A Mark Sanchez fumble, caused by a teammate's ass in mid-pratfall, returned for a touchdown. God bless you, New York Jets. You're one of life's inherently funny things, like words with "k" sounds or Millard Fillmore or talking bears.
Last week, Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts showed the most poise out of all the rookie quarterbacks who played in Week 1, according to people who wrote about him. Did Luck maintain his grip on the poise title in Week 2? Or did any of the other four rookie quarterbacks—Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Ryan…
Mark Sanchez was the king of "poise" during his rookie season in 2009. That year, you'd have been hard-pressed to find any writers using any other word to describe him (seriously, you would). Now, after just one game this season, five first-year quarterbacks—Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Brandon Weeden, Ryan…
If every undersized, scrappy professional athlete could have an inspirational children's book written about him or her, the world would be full of adolescents with overblown expectations about their futures. But since that's already the case with America's youth, scraptastic young men like Greg Paulus, Dustin Pedroia,…
Justin Verlander threw 133 pitches yesterday, which is a lot, and he gave up four runs on eight hits, which isn't so great. By most standards, he pitched a so-so game. By his standards, he was awful. But because the Tigers won a game they had to win, and because the prevailing narrative calls for Justin Verlander to…
There was a moment during last night's Jets-Ravens game—a wacky, interminable affair that had so many turnovers, penalties, and replay reviews that one would have been better off watching baseball for crisp play—when it became clear that Joe Flacco and Mark Sanchez are running the NFL's most successful con. Flacco…
A friend sent me an e-card this week. It's a woman spraying a can of Mace into the air, and the caption reads, "I can't wait to see what strategic defense the Jets use against a gigantic rapist."
Poise'n: (April15th) So I know the proud father of Sanchez's new flavor of the week. He was showing me cell phone pics of the two the other day. She's a waitress named Lindsey Hughes who works at Club LIV in Miami [GQPhotoshoot]
Where The Poise is:Mark Sanchez is in the bay area visiting one of "Football's Fabulous Females" and is supposed to join her for a graduation party at The Saddle Rack in Fremont, CA on Saturday night, 5/29...Requesting anonymity. (GQPhotoshoot)
This photo is begging for some mischievous editing. Or maybe just hilarious captions. Please note that jokes about his future being bright enough to warrant wearing sunglasses will be ignored.
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
Vince Verhei draws an intriguing comparison. JaMarcus Russell, 2008-09: 198-for-368, 2,423 yards, 13 TDs. Mark Sanchez, 2009-10: 196-for-364, 2,444 yards, 12 TDs. The difference? Sanchez threw more picks. And only six people thought to mention Russell's "poise." Six.
Mark Sanchez threw for 100 yards and a pick yesterday, but he also managed not to light himself on fire or dance the hoochie coochie at midfield, so once again everyone has termed his performance — sigh — poised.
Mark Sanchez went 12-for-15 and threw for 182 yards in his first playoff victory, and because at no point during the game did he chuck the ball into the Ohio or crap himself, he was deemed a model of poise.
Poiserback Mark Sanchez tossed five interceptions in the Jets' 16-13 loss to the Bills yesterday and, more importantly, recorded just one "poise" in the next day's papers — and that in reference to his team's overall lack of the stuff.
What have we here? Two young, relatively unformed quarterbacks who play efficiently enough in winning efforts to be anointed with hollow praise? And they're going head-to-head? America had a poisegasm yesterday — and perhaps found a new talisman of poise.