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  • NFL’s Olivier Vernon tells fans if they don’t like him kneeling, ‘don’t come to the game’

    12/04/2017 4:44:20 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 95 replies ^ | Valerie Richardson
    New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon ignited an outcry after telling fans if they don’t approve of his decision to kneel for the national anthem, “don’t come to the game.” The retort came after Vernon, the only member of the Giants still regularly taking a knee, told reporters that he had been heckled by fans in response to his season-long protest. “You hear ‘coward’ and ‘stand up’ and ‘disgrace,’” Vernon said. “It’s fine. As long as nobody comes on the field and touches me. You stay where you at, you’re going to be all right. They have a right....
  • NFL player Olivier Vernon takes a knee during anthem (Thanksgiving game)

    11/24/2017 8:04:24 AM PST · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-23-17 | BRANDON CONRADIS
    New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon continued his protest on Thursday night, kneeling during the national anthem before a game against the Washington Redskins. Vernon, who has been kneeling since early on in the NFL season, appeared to be the only player to take a knee before the game. He was one of several NFL players who knelt last week. Prior to last Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Vernon told Newsday that he would continue kneeling, even as criticism of the protests continues.
  • Marshawn Lynch only stands for Mexican national anthem

    11/19/2017 4:06:31 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 45 replies
    Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during most of U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before their game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Lynch has not stood for the national anthem since returning from retirement this season. There did not appear to be any other protests during the anthem as the afternoon games kicked off. Five NFL players protested during the national anthems before early games. The Dolphins’ Kenny Stills, Julius Thomas and Michael Thomas took a knee before their game against Tampa Bay. Giants defensive lineman Olivier Vernon took a knee, as he...
  • Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul injured in fireworks accident: report

    07/05/2015 3:48:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Sunday, July 5, 2015, 5:27 PM | Justin Tasch
    Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul injured his hand in a Fourth of July fireworks accident, according to multiple reports. A radio host for WINZ in Miami tweeted that Pierre-Paul “severely injured” his hand, and multiple reports have confirmed Pierre-Paul suffered an injury. The extent of Pierre-Paul's injuries are unknown, but it appears he is not in danger of losing his hand and his injuries were not believed to be career-threatening, according to a source. The Giants did not confirmed or denied the story when contacted by the Daily News. Several Twitter users shared photos of a U-Haul truck full of...
  • 'I can't believe ESPN even allowed that to happen': former NFL running back (subject: Sam's kiss)

    05/12/2014 6:18:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 97 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 11, 2014 | Joshua Gardner
    A now-retired Super Bowl-winning NFL running back went on a Twitter tirade on Saturday after openly gay 2014 draft pick Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend on television. Derrick Ward, 33, who was a member of the New York Giants Super Bowl XLII-winning team, didn't hide his disdain for ESPN's decision to air Sam's smooch with boyfriend Vito Cammisano after learning he would become a St. Louis Ram. 'Man U got little kids lookin at the draft,' Ward complained. 'I can't believe ESPN even allowed that to happen.'
  • Allie Sherman Dies at 91; Led Giants to Title Games

    01/06/2015 9:31:02 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Allie Sherman, who possessed a dubious football pedigree as a left-handed quarterback at Brooklyn College but went on to take the New York Giants to National Football League title games in his first three seasons as their coach, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 91. His death was announced by his family. Sherman’s early years as the Giants’ coach have long been remembered as a revered time in the franchise’s history. His players included quarterbacks Charley Conerly and Y. A. Tittle, backs Alex Webster, Kyle Rote and Frank Gifford and wide receiver Del Shofner, as well...
  • Chris Christie in hot water with New York football fans after celebrating NFL playoff victory for

    01/05/2015 6:39:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 5, 2014 | Thomas Burrows
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie has landed himself in hot water after he was caught enthusiastically celebrating a victory for the Dallas Cowboys. Christie was filmed hugging Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones and his son Stephen in a garish orange sweater after Dallas defeated Detroit Lions in a match yesterday. A native of New Jersey, Christie follows the Cowboys despite his team having a long-standing rivalry with the New York Giants in his own state as they play in the same NFL conference every year. He also cheers for the Cowboys ahead of his state's other NFL team, the New York...
  • The classless NFL clowns, and the ‘experts’ who enable them

    12/13/2014 9:13:37 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Phil Mushnick
    To save time and syllables, we’re going journo-green today. Thus “common sense” will be replaced by “it,” as in “getting it.” And that’s the point: “it” doesn’t matter, not anymore. It doesn’t matter that the absurd, the grossly inaccurate and the just plain stupid easily can be eliminated. It is what it is. And that’s it. There will be no deviation from, let alone elimination of, the ridiculous, no matter how self-evident.
  • Alvin Dark, Giants' Shortstop and Manager, Dies at 92

    11/13/2014 3:04:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 13, 2014 | Richard Goldstein
    Alvin Dark, who was an All-Star shortstop and captain of the New York Giants' pennant-winning teams in the 1950s and later managed the team to a pennant in San Francisco, but who later found himself shadowed by controversy over his attitude toward black and Latino players, died on Thursday at his home in Easley, S.C. He was 92.
  • CBS' Phil Simms to avoid saying 'Redskins' in tonight's nationally televised NFL game in Washington

    09/25/2014 2:08:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 25 September 2014
    NEW YORK — CBS lead analyst Phil Simms plans to try to avoid saying “Redskins” during Washington’s nationally televised game against the New York Giants. ... Simms’ broadcast partner, play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz, said then that it’s “not my job to take a stance.”
  • Pep talk from teen battling illness spurs Giants to rout: 'Play like the world champions you are'

    11/27/2012 5:24:45 AM PST · by Kartographer · 3 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11/26/12 | Dan Wetzel
    Fifteen years old, with Burkitt's Lymphoma churning in his stomach, there was Adam Merchant, stepping out after Friday's practice in front of the New York Giants, his favorite team and Make-a-Wish first choice. Coach Tom Coughlin had charged him with the task of offering a few final words after a week of preparation and the kid didn't hold back, coming strong before concluding with a most simple message. "Play like the world champions you are," Adam told his heroes.
  • Alex Webster, Giants Running Back and Coach, Dies at 80

    03/04/2012 6:52:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 3, 2012 | Richard Goldstein
    Alex Webster, a powerful running back who helped propel the Giants to six division titles and a National Football League championship in the late 1950s and early ’60s and later became their coach for five seasons, died Saturday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He was 80.
  • 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.
  • New York Giants Release WR Plaxico Burress

    04/03/2009 12:58:49 PM PDT · by GreatDaggar · 22 replies · 851+ views
    New York Giants ^ | Michael Eisen
    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The Giants today announced they have released veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who played for the team the previous four seasons. The Giants announced on Friday that they had released veteran WR Plaxico Burress The status of Burress, 31, has been the subject of much conjecture since last Nov. 29, when he was wounded in an accidental shooting in a Manhattan nightclub. He was inactive for the Giants’ victory in Washington the following day, then placed on the reserve/non-football injury list for the remainder of the season. The team also fined Burress and suspended him for...
  • Giants receiver Plaxico Burress accidentally shoots himself in the leg

    11/29/2008 10:24:34 AM PST · by F16Fighter · 93 replies · 1,856+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/29/2008 | F16Fighter
    Talented but troubled Giants wideout Plaxico Burress, adding to his litany of off-field woes, accidentally shot himself in the leg on Friday night, a source told the Daily News on Saturday. Burress, 31, spent the night at a Manhattan hospital with the self-inflicted wound, according to the source. The injury was described only as non-life-threatening, and details of the accident remained sketchy. The Super Bowl hero, who caught the game-winning pass from Eli Manning, was already expected to miss Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins with a hamstring injury. The Giants were due on a Saturday afternoon flight to Washington....
  • 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!"...
  • In '57, final days of summer moved New York (50 Years Ago, the National League's Rape of New York)

    05/28/2007 11:00:20 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies · 324+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 28, 2007 | Dick Heller
    The vote was unanimous, and so Walter O'Malley of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Horace Stoneham of the New York Giants had permission to move their ballclubs to the West Coast. The date was May 28, 1957, 50 years ago today, and to some the idea was unthinkable. New York without National League baseball? Without the Giants of John McGraw and the Dodgers of Jackie Robinson? Without the most intense rivalry in all sports? It seemed like a dream, a nightmare to many. But although O'Malley and Stoneham claimed it was far from definite that their teams would move -- after...
  • Tiki Barber (New York Giants Runningback) says he likely will retire after season

    10/18/2006 10:12:07 AM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 54 replies · 1,187+ views
    MSNBC News Services ^ | 10-18-06 | MSNBC News Services
    New York Giants star and leading NFL rusher Tiki Barber said he probably will retire after the season, the New York Times reported Wednesday. “He’s seriously leaning toward it,” said Barber's business agent, Mark Lepselter. “I think he feels he’s perfected his craft, in a way, and is ready for something else.” ... Barber plans on a post-NFL career in television, and currently is very busy off the field, including jobs as a radio talk-show host, a children’s book author and co-host of “Fox & Friends,” a general news program on Fox News, the Times said. ... “For the longest...
  • Since 9/11, Giants' Accorsi there for young Stephanie (get the Kleenex ready)

    09/08/2006 7:08:14 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 13 replies · 592+ views
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Standing on the practice field, Ernie Accorsi turned and pointed to a patch in the New York skyline less than 5 miles away. "They used to be there," the Giants general manager said. "We could see them every day." As the fifth anniversary nears of the World Trade Center attacks, Accorsi can still see the towers where thousands perished. And he has spent the past five years living with a secret. “ She has sent me pictures every step of the way. She gives me little color pictures, class pictures from school. I have watched her...
  • Giants' Barber works out with soldiers (NFL)

    02/08/2006 9:54:21 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 9 replies · 411+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 2/07/2006 | John Nadel
    KAPOLEI, Hawaii -- Tiki Barber's young sons woke him around 5 a.m., understandable considering the five-hour time difference from the family's New York home. In essence, 3 1/2-year-old AJ and 23-month old Chason were serving as an alarm clock for their father, who was out the door shortly thereafter for a special workout that had nothing to do with football. Barber, in Hawaii for Sunday's Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium, went through a physical training session Tuesday morning with more than 100 soldiers who will be deployed Wednesday to Japan before going to Iraq next summer. The New York Giants'...