Dolphins' Will Allen 'forgot all about that team' in blue
I ran into Dolphins cornerback Will Allen - always a quotable, accessible presence during his Giants days - in the AFC East champs' locker room Sunday.
He was nice enough to give me this very usable thought on Brett Favre for my newspaper column:
"I dont know what he was doing. He was just tossing the ball up. I dont know what he was doing. Today just wasnt his day. Today was our day. Thats just how it works."
But I also asked him how this playoff berth compares to the two he enjoyed as a Giant in 2002 and 2005: "Oh, man, I forgot all about that other team," he said. "It just feels good. I cant even speak on what it felt like the last couple of times."
I also spoke to former Giants coach Dan Reeves. He was working the national radio broadcast. The week before that, Jim Fassel was at Giants Stadium in his capacity as a radio analyst.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that after leaving the Giants, the current head coach will not go into radio work.It's always nice escaping the basement and seeing my old journalism friends at a live event, of course. But it's also a little melancholy when everyone starts comparing notes about the state of the business.
One particular topic of discussion in recent days: The news that the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun plan to share coverage of the Nationals/Redskins and Orioles/Ravens.
It's not all that weird to think of the Sun not covering the Nationals and the Post not covering the Ravens.
But the Sun not covering the Redskins, and the Post not covering the Orioles? Oh, my.