Maria Menounos wears Giants bikini in Times Square after Patriots loss

Last seen at the Super Bowl Tebowing with the man himself, “Extra” correspondent Maria Menounos was back in New York on Monday, standing in the middle of Times Square donning a red and blue bikini.

The 33-year-old Massachusetts native stripped down to the bikini due to a lost Super Bowl wager on her New England Patriots. Menounos lost the bet to colleague A.J. Calloway, who picked his hometown New York Giants. Continue Reading…

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Gisele Bundchen blames receivers, not husband, for Patriots’ loss

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen stood by her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, telling friends that the receivers were the ones to blame for the Patriots’ 17-21 loss to the New York Giants. Continue Reading…

Giants Top 49ers 20-17 In OT to Reach Super Bowl

Giants Top 49ers 20-17 In OT to Reach Super Bowl: The New York Giants have their own Super Bowl formula: in overtime and on the road.

And with Lawrence Tynes’ foot.

Eli Manning directed one short, final drive and Tynes kicked a game-winning 31-yard field goal in overtime, sending the Giants to the Super Bowl with a 20-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game on Sunday.

In another tight one in this decades-old postseason rivalry, both defenses made key stops before New York capitalized on another costly mistake by San Francisco.

Manning and the Giants (12-7) will face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis as 3.5-point underdogs. The last time the teams met for the NFL title, 2008, the Giants ended the Patriots’ bid for a perfect season.

Tynes had a hand, er, foot in getting the Giants to that one, too, kicking the game-winning field goal in overtime at Green Bay.

Devin Thomas put the Giants in position by recovering his second fumble of the game after Jacquian Williams stripped the ball from fill-in return man Kyle Williams, who also fumbled earlier to set up a New York touchdown. Continue Reading…

Patriots Rout Broncos 45-10 in AFC Playoff Rout

Patriots Rout Broncos 45-10 in AFC Playoff Rout: Tebowmania had no chance against Tom Brady’s playoff pedigree.

All the heroics, all the big plays and quite a few records belonged to Brady and the New England Patriots on Saturday night in a 45-10 rout of overmatched Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. Brady threw six touchdown passes, five in the first half, putting the Patriots into the AFC championship game and silencing the nationwide frenzy surrounding Tebow.

The Patriots (14-3), winners of nine straight games, will host either Baltimore or Houston next Sunday for a spot in the Super Bowl. Saturday night’s romp snapped a three-game postseason losing streak, two of those at Gillette Stadium, and lifted the Patriots to the verge of their fifth Super Bowl appearance in 11 seasons. They’ve won three of those, two with Brady as the game’s MVP.

“We came in and started fast and it was a big win for us,” said Brady, who even got off a 48-yard punt on third down. Continue Reading…

Leave Mark Sanchez Alone Jets Deserve More Hate

Leave Mark Sanchez Alone Jets Deserve More Hate: At least that’s the impression one gets reading Wednesday’s much-talked about New York Daily News story about the Jets quarterback.  The story, which set off a storm of controversy (both in the traditional press and on social media), cites nothing but anonymous sources, and they criticize Sanchez for everything from his playing ability to his mental toughness, calling him lazy, babied and complacent.

It’s worth noting that on the record, Sanchez is not universally despised. Teammate Nick Mangold took to Twitter calling the story “false,” adding “If ‘unnamed sources’ want to attack Mark, man up and put your name to it.” Continue Reading….

Denver Broncos Upset Shows

Denver Broncos Upset Shows: The Denver Broncos’ dramatic 29-23 overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers was not proof that quarterback Tim Tebow is the next John Elway. Rather, it was proof that he might never need to be.

For as long as pro scouts have analyzed Tebow, they have made that comparison – they have put him up against proverbial the bedroom door of quarterback legend and measured him next to the marks left by Tom Brady, Drew Brees, or Aaron Rodgers.

That measuring stick makes sense, after all. The National Football League is in its Golden Age of the Quarterback. An elite passer is the one indispensable integer in pro football’s current winning formula. And by that measure, Tebow is a kindergarten quarterback. Read More…