NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The countdown calendar to Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium is apparently in the trash along with the New York Giants’ season.
The calendar, hung near the Giants’ locker room, was thought up by general manager Jerry Reese, who was looking to put his team on notice after missing the playoffs three out of four years.
Now it’ll be four of five. The Giants were eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday.
“I didn’t put it up, so I’m not taking it down,” coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News.
Coughlin was asked whether the so-called clock to Feb. 2 had been sacked.
“I don’t know,” he replied. “You tell me.”
Shortly after his comments hit Twitter, various outlets reported that time had indeed run out on the countdown calendar.
“Nothing takes away the sting except getting in the tournament and having a chance to win the Super Bowl,” Reese said in July. “We want to do better and we will do better.”
With three games remaining, the Giants (5-8) are guaranteed to finish worse than 2012, when they went 9-7 and missed the playoffs. They’ll host the Seattle Seahawks (11-2) on Sunday.
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