the edge of exposure...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 6,124 reads 75 comments

  9. New York Giants Week 6 Stock Report: Risers and Fallers After Win over Bills

    After the subpar loss to the Seahawks , the stock value for several Giants players plummeted so fast there were talks of a Big Blue bailout...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 1,134 reads 16 comments

  10. Manny Ramirez Arrest: Why Can't You Fade into Post-MLB Obscurity?

    It isn’t uncommon for professional athletes to hit the self-destruct button after leaving a professional sport...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 905 reads 3 comments

  11. New York Giants: 5 Keys to This Weekend's Game Against the Buffalo Bills

    Tom Coughlin’s New York Giants have been a constant victim of the trap game, which can explain what happened against the Seahawks at home Sunday...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 1,472 reads 13 comments

  12. New York Giants: 8 Players Who Stepped Up in Week 4

    A week removed from a big divisional win, the New York Giants needed to avoid a letdown against another sort of bird. Justin Tuck played against the Eagles but injured his neck and could not play against the Cardinals ...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 1,833 reads 4 comments

  13. Terry Francona, Theo Epstein and the Boston Red Sox Collapse; No Surprise Here

    We all should have seen this coming. The Red Sox blew the largest lead ever over the last month of a season, and the inadequacies, glaring holes and downright dysfunctional nature of the second-most expensive team in sports has come to the forefront...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 289 reads 2 comments

  14. NFL Power Rankings: Which 2010 Disasters Are 2011 Contenders?

    Every year there are redemption stories—and quite the opposite. Last year's Kansas City Chiefs are this year's Detroit Lions. There is also parity in the NFL that hasn't been seen in years...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 106 reads 0 comments

  15. Mario Manningham Injury and Depleted WR Corps, Time to Stick with the Run Game

    With Domenik Hixon's latest ACL tear and his career with the Giants most likely coming to an end, it is time for Big Blue to look elsewhere. The issue becomes where to look: Mario Manningham is out with a concussion and Brandon Stokley is 35...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 543 reads 3 comments

  16. Tony Romo: His 'Heroic' Return Should Scare Dallas Cowboys Fans

    What most see when looking at Tony Romo ’s return and his subsequent leading of the Cowboys over the 49ers in overtime Sunday is the heroic coming-out party of a man finally showing he has what it takes...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 1,244 reads 15 comments

  17. New York Giants: Top 5 Plays from Week 2 Against the St. Louis Rams

    After what can be called nothing but an embarrassment for the New York Giants in Week 1, their matchup against the St. Louis Rams had become as close to a must-win game an 0-1 team could face...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 216 reads 0 comments

  18. New York Giants: Justin Tuck's Return Won't Cure the Anemic Offense

    Rex Grossman made the Giants look bad. Hold on for a second and let that sink in. It would be easy to come up with the excuse that the Giants' All-Pro tandem on the ends was ...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 354 reads 3 comments

  19. Mark Herzlich: The Story Just Keeps Getting Better with the New York Giants

    When it comes to sports, feel-good stories aren't exactly hard to come by. Some are better than others, but open up a door and you're likely to find a cornucopia of hardship and success despite all odds...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 1,039 reads 4 comments

  20. Eli Manning and the 5 Problem Positions for the New York Giants

    In a past life, Eli Manning must have stepped on the toe of Harry Potter’s great-great-grandmother. That’s the only reasonable explanation for how cursed the Giants have been so far this preseason...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 1,123 reads 8 comments

  21. New York Giants: 5 Games That Will Define the 2011 Season

    The preseason is supposed to be a time where questions are answered, roles are defined down and lower-level players have a chance to prove their worth. Unfortunately for Big Blue, this has not been the case...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 242 reads 2 comments

  22. New York Yankees the Most Impressive MLB Team, but Not the Best

    The Red Sox and Yankees have been flipping and flopping the AL East lead for what seems like months. The pennant race may not be decided until the last day of the season, but everyone should know the most impressive team...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 882 reads 35 comments

  23. New York Giants: Will Injuries Continue to Be an Issue for Big Blue?

    Last season, Domenik Hixon went down in the preseason and began an unending rash of receiver injuries. Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks and Ramses Barden all missed significant time...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about almost 3 years ago 308 reads 4 comments

  24. New York Giants Wide Receiver Battle: Who Will Emerge as the Third Option?

    Even with Jon Gruden's nickname of "JetBlue" being arguably the most unoriginal and sad nickname in years, the New York Giants ' receiving corps had it all going early in 2010. Then, it all fell apart...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about 3 years ago 446 reads 2 comments

  25. Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira vs. Adrian Gonzalez and Jacoby Ellsbury

    The Yankees and Red Sox are locked in an eternal battle for AL East supremacy. Because of that, each team's players will always be judged against one another, not the rest of the league...

    Jeff Nowak Written by Jeff Nowak about 3 years ago 543 reads 5 comments