Friday, December 23, 2016
Posted by Alphonso at 12:16 PM
They then surprised, but only on the defensive side of the ball. Which is fine for old time, long time fans. Defense wins championships. But only when the offense is on your side, too.
But after watching coach MacGoo and QB Manning perform like numbskulls, I am so ready for baseball. The football game was over for the Giants less than 4 minutes after kick-off, and I started watching re-runs of Alistair Sims in that Dickens thing.
Imagine; Yankees give up 13 runs in the first inning to the Red Sox in a one game play-off for the AL East at Fenway. You really want to watch the rest of the game?
Drinking just infuriated me, as it added focus to what I hoped was not true. How can a coach be so stupid and uninspiring? Even Scrooge, in the end, has a turnaround. McGoo just looks dazed and dumb all the time. And he is no Vince Lombardi to listen to, post game. He hasn't a single thing to say that anyone wants to hear. Eli, for his part, looked like a QB last night who should be on the bench. Tony Romo would have won for the Giants, going away. So the future for this football franchise is now dead and buried.
The team must draft a QB, when they need so much else. The last time the Giants did that ( bargained up for Eli) , the team was set back about 5 years, due to the draft picks they gave away for him. Meanwhile, Ben Rothlesberger would have been a Giant without giving up a single pick.
So here is another NY team saddled with incompetent ownership and management. Jerry Reese misses on most draft picks ( like the left tackle Flowers; like not having any linebackers; like having no tight end; like having the worst running back in the NFL...a major FA signing a couple of years back ). A team that tantalizes, then disappoints when it matters.
The team embarrassed itself last night. The coach was revealed as a dolt. The QB was aged out. Oh, and by the way, there is no back-up QB......more excellence in the planning department. We traded up, and wasted a 4th round pick , on Nassib who has never taken a snap (4 years eating at the buffet table) and is on IR. He'll draw great interest in his walk year ( now ).
So the Yankees, while still limping and crawling, at least provide an even start with everyone else. All teams will soon be 0-0, with a dream still alive. there is hope and some reason to watch, as long as Caashman does nothing.
The Giant, meanwhile, will be 10-6 and miss the play-in game. Their fine record will give them awful pick positions, which Reese will terribly execute. So it really doesn't matter.
Ivan Nova will not be an all star !!
Is it March yet?