Today isn't just any other day, it's Chris Johnson's birthday! Happy birthday CJ2K!!!!!!
Be sure to check out last night's episode of MCM Radio where Jimmy and I discussed Vince, Fisher, Bulluck and all points in between before being joined by Ed from Big Blue View to talk about the 2010 Giants.
In my opinion, Jim Wyatt completely misses the point on this post where he asks the O-line why they didn't just start openly beating the begeezus out of James Harrison and co. when they body slammed Vince. I mean who, other than Kyle Turley, is going to flip out while the play is dead and every official on the field is standing right there with their whistle in their mouth? You don't get your revenge there and get us another critical 15 yard penalty, you get it during the course of play where you can get away with it. And then you don't talk about it. That's what I'm a fan of anyways. Maybe it's the baseball fan in me, but we'd have a lot less of these rules protecting QBs and receivers if guys in the NFL would man up and police the dirtier players among them.
Said body slam only cost James Harrison $5,000. I was really thinking that would end up being a $7,500 - $10,000 fine, but whatever.
Follow us through the jump for thoughts on the game this Sunday and an over-due update on Pacman's Vegas adventure...
The Giants are favored by 3 points right now, which is the standard adjustment for having home field advantage in the NFL. That means handicappers and betters see us as even teams. There are some interesting parallels between our two franchises so far this season, as we both faced weaker opponents in week one, then ran into a buzzsaw (don't underestimate how pissed off those Colts where after a Houston team they had owned embarrassed them the week before) in week two. Both squads feature defensive-minded coaches, a dying breed for sure in the NFL these days, and need to win this Sunday to keep some of the preseason good will and momentum going.
Not really anything new here, other than some opinions on the VY benching from Phil Simms and Rich Gannon.
Jared Cook was a college teammate and close friend of the recently deceased Broncos receiver, Kenny McKinley. Like so many others who knew McKinley, Cook is completely shocked and deeply saddened by what happened and is left trying to figure out why such an up-beat seeming guy would take his own life.
The guy Pacman Jones told to carry out the shootings in a Las Vegas strip club back in 2007, Arvin Edwards, pleaded 'no contest' to a battery charges related to the incident. While pleading no contest is not an admission of guilt in a court of law, it definitely means you did to anyone who hears it. But that's not even the best part. This is the one that cracked me up [emphasis added by me- AW]:
Police said Edwards hounded Jones for $15,000 after the shooting.
Jones told authorities he didn't order the shooting and declined to pay. But he said he reimbursed a friend who paid the money for him because he was worried Edwards would pursue him if he wasn't paid.
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