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Count Antonio Cromartie in the camp defending Tim Tebow. Cromartie, speaking for the first time since the Daily News report containing teammates’ criticisms of Tebow, condemned the rips of the backup QB.Upvote Share Tweet
Thanks to NY Jets owner Woody Johnson, backup quarterback Tim Tebow is media's MVP and Gang Green continues to make headlinesWoody Johnson showed up at practice and said he wasn’t happy with his 3-6 team. That said, he still has every reason to smile over the media’s obsession with Tim Tebow.Upvote Share Tweet
Nets top short-handed Celts for 4th straight winJoe Johnson made the tiebreaking basket with 3:03 left, Deron Williams and Brook Lopez each scored 24 points, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 102-97 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory.Upvote Share TweetNow the Knicks and their fans are allowed to get excited, even if it's a week shy of Thanksgiving. The Knicks are still the only undefeated team in the NBA, pulling out a pulsating 104-100 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.Upvote Share Tweet
NY Mets' decision to keep or trade knuckleballer and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey isn't a no-brainerPersonal achievement aside, R.A. Dickey was thrilled to win the Cy Young Award as a way of erasing the stigma of knuckleballers as trick-pitch artists who can’t be trusted as part of an organizational blueprint for success.Upvote Share Tweet
No Schott's fired at Rex, Jets from former O.C.nydailynews.com Updated Nov 15, 2012Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer stood off to the side at the team’s practice field Thursday night, expressing excitement for his future and insisting that his January departure from the Jets after six years was a mutual decision. “I haUpvote Share Tweet
NY Jets owner Woody Johnson relishes backup quarterback Tim Tebow as football winner, not frankfurter sellerJets owner Woody Johnson said that he green-lighted the trade for the most popular backup quarterback in the NFL to win football games and not “to sell hot dogs.”Upvote Share Tweet
Girardi won't count Jeter out for Opening DayMLB.com Updated Nov 15, 2012The Yankees are not certain if they will have Derek Jeter at shortstop by Opening Day, manager Joe Girardi said on Thursday.Upvote Share TweetNew York Jets owner Woody Johnson declined Thursday to give a vote of confidence to coach Rex Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum, saying it's not his policy to give evaluations during the season, but he left no doubt that he's bitterly disappointe…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Nov 15, 2012EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Mike D'Antoni circled the court 2 feet at a time, moving smoothly on crutches while his Los Angeles Lakers went through drills orchestrated by his assistant coach and brother, Dan.Upvote Share Tweet
Rondo out against Nets due to sprained ankleBoston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo missed Thursday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets due to a sprained ankle. Leandro Barbosa started in his place.Upvote Share Tweet
BGA Extra: Jets at SeahawksThis analysis is based on watching and re-watching TV footage. As such, it is not always possible to accurately determine everything that was going on. However, every effort has been made to ensure that the information below is as complete and correct a…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Nov 15, 2012SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has been sent to the hospital for a "minor procedure" after doctors discovered he had an irregular heartbeat.Upvote Share Tweet
Section 15: Crossing the VerrazanoThe Off the Dribble team was interested in learning about Nets fans now that the team is in Brooklyn. We found Matthew Kipp from Staten Island in Section 15.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants Work Out Free Agents in Hopes to Fill Holes in RosterAs reported, the Giants had former Colts’ RB Joseph Addai in for a workout. He left without a contract, as far as we know. According to Jenny Vrentas of the Star-Journal, the Giants worked out nine other players including journeyman RB Mewelde Moore andUpvote Share TweetAs expected, Jets running back Shonn Greene took a step back from his “Something’s got to change,” remarks made to Yahoo’s Mike Silver when he addressed the rest of the assembled media Thursday. Via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, GreeneUpvote Share Tweet
Ryan, Tannenbaum deserve one more yearNew York Jets owner Woody Johnson dropped the verbal gauntlet Thursday. "I didn't sign up for a 3-6 season," Johnson told New York reporters. "We haven't had one of these in a while. I'm not happy about it, yet I'm optimistic that some of…Upvote Share Tweet
Punter Malone Appreciates Tebow’s HelpFLORHAM PARK, N.J. — On a day where Tim Tebow and anonymous quotes were all the talk at the Jets facility, punter Robert Malone somehow squeezed out a rare compliment from head coach Rex Ryan on Wednesday afternoon. The irony is that he has Tebow to thaUpvote Share Tweet
Phil Niekro, Godfather of Knucklers, Is Ready to HelpNow that R.A. Dickey has knuckled his way to a Cy Young Award, could others be far behind? Phil Niekro would like to find out.Upvote Share Tweetjetsgab.com Updated Nov 15, 2012If a team ever needed a win to start getting back on track — it’s the New York Jets. Last week the season of disaster for the Jets continued, as they lost to the Seahawks, and seemed by the fourth quarter to be on the verge of giving up for the entireUpvote Share Tweet
Hospital for Special Surgery Launches ‘Get Fit Like the Giants!’ Video ContestHospital for Special Surgery, the official hospital of the New York Giants, has announced the launch of the “Get Fit Like the Giants!” video contest. Teaming up with former Giants Howard Cross and Charles, the hospital hopes this contest will encouragUpvote Share TweetThe Giants gave their players the week off, but there was still activity at the team’s facility this week. Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that the team had a slew of players in for a look while their current players enjoyed some rest anUpvote Share Tweet
The Rundown: Helter SkelterOn Sunday, the Jets are supposed to play the Rams, but it’s now Thursday and Saint Louis is a forgotten team in Florham Park while the Jets are falling into petty infighting, anonymous slagging of fellow teammates, recanting public statements and circliUpvote Share Tweet
Can the Giants make the Super Bowl?Asking whether the New York Giants can reach the Super Bowl is like asking whether your kid can clean up his room in time for company. You've seen him do it, and it doesn't seem like that long ago, but the way the room looks right now makes it hard to b…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Shaun King, Week 11 PicksBetween the injuries suffered by four starting quarterbacks last weekend and the conflagration with the Jets over the last couple of days, there’s plenty going on with the league’s signal callers right now. It’s a good time to get the impressions ofUpvote Share TweetIn a week when much of the talk around the NFL has centered on the criticism that Tim Tebow took from an anonymous source in the Jets’ locker room, another one of the most polarizing players in the NFL has also taken some heat from an unnamed source. InUpvote Share Tweet
Broadway comes calling for Bronx BombersMLB.com Updated Nov 15, 2012Producers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo announced Thursday that a theater project based on the Yankees has been commissioned. The show will be created in collaboration with both the Yanks and MLB.Upvote Share Tweet
Former Jets enjoy the peace of Rams locker roomFrom a thousand miles away, former Jets tackle Wayne Hunter knew exactly what was happening in his old locker room. He didn’t like it then, and he doesn’t like it now. Now with the Rams, Hunter said the culture that creates anonymous rip jobs like yesUpvote Share Tweet
SNYGiants Week 11 NFL PicksThe Giants seemed like the logical pick last week but were instead embarrassed. The Chargers also looked bad against the Buccaneers, while the Seahawks and Rams both covered. Here are this week’s picks. The Giants will have their bye this week. I’ll bUpvote Share Tweet
Is it time to bench David Diehl?There has been a recent plea in Giants Nation for the team to bench right tackle David Diehl. The veteran offensive lineman, Diehl was sidelined Week 2 with a knee injury and replaced with Sean Locklear through Week 9. With Locklear at right tackle, the…Upvote Share Tweet
Another Country Heard FromJust when you thought it couldn’t get worse, it did when Shonn Greene openly questioned the Jets decisions at the quarterback spot to Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports yesterday. A day following most Jets anonymous rally round Mark Sanchez in the DailUpvote Share Tweet
Jets Are Given 8.9 Percent Chance to Make PlayoffsThe Jets are a bad football team, but there are a lot of bad teams in the A.F.C., and Tim Tebow has overcome odds greater than this.Upvote Share Tweet
Cowboys, Eagles Have Schedule Advantage Over JintsThe next six weeks will be interesting ones, as they always are, in the NFC East. The Giants lead the Cowboys by a game and a half and the Eagles by 2 1/2. That’s the good news. The bad news is the Giants have a hellish schedule. The other two teams hUpvote Share Tweet
Breakfast links: RG3 and the EaglesYou know what dawned on me last night? With the Giants on bye, not one of the NFC East teams that's playing this weekend (a) has a winning record or (b) can possibly have one by this time next week either. Sheesh. Tough times. Links. New York Giants I a…Upvote Share TweetEnjoying the calm, yet? We are. Hopefully the team is as well. Here are some links for you to digest…Upvote Share Tweet
Highlight Of The NightNov 15Knicks win to remain undefeated.
Schaap Talk: New Idea Of MasculinityNov 15Jeremy Schaap discusses how Bears DB Charles Tillman and Mets P R.A. Dickey have helped show the changing attitude toward machismo.
Giants Struggling Heading Into Bye WeekNov 15Lomas Brown discusses the source of the Giants' offensive woes as well as what they need to do heading into their bye week.
Tough Times In New YorkNov 15Lomas Brown gives his opinion on players anonymously ripping Tim Tebow and whether Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum is on the hot seat.
Weekend Dime -- Mike D'Antoni And The Los Angeles LakersNov 15Marc Stein xxxx.
Weekend Dime -- Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni get a second chanceNov 15After four years apart, Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni are back on the title hunt in Los Angeles. Marc Stein has that and all the latest buzz from around the league in the latest Weekend Dime.
Biggest NFL games of Week 11 -- John Clayton's First & 10Nov 15This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins confrontation being looked into by NBANov 15The NBA is investigating Wednesday night's reported confrontation involving Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph and Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, according to a league spokesman.