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  • Giants beat Rangers for 3-1 World Series lead

    10/31/2010 8:54:11 PM PDT · by Schatze · 50 replies
    Edmonton Journal ^ | October 31, 2010 | Reuters
    ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct 31 (Reuters) - The San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers 4-0 on Sunday to move within one victory of their first World Series title in 56 years. A superb performance by 21-year-old rookie left-hander Madison Bumgarner helped San Francisco claim a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Fall Classic. Home runs by Aubrey Huff and Buster Posey provided the firepower for the Giants, now one win away from clinching their first Major League Baseball championship since 1954 when they played in New York. Game Five of the Series will be played on Monday, with San Francisco sending...
  • Swing Along With Mitch

    10/31/2010 3:25:39 PM PDT · by BluesDuke
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 31, 2010 | Yours, Truly
    Somehow you just knew things were going to be a little different in Game Three when a rookie who hails from the mutual hometown of a legendarily raunchy blues woman and an angel of death puts the Texas Rangers back on the scoreboard while a suddenly-savvy fellow who thought his career would end in Japan does what everyone assumed Cliff Lee was supposed to do right out of the World Series chute. Mitch Moreland won't be anthologised on any future collections of some of the raciest blues ever shaven dry---which, by the way, was sort of the title of one...
  • Rangers give Giants the ol' Texas 1-2

    10/30/2010 9:20:59 PM PDT · by Immerito · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/30/2010 | Jim Reeves
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The last images to splash across The Ballpark's video board above the Home Run Porch before the Texas Rangers took the field Saturday night for the first World Series game ever played in North Texas may rank as the most memorable moment in Texas sports history. Also, probably not coincidentally, the most inspirational. Mitch Moreland AP Photo/Matt SlocumPerhaps taking a cue from owner Nolan Ryan, Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland delivered an early blow that wobbled the Giants. On the video board it is once again Aug. 4, 1993, and 46-year-old Nolan Ryan -- who moments earlier...
  • Move Over, Idiots---Meet the Morons

    10/29/2010 4:58:46 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 15 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 29, 2010 | Yours Truly
    This one's already shaping up to be a brain bender. It might well stay that way even if the San Francisco Giants end up winning the thing in four straight. It might well stay that way even if the Texas Rangers pick themselves up, dust themselves off, start all over again, and remind the Giants what usually happens when you pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger. The Giants got away with pulling that mask Wednesday night and then left no witnesses behind. That's how profoundly they committed police brutality against the Rangers, caring not a whit for any...
  • Walks in the Park

    10/28/2010 9:04:49 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 11 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 28, 2010 | Yours truly
    So what happened to the great pitching duels we were supposed to see in at least the first and maybe the first two World Series games? One of them got obliterated in what threatened to become a San Francisco Giants blowout, and the second got walked not so gently into that good gray night by a Texas Rangers bullpen to whom the strike zone suddenly seemed low, away, inside, or all the above. And when the Rangers' walking men finished gift-wrapping what turned out to be a second straight night's six-or-better run inning, the bottom of the eighth, Aaron Rowand---yet...
  • They Might Be Giants, After All

    10/27/2010 9:30:41 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 57 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 27, 2010 | Yours Truly
    The San Francisco Giants might have been the Dirty Couple of Dozen in their manager's affectionate eyes, but they might also be giants. They sure looked like it when the World Series got to the bottom of the fifth in Game One Wednesday night and they exposed Cliff Lee as only human, after all. And then they got close enough to being cut back down to midgets before hanging in just tenaciously enough to wrest an 11-7 win from a bunch of Texas Rangers who didn't exactly feel like going gently into that not-so-warm San Franciscan night. The Giants spent...
  • WORLD SERIES - Rangers vs Giants ***Live Thread***

    10/27/2010 4:05:25 PM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 1,298 replies ^ | 10-27-10
    Game 1: Tonight in San Francisco 6:30 p.m. (Texas time) on FOXSee the full schedule at
  • Michelle congratulates the Giants

    10/26/2010 12:27:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 10/26/10 | AMIE PARNES
    There's something Jill Biden couldn't say to a crowd of big donors from the San Francisco on Monday night: Congratulations.
  • These Giant Davids . . .

    10/24/2010 11:22:56 AM PDT · by BluesDuke · 6 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 24, 2010 | Yours Truly
    This is how charmed this theoretically motley collection of San Francisco Giants---their own manager calls them the Dirty Dozen---just so happens to be while holding the National League pennant in their happy hands: They beat the big, bad Philadelphian Goliath in spite of being outscored in the League Championship Series by one run. These Giant Davids beat the big, bad Philadelphian Goliath with a less-than-Bunyanesque eighth-inning home run that came through the courtesy of Phillies manager Charlie Manuel leaving in a righthanded reliever to face a shortstop who'd hit all but two of his 24 regular season bombs against righthanded...
  • Giants Win the Pennant!

    10/23/2010 9:02:48 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 121 replies
    10/23/10 | Bruce Boche
    3-2 in a classic nailbiter. Unreal bottom-of-the-ninth suspense. Great postseason for both clubs!
  • Rabbit, Run

    10/18/2010 10:40:02 AM PDT · by BluesDuke
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | October 18, 2010 | Yours truly
    A second baseman by trade playing third base for the San Francisco Giants like . . . a second baseman by trade, and it caught up to him early and often Sunday, helping cost his team a run at the outset and putting them in jeopardy enough otherwise. A pitcher reaching base to lead off an inning and running the bases for the Philadelphia Phillies like he has a hellhound on his trail, or at least a swift center fielder ready to cut him down, then scoring the first of a five-run inning that put the Giants away for keeps...
  • NLCS Game 2 Live Thread- San Francisco Giants at the Philadelphia Phillies

    10/17/2010 5:49:50 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    n/a | 10/17/2010 | n/a
    Pitches: Sanchez vs Oswalt
  • ALCS and NLCS 2010 Live Thread

    10/16/2010 2:53:44 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 189 replies · 4+ views ^ | 10/16/10 | raccoonradio
    ALCS and NLCS 2010 live thread Yankees vs. Rangers--TBS Phillies vs. Giants--Fox World Series will be on Fox
  • SPEAKING OF SPORTS: Welcome to Yankee Hating Season

    10/09/2010 1:33:32 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 44 replies
    The Morning Journal ^ | Oct. 9, 2010 | Jim Ingraham
    The New York Yankees this year had a payroll of $206 million. The San Diego Padres had a payroll of $37 million — and neither team won its division. So who had the better year? I think it was Paul McCartney who once said, “I don’t care too much for money ‘cause money can’t buy you a World Series championship, although it can pretty consistently get you into the playoffs.” He’s right. Lance Berkman is making $14.5 million this year. That’s more than the combined salaries of the Indians’ entire starting lineup in their last game of the season —...
  • There Are Giants Crawling the Postseason Land

    10/04/2010 2:39:35 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 26 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | 4 October 2010 | Yours, Truly
    This looks like it's going to be a pleasantly exciting postseason for the most part. Everybody with me? Good. Now listen up. Step aside, Empire Emeritus. Savour your still-recent laurels, Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies. You've made it this far and have earned your props, but you're playing way out of your league, Cincinnati Reds. (Fact: This season's Little Red Tinkertoys, a likeable bunch when their leadoff man isn't jawing their way into nasty brawls with teams from St. Louis, did most of their winning against sub-.500 teams, while compiling a losing record against .500+ teams.) It hasn't been...
  • Kevin Mitchell, Giants Legend, To Stand Trial for Alleged Golf Course Beating

    09/17/2010 3:05:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Weekly ^ | September 17, 2010 | Joe Eskenazi,
    Kevin Mitchell, the home run-hitting savant who powered the San Francisco Giants' 1980s-era teams and occupies a place in every fan's heart, is less revered by a concussed San Diego-area golfer. A man named Leonard Lerma claims the 1989 National League Most Valuable Player leaped out of a golf cart on hole No. 13 of the Bonita Golf Club on July 21, then slapped and beat him.
  • The One Man Who Can Stop Albert Pujols From Winning the Triple Crown (not Votto of Cincinnati)

    08/27/2010 1:54:07 PM PDT · by dselig · 7 replies
    The Bleacher Report ^ | 8/25/10 | By Joseph DelGrippo (Featured Columnist)
    During Monday night's St. Louis Cardinals loss to the last-place (and worst record in baseball) Pittsburgh Pirates, Albert Pujols was 3-for-5 with a double, raising his batting average to .322. I know this stat is not important to saber heads (please bear with us), but for this argument it is imperative. Meanwhile, on the west coast, Cincinnati's Joey Votto went 1-for-4 in a 13-5 drubbing by the now offensively resurgent San Francisco Giants. That effort dropped Votto's season average to .323, a single point above Pujols. With Pujols ahead in the National League in home runs (33) and RBI (92),...
  • Bobby Thomson, who hit the 'shot heard 'round the world' home run for the Giants, dies at 86

    08/17/2010 11:45:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 17, 2010 | Bill Madden and Michael O'Keeffe
    The man who hit the most famous home run in baseball history is gone. Bobby Thomson, whose "shot heard 'round the world" capped a best-of-three playoff and the Giants' miracle comeback to win the 1951 National League pennant over the Dodgers, died Monday night at his home in Savannah, Georgia.
  • Baseball 2010 Thread

    07/05/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Online Sources and Our Twisted Imaginations | Monday, July 5, 2010 | everybody
     East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 New York Yankees 50 31 .617 -- 28-13 22-18 20-11 10-7 9-6 Won 2 6-4 Boston Red Sox 49 33 .598 1.5 29-17 20-16 18-17 10-9 8-2 Lost 1 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays 48 33 .593 2.0 20-19 28-14 19-10 11-6 11-6 Won 2 6-4 Toronto Blue Jays 41 42 .494 10.0 21-19 20-23 13-14 11-9 10-8 Lost 2 2-8 Baltimore Orioles 25 57 .305 25.5 16-25 9-32 9-27 4-6 5-13 Lost 1 5-5  Central W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 Detroit...
  • AT&T Park at 10: A home run of an urban concept

    04/13/2010 4:53:57 PM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies · 373+ views
    SFGATE ^ | Sunday, April 11, 2010 | C.W. Nevius
    No one follows the Giants more avidly than Corinne Woods. She has a baseball schedule tacked up on the wall in her Mission Creek houseboat, keeps another in her car, and even carries a pocket version in her wallet. She's not a baseball fan. She's just trying to make sure she can get out of the neighborhood before baseball fans swarm the streets. "We live and die by the Giants' schedule," said Woods. "Can I get to the store before the game? Can I get there before the seventh inning when everyone starts to leave?" Exactly 10 years ago today,...
  • Tiki Barber dumps pregnant wife for hot blonde

    04/07/2010 8:31:34 PM PDT · by southern rock · 70 replies · 3,860+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 7,2010 | By EMILY SMITH and CHRIS WILSON
    Ex-Giants superstar Tiki Barber has dumped his 8-months-pregnant wife, Ginny, for sexy former NBC intern Traci Lynn Johnson, sources told The Post last night. The football star-turned-"Today" show-correspondent left his wife of 11 years, Ginny, for the 23-year-old blonde, who also worked at 30 Rock, the sources said.
  • Giants announcer Miller, a enthusiastic, brilliant baseball geek, worthy of our ears, HOF entry

    02/07/2010 1:07:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies · 340+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | February 7, 2010 | Wallace Baine
    As long as Vin Scully can still fog a mirror, we can't say, in good conscience, that Jon Miller is the finest baseball broadcaster in the known universe. But as far as second place goes? There's no one else in sight.

    01/24/2010 9:40:57 AM PST · by mainepatsfan · 1,797 replies · 29,331+ views
  • Lincecum's the one; that makes two Cys

    11/19/2009 11:41:09 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 11 replies · 503+ views ^ | 11/19/09 | Chris Haft
    SAN FRANCISCO -- For Tim Lincecum, less was indeed more in 2009. The San Francisco Giants right-hander won fewer games but added to his pitching legend. Lincecum repeated as the National League Cy Young Award winner, besting St. Louis right-handers Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright despite getting fewer first-place selections than Wainwright in the vote conducted by the Baseball Writers' Association of America and announced on Thursday.
  • Saudi prince's Cowboys-colored jet could land him in hot water

    09/18/2009 9:49:48 AM PDT · by Judges Gone Wild · 25 replies · 2,146+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 9/17/2009 | Maria Recio
    WASHINGTON -- When the Dallas Cowboys play their first home game Sunday night and unveil their new stadium to a national television audience, the best seats in the house will be in the ultra-exclusive Owners Club. The suites in that area sold for $500,000 a year, feature an upscale bar, personal guards and private elevator that whisks suite holders from underground parking directly to their section on the Hall of Fame level. One of the big-money suite holders is a prince who finds himself mired in controversy over his private jet, which is painted in the colors of his beloved...
  • Dusty Rhodes dies at 82; pinch-hitting hero of 1954 World Series

    06/19/2009 12:27:43 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 768+ views
    LA Times / AP ^ | 6/19/09 | Kevin Baxter
    Dusty Rhodes, a light-hitting, hard-drinking outfielder who was at his best on baseball's biggest stage, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Wednesday at a Las Vegas hospital. He was 82. Rhodes, whose left-handed swing was tailor-made for the short right-field porch at the New York Giants' home in the Polo Grounds, never batted more than 244 times in seven big-league seasons and had a career average of just .253. But in his only World Series, in 1954, he delivered a game-winning pinch-hit home run in the 10th inning of Game 1, a game-tying pinch-hit single in Game 2 and a two-run pinch...

    01/10/2009 8:26:14 AM PST · by mainepatsfan · 1,085 replies · 11,968+ views
    2008 NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF WEEKEND LIVE THREAD January 10th - 4:30PM ET @ January 10th - 8:15PM ET @ January 11th - 1:00PM ET @ January 11th - 4:45PM ET @
  • If Cheerleaders Had Playoffs, Who would win this weekend's games? (OF COURSE there are pictures)

    01/09/2009 6:19:06 PM PST · by Stoat · 49 replies · 12,366+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 9, 2009
     GAME 1: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants. The Eagles cheerleaders are a plucky bunch with big plans. They have their own 2009 calendar, and each cheerleader has her own introductory video on their website. We like their multimedia approach.  GAME 1: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants. Eagles cheerleader Stephanie is a senior at the University of Delaware majoring in Nursing. This is her fourth year as an Eagles cheerleader. We like the stick-to-it-iveness that represents.       GAME 2: Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers. Freshman Cardinals cheerleader Stephanie's favorite food is filet mignon, and she enjoys cooking,...

    12/16/2008 4:52:28 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 79 replies · 3,359+ views
    nypost ^ | 12/15/08 | nypost
    MODEST PROPOSAL: Sondra Fortunato says she was told to dress less sexily at Giants games. MAYBE she should have just carried a loaded firearm into Giants Stadium. Over 30 years, Sondra Fortunato has become the unofficial mascot of her favorite NFL team, delighting and annoying fans at Giants home games with her bodacious physique, rhinestone tiara and skimpy outfits that heat up the frigid stadium.
  • Video: Plaxico Burress On Gun Safety

    12/05/2008 10:08:57 AM PST · by ElKafir · 12 replies · 900+ views
    Some tips on gun safety from New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress.
  • Court Orders Unsealing of Settlement in Stadium Beer Vendor Liability Case

    12/04/2008 6:42:53 AM PST · by frithguild · 8 replies · 772+ views
    New Jersey Law Journal via ^ | Thursday December 4, 2008, 3:02 am EST | Henry Gottlieb
    Secrecy must be lifted on how much a Giants Stadium vending company agreed to pay last year to a girl whose paralyzing injuries in a crash with a drunken fan called attention to alcohol abuse at sporting events, a New Jersey appeals court said Wednesday. The Appellate Division held, in Verni v. Lanzaro , A-1816-07, that a Bergen County judge erred when he sealed all records of the June 2007 settlement and subsequent proceedings to protect the privacy of the girl, Antonia Verni. The three-judge appeals panel agreed with an open public record's advocacy group that moved for the unsealing,...
  • Giants WR Burress suffers accidental gunshot wound.

    11/29/2008 12:53:17 PM PST · by sean327 · 15 replies · 785+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 Nov 2008 | Yahoo
    Giants WR Burress suffers accidental gunshot wound New York Giants star wide receiver Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday, according to multiple media reports. Burress was hospitalized with gunshot injuries Friday night that were not believed to be life-threatening, FOX reported Saturday.
  • Giants kicker hopes to use fame to shorten drug-dealing sibling's jail term (wants Bush's pardon)

    11/26/2008 10:27:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 726+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 11.26.08 | BRENDAN BROSH
    From the archives: Tynes kicks up cause for jailed brother Myers: Giants kings on Super subway Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes wants one more unlikely victory in this Super Bowl year - and he's hoping the Bush administration can make it happen. Tynes, the hero of the NFC title game, seeks a White House order freeing his jailed brother Mark, a convicted drug trafficker doing 27 years.   Lawrence Tynes acknowledges his older brother's guilt but believes the sentence is overly harsh.  "The situation that Mark found himself in was partly due to his own mistakes," says newly hired lawyer Robert...
  • As yards pile up, so do the jokes for the New York Giants' offensive line (NFL)

    10/12/2008 9:48:28 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 5 replies · 537+ views ^ | 10/12/2008 | Mike Garafolo
    Shaun O'Hara ducked behind the wall outside the Giants' locker room, trying to make his 303 pounds small enough to hide in a little cubby hole long enough to scare his fellow offensive linemen. "Rrrraaaaahhhh!" O'Hara growled when Rich Seubert, Chris Snee and Kareem McKenzie came around the corner on their way to practice. "Rrrraaaaahhhh!" Snee and Seubert yelled back, neither of them having flinched. McKenzie, a few days removed from suffering a concussion, never broke stride and kept looking straight ahead. David Diehl, who emerged from the locker room moments after O'Hara's failed scare tactic, let out a "Rrrraaaaahhhh!"...
  • Forbidden Archeology: Human Giants Then And Now

    09/28/2008 1:27:28 PM PDT · by Justice Department · 134 replies · 20,184+ views
    Almost every form of life that has existed on earth appears to have gone through a ‘giant’ phase. There have been giant plants, giant insects, giant reptiles, giant birds, giant fish, giant mammals and giant humans.
  • Burress suspended for failure to appear, not returning calls

    09/24/2008 8:43:51 AM PDT · by Jersey Republican Biker Chick · 5 replies · 140+ views news services ^ | 09/24/2008 | news services
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress was suspended for one game by the New York Giants on Wednesday for an undisclosed violation of team rules. General manager Jerry Reese and coach Tom Coughlin informed Burress of the suspension Wednesday morning before the team held a bye-week practice. The suspension takes effect immediately, meaning Burress will miss the Giants' game against the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 5. The Giants have a bye week, so Burress will lose two paychecks under the suspension. He will not be with the team during the bye week, and won't be allowed to...
  • Sadly, One Play Defined Merkle's Career, Life

    09/23/2008 12:53:33 PM PDT · by steve-b · 6 replies · 186+ views
    ESPN ^ | 9/23/08 | Ed Sherman
    WATERTOWN, Wis. -- Fred Merkle was born in Watertown, Wis., in 1888, but he spent only one year there before his family moved to Toledo, Ohio. Still, that didn't prevent Watertown resident David Stalker from claiming Merkle as the town's very own. He spearheaded an effort to erect a monument in Merkle's honor. Set in black marble with a baseball perched on top, the monument notes that Merkle was a "potent line-drive hitter and agile first-baseman." It says he was a member of six World Series teams. However, there is no mention on the monument of the play that earned...
  • The "Merkle Blunder" and baseball's most famous do-over (100 years ago today)

    09/23/2008 10:57:00 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 12 replies · 571+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | September 23, 2008 | David Hinckley
    One hundred years ago this afternoon, the New York Giants and the Chicago Cubs played a game that can still be found on baseball's figurative Mount Rushmore, next to the Bobby Thompson home run game, the Sandy Amoros catch game, Don Larsen's perfect game, and the game where Carlton Fisk waved it fair. No one who played in or saw the game is alive. The Polo Grounds, where it was played, was demolished a half century ago. Doesn't matter. Some games just endure. More specifically, what happened on Sept. 23, 1908, was this. With the first breezes of autumn in...
  • Giants visit White House

    05/09/2008 11:10:32 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 24 replies · 68+ views ^ | 04/30/2008 | Michael Eisen
    WASHINGTON - President Bush lauded the NFL champion Giants today, calling their Super Bowl XLII triumph over the New England Patriots, “one of the great, legendary games in our country’s history.” Bush made his remarks at a 30-minute ceremony to honor the 2007 Giants on the South Lawn of the White House that capped an incredible day for the organization. Approximately 40 players, the coaching staff and members of the front office visited with wounded soldiers and Marines at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The group received a private tour of the White House, then a standing ovation at the...
  • The Super Bowl ring

    04/01/2008 11:18:15 PM PDT · by Cedar · 54 replies · 3,219+ views
    NYPost ^ | Giants Blog
    The Giants unveiled the design of their Super Bowl championship ring today, a white gold sparkler that will feature about 1.5 carats in diamonds. The new ring will even make seven-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Strahan happy. Shortly after the Giants won the NFL championship with a 17-14 win over the previously undefeated New England Patriots, Strahan said he wanted a “10-table ring.” Loosely defined: He wanted a ring that could be seen 10 tables away in a restaurant. “There was some discussion about maybe one of the rings was too big,” said center Shaun O’Hara, who was among...
  • Discovery Of Vast Prehistoric Works Built By Giants?

    02/28/2008 4:25:52 PM PST · by blam · 82 replies · 6,429+ views
    Raider News Network ^ | 2-24-2008 | David E. Flynn
    Discovery of vast prehistoric works built by Giants?The Geoglyphs of Teohuanaco Posted: February 24, 2008 1:00 am EasternBy David E. Flynn© 2008 RaidersNewsNetwork The size and scope of David Flynn's Teohuanaco discovery simply surpasses comprehension. Mammoth traces of intelligence carved in stone and covering hundreds of square miles. For those who understand what they are seeing here for the first time, this could indeed be the strongest evidence ever found of prehistoric engineering by those who were known and feared throughout the ancient world as gods. ~ Thomas Horn This satellite image (above) is a portion of the Andean foothills...
  • Congress contgratulates the New York Giants on their Superbowl Victory

    02/15/2008 5:10:52 PM PST · by zendari · 12 replies · 113+ views
    Congratulating the National Football League champion New York Giants for winning Super Bowl XLII and completing one of the most remarkable postseason runs in professional sports history. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Whereas the entire Giants franchise has become a model of professionalism, teamwork, and community service in representing the entire New York and New Jersey metropolitan area: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives congratulates the National Football League champion New York Giants for winning Super Bowl XLII and completing one of the most impressive seasons in professional sports history.
  • Goodell would give indemnification to Walsh for materials from Pats' days

    02/07/2008 7:13:44 AM PST · by FishTale · 7 replies · 144+ views ^ | Chris Mortensen
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday at the Pro Bowl that the NFL is willing to give former Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh legal indemnification for any information and materials he would provide to the league regarding his work with the Patriots.
  • Giants March Through 'Canyon of Heroes' in Lower Manhattan

    02/05/2008 8:04:39 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 6 replies · 134+ views
    Super Tuesday indeed. It's estimated more than one million people filled the streets of Manhattan Tuesday, and it wasn't just so they could place their votes in the primary election. A ticker-tape parade kicked off at 11 a.m. in celebration of the New York Giants and their spectacular victory in Super Bowl XLII. The extravaganza began on Broadway at Battery Place and moved north through a blizzard of 50 tons of confetti and streamers past the financial district and the site of the World Trade Center, before a finale at City Hall Park. The stretch is known as the "Canyon...
  • (Vanity) Super Bowl Joke

    02/04/2008 6:25:37 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 3 replies · 130+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2-4-2008 | grey_whiskers
    It is reported that Sir Isaac Newton (who pioneered in gravity, optics, and other matters scientific and mathematical) once said: "If I have seen farther than others, it was because I was standing on the shoulders of giants." After the Super Bowl, Tom Brady said, "If I have not thrown as well as others, it was because the Giants were standing on my shoulders."
  • History derailed. Giants ruin Patriots' quest for perfection with 17-14 stunner

    02/04/2008 12:00:09 AM PST · by Polybius · 167 replies · 653+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 4, 2008 | Dan Shaughnessy
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - There'll be no Hub parade on Super Tuesday. No commemorative books about "Path to Perfection." In New England, the church bells all are broken. Two-touchdown favorites and touted as possibly the greatest football team of all-time, the Patriots were beaten by the New York Giants, 17-14, in Super Bowl XLII last night at University of Phoenix Stadium. Twenty-three hundred miles from Foxborough, an 18-0 season dissolved when New York's Eli Manning found Plaxico Burress in the end zone for a 13-yard touchdown pass with 35 seconds left. The Patriots lost the Super Bowl. It is an alternate...
  • Fraud Under the Hood

    02/03/2008 8:48:23 AM PST · by Whitebread · 43 replies · 83+ views
    The NY Post ^ | 02-03-08 | BART HUBBUCH
    One could argue that Bill Belichick owes everything to Mo Lewis. After all, if the Jets New York Jets outside linebacker hadn't almost killed Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe - literally - with that brutal hit seven years ago, Belichick could very well be some team's defensive coordinator today. ....
  • Open Letter to Arlen Specter

    02/03/2008 6:22:45 AM PST · by bluedressman · 17 replies · 158+ views
    Dear Senator Specter, With all due respect, but given your abysmal failures over the last 40 years of not being able to find yourself a real job, can you please leave our sports alone until after the off season? Or does your fragile ego require that you get in the way on the biggest day of the season so that it is about YOU and not the game? Why have you confused public service with a career of helping to destroy our republic at the expense of satisfying your pathetic self existence? What is it about this potential story that...
  • Super Bowl XLII Live Thread (New York Giants win 17-14)

    02/02/2008 4:33:25 PM PST · by mainepatsfan · 2,917 replies · 3,696+ views
    OFFICIAL FR SUPER BOWL XLII LIVE THREAD NEW YORK GIANTS VS NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Sunday February 3, 2008 At University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, AZ 6:17PM ET TV Network: FOX
  • Ode to the ( New England )Patriots.

    02/02/2008 6:17:08 AM PST · by Leisler · 109 replies · 430+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 31, 2008 12:46 p.m. | RUSSELL ROBERTS
    You're rooting for the Patriots to lose. I don't blame you. If they weren't my team, I'd probably be rooting against them too. I understand your dislike. The boredom of perfection. The unsporting offensive onslaught. The records broken. That cover boy with the dimples at quarterback. Spygate. Really, when you look closely, what's to like? But I come from a different place. I remember the first Patriots championship appearance. It was January 1964 and I was nine years old. The Pats suffered a 51-10 blowout....