In an NFC East nobody wants to win, a division where the champion could well be 7-9 when all this is said and done, the Giants are looking pretty good right now.
How might these two perform? Ah, that’s the rub. The names are nice, but names don’t win football games.
You get the idea that nothing is ever going to be pretty in this Giants season. Then again, division races aren’t decided on looks and personality. Wins are all that count.
This grand unveiling Jason Pierre-Paul has planned for Sunday could turn out to be a big fizzle. But let’s take the optimistic route because, hey, the 2-6 Giants need all the good vibes that come their way.
We are all under stress. It’s part of living in a competitive, capitalist society. It is part of human interaction. The only way for any of us to avoid that is to follow the doctor’s orders: Remove stress from life’s equation. Yeah, right.
The Jets graduated Sunday. They beat a good Saints team, led by a good quarterback in Drew Brees, 26-20, through timely offense and fantastic defense.
Wilpon alluded to sweeping changes this week. But if he thinks Poppa Fred is ever going to spring for a wholesale roster rebuild, he’d better shake himself back into reality.
Admit it. If the devil had walked into Cortland with contract that said as much, you’d gladly have pricked your finger and signed.
Oh, the possibilities of what might have been had the Giants received similar efforts from the get-go. Instead, they head into the bye at 2-6, thinking about how they might scrape their way to .500.
It’s the old formula for A-Rod. Deny, deny, deny until somebody proves otherwise. The way baseball is stumbling around with this, they may never prove anything.
By its very nature, the media has given even the most modest of users an overinflated sense of self-importance. It has turned the egotistical and self-absorbed athlete into an even larger bigger-than-life entity.
The Jets won a game Sunday on a call an official may never favor them with again in 2013. So, ya wanna throw it back? Of course not.
In a week where the Cardinals pushed the Dodgers to the brink of NLCS elimination and the Red Sox did the same in their ALCS matchup with the pitching-rich Tigers, this area’s teams gave the hometown fans at least a good chuckle.
If the Giants’ season gets any worse — and with Minnesota and Adrian Peterson coming up Monday night there’s a fine chance it will — one can bet a few changes will be happening shortly after what is affectionately known as “baggie day.”
For all that went wrong, some of Smith’s problems were the fault of the coaching staff. Rex Ryan and Marty Mornhinweg called a conservative game, so much so that they hamstrung the rookie from what he does best.