Eagles, Giants, and the NFL

1) Not a complete surprise that a ny giants blog would have ~80% of its respondents lining up to vote for them to win the Super Bowl. But how biased is this group? The online odds to win the Super Bowl paint a different picture, one where essentially the Steelers, Panthers and Giants are viewed almost equally. Considering how the Giants are the favorite, it should not be so unreasonable for the sample to be skewed. There is also a little bit of that battle for respect still working here- the variance between 7 of the 8 teams is very small. The Giants are only ~twice as likely to win the Super Bowl as the 7th best team. It’s bunched up- at least that is what the money says, not what we say.

2) The Browns hired Mangini. What am I missing? Maybe I can coach for 30 mins a game too and get a job.

3) Everyone loves Gilbrown. This guy can’t buy an interview, let alone a head coaching job. But others think he is such a great coordinator, why don’t they buy a franchise and give him the keys. It isn’t happening. I certainly hope he does a good job with the offense this Sunday, but it is very clear AROUND THE LEAGUE that the Giants are where they are because of Reese, Coughlin and Spagnuolo. They win despite Gilbride, not because of him. How many times do you hear defensive players praising Spags? All the time. How many times have you heard the offensive players (going out of their way) lauding Gilbride? Almost never. I’ll tell you why- because they are in the huddle and they know first hand how Manning is busy changing out of the playcall- CORRECTLY- because Gilguy has them in the wrong set. I’ll be more than happy to sing his praises if he calls a good game, and we certainly have this season on more than a few occasions. But let’s not kid ourselves- the silence with this guy’s consideration for a HC job is DEAFENING. How many draft choices do we need to give away to have someone take him off our hands?

4) What kind of owner is there to fire his head coach who had a winning record, clearly making a statement that he was committed to winning a championship, then disappears for the interviews with candidates the week after? That never happened with the Maras, because they are football people. Even though the GM was in charge of the hiring, they were on the front lines all the time. Could you imagine Well Mara being out of the country while his team just fired its coach? Away on business? Football WAS Mara’s business. I cannot speak at all to whether Johnson’s presence had anything to do with Cowher saying no, but how can you blame him? All he knew was the Rooneys, another football BUSINESS. It starts from the top. Brown rolls downhill.

5) I am tired of the analysis of this Eagles Giants game. Let’s fast forward to Sunday already so we can play the game.

6) 20-25 MPH winds forecast from the Ultimatenyg Meteorologist. He was 15-25MPH on Tuesday, so this looks pretty firm.

7) Simms on Showtime: “Tennessee won’t be favored if they face the Giants (in the Super Bowl). I believe the Giants will be the favorite no matter how they play in the playoffs and regardless of who they face in the Super Bowl.” His pick in the game this weekend- The New York Football Giants. Phil also takes the Panthers and the Titans, but cannot select in the SD/PIT game because he is announcing for that one.

8) Jacobs as good and healthy as he has been since he hurt himself in W3. “You can hear him,” Snee said. “He’s very vocal and he’s enthusiastic. He came in Monday in here and he was rip-roaring and yelling. I said to Brandon, ‘We don’t play until Sunday at one,’ and he looked at me like I was crazy. He’s fired up and I love it.”

9) Time to cut the low hanging fruit from the sickly Cowboy tree- Pacman Jones is gone. Is there anyone on the team that was more representative of how we all (including myself) saw this massive assemblage of #1 draft pick talent, and how it did not come together? Jones killed the Giants when he was at TENN, but not here.

8 Responses to “Eagles, Giants, and the NFL”

  1. James Allen Says:

    1) I believe the Giants would be more of the favorite if they weren’t perceived to have the toughest matchup. (In my mind, the two AFC top teams will have a much tougher time than the two NFC ones.)2) From one Belichick disciple to another. And Crennel might stay on as an assistant? When the hell has that ever happened?3) That is so damn hilarious that Gilbride has to use his “people” to get a phone call from Al Davis. What’s next, he’s going to hire a PR firm?4) I can’t believe the Jets were in such a rush to fire Mangini that they had no plan of action in place. It’s clear ownership is not much into it or else Woody Johnson would’ve flown to Cowher’s house for Christ’s sake. (Great point on the Steelers and Rooney and how they relate to Cowher’s attitude towards ownership.) It’s clear now Tannenbaum doesn’t want am established control guy that’ll siphon off his power, so they will go with yet another assistant (and Jets fans will go, “yippee” at another inspiring hire.)5) What analysis? All I’ve heard so far was about 50,000 variations on the theme “the Eagles aren’t afraid of going into Giants Stadium” (oooooooooo!) and “the Giants have to stop Westbrook” (ya think?). Phooey. The Giants are clear cut favorites and deserve to be. They are not last year’s Cowboys, who were overconfident in the extreme. Let’s go Sunday 1pm.8) It’ll be great to have Jacobs back at 100% (or close to it.) Hope they aren’t talking it up too much.9) The talent was his to use or waste as he saw fit. I shed no tears nor take no joy in his downfall, it just is. I can’t wait until Jones is yesterday’s news. Next.

  2. Mona Says:

    amen to no. 5 and no. 8. can’t wait ultimate nyg!

  3. Motown Blue Says:

    The Gilbrown news kills me. How are we ever going to disengage ourselves from him. We’ll be stuck with someone at the wheel who thinks it’s a ford taurus when it’s really a ferrari.I love the analysis stuff..just shows you in the end what a bunch of crackpots most in the media really are. We’ve already dissected and analyzed back in December.Can’t wait as this team is all jacked up and I don’t think the Eagles are prepared for what’s going to hit them.Bust it out #98, #91, #21, and maybe we should line up Tuck over Winston Justice…..remember what Osi did to him last year. I hear Justice will be starting at Guard.

  4. nnocito Says:

    TO VIEW PHILLY TRASH TALK VISIT http://www.phillysportspride.comTop 10 Reasons Eli is A Girl.1. Takes snaps with top palm facing up on O’hara’s privates.2. He sits when he pees.3.To get pumped up before the game Eli dresses up like Meryl Streep and listens to the soundtrack of Mamma Mia!!!4.The way he strokes the laces on the ball.5.Eli trys to invite his offensive line over for martinis, sex& the city reruns, and to talk about boys.6. Eli keeps quotes from Nicholas Sparks novels in his playbook.7. Kevin Boss makes Eli take birth control.8. He showers with a luffa.9. He has the Gilmore Girls series on Blue Ray.10. Oreo cookies are not the only thing he sucks.

  5. Cody Says:

    Wait a minute…..I shower with a poof, I sit while I pee sometimes, yet the Gilmore Girls series I have is NOT on Blu-Ray (phew!).According to this list, aside from sharing the same birthday (yup!) there’s yet another thing Eli and I have in common (not that there’s anything wrong with it).

  6. Andy F. Says:

    if anyone finds that post by mnocito objectionable, I will delete it, but I personally found it humorous. Eli has won more Super Bowls than the entire Eagles franchise, so if he is a girl, what does that make the Eagles?

  7. Pastime Princess Says:

    I don’t find it offensive, just not very funny. Leave it to eagles fans to have a really bad sense of humor.

  8. Mitch Says:

    I have been to Philly for a playoff game years ago. I said I would never return….and that post by nnocito is not offensive, it actually is typical of the mentality of the philly sports fan. btw, the weather forecast for Sunday is now SNOW!…it bears watching.

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