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The Sports Guy Knows What We Know….

“Repeat after me: It can’t be a “Subway Super Bowl” when both teams play in New Jersey. It can’t be a “Subway Super Bowl” when both teams play in New Jersey. It can’t be a “Subway Super Bowl” when both teams play in New Jersey.”

Bill Simmons said so himself. and He writes for ESPN, so he knows.  Look here: Sportsguy.

I don’t think he would be opposed to a Broadway Bowl though.  Jersey has no impact on that….


Bye Bye Burress

The Giants suspended Plaxico Burress, their self-inflicting gun toting defense spreading wide receiver, for the rest of the season.  Odds on a Broadway Bowl have drastically dropped.

What bothers me about this whole story is what is NOT being discussed: Who wears sweat pants to a NYC club? How many times have I been turned away from a place because my shoes looked too much like sneakers. And this dude gets to wear sweatpants into a club?

And of course they aren’t gonna hold his gun up- I guess his draw-string tying game is not on point.  Should have worn those cargo sweat pants.  This story would have been so much better if it slid down the back of his pants and shot him in the ass.

Broadway Bowl Takes a Hit (to the leg)

The Jet’s will play again, but Plaxico may not.  Dom Hixon and Steve Smith are not #17, and they won’t be anytime soon.  It may not show up in the regular season, but Plaxico WAS the Giants in the playoffs last year. 11 catches in freezing Lambeau.  The fade in the Superbowl.  Plax got respect from opposing teams.  And who knows if Antonio Pierce gets any flack from this.  Roger Goodell rules with a heavy hand. How will this affect a Broadway Bowl? At the very least, it will make it that much more dramatic.

Jets Come Back to Earth

As if they’re play wasn’t bad enough, the Jets’ giant turd on Sunday forced me to write a cheezy headline for the post.   Hopes of a Broadway Bowl was seemingly premature as the Broncos made the Jets look like….the Jets of 07-08.  Maybe they should have Laveranues Coles shoot himself in the leg for team morale.  Whoever peaks at the right time will come out of the AFC. 

Is there a Bowl You Want More Than a Broadway Bowl?

Lee  Jenkins seems to think that people want an All-Manning Bowl more than a Jets Giants Broadway Bowl.  False. Some reasons:

1. A Broadway Bowl, even if we are weeks away from the playoffs, will end up being much rarer.  Eli is young, and Peyton is a competitor EVERY year. Plus he’s already won one, so there’s nothing that Eli has that he doesn’t. Eli says he doesn’t even want them to play each other, probably because he would cry at the end.

2.The Jets on the other hand have a 56 year old Brett Farvre at QB.  He hasn’t even committed to playing next year, and I have no interest in seeing Kellen Clemens. This could be the Jets best shot in a while.

So while a Manning Bowl would break the record for most camera shots of huge chins, I think we can wait on it a bit. The Broadway Bowl 09 would be an amazing story in it’s own. I say, pray for The Broadway Bowl.

We Have Our First Mention In the Press! (Well, sort of)

We here at The Broadway Bowl take this entire thing very seriously. Well some of us. Others don’t want to jinx anything, and still others mock the Jets chances.  After a few days of tracking down every Subway Super Bowl or Jersey Bowl mention on the internet, and every writer who dares uses it, we finally are gaining traction! Will Leitch, he of Deadspin fame, and now of NY magazine, NY Times and infamously Costas Now (go check the video, wait, actually, I’ll bring it to you….)

Anyway, Will emailed us yesterday, saying he loved the name.  Who would have thought it would lead to actual inclusion in an article? Well me, of course, but not many others.  I digress.  Leitch actually called a Jets Giants Superbowl The “Broadway Bowl!” HERE IS THE LINK: RANKING NFL TEAMS.  Of course, you have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the article to find it, but that’s just because when the two best teams are from NY, they belong at the end of the article.

SPREAD THE WORD PEOPLE. We are on the facebook.  Join the movement.

A Bit Early For a Team Comparison? Not For Some…

Today, Bob Glauber of Newsday, wrote an article comparing the key matchups.  read the Article here:

QB: he gives the edge to Eli. HA!

RB: gives the edge to the Giants threesome. HA!

Receivers: Gives it to the Giants. HA Three times!!!!

O-line- Giants. Whatever.

D-line- yep, Giants. WHAT IS GOING ON?

Linebackers- Finally, goes to the Jets.

Secondary- Giants again. Whatever.

Special Teams- Tie. WHO TIES?
So if The Broadway Bowl was to happen,  he already has the Giants winning 34-21.  I OBVIOUSLY differ, but at least he didn’t use the term “SUBWAY SUPER BOWL”.