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Michael Woods
Michael Woods is the editor of; he has written for GQ, the New York Daily News, the New York Observer and ESPN The Magazine. The bald bastard was a staff writer at New York Newsday from 1999 to 2003, and wrote the NYFightblog for ESPN NY from 2012-1014. Woods lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with his wife and two daughters.

Entries by Michael Woods

Progress, and Laughs, Found in Tampon Jokes

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 11:48 AM

The near-term fate of Leslie Bibb and Rachel Dratch, and the rest of the crew who made "Salem Rogers: Model of the Year 1998" is in the hands of the masses, or as many of the masses who have hit on Amazon's Pilot Season,...

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Bravo, Bob Costas

(149) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 12:39 PM

Sportswriters get something of a bad rap, often for good reason. Our sector is dismissed as the "toy department" in the department store of the news business, and there is merit to that dismissive stance. After all, when all is said and done, at the end of life, how many...

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Zuccotti Park Day 54: No Smell of Urine or Feces

(28) Comments | Posted November 11, 2011 | 1:08 PM

It had been a few weeks, and too long, since I went to Zuccotti Park in the financial district of Manhattan to check out the Occupy Wall St. scene. So I hopped on the subway, and made my way to the Ground Zero of the nascent awakening of the masses....

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GOP Will Not Get Grinchian Makeover, So You Must Read Matt Taibbi

(3) Comments | Posted December 7, 2010 | 3:07 PM

And so this is America. Another week passed, a fresh batch of outrage cooked up by a GOP intent on serving platters of goodies to their base, the elites, at the expense of the fiscal and emotional well being of the rest of us poor bastards. And depending on how...

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This Is a Plug, Not a Review, of Matt Taibbi's Griftopia

(13) Comments | Posted November 30, 2010 | 1:52 PM

First things first, let me be explicit about the purpose of this piece, and my own leanings. This is a plug, pure and simple, for the new book by Matt Taibbi, called Griftopia.

I happen to think Taibbi is his generation's Hunter S. Thompson, without the brain draining whiskey/coke/psychedelic addiction....

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Time to Ditch the Fried Piper Role, Keith Richards

(1) Comments | Posted November 2, 2010 | 7:28 PM

In July 1974, a music journalist named Nick Kent, in the New Musical Express, tagged Keith Richards, the Rolling Stones co-foundation and guitarist, as "The World's Most Elegantly Wasted Human Being."

Richards had already emerged as a friend piper in rock, as a magnet for youth searching for a role...

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For Direction, Tiger Woods Can Look To Kobe Bryant, Eliot Spitzer

(1) Comments | Posted December 15, 2009 | 1:22 AM

For those who might believe that it is over for Tiger Woods, that the adoration from fans and media will cease, that the endorsement spigot of Goldman-level money is permanently shut off, that this scandal has irrevocably, indelibly scarred Tiger, and that he will never recover, let me offer...

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Boxer Killed, Lessons Learned: Let the Wallet Go, and Our Gun Policy Is Crazy

(4) Comments | Posted July 29, 2009 | 9:03 PM

Virtually every human being deserves the benefit of the doubt upon their passing. As we ponder a man's time upon this plane, we try to err on the side of generosity as we assess his time on Earth, and his accomplishments, if for no other reason than we ourselves would...

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When McCain Called His Wife The "C" Word

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2008 | 11:35 AM

Knock on wood, but it's feeling like Team Obama has run a damn near flawless campaign as we count down to D-Day, when we all decide whether we desire a serene, cerebral, empathetic person in the White House, or we choose another emotionally stunted Top Gunner who is destined to...

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James Frey is Still Full of Crap. But is He Ready to Rumble?

(35) Comments | Posted January 27, 2006 | 3:33 PM

I mean, if I come out of this experience with anything, it's being a better person and learning from my mistakes and making sure that I don't repeat them. --James Frey to Oprah Winfrey on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Jan. 26, 2206

If anyone could get James Frey to see...

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Republicans to Boxers: "Drop Dead"

(4) Comments | Posted November 23, 2005 | 12:05 PM

On November 16th, the House of Representatives rejected a bill that would have forced the formation of a federal regulatory body which would have attempted to address some of the ills that infect the savage science.

The scorecard read: 233 against the bill, 190 for the bill which would have...

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Somewhere, At This Moment

(5) Comments | Posted September 15, 2005 | 11:00 PM

Somewhere, at this moment, a woman in your town is looking online to purchase a raft. She comprehends, even through she voted for the President, that this administration doesn't really care about her and her family during a catastrophic emergency. The woman is black.

Somewhere, at this moment, a man...

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