Monday, December 18, 2006

Giants Stumble Against Eagles

The New York Giants are finding their once bright playoff hopes a little bit dimmer today after their loss against division rival Philadelphia Eagles, 36-22. The Giants defense allowed 22 points in the 4th quarter against an Eagles offense that was supposed to be dead and gone with the torn ACL of Donovan McNabb. But the surprising play of Jeff Garcia has the Eagles in the driver's seat for the wild card. The Giants have a tough game next weekend against the New Orleans Saints who is coming off of a disappointing loss to the Washington Redskins.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Much Needed Win for NY

The New York Giants got a much needed win yesterday against the Carolina Panthers, 27-13. Stopping their 4 game losing streak the Giants are still in it, and in fact hold one of the wild card spots right now. As it stands right now, 3 of the 4 teams in the NFC East would make the playoffs, showing that this division top to bottom is the toughest in the NFC. Next week the Giants face the resurging Philadelphia Eagles for a key divisional clash.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

What is going on with the New York Giants

Last 3 Games have been lost.

Quarterback suffering from lack of confidence.

Coach seems on the verge of a meltdown.

Lets hope things turn around... QUICK 

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Mostly Too Painful to Talk About

Our first half against the Chicago Bears was not spectacular, but we had things well in hand, until they passed for a TD just under a minute before halftime. Still, the Giants were up 13-10.

The second half was another story. Did the defense forget to come back out of the locker room? Most painful of all was the Bears' Devin Hester, cool as a cucumber, grabbing the Giants’ field goal that fell short (and which would have set the score at 24-23, I believe) Hester just hangs out there while our guys head off the field, and then he runs 108 yards for a touchdown. That run tied a record the Bears’ Nathan Vasher set last year—doing the same dang thing to the San Francisco 49ers.

Only thing consoling me just now is that we are still at the top of the heap in the NFC East.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

What John Madden Said About the Giants

Scott Fowler, who writes about the Carolina Panthers, published an interview he had with John Madden the other day. Most of it was, predictably, about the Panthers, and also about the team they're playing next, the Dallas Cowboys. But Madden happened to remark that he thought "the best two teams in the NFC right now are Chicago and the New York Giants."

I'm not going to argue with John Madden.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Big Names in Baseball

I was just looking at the web comments on the MLB playoffs and I was struck by a photo of one of the Oakland A's (hanging in the playoffs by the tips of their fingernails at this very moment), or rather by the caption under it. Talking about the previous game they had lost to the Detroit Tigers, it said "Milton Bradley said it best: 'It was all Kenny Rogers.'"

What hit me was that I don't really know those players but I would definitely recognize their names--on other people. Kenny "The Gambler" Rogers is a famous singer, and Milton Bradley...well maybe that's not a person, but the name is the board-game company, right. But those names have been well known long enough--what were their parents thinking? I think people should at least start out with their own name to go through life with.

Monday, October 02, 2006

How Did the NY Giants Spend Their Bye Week?

I hope the Giants have been practicing a lot, including the fine art of letting bygones be bygone. When I read some of the comments going back and forth right after our, uh, not-too-successful (as in 42-30) encounter with the Seattle Seahawks, I was getting the impression that our favorite game of both coach and many players was not football but blame.

Actually, I shouldn’t use that term, because it is tiresome the way “blame game” gets tossed out to block constructive criticism. We all need to be open to practical ideas for improvement, including the members of the team that’s at the bottom of the NFL heap as regards pass defense. Happily, Will Demps had some encouraging comments, and they centered on strengthening communication, building trust, and of all things, having fun. The NFC East is the toughest division, and the Giants have a rough schedule. But we can have a great season if we can act as a team and have some fun.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

New York Giants Restructure Defense

The Giants' passing game and running game are highly rated, with the amazing Tiki Barber factoring into the fun of watching either way. But it's no secret that defense needed some attention. Seven out of this year's first eight free agents and five of seven draftees are defensive players. I will be interested to see how LaVar Arrington does for us, and one game I really want tickets for is on October 8th when his former Washington Redskin teammates come to town.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

I’m going to see Tool at City Center no matter what!

The band Tool is doing a mini tour playing at a few small venues in a few choice cities and I am dying to get tickets. I don’t even recognize the names of some of the places they are playing so these have got to be small venues and it looks like they have all sold out. This may be the precursor to a big stadium tour but I am not taking any chances. I am going to get my Tool tickets before this night is over!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

It’s going to be our year.

Jeff Feagles, punter for the New York Giants, has decided to stay on another year. It was rumored that he was going to retire this year but it appears that is not the case. He is one of the best and I am glad to see him returning for 2006.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Put me in Coach, I’m ready!

Eli Manning and Peyton Manning will meet on the field for the first time ever, to open the 2006 season. It is hard to believe that these two haven’t played each other in the NFL but it’s true. I think the meeting would be all the sweeter if one of the brothers was on defense and could sack the other. That would be funny.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Giants Fan Vacations in New Mexico

Now that football season is over I got to get out of town for a while. We went to Taos, New Mexico and up into the Rocky Mountains at Angelfire. I love it up there because the cold air is so dry. It could be 30 degrees outside and people are wearing shorts. Not like here in New York where the wet cold gets in under your coat and chills your toes. If you ever get the chance, visit New Mexico for slow easy living and clean mountain air.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Barber Gives Back to Our Military

Tiki Barber is not just a famous football player but he is a good man too. While preparing for the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, Tiki Barber was doing something to show his support for our men and women of the armed forces. On an invitation from Captain Rob Wolfe, Tiki went on an early morning PT run with one hundred and fifteen men of the 2nd Battallion based in Hawaii.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Giants Should Be Proud. I am.

My heart is still a little heavy when I think about poor Eli Manning and the New York Giants. I know the pressure of competing for the Super Bowl would be too much for me, so I hope he doesn’t beat himself up about losing. All the New York Giants should be proud they had a great season and made it to the playoffs.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Manning Vows to Improve Next Season

Eli Manning has said this week that he feels he will get better in 2006. He wants to assure the fans that he is going to work on his game and leadership skills. Eli says he is going to try to be the man that can get the win when things aren’t going our way. I don’t think he should be beating himself over up the Carolina game. He made mistakes but I don’t know anyone who could perform well under all that pressure. Just to get to the playoffs is a grand achievement and he took us there. Manning is the heart and soul of this team and I could never resent him for playing his worst game against the Panthers.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Giant Pride and Some Great Stats

The Giants season has been full of record breaking plays and stats. Tiki Barber was a big contributor because he became the only player in NFL history to get 500 receiving yards and 1,800 rushing yards in a single season. Barber is second in NFL history for overall yards with 2,390.The Giants first playoff game sold out of tickets in 11 minutes. Are you proud of your team? Our total for points in a season is the second best in Giants history at 422. The Giant offense was ranked higher than it has been since 1972 at fourth in the league in 2006. I am very proud of this team and the effort they put into winning this season