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NFL Network Names 1986 New York Giants as One of the “Best Defenses of All-Time”
February 23rd, 2016 at 7:00 AM
With a few weeks to sit on the defensive performance of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, Gil Brandt of NFL Network decided it was time to look back on the Top 5 Defenses of All-Time. And while the 1985 Chicago Bears were the obvious choice at No. 1...

Ex-Giant Leonard Marshall Among Plaintiffs in Case Against Riddell
February 17th, 2016 at 7:00 AM
Leonard Marshall, a former defensive lineman for the New York Giants, says he has a traumatic brain injury that he receives therapy for, among other things. ***PHOTO1*** Marshall, like so many other, wore a Riddell helmet throughout his career, as they were the official helmet maker for the NFL from 1989 through...

30 Years Ago Today: New York Giants’ Lawrence Taylor Breaks Joe Theismann’s Leg
November 18th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
30 years ago tonight, New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor cemented himself in the history books when he inadvertently broke the leg of Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, who essentially saw his career come to an end following that game. ***PHOTO1*** The moment -- however unfortunate it may have been -- was...

Rick Gosselin Makes Case for Carl Banks to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
November 15th, 2015 at 10:55 AM
Lawrence Taylor is enshrined, Harry Carson is enshrined, but Carl Banks is not. And now Rick Gosselin, a Dallas Morning News columnist, is making the case for the retired New York Giants linebacker to join his teammates in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ***PHOTO1*** Carl Banks formed one half of the...

New York Giants Offer Encouragement, Support for LGBT Community in “You Can Play” Campaign
October 27th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
The New York Giants were once considered the ideal destination for Michael Sam, having been polled as the league's most LGBT-supportive team. And although Sam never became a member of Big Blue, the Giants continued their pro-LGBT push last week by getting involved with the "You Can Play Project," which...

Retired New York Giants LB Harry Carson “Saddened” Over Loss of Bill Arnsparger
July 19th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
When the New York Giants learned earlier this week that former head coach Bill Arnsparger had passed away at the age of 88, it was a sad day for all. But for Hall of Fame linebacker Harry Carson, who was a rookie in Arnsparger's last season with the Giants (1976),...

Shaun Williams Will Announce Second-Round Pick for New York Giants
April 25th, 2015 at 2:55 PM
As they've done in years past, the NFL will allow each team to invite back one of their former players to announce a specified draft pick. This year, said players will be on the stage to announce all Round 2 picks for each NFL team, and getting the honor for...

Retired New York Giants LB Harry Carson Supports Chris Borland’s Decision to Retire
March 19th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Earlier this week, after giving it substantial thought, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland shocked the NFL world by announcing his retirement after only a single season. ***PHOTO1*** The 24-year-old Borland became the fourth player to retire on the sunny side of 30 in recent weeks, joining 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, Tennessee...

Late Giants Owner Ann Mara Remembered by Family, Friends in Emotional Memorial Service
February 7th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
On Friday, family, friends and colleagues of the NFL had one last chance to pay their respects and say goodbye to former New York Giants co-owner Ann Mara, who tragically passed away on Sunday at the age of 85 due to complications from the fall she encountered last month outside...

Harry Carson, Fritz Pollard Alliance Push for Washington Redskins Name Change
January 19th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
The situation regarding the Washington Redskins and their name is not going away, and with Martin Luther King Jr. Day now upon us, leaders of the Fritz Pollard Alliance decided it would be an opportune time to maximize exposure of their efforts to enforce change. As such, the group sent...