A quick riff on the hottest topic on ESPNNewYork.com: The New York Football Giants.
From the Rapid Reaction:
"Final Score: Giants 37, Refs 14, Packers 6. If the NFL has a shred of respect for themselves they better investigate why the Giants got the short end of the stick from the refs in their last 2 games with the Packers. Blatant blown calls, attempting to get the Packers back in the game. What happened, the refs got a paycheck from State Farm Insurance?"
"I said it before the playoffs to my friends. The old saying that defense wins championships is NOT outdated."
Ed.'s note -- San Francisco allowed the second-fewest points in the regular season (229) and Baltimore allowed the third-fewest (266). New England is average with 15th fewest and the Giants allowed 400 points (25th in the league).
"The bigger question is: Will Eli one day be considered a shoe-in for the Hall of Fame? Seeing how he's grown as a leader, a passer, and as a person, I think one day it will be a unequivocal yes."
Ed.'s note -- Not so fast, Matt. I’m not sold that Eli can ever really be a shoo-in. At least not without a few more rings. His career completion percentage is only 58.4% and his career passer rating is 82.1 and given that he is 31 he needs to get those numbers up quick.
"HEY RODGERS........Discount Double check your recievers!"
Ed.'s note -- Someone had to say it.
"New York is Eli's city. If Peyton comes to the Jets he would have to get used to playing in Eli's shadow for the little brother franchise."
Ed.'s note -- That would take sibling rivalry to a new level.
From our Facebook page:
"Packers went from mozzarella to limburger in the span of 60 minutes."
-Lee Ron Coleman Ray
Ed.'s note -- It’s funny because it’s true.
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