December 2017


The New York Giants have hired former Carolina Panthers executive Dave Gettleman as their general manager. The Giants (2-13) announced the hiring of the 66-year-old Gettleman on Thursday and planned to introduce him at a news conference Friday. Gettleman has a history with the Giants.

When the New York Giants hired Dave Gettleman as their new general manager on Thursday, it shouldn’t have been a huge surprise. Gettleman had a long relationship with the Giants before he left to run the Panthers’ front office. The Giants parted ways with GM Jerry Reese near the end of the season.

The New York Giants and Washington Redskins are both headed to an early offseason thanks to their respective losing records. "I think a lot of people look into that and probably say it would be, but for us it hasn't been, I don't think," said Washington head coach Jay Gruden. To a degree, Gruden is right.

If the Seattle Seahawks are going to extend their streak of consecutive seasons in the playoffs to six straight years, they're going to have to find a way to solve the Arizona Cardinals' recent string of success at CenturyLink Field. In order to reach the postseason, the Seahawks (9-6) need to beat the Cardinals (7-8) and also need the Panthers to beat the Falcons. In that scenario -- and only that scenario -- the Seahawks will clinch the sixth and final playoff seed in the NFC.

If the Seattle Seahawks are going to extend their streak of consecutive seasons in the playoffs to six straight years, they're going to have to find a way to solve the Arizona Cardinals' recent string of success at CenturyLink Field. In order to reach the postseason, the Seahawks (9-6) need to beat the Cardinals (7-8) and also need the Panthers to beat the Falcons. In that scenario -- and only that scenario -- the Seahawks will clinch the sixth and final playoff seed in the NFC.

Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title with a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in November and picked up the franchise's first MVP trophy in more than two decades a couple of weeks later. Altuve, who was one of only a handful of players who endured the Astros' painful rebuilding process en route to this year's championship, which gave hope to a city ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, was chosen as The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year. The 5-foot-6 dynamo got 715 points, beating out New England quarterback Tom Brady, who had 646, and third-place finisher Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, with 626.

The New York Giants and Washington Redskins are both headed to an early offseason thanks to their respective losing records. "I think a lot of people look into that and probably say it would be, but for us it hasn't been, I don't think," said Washington head coach Jay Gruden. To a degree, Gruden is right.

The legend known as “Jimmy G” has changed the outlook for the San Francisco 49ers -- since taking over as starting quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo has led the 49ers to four straight wins. Garoppolo also stumped Bing Predicts with a 44-33 upset win over

The latter line of thinking stemmed from the Patriots signing free-agent James Harrison on Tuesday, perhaps to gain a bit of inside knowledge on the outside linebacker's former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. "Maybe I'm missing something, I don't know." - - - Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he has no ill will toward Harrison after the linebacker signed with the Patriots.

The latter line of thinking stemmed from the Patriots signing free-agent James Harrison on Tuesday, perhaps to gain a bit of inside knowledge on the outside linebacker's former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. "Maybe I'm missing something, I don't know." - - - Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he has no ill will toward Harrison after the linebacker signed with the Patriots.

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