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  • 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
    NJ.com ^ | 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'...
  • Giants and Jets Submit Plans for New Stadium (NFL/New York)

    12/12/2005 1:07:50 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 17 replies · 402+ views
    Giants.com ^ | 12/12/2005 | Michael Eisen
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants and Jets today took another step toward building a new jointly owned stadium next door to their existing home when Giants Stadium LLC and Jets Development LLC jointly submitted a preliminary Master Site Plan for the New Meadowlands Stadium and its surroundings to the New Jersey Sports Authority. > VIEW SELECT RENDERINGS FROM THE JOINT PROPOSAL The stadium, which is expected to seat approximately 80,000 people, will be the centerpiece of one of the most innovative and memorable spectator environments in professional sports. The parties continue to work on design and financing details for...
  • Giants Share Memories of Mara (Giants Practice Report)

    10/27/2005 10:55:50 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 8 replies · 447+ views
    Giants.com ^ | 10/26/2005 | Michael Eisen
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Amani Toomer thought he had a chance to make the NFC Pro Bowl team in 2002, but when the votes were counted with two games remaining in the season, the Giants’ wide receiver came up short. But Toomer was an All-Pro to an important man who didn’t have a vote, Wellington Mara, and that meant more to him than the conference-wide ballot. “He said, ‘You made my Pro Bowl,’” Toomer said today. “That’s all I needed. I was happy the next day. I said, ‘Okay, I made the Pro Bowl this year.’ It made me feel...
  • Current Giants a team Mara could be proud of (NFL-Giants)

    10/26/2005 9:10:40 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 6 replies · 200+ views
    NFL.com ^ | 10/26/2005 | Phil Simms
    (Oct. 26, 2005) -- I've read and heard so many wonderful things this week about Giants owner Wellington Mara, who passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 89. First and foremost is the unselfishness that he displayed years ago when he consented to and supported the concept of revenue sharing. That business decision alone sums up everything that Wellington Mara was about. Think how much money that probably cost the New York Giants. But Mara was willing to do it because it benefited the league as a whole. Then again, maybe it didn't cost the Giants more money --...
  • ExtremeSkins Fan View: Loaded For Bear

    09/09/2005 5:03:30 AM PDT · by 7thson · 11 replies · 808+ views
    ExtremeSkins.com ^ | September 8, 2005 | Mark Steven
    An anonymous wise man once said, "the only good preseason is a finished preseason...with, like, no major injuries." Perhaps our undercover wise man fails to quite stand alongside Longfellow for etymological elegance, but he was most assuredly on point in the case of the 2005 Washington Redskins. Roughly four days hence, what transpired over the past four weeks will be but a fleeting memory--the casually discarded satin prelude to an evening of intimate revelry. Ahem. Bottom line, the 2005 preseason was a good one. And that's all I have to say about that. When we last left the real Washington...
  • Saying 'No way' to the Say Hey Kid

    04/22/2005 2:09:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies · 1,199+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 22, 2005 | JoAnna Daemmrich
    HAGERSTOWN - It was 1950 when baseball great Willie Mays made his minor league debut at the humble ballpark here to catcalls and racial jeers. He hit two doubles and a home run. Almost no one applauded. Years passed, and this blue-collar town in Western Maryland wanted to make amends with the Giants' legendary center fielder. When a reluctant Mays returned last summer, after turning down earlier invitations, Mayor William M. Breichner publicly apologized to the 73-year-old Hall of Famer and promised to name a street in his honor. Unfortunately, the street the mayor picked - Memorial Boulevard - proved...
  • It's chic to knit and purl with the girls ... and guys

    01/16/2004 12:45:43 PM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 61 replies · 968+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 1/16/2004 | George R. Plagenz
    What's wrong with this picture? A man and a woman are seated next to each other on a plane. She is reading a book, he is knitting. If you said, ''Men don't knit, women do,'' that's not the right answer. Actually, there is nothing wrong with the picture. More men are knitting today, including many whose names you will recognize -- such as Roosevelt ''Rosey'' Grier, a former star tackle with the New York Giants pro football team and the Los Angeles Rams; actors Russell Crowe and David Arquette, and Robert Gottlieb, former editor of The New Yorker magazine. Knitting...
  • NY Mayor says he wanted to bring Giants cheerleaders for troops, but there aren't any

    11/26/2003 5:43:11 PM PST · by Destro · 72 replies · 679+ views
    newsday.com ^ | November 24, 2003, 4:55 PM EST | AP
    Mayor says he wanted to bring Giants cheerleaders, but there aren't any November 24, 2003, 4:55 PM EST NEW YORK (AP) _ When Mayor Michael Bloomberg told U.S. troops in Kosovo that he'd considered bringing the New York Giants cheerleaders along with him, the soldiers laughed and hooted. Problem is, the Giants don't have cheerleaders _ not of the skimpily clad, pom-pom waving variety, anyhow. "I actually thought about bringing the New York Giants cheerleaders this time," Bloomberg told U.S. peacekeepers at Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo on Monday. "Eh, well, I'm not so sure if you see them (you'd) want...
  • Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm Dies

    08/24/2002 3:21:32 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 76 replies · 1,026+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 23 August 2002 | Associated Press
    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm, the first reliever elected to the Hall of Fame and the last pitcher to throw a no-hitter against the New York Yankees, has died. Wilhelm died Friday, but the cause of death was not released. Baseball records listed him at 79 years old, though the funeral home handling the arrangements said he was 80. Wilhelm played from 1952 and 1972 and when he retired, he held the major league record for games pitched at 1,070. Jesse Orosco and Dennis Eckersley have since passed that mark. While known for his fluttering pitch — it...