Live from Arlington: Giants-Cowboys Chat With D'Arcy Maine
D'Arcy Maine (7:26 PM)
Greetings from Arlington, where parking costs $60, salad croutons are made of cornbread and even the freak afternoon hail storm can't put a good woman's teased hair down. We've got a classic NFC East rivalry game on our hands tonight between the Giants and Cowboys. Perhaps you have some questions about it? I'll be chatting for the next hour or so before the game so fire away!
D'Arcy Maine (7:27 PM)
...In all honesty, I'll more than likely just be posting your Tim Tebow reaction.
Chris (pittsburgh) [via mobile]
AE, Arizona [via mobile]
Mike (Tampa, FL) [via mobile]
Steve OK [via mobile]
Do you suppose this Tebow thing is Devine intervention?
D'Arcy Maine (7:29 PM)
The press box here in Dallas was SO loud. I felt like I was in Denver. It's hard not to be a believer at this point. It's beyond comprehension at this point. I'm done arguing about his skill set as a QB and am not just going to enjoy the ride while it lasts.
Barry [via mobile]
Soooo... Jason Garrett?
D'Arcy Maine (7:31 PM)
Pretty sure Jason Garrett took that call last week right out of Andy Reid's guide to clock management. A week later and everyone is still talking about it. Was fun watching the local sports guys on TV this morning break every agonizing detail down. A win tonight would obviously help Garrett quiet his critics. He's not exactly beloved at this point.
Ricky (Orlando, FL) [via mobile]
Do you believe Miles Austin will have an impact tonight?
D'Arcy Maine (7:36 PM)
Good question, Ricky. He is returning tonight after a 4-week absence due to a hamstring injury but it's hard to know what to expect from him. He's been practicing most of the week so I would think he's at close to full strength. I'm watching him warm up now and the hamstring doesn't seem to be bothering him at this point.
Khloe Kardashian [via mobile]
D'Arcy Maine (7:38 PM)
Saw that coming. Kudos to LA for finding a way to rid themselves of a Kardashian. Vanessa Bryant must be thrilled.
Rob, TN [via mobile]
Oh my Tebow!! Did that REALLY just happen???
Michael Magic in Amarillo [via mobile]
@D'Arcy.. Who you picking for this one?
D'Arcy Maine (7:40 PM)
Great question, MM. Vegas favors the 'Boys by 4.5. I see them winning by a TD. Despite how impressed I was by the Giants last week in that close one to GB, I think this will be sort of a letdown week for them. I don't think they'll be able to pull it off on the road.
Scott [via mobile]
What is the status of Laurent Robinson and Miles Austin? Are we going to see a lot of either tonight?
D'Arcy Maine (7:42 PM)
Both active and ready to go, Scott. Will be interesting to see how Romo utilizes all of his options tonight.
joe, MO [via mobile]
Is laurent Robinson going to play? How does he look warming up?
D'Arcy Maine (7:44 PM)
From my seat, I see no signs of Robinson's shoulder injury during warmups. Granted, it's a lot easier to catch a ball with no defenders... Regardless, I think both Robinson and Austin are capable of being the difference makers in this game for Dallas.
Michael ( mobile ) [via mobile]
Rodgers shoe in for mvp
D'Arcy Maine (7:46 PM)
I'm not sure if that's a question. Both in this chat from Michael and in life. Unless something crazy happens over the next few weeks, Rodgers is the clear-cut favorite for MVP in my mind. There was a lot of criticism that he didn't have a 'signature win' but I think last week changed that.
1cdn1beaver1 (East St Paul, Manitoba Canada) [via mobile]
Well what do you think D'Arcy - Timmy T the next Roger Staubach? It is THRILLING to watch thr Broncos - down 10 with 5 to go - Broncos had the Bears right where they wanted them - wow what a finish - could the football gods be Tebow fans?
D'Arcy Maine (7:50 PM)
1cdn1beaver1! Always good to have you chatting. Who ISN'T a Tebow fan at this point? He's transcended sports and into the mainstram water cooler talk. My mom called to ask me about him yesterday. She can't name another NFL player. If Tom Brady came up to her and said, 'Hi I'm Tom Brady, the QB for the Patriots'... she still would have no idea who he was. I don't know about Tebow's future and really couldn't venture a guess but I think for once, we as sports fans need to appreciate this one in the moment.
Kola in Sac, Ca [via mobile]
Is the losing coach of this game in jeopardy of losing his job, or does it come down to making the playoffs?
D'Arcy Maine (7:54 PM)
I don't think either of these coaches are in immediate danger of losing their jobs before the end of the season, Kola. However, if the Cowboys fail to make the playoffs, I think Garrett will be very much on the hot seat. Same could be said for Coughlin although I don't feel like the 'calls for his head' so to speak have been as strong this season. Garrett has made some questionnable decisions and that's resulted in people questionning his ability to lead this team.
Steve OK [via mobile]
Will Harrison be suspended? I don't think so. I think Cleveland people are in more trouble.
D'Arcy Maine (7:59 PM)
The NFL is considering a suspension for James Harrison after his helmet-to-helmet hit on Colt McCoy in Thursday's game. His history with this issue is obviously a huge factor in the NFL's decision. He's paid more in fines related to it than I'll make in my lifetime. I could see him getting a 1-game ban just to send a message. While I do think Harrison can be a dirty player, I'm not entirely sure he should get suspended for this. I have a bigger issue with the fact that the Browns put McCoy back in than the hit itself. That's a real problem in my mind.
Jeremy (Orlando, Fl) [via mobile]
God forbid the cowboys lose tonight, if that's the case who will win the nfc east?
D'Arcy Maine (8:02 PM)
Keep in mind, these two teams meet again (on New Year's Day) before it's all said and done. I think the Cowboys win today but even if they don't, I still think they're the favorite to win the NFC East. Despite their typical December woes.
D'Arcy Maine (8:07 PM)
That does it for me, gang. I'll be live blogging during the game. Hope you'll join me there as well. I promise Tim Tebow references and any Khloe Karashian sightings. Thanks for the questions and enjoy the game!