Team loyalties span years, mugs

Every few Fridays coworker Tony Bullocks comes in with some new gear marking the 2010 World Series title for the San Francisco Giants. • “Wow, this Giants World Series champs hat fits nicely.” • “Man, look at all of these color photos in this special San Francisco Chronicle.” • “You know, Kevin, I normally enjoy […]

Carlsbad’s Ross stood out early, locals say

By Rick White: CNJ presentation managing editor Tim King says San Francisco Giants outfielder Cody Ross hasn’t changed much since the days they played together at Carlsbad High School. Same laid-back personality, same violent swing. “It’s really funny to watch him on TV because he acts the same; same big swing, same big smile,” said […]

Baskett’s Eagles advance to NFC title game

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Donovan McNabb and his Philadelphia Eagles get another week to keep chasing that elusive Super Bowl crown. Eli Manning and the New York Giants get a whole offseason to wonder what went wrong. McNabb made all the big plays that Manning did not, and the Eagles eliminated the Super Bowl […]

Super reaction: ‘Wow’

Reader reaction to New York’s 17-14 upset win over New England in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday night. • “Great game. Best team won. Shows how tough it is to go undefeated.” – Jeff Greene • “All that I can say is it’s nice to be from NEW YORK. Fantastic.” – Steve Gershon • “Three […]

That was a Super game

Reader reaction to New York’s 17-14 upset win over New England in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday night. • “Great game. Best team won. Shows how tough it is to go undefeated.” – Jeff Greene • “All that I can say is it’s nice to be from NEW YORK. Fantastic.” – Steve Gershon • “Three […]

Giant lovers

Reader reaction to New York’s 17-14 upset win over New England in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday night. • “All that I can say is it’s nice to be from NEW YORK. Fantastic.” – Steve Gershon • “Three boring quarters (if you like offense), but a frantic and fantastic last five minutes. Glad the ’72 […]

Giants upset Patriots

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Oh well, nobody’s perfect. Except maybe Eli Manning. A masterful magician when the stakes were highest, Manning engineered one of the best drives in Super Bowl history Sunday to help the New York Giants squash the New England Patriots’ run at history-making perfection with a 17-14 victory. In a game, and […]

Feb. 3

The New England Patriots and New York Giants meet today at Super Bowl XLII. The pre-game show starts at 4 p.m. and the game begins at 6 p.m. eastern time. The scheduled half-time performers are Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Giants vs. Chargers would be Super

Clovis’ Christy Mendoza will be rooting for the New York Giants the remainder of this football season. “I was in New York for their historic win against the Cowboys and got caught up in Giant Fever,” she wrote in an e-mail. “It was a lot of fun and a few fights.” Mac McDonald is cheering […]

Christians really do stand on shoulders of giants

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Christians really do stand on shoulders of giants By Curtis K. Shelburne   It’s been a long time since I sat in a classroom in the old main building at Abilene Christian University and listened to Lemoine Lewis lecture on church history.   Professor Lewis knew whereof he spoke. Harvard-educated […]

Washington has no business in Hollywood

By Kevin Wilson: FNNM Columnist Mid-term elections are still about four months away, but I’ve got all the advice you’ll ever need. Elect them all back. Elect them all back because it’s evident that every major problem facing the United States today has been solved. Wait, what’s that you say? Your problems still exist? My […]

Ex-Hound opts for family over football

By Ferron Lucero Editor’s note: This a periodic feature catching up with former area athletes. Injuries and a desire to be closer with family led former Eastern New Mexico University standout Conrad Hamilton to retire from the NFL two years ago. A two-time NCAA Division II All-American defensive back at Eastern, Hamilton played five seasons […]

Spirit, fortitude overcome ‘giants’

Judy Brandon With each new semester, my students arrive with hopes and dreams for the future. They bring with them goals, plans and thoughts of anticipation about college and what is to many, a new beginning. Their dreams are heartfelt, distinct and meaningful. Most of them are determined to succeed against all odds. But alongside […]

Giants breeze to Tri-County Minor League title

CNJ staff The Clovis American Giants scored early and often Saturday en route to a 10-0 over the Tucumcari Elks in the championship game of the Tri-County Minor League tournament at Dickenson Field. The Giants outscored their opponents 49 to 5 while going undefeated in the double-elimination tournament. “It was an unbelievable experience for everyone […]