HEY SAN FRANCISCO, YOU GOT THE GIANTS

Dress the way you please and put your mind at ease
It’s a city known for its freedom
Cycles shining bright break the silence of the night
Inhibitions, no, you don’t need them, no,no,no

 

After watching last night’s Giants victory over the Packers, I sat in stunned silence to the point my son was looking for a mirror to shove under my nose. I cannot believe this amazing run that Big Blue is on because at the beginning of December all of us Giants fans were ready to clean house from the head coach to the defensive coordinator to the entire defensive secondary, we all felt it was time to move in a new direction, so what happened? First came the Green Bay Packers into Giants Stadium with a pristine 11-0 record and left with a win and with the Giants in their head, the 2 wins over the Cowboys, both must wins to win NFC East and the win against the blowhard Jets that wasn’t business but personal.

Along with the front four of the defense getting healthy and coming together and making life miserable for opposing QB’s which in turn took pressure of the DB’s add in Eli Manning and his potent offense and the circle the wagons mantra of Coach Coughlin, who has done a marvelous job of keeping this team together and focused, you get a team that none of the other 3 teams left standing want to play.

Some observations on yesterday’s game:

As usual the officiating in this game was beyond suck and blows to embarrassing and corrupt. The best thing is I can call the Bill Leavy and his crew all the nasty names I want and Roger Goodell can’t fine me. HA! HA! Fuck you Commissioner

The roughing the passer call on Osi Umenyiora was of course ridiculous but what was worse were the three or four times Eli Manning was hit after throwing a pass and never got a late hit call.

Its games like yesterdays that makes it easier for me to not attend an NFL game in person.  It’s bad enough that after every possession there are three minutes of commercials and again when a player goes down with injury but the worst of all is the length of time it take the NFL to conduct a replay of a challenge call.  If it takes you more than a minute to decide if the call on the field was correct or not then just go with the official call on the field. Replay was wrong on the Greg Jennings fumble and was ignored when spotting a run by Ahmad Bradshaw that could have given the Giants a first down and can we stop with reviewing EVERY touchdown call already? The NFL should take a page from the NHL and have replay officials in a room with monitors and have them make the calls swiftly and correctly.

There are two Eli Manning’s. One is the Huck Finn “aw shucks” guy in interviews and the other is hardcore assassin on the football field. Eli Manning is everything I wished David Wright would be.

Brandon Jacobs better have the game of his life next week because other than the TD he scored when the Packers gave up, he did jack shit in this game.

On the other hand Ahmad Bradshaw proved again to be one of the unsung heroes as he dashed across the field to get out of bounds before the half, setting up the Eli to Hakeem Hicks Hail Mary TD. I bet that bone in his foot is still broken as well.

All the praise the defensive front four has gotten is well deserved but how about sending some praise Michael Boley’s way as well for his calling the D schemes and getting the D in synch.

John Mara is loyal as his old man was (which at times cost the Giants back in the Allie Sherman days) so win or lose, Tom Coughlin’s job security was not an issue and now with this run, it’s safe to say TC will coach the G-Men as long as he wants. My prediction is TC will stay on 2 more seasons then Sean Payton will be Giants HC.

CAN’T WAIT UNTIL SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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METS FANS BE PREPARED

I’m just back from Citi Field where the Mets held Citi Kids Day for some 5th and 6th grade public school children of NYC. The attraction besides getting to sit in the Mets Clubhouse, we meeting Mets players Dillon Gee, Josh Thole, Bobby Parnell, R.A. Dickey, Jose Reyes and 2011 Opening Day starter Mike Pelfrey along with manager Terry Collins.

I haven’t had time to transcribe what I have from the interviews with the players (I hope to have some of it up tomorrow as I came home and now I’m off to MSG for Rangers-Maple Leafs) but the main theme I picked up from the players is, they feel this team is no also ran and 2011 is not just a bridge to the future. The word you heard the most today was “preparation” as in lack of it last year and lot’s of emphasis on it this year.

Mike Pelfrey, beaming from the announcement that he will be on the mound April 1 in Florida, told us of Terry Collins sitting with the players at lunch today going over relay throws and defensive alignments. The whole time Big Pelf had a big grin conveying his liking of this new direction.

More tomorrow ……………………..

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