Greg Hanlon

Michael Strahan, running scared into immortality:

Michael Strahan is, among many other things, a sensitive, insecure guy.

Bio: Greg Hanlon is a writer and reporter whose sports writing has appeared in The New York Times and on Slate. He is currently working on a book about the 1986 Giants Super Bowl season. He lives in Brooklyn, and his email is greg.hanlon[at]gmail.com.

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Michael Strahan, running scared into immortality

Michael Strahan is, among many other things, a sensitive, insecure guy.

Nov. 21, 2013

 
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The movie that made Lawrence Taylor cry for what he’d done

It’s significant that Lawrence Taylor was in tears after a screening at the Paley Center last night of LT: The Life and Times, Showtime’s new feature-length documentary.

Sep. 18, 2013

 
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The immortal Bill Parcells and the game that defines him

Bill Parcells, who is about to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, recently told reporters that his all-time favorite game was the 1990 NFC Championship, in which his Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers 15-13 on a last-second field goal.

Aug. 2, 2013

 
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Gary Cohen, the anti-Michael Kay, also broadcasts during his time off

Disclaimer: I am a Mets fan, which means that during the spring and summer, I probably listen to the voice of Gary Cohen, the Mets play-by-play announcer, more than that of any other person.

Feb. 22, 2013

 
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Blue blood: The harsh logic behind the cutting of Bradshaw, Canty and Boley

Despite an organizational brand premised on steadiness and continuity, Giants fans have become accustomed in the last several years to sudden change.

Feb. 7, 2013

 
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‘As hard as you can’: A story about the indestructibility of Phil Simms

Around this time three years ago, Phil Simms, who will broadcast Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, was broadcasting Super Bowl XLIV, between the Colts and the Saints.

Feb. 1, 2013

 
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What did Mike Francesa expect the Jets' new general manager to say?

In his introductory press conference, new Jets general manager John Idzik showed himself to be whatever you want to make of him.

Jan. 24, 2013

 
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‘No antagonistic movement’: The missable greatness of Mr. Giant, Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan is one of 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, whose inductees will be announced a week from Saturday.

Jan. 23, 2013

 
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Rex and the Jets admit they’re rebuilding, which is a start

Today’s long-delayed press conference featuring Rex Ryan and Woody Johnson was supposed to signal a new beginning after a disappointing season. Instead, it became another example of the organization’s tiresome predilection for inane narrative-peddling.

Jan. 8, 2013

 
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How to explain the failure of the Tannenbaum era? Mark Sanchez.

So Mike Tannenbaum is gone as the Jets' general manager.

Dec. 31, 2012