Sorry New York. I don't think this is your year.
The Giants have given hope to an region that has been crapped on time and again over the past year by their sports teams. The Mets tied up the NL East in a beautiful red bow and personally handed it to the Phillies last September. The ongoing soap opera in the Bronx, between First Lady of the Diamond A-Rod and Roger Clemens and the controversy... » more
For all of you out there who need a break from the 336 hours of pre-Super Bowl coverage, here's what's been happening in the rest of the sports world. If you're hesitant to peel your eyes from that TV, because it always happens when you walk away for two minutes, I'm pretty sure that hour 113 will be shockingly similar to hour 114... and there's always TiVo.
- The Yankees are on the verge... » more
Here is my Top 15:
1. Miami Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
Talented and productive DTs are worth their weight in gold in the NFL and Dorsey is the kind of big, strong player Bill Parcells likes.
2. St. Louis Jake Long, OT, Michigan
St. Louis has to find a long-term replacement at left tackle for Orlando Pace, whose health can't be counted on anymore.
3. Atlanta... » more
In talking to several football fans who live outside New York City, most arent giving the Giants much of a chance in Super Bowl XLII, many forecasting a New England blowout. (The fact that the Giants lost by 3 points to the Patriots last month is inconsequential to them.)
Big Blue currently sits as a 12-point underdog. To understand why no one should count out the Giants, look no farther... » more
I have a secret to confess. Very few of my Bostonian friends know. It's something that you generally keep to yourself when you are growing up in Foxboro, Mass. It's all Sox and Patriots all the time, and words like "Mets," "Giants," and especially "Jets and Yankees" are kept out of your mouth. Well, unless you are attaching it to some kind of four letter word.
So here's my secret. The Giants... » more
Received this hilarious e-mail last night from Eric Basu in Manhattan:
The Giants victory over the Packers was predicted in Coming to America (1988). Akeem (Eddie Murphy) stated "The Giants of New York took on the Packers of Green Bay, and in the end the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pig skin through a big 'H.' It was a most ripping victory!"... » more
Their story is one of luck and effort Cinderella and Paul Bunyan, if you will. Fortunate and forthright, the Giants go on, and, at this point, why should we be surprised?
Their victory was the most absorbing one yet in this run. It was a slog through the Green Bay tundra and endless penalties that in every way took the measure of the Giants desire, and deservedness, to reach Super... » more
Minutes after the Giants beat the Green Bay Packers in a 23-20 overtime thriller to make the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots, out came word that one prominent oddsmaker pegs the Giants as 14-point underdogs.
If I'm Tom Coughlin, at some point on the plane ride back to NYC I'd quiet the guys and tell them the 'experts' are tripping over themselves to disrespect this... » more
The early-season New England team, which crunched foes by 50 points just because they could, little resembles this late-season Patriots edition, a gutsy group who wins with a relentless resolve and an aura of inevitability, not because of overwhelming performances. In fact, the once-high-flying Pats sealed their trip to Super Bowl XLII with a dull, 15-play drive that lasted 9:13 and, crucially,... » more
Cheeseheads? Red Sox Nation? Golden State Warriors fans? Which sports team has the most insane and devoted fanbase. On the flip side, which team has the most obnoxious and fickle fans. There's certain criteria that test a fan base: How they respond to extended periods of losing, whether or not they continue to make noise when it seems that all is lost in a particular game. Here's one blogger's opinion... » more