Long Sunday for the Giants. Long day. This one will sting for more than a minute…
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Glad the game wasn't on in Toledo.
Not a Giants fan at all. It was a pretty cool game. Michael F'ing Vick.
Will it sting for more than a minute? After witnessing The Fumble, the blown playoff game against the Vikings, the blown short kickoff long FG game against the Cowboys, the playoff implosion against the 'Niners, the Carl Banks bounces off Randall Cunningham game, the Eli inexplicably fumbles sliding game earlier this season, the tipped pass loss on MNF to the Cowboys in '86, the...well, I could go on....after witnessing one preposterous, colossal, inexplicable loss after another, I'm sort of numb to this sort of thing with the Giants. Just add this most recent one to the list.
Can we finally, at long last, dismiss the absurd notion that Coughlin is a great, or even good coach. Despite what the genius Franscesa continually assures us. After the ridiculous Celek 65-yard touchdown (you know, the one after the Giants took a 21-point lead with 8 minutes left and even the most casual fan was saying, "Now you go into prevent, make them dink and dunk their way down the field, make them use clock, ANYTHING but give up a quick strike.") I'm on the phone with my brother saying, "Of course you really have to watch for the on-sides kick here." The words are still hanging in the air as we watch the entire Giants return team turn their back on the kicker and sprint back toward their goal line as he approaches the ball. There was not a single player wearing a blue jersey who had a fricking inkling the Eagles might try an on-side kick. Staggering incompetence. Then he has the audacity to yell at the punter after the final play.
 For about eight glorious games in 2007, Coughlin was a genius...and we're going to pay for it seemingly forever.
 That sounds familiar. Except for the eight games of genius decision making,
At least the Jets held on and won a tough one...
I can't believe the Giants lost that ... Last I saw it was 24-3. I know there was a fumble recovery by the Eagles but geez ...
Anyway I'm a Jets fan so I'm stoked. I'd like to have seen the Giants and especially Green Bay win, but hell the Jets went to Pittsburgh after two devastating losses and straight-up won. I'll take it!
Monkeypants, I thought you objected to football on principle! I guess it was just an objection to football during baseball season.
The game in Foxboro was another good one. The Packers' defense really crippled the Patriots' attack, although the score doesn't show it (defensive TD and one set up by special teams).
 I used to follow football more, but not so much in recent years. I find watching NFL games pretty tedious. But yes, my objection is to football talk during baseball season.
 I be right wit ya. Wife and I made a deal years ago when I had an LT habit. If I watched the Giants, an endeavor deigned to bring agita and disillusionment, we had to go to the movies as a penalty. I have seen many movies on Sunday and recently almost no football games. Cannot relate to the violence or the science. Now I read the Times, the New Yorker or a book. Anything other than baseball, for me, which I read as much as I watch, is a waste of time.
Just read all the referenced articles. I say that Cash not doing badly. Serious improvement at catcher, a move made necessary by the fact that the left side of the infield may not reach as many balls as they once did. Not sure Crawford had a place on the team. Outfield fields good in center and left. Gardner could be healthy, assuming that's why he sucked towards the end of the year. Grandy learned to hit. And what can you say bad about Swish?
Seriously believe that Lee deal wasn't going to happen and Cash knew it. Grienke didn't fit and wasn't worth the farm. Have to stay with the team that won 95 games, unless something really good comes up. Look at what SF did. Rebuilt during the season. Yanks do need a solid right handed big bat. How about Frank Howard?
Its the fan's love for the superstars that created the problem. How sad will it be if A-Rod, Tex, Jete, and Sada have down years? 85 wins, maybe.
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