a good game.

38-35.  Yea.  We lost to the Pats.  BUT!!  considering this was supposed to be some huge blowout, and dude!  We had the lead right up til mid way through the 3rd!  Oh my freakin’ word!  that was a game!  Awesome!

Next stop, Tampa.  Playoffs, baby!

Go Big Blue!

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7-3 Baby! Heck Yea!

NYG - Detroit Lions

w00t!!!1!  7-3 baby…. 7-3….  So much for the infamous “second half collapse” the critics were predicting.  This win doesn’t come without a price though.  Kiwanuka suffered a broken leg on the second play of the game.  Ouch.  He’ll most likely be out for 6-8 weeks.  Double Ouch!  There’s only 6 weeks left to regular season play.  Bummer dude.

But at least there’s hope.  Now if the Redskins can pull off some kind of Thanksgiving Miracle and beat Dallas, it would be really great for us in the standings.

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It's Pigskin time!

Giants play today. Well, technically they played yesterday. But the NFL network chose to go with the stupid Redskins for it’s live game last night. So today at 2pm est they will play the Giants game from last night. I can’t wait!

Football. That’s right. It’s that time of year again.

I’d love to say how wonderful this time of year is. How I love the fall, not to hot but not to cold either. How football is so much fun to watch, and being a true fan is hard when you know your team is going to suck this year. But you suck it up and spend too much money on DirectTv’s Sunday ticket because you wouldn’t dare miss a minute of the train wreck the season is bound to be. The ups and downs you go through watching your team’s offensive get picked apart, but the defense stepping up. How much I will miss seeing Tiki Barber running the field, but how much I am looking forward to watching Strahan pick apart offenses, and Osi sacking quarterbacks.

I’d love to say all that and more. But the truth is, Football season will forever remind me of Daddy. I remember how I wasn’t really into it until my folks moved from one state to another in ’89. I got interested in football because the whole area was soaked in the area team colors and I hated it! That coupled with an antenna (pre-DTv days) that only picked up a few channels and the only thing on TV on Sundays was football. I remember sitting at my Daddy’s feet – unless the game was going bad, then you didn’t get near him. *S* Everything I know about football, I learned from my dad.

I remember the year (1991) the Giants made it to the Superbowl, and Dad let me stay up late to watch it with him. I remember watching from over his shoulder as we camped out in my parents bedroom. He was sitting on the floor so he could be closer to the TV so he might have half a chance at seeing something on the screen. I was lying on the bed over him, munching on Cheez-Its, and loving every second of the close game, which turned out to be one of the best in Superbowl history. It was great! I remember the years of watching games with him – yelling at referees, cheering on Phil Simms, Dave Megget, Rodney Hampton, Mark Bavaro, and good ol’ LT. I remember sitting next to dad when LT played his final game. I remember how we laughed at the ‘skins quarterback who just about peed his pants when LT came out and stared a big hole right into the guy before the play started.  LT was such a scary force on the defense the guy muffed the snap!  I can still hear Dad’s laughter over that play.

I remember the years before DTv’s Sunday ticket, when we were stuck watching Heath “wonder boy” Shuler, and Gus “Brick Wall” Ferrotte.  I remember the years after he bought Sunday Ticket, when he would drive us nuts flipping to other games during the commercial breaks.  Brett Farve and Green Bay was his favorite alternate for years.  Then came Peyton Manning and Indy.  But through it all, the wins and the losses (let’s not talk about the ’01 superbowl, ‘k?)  the ups and downs, he was a die hard NY Giants fan.  And he passed his love of the game, and the team on to me.

Today I look forward to the game, but I miss my Dad.  I miss knowing that after every touchdown he will call, just to make sure I saw that play!  I miss knowing that I can call him to celebrate or commiserate on how the team did.  I feel like running into Giants stadium and shouting from the 50 yard line.  How can they not know?  How can they not realize what they have lost?  How is it possible that no one on the team realizes such a die-hard fan is no longer here??

I miss my Daddy.

But I will still watch the game…  Well, the first half anyway.   After all, it’s only pre-season, first half is all that really counts at this stage.  I know.  My Daddy told me so.

Somebody needs to be fired.

Boy, do I wish Donald Trump would pay a visit to the NYGiants coaching staff. Who ever is making these asinine play calls needs to get the ax. The NYGiants are slowly coaching themselves right out of the playoffs, and it’s so frustrating to watch! ARRRGGGHHH!

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Manning and the G-men

Ok, thus far I’ve refrained from ranting about the NYGiants…  mostly cuz I usually wind up sleeping during the best parts of the games (Apparently, I like to watch football like my father, with my eyes closed.  *S*).  But for real…  after the last two games, the squeaker against the Eagles, and the beat down by the Seahawks…  yikes..

First, I think the defense should start playing about 30 minutes before the game starts.  Seems like it takes them 2 quarters just to wake up and realize the game has started!

Second, they need to run the no-huddle offense at the begining of the game.  Manning and the guys seem to do their best in that type of play, considering the offense doesn’t seem to show up until there is 2 minutes left in the game.

This week is a bye week for Big Blue.  Hopefully they can use the time off to do some work on both sides of the ball, because seriously guys, you can NOT expect Tiki Barber to carry this team again.  Even with Jacobs as a backup, you need a decent pass game, and the defense needs to stop something in the first half.

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It's been a good season…

I mean Seriously. For all intents, Eli Manning is still a rookie. Tiki had an awesome year. Strahan and Osi rocked the Defense…. Today’s playoff game… well… chalk it up to a good experience. Honestly, I said a few weeks back that the Giant’s depend on Tiki Barber way to much. Now I hear rumors that he is considering retirment. Can’t say that I blame him, as running backs go, he is OLD!
No matter how you look at it…. it was a good season…. much better than expected.
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Eagles play dirty… Refs paid off?

I didn’t get to see the game personally…. But my dad, who is the biggest football fan I know, watched it and gave me this report… The Check Cleared. He said there were several times when the ball would magically move up a yard during commercial breaks. Blatant attempts to outright injure NYG players, with no penalties. Strahan was held constantly with no calls going against the Eagles. But the worst, were the two penatlies that were called, then just totally ignored…
As reported to me, there was a flag thrown against the Eagles, just before they kicked the field goal at the half. Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was seen making the motion to accept the penatly and back the Eagles up. Then a commercial break, and when the game returned, there had been no penatly assesed, and the Eagles were kicking a field goal to tie it up. Even the announcers of the game were thrown off, wondering what had happened to the penalty.
The second time such a thing happened, was reportedly the second to last Giants drive in the OT. An Eagles player grabbed Tiki Barber by his shoulder pads, and swung him around and threw him to the ground. A flag was thrown, unnecessary roughness the call. Then, the flag was picked up, and it was announced, “There is no penalty on the facemask.” Well duh! the flag wasn’t thrown with concern to the face mask! Very odd indeed.
Now understandably, the game was played in Philly, which is one of the roughest stadiums in the NFL. But the Eagles haven’t a prayer of making the playoffs, so why? Why call such a horrid game? Why ignore penalties and blatant attempts to injure the opposing team?
But that said, the Giants won despite the refs and the Eagles. though it was a costly victory. 2 linemen, Luke Pettigout & Kareen Mackensie, were injured, as well as Middle Line backer Antonio Pierce and defensive tackle William Joseph also had to leave early. I can’t wait til next weekend! *S* Starting next weekend the Giants play on Saturdays and the local team (who I despise) on Sundays, so I should get the rest of the season! Yea!
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