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New York’s giant disappointment
NORTH CAROLINA-(BASN)-If you ask anyone which team in New York would start the season (0-4), everyone from money-making Manhattan, the Boogie-down Bronx, downtown Brooklyn and up-town in Harlem, would say the New York Jets.
Seriously, for the past three years, the Jets have been the laughing stock of the league.
Especially, with the signing and cutting of Tim Tebow, the infamous butt fumble, the pre-season shoulder injury of Mark Sanchez, and the media meltdowns of Coach Rex Ryan along with his strange foot fetish.
But, unfortunately, the tables have turned, for the moment.
Because, now, it’s the New York Giants, who despite winning two Super Bowls in the last six years, have replaced the Jets for the late-night comedian to poke funny at.
The Giants, however, aren’t only funny.
They are horrible.
Seriously, these words, however, can’t even describe the way the Giants have been playing so far this season.
Especially, after they bumbled and stumbled in their season-opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.
Honestly, the Giants have been performing like a bunch of midgets after losing to the Denver Broncos(41-23), which Peyton Manning set a NFL record by throwing seven touchdown passes, then again against Carolina Panthers, which they went scoreless in a (38-0) defeat and recently to the Kansas City, which they lost (31-7).
And unfortunately, it could get worst this week as the G-Men, who defensively have given up (36.5per game) as they take on their hated division rivals the Philadelphia Eagles, who have the potential to score at least 80 points in four quarters, especially with the new fast-break offense implemented by former Oregon Ducks’ head coach Chip Kelly this off-season.
Sadly, if Tom Coughlin’s doesn’t get a grip on his team soon, his head could be on the chopping block once again, unbelievably, even before the Jets Rex Ryan’s and G.M. John Idzik.
But, Big Blue fans haven’t lost faith yet in Eli or Tom Coughlin, they still believe in miracles like the Super Bowl catch caught by WR David Tyree’s famous “Helmet Catch” in Super Bowl XLII.
Because, despite it all, the Giants are still alive in the turbulent NFC East, which the Dallas Cowboys are currently in first place at (2-2), followed by the Philadelphia Eagles at (1-3) along with the Washington, who are also (1-3) after gaining their first victory last week against the Oakland Raiders.
Eric D.Graham, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television and a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies, is currently the Editor and Chief of Black Athlete Sports Network, where his articles appear daily along with his controversial cartoon character Bobbee Bee “The Hater.” Graham can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org