What I came home to: An autographed poster of Brandon Jacobs.
Springsteen Week is underway! Kicking it off tonight, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band performed the title track off their album, “Wrecking Ball” — it comes out Tuesday, March 6. So awesome!
I saw Bruce perform this live. On the last night of his Wrecking Ball Tour, Clarence was there. In Old Giants Stadium, in the shadow of a partially built New Meadowlands Stadium, construction equipment leaving an ominous shadow over Giants Stadium, a building I grew up in.
My mom has worked there since I was born. I used to go work with her, ride a golf cart around the concourse, sit in the mezzanine and watch practices… it was beautiful. I have a pair of seats from the stadium in my garage. This performance on Fallon brought back a hell of a memory of that concert when I saw him perform this, the last song ever belted by the Boss in Giants Stadium before it was taken down. I teared up.
Say what you want about the nature of Bruce’s music, but you can never take away the fact that he’s the fucking Boss.Source: mamaluka
If you are a good looking female, and you post a picture of yourself under one of my tags… I’m going to like the photo. It’s a simple system, and I hope you won’t find it insulting.
The hate I’ve seen for my team this post-season has…honestly come as a surprise to me. The NY Giants have been everything that good football is supposed to be about. Eli personifies that, he wins when he needs to, plays with hard work and respect. He’s not about trash talking, showmanship or bragging. Neither are the Giants. I’ve heard bold talk from almost every team we’ve faced in this stretch of wins, and the Giants have sat, reserved and ready to play. Then, they’ve beaten them.
The reigning Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers? Beat them at their own game, offense. Outplayed them on every side of the football.
The impressive and intimidating San Francisco 49ers? Beat them in a close game, trading defensive blows and solid scoring. The Giants played the game the Niners have all season, shutting down offense and scoring solid points. They bested arguably the best defense in the league.
Now, they face the New England Patriots. The video, obviously, is of their last Super Bowl meeting. The Giants have won a 6 game stretch against some impressive teams. The Patriots demolished their opponents this season, but also lost to the NY Giants. Both teams showed inconsistency, but made it to the Super Bowl. The Giants, however, haven’t stopped playing tough games and earning their wins. The Patriots cruised over a bye week, a Broncos team that impressively got to that level, but were not a difficult opponent, and then played the Baltimore Ravens. Both teams looked shaky, and eventually it was a Ravens loss rather than a New England win.
Am I confident going into the Superbowl? I would never claim to be confident in the Giant’s ability to beat a team like the Patriots, nor would I declare that it’s a sure win for my Gmen. However, I am incredibly confident of my team in this game and proud to be a NY Giants fan.Source: cbxobviously
My mom, friend Phil and I discussing the fact that she will be going to the Superbowl instead of me.
Roxy was passed out and I tried to draw on her face. She woke up, I’m losing my gift.
Superbowl 46 will officially be a rematch between the NY Giants and the NE Patriots. The Giants have won 5 games in a row to get there! Incredible.
Roxy and I watching football. She couldn’t stop watching long enough to take a picture. What a bitch.
Please welcome sports to the Jesse Marino Blackout to Stop SOPA AND PIPA Tumblr extravaganza. Activism.
But you know what, fuck it.
I had a ton of respect for the Green Bay Packers going into this game. The way they conducted themselves, the style of football that they played, all of it.
Then, they attempted that onside kick after getting a very, very generous call reversal on what was, by all NFL rules, a fumble. An onside kick. In the second quarter against the NY Giants in a playoff game.
Blow me. Then, later in the game, they went for it on 4th and 5 with enough time to overcome their 2 possession (at the time) deficit if they just kicked the field goal. Guess what happened? The team that, like so many other cocky, unjustified assholes, got shut the hell up. They sacrificed smart football for cocky, condescending football against a team that was beyond their expectations.
The Giants are overrated. The Giants are riding momentum. The Green Bay Packers adopted a game play strategy that embodied an NFL attitude that the NY Giants weren’t worthy of being in this game, despite their performance these past weeks. They shrugged it off as a fluke and played like they were stepping over an obstacle on their guarenteed route to the Super Bowl. Guess what Green Bay, you got outplayed on every side of the ball.
Eli played a tremendous game, proved his consistency and post season merit outweighed Aaron Rodgers (who I still respect as a player), and the rest of the team followed suit. The Giants buried the Green Bay Packers. Good. Fuck them, and anyone else who said that this team was one loss away from falling back into their regular season stride.
The Giants were off throughout a discouraging schedule in the second half of this season, but they proved that underneath a battered and bruised team was something special. A team that doesn’t engage in pointless trash talking, drama and condescension. The Giants respect their opponents, never underestimate them, and then win football games.
I hope this slapping has taught you a thing or two about how to play this game on and off the field. I will never, ever lose pride in my team.