When word first spread that Bill Parcells was considering returning to the N.F.L. to coach the Saints, I kept going back to a passage from Michael Lewis’s insightful 2006 profile, from when Parcells coached the Cowboys.
“As you get older,” Parcells tells Lewis toward the end of the article, “your needs diminish. They don’t increase. They diminish. I need less money. I need less sex. But this - this - doesn’t change.”
Each time the Giants or jets play a football game, Capital will write about a home-team member who took part in it. This post is about Jake Ballard, who played tight end in the Giants' 23-10 loss on Dec. 18 to the Washington Redskins.
Six weeks ago, much of the good feeling surrounding the 6-2 Giants was embodied in the person of Jake Ballard.
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?