Posts Tagged ‘Giants’

Game Thread- Philadelphia Eagles (1-3) vs. New York Giants (0-4)- including game analysis, injury and weather reports and predictions

October 7th, 2013 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Game Thread- Philadelphia Eagles (1-3) vs. New York Giants (0-4)- including game analysis, injury and weather reports and predictions | Filed in Eagles, Football, Sports

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Sunday is here again folks, and this week the 1-3 Eagles take on the 0-4 Giants, in a divisional match-up that’s sure to excite.

Picks & Odds Giants by 3 Over/Under= 53.5 

Location/Stadium/Date & Time/Channel

East Rutherford, New Jersey
MetLife Stadium
Sunday, October 6th, 2013 1:00 PM EST Fox

Weather– 79° F/ 26° C– Cloudy/rainy, with a 18% chance of rain

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Ten More Reasons to Hate the Giants

October 26th, 2012 by AmyMac | 2 Comments | Filed in Baseball, General, Phillies

By Amy McGinnis

It’s probably not much of a secret that the San Francisco Giants are my least favorite team in baseball.  As Phils fans, we’re still not happy about 2010.  Here are a few extra reasons for you to join me in my hatred.

  1. The brawlsPhiladelphia and San Francisco have had some outstanding bench-clearing fights.  Remember Jonathan Sanchez hitting Chase Utley with a pitch in the 2010 NLCS?  (Is there a pitcher who hasn’t beamed Uts? He’s like a helicopter over that plate.)  Chase tossed the ball back to Sanchez as he took first.  It’s not as if he said, “Here’s your ball, bitch!” like I would have; he just got a little sassy.  Sanchez turned into the Hulk and ignited a melee on the field.  Do you recall, in 2011, Ramon Ramirez getting bent out of shape when Jimmy Rollins stole second with a six run lead? I bet Shane Victorino does, because he’s the one who got plunked for it.  Vic charged the mound, the benches emptied … you know the rest.  What’s the theme here? San Francisco needs to stop hitting our batters, and stop acting like little girls throwing tantrums after the fact.
  2. Plays at the plateScott Cousins collided with Buster Posey at the plate; Posey shat in his Pull-Up and was carried off the field.  Chipper Jones charged Erik Kratz at the plate; Kratz braced for impact, snagged John Mayberry Jr.’s perfect throw, made the tag in time, and shook it off.  Before you call me heartless, understand that I’ve snapped my left fibula and torn apart ligaments too.  It hurts.  I wouldn’t wish that pain on someone.  I’m just saying … maybe learn to take a hit better.
  3. Furry creaturesPablo Sandoval has made me detest pandas.  All of them.  The Phanatic eclipses all mascots, symbols, slogans, and other marketing crap. Period.
  4. FoodWhat do you eat at CBP? A hot dog and crab fries? Maybe a cheesesteak?  At AT&T Park, you can also enjoy the game while eating delicious food in your seats.  How does a deviled egg sound? Maybe some soup in a bowl that’s made out of sourdough bread? Ok, that sounds like stuff my mom would eat … at brunch.  Not to mention, if you need utensils, it’s not ballpark food.
  5. Hunter PenceWe sent HP3 to San Francisco this past season at the trade deadline.  He was a fresh-faced, handsome young man who always smiled because, gosh darn it, that southern boy just loves baseball.  Three months later, he has a gross-looking beard, a half-buttoned jersey, and the smile seems almost … sorry, Hunter … douchey.
  6. AcesOur ace, Cole Hamels, and San Francisco’s ace, Matt Cain, had similar stats in the 2012 season.  Cain had one fewer win, but his ERA is slightly lower.  At the end of the day, though, Cole Hamels is Cole Hamels, and Matt Cain is Not Cole Hamels.
  7. The Journey SongIn 2010, fans in San Francisco made a video with a song they wrote to the tune of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.” I can hear it in my head as I type this (“Let’s go, Giiiiii … ants”) and I may vomit.  As mockery, Ryan Madson used the Journey song when he ran from the bullpen.  Giants’ fans picked ruined a Journey song from the 80s, and that’s what people watched on YouTube … while Phils fans were still watching videos of Chase Utley yelling “World Fucking Champions!!!” on parade day.  Your move, San Francisco.
  8. Names. A Phillies fan can refer to “Jimmy” or “Chooch” and not need to explain who that is.  The Phillies roster boasts first names such as Ryan, Jimmy, and Domonic.  As if Tim Lincecum’s long hair weren’t bad enough, the Giants have Madison and Aubrey in the infield.  I have neighbors with those names.  They’re both little girls.
  9. The Beards. If I never hear “Fear the Beard” again, it will be too soon.  I don’t fear Brian Wilson’s beard; I vomit because of it.  Brian, I know you think you look eccentric, but you really just look bat shit crazy (and not in a good way).  You’ve got Romo and Pence looking like dumbasses, too.  Id recommend a tutorial from Cliff Lee.
  10. The fansSan Francisco has a passionate fanbase just as Philadelphia does.  The difference is that the national media loves to paint us in a barbaric light; even minor incidents are broadcast across the country with the message that fans in Philadelphia behave like complete assholes.  The Matthew Clemmens incident notwithstanding, I can’t think of any recent abhorrent behavior from Phils fans.  Does the name Andrew Vargas ring a bell?  Probably not.  The media seems to think that San Francisco fans have “great energy” and “love for their team.”  What should have been a major nationwide story received a mediocre amount of attention.  Andrew Vargas is the then-21-year-old man from San Francisco who had a run in with a Phillies fan at AT&T Park last season.  By “run in,” of course, I mean that that careless, drunken asshole struck a Phillies fan with his car outside the stadium after the game.  By “Phillies fan,” I’m sure you remember, I mean then-nine-year-old Ryan White of Yardley.  Vargas mowed that child down and fled the scene.  Ryan has undergone multiple surgeries; Vargas was able to plead to a lesser charge of DUI.  It’s hard to say how it would have happened had it been in Philadelphia, but if history teaches us anything, I’d say that the media would still be covering it … and Vargas probably wouldn’t have gotten more than a few yards down Pattison before Philadelphians made him beg to be put in a cell.  While I understand that one person does not a fanbase make, I’m still angry enough to blame the whole damned city.  God help us all if the Giants take the World Series; I want their fans to go away.

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Brain Dawkins: One Player Every Eagles Fan Loves

September 29th, 2012 by Hanks Corner | 1 Comment | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

Eagles HOF

If you bring up Donavan McNabb, some people will say he was the greatest Eagles quarterback  in team history (Stats will back up that claim), while others will talk about how he never won the big one or how most of his passes ended up at Todd Pinkston’s ankles. Even though our memories tend to only remember only the good things in people, the same could be said for Ron Jaworski or Randall Cunningham, however no one will ever say a bad word about the man who will be honored at the Linc on Sunday;   who should be a first ballot Hall of  Famer, Brain Dawkins.

Flying High

Dawkins was named to the Pro-Bowl ( when it actually meant something) nine times; he had 1,311 tackles; 26 sacks and 37 interceptions but numbers don’t begin to tell the story of the man, who was an instant fan favorite from the time he was drafted by Ray Rhodes out of Clemson. We ask our football players to have heart and leave it all on the field in every game and to show that they care just as much as we do, Dawkins did all of that and more.

Usually half time at the linc is a time to get in line for the bathroom or to get one last beer but not Sunday, because when they honor BDawk. I want to see it and have the countless memories come rushing back into my head, like the first time I met him during the last game of his rookie year at Fed Ex Field. It was his last game and the first year at Fed Ex for the Redskins, the Eagles lost and we were stuck in the parking lot after a horrible season( anyone who has been to FedEx will attest that it is impossible to get out of that dump, it was even worst the first year) he was stuck in the lot with us and just started to talk to us about how this team will get better.

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TSP’s Writers Super Bowl Predictions

February 4th, 2012 by Johnny G | Comments Off on TSP’s Writers Super Bowl Predictions | Filed in Football, General

Johnny G: Patriots 38 Giants 27                  MVP: Rob Gronkowski

Christian K: Patriots 37 Giants 31               MVP: Tom Brady

Christopher L: Patriots 34 Giants 27        MVP: Tom Brady

Greg R: Patriots 31 Giants 24                          MVP: Tom Brady

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Run Mike Run!

December 21st, 2010 by Christian | 3 Comments | Filed in General

Run Mike Run!

In the original Star Wars movie, young Luke Skywalker hears the voice of the wise old Jedi master, Obi Wan Kenobi whisper in his ear, “Run Luke, run!”  Skywalker heeds the old man’s advice and takes off running.  He eludes the evil Storm Troopers, and makes his getaway in the Millennium Falcon.  The rest, as they say, is movie history.

On Sunday, about midway through the fourth quarter, it seemed like Obi Wan whispered the same advice in Michael Vick’s ear.  And the rest, is Eagles history.

But in the delirium following the Eagles’ amazing come-from-behind win, it could be easy to forget that the Giants dominated for three and a half quarters.  The Big Blue defense paralyzed Vick and the offense with an effective cover-two zone, and zero blitz package.  They kept two safeties back to avoid the big play, blitzed their linebackers to get pressure on the QB and left their corners on man-to-man coverage on the Eagles wide receivers.  The blitzes brought intense pressure up the middle and on the ends, forcing Vick into quick decisions, sacks and hurried throws.  The Giants’ athletic defensive line battered Vick, knocked down balls and disrupted the offense for most of the game.  Make no mistake – a thorough beating was being administered.  Heck, the Giants were winning 31-10 with eight minutes left in the game.

May The Force Be With You

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Eagles-Giants Preview

December 17th, 2010 by Christian | Comments Off on Eagles-Giants Preview | Filed in General

Kirwan picks the Eagles.  Nice!

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A Giant Matchup!

December 16th, 2010 by Schmitty | Comments Off on A Giant Matchup! | Filed in General

TD!

Folks, here’s a brief glimpse into what I believe will be one of the more entertaining games of the 2010 NFL season.

At stake is the NFC East division crown and with it, a legitimate shot at making the Super Bowl.

I am not stating the team that walks away a loser Sunday will not make the big the dance, but wildcard teams are longshots to advance far.

This game really intrigues me. Is it about the high-powered, speedy Eagles offense facing a quick,  tough Giants defense?  Or is it about the Eagles banged up defensive unit against the Giants offensive Mash unit?

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