If you could put 2 new NFL franchises anywhere in the country, who and where would they be?
I would create a franchise in Los Angeles and New Jersey. Jay Z can expand on the Atlantic Yards project to accommodate 50-60 thousand people in a dome. Let the New Jersey NFL franchise play there for a few years. Let Magic Johnson and his people handle Los Angeles. The Los Angeles coliseum would be home to start out there. Names could be New Jersey Monarchs and Los Angeles Stars.
What changes would you make to the Giants uniforms if you could?
I wouldn't change anything with the current uniforms but I would add new alternative jersey into the mix. Someone once suggested using the 1986 blue Giants jersey and the old 1986 helmets as the alternate. I've liked the idea since the first time I heard it.
Will the New York Giants make it back to the playoffs in 2011?
Yes, I believe they will be back in it this year. The past two seasons have been plagued with injuries. They've had over 25 players go on the IR list over the past two years. A healthy Giants team could run the table when things start clicking. The Giants have still made the playoffs quite a bit this decade (2000-2010) with six visits to the post season (2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008). It is double the production the team had in the 1990's (1990-2000), where they only made it to the playoffs three times (1990,1993,1997).
Which New York Giants players do you expect to be voted into the 2011 Pro Bowl?
There is no way the Giants are going to miss a third straight year of playoffs. The reason I know this is because I expect a record breaking season in 2011. Especially at the WR position. I like the following players to have career years this season.
1. QB Eli Manning
2. WR Steve Smith
3. OL Chris Snee
4. S Antrel Rolle
5. CB Terrell Thomas
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I'm a New York Giants fan because:
My family raised me to be a Giants fan but I really became a true fan when they won the Super Bowl in 1986. That was a great night with family and friends.
My all-time favorite Giants players are:
QB Eli Manning DE Michael Strahan LB Jessie Armstead WR Steve Smith RB Rodney Hampton DE Osi Umenyiora TE Mark Bavaro OL Rich Seubert DE George Martin LB Lawrence Taylor QB Phil Simms DT Keith Hamilton C Shaun O'Hara LB Harry Carson DE Justin Tuck OL Chris Snee LB Chase Blackburn P Jeff Feagles WR Amani Toomer
Other New York sports teams I like:
1. New York Yankees 2. New York Knicks 3. New York Rangers
The three best words to describe me are:
Methodical, Smart and Creative.
My all-time biggest hero is:
My Giants football jersey collection:
1. Greg Jackson, No.47 - White Away 2. Jessie ArmsteadNo.98 - Blue Home 3. Jeremy Shockey, No.80 - White Away 4. Eli Manning, No.10 - Blue Home 5. Antonio Pierce, No.58 - Blue Home 6. Ron Dayne, No.27 - Blue Home
My most prized Giants player autograph:
Michael Strahan personally autographed a helmet for me.
My most fan-obsessed moment:
The New York Giants winning Super Bowl XLII by beating the undefeated (18-1) New England Patriots 17-14. This was hands down the greatest upset in Super Bowl history with the greatest play in Super Bowl history. Mr. Sabol at NFL Films agrees, as well as most NFL fans. The road to get there was even more impressive.
What else you should know about me:
Check out my website at nygreporter.com
MY DREAM-TEAM LIST
My ultimate, unbeatable bench and management drafted from all seasons of my favorite team or teams' history:
Dream Team Name:New York Fury
Dream Team Home Town:New York City
Dream Team Motto:We Stomped You Out!
Dream Team Announcer:Bob Sheppard - dubbed "the voice of God" by New York fans. One of a kind.
Dream Team Colors:Blue & White
Dream Team Manager:Head Coach: Bill Parcells, Assistant Coach: Tom Coughlin, Assistant Coach: John Madden
All-Time Dream Team Roster:This list uses New York Giants players only, all players should be considered in their prime.
1. New York Giants - tier 1 2. New York Yankees - tier 1 3. New York Knicks - tier 1 4. New York Rangers - tier 1 5. Miami Dolphins - tier 2 6. Los Angeles Lakers - tier 2 7. Los Angeles Dodgers - tier 2
My most despised professional teams:
1A. Boston Red Sox - tier 1 1B. Dallas Cowboys - tier 1 2. Philadelphia Eagles - tier 1 3. Boston Celtics - tier 1 4. Boston Bruins - tier 1 5. Washington Redskins - tier 1 6. New England Patriots - tier 1 7. Indiana Pacers - tier 2 8. New York Mets - tier 2 9. New York Jets - tier 2
My least favorite professional athletes:
1. Reggie Miller - NBA - Indiana Pacers (retired) 2. Pedro Martinez - MLB - Boston Red Sox (retired) 3. Flozell Adams - NFL - Dallas Cowboys 4. Tom Brady - NFL - New England Patriots 5. Troy Aikman - NFL - Dallas Cowboys (retired) 6. Donovan McNabb - NFL - Philadelphia Eagles 7. Manny Ramirez - MLB - Boston Red Sox (retired) 8. David Ortiz - MLB - Boston Red Sox 9. Ted Williams - MLB - Boston Red Sox (deceased) 10. Paul Pierce - NBA - Boston Celtics 11. Jason Varitek - MLB - Boston Red Sox 12. Bobby Orr - NHL - Boston Bruins (retired) 13. Bob Cousey - NBA - Boston Celtics (retired) 14.Curt Schilling - MLB - Boston Red Sox (retired) 15. Larry Bird - NBA - Boston Celtics (retired)
My all-time favorite professional athletes (all sports):
NFL - Eli Manning - New York Giants MLB - Derek Jeter - New York Yankees NFL - Michael Strahan - New York Giants NBA - Michael Jordan - Chicago Bulls WBA, WBC, IBF Boxing - Mike Tyson - Heavyweight NFL - Jessie Armstead - New York Giants MLB - Mariano Rivera - New York Yankees UFC - Randy Couture - Mixed Martial Arts MLB - Don Mattingly - New York Yankees NFL - Rodney Hampton - New York Giants NBA - Shaquille O'Neal - Los Angeles Lakers MLB - Mickey Mantle - New York Yankees NBA - Patrick Ewing - New York Knicks NHL - Mark Messier - New York Rangers WBA, WBC, IBF Boxing - Muhammad Ali - Heavyweight MLB - Yogi Berra - New York Yankees NBA - Earl Monroe - New York Knicks NFL - George Martin - New York Giants MLB - Andy Pettitte - New York Yankees NBA - John Starks - New York Knicks NFL - Steve Smith - New York Giants MLB - Paul O'Neill - New York Yankees NHL - Wayne Gretzky - New York Rangers NBA - Carmelo Anthony - New York Knicks NFL - Brandon Jacobs - New York Giants WBA, WBC, IBF Boxing - Marvin Hagler - Middleweight MLB - Jorge Posada - New York Yankees NHL - Adam Graves - New York Rangers NBA - Bernard King - New York Knicks UFC - Forrest Griffin - Mixed Martial Arts NBA - Ray Lewis - Baltimore Ravens MLB - Alex Rodriguez - New York Yankees NBA - Allan Houston - New York Knicks NHL - Henrik Lundqvist - New York Rangers MLB - Babe Ruth - New York Yankees WBA, WBC, IBF Boxing - Evander Holyfield - Heavyweight NFL - Antonio Pierce - New York Giants NBA - Amar'e Stoudemire - New York Knicks NFL - Reggie White - Green Bay Packers MLB - Ken Griffey Jr. - Seattle Mariners MLB - Willie Randolph - New York Yankees NFL - Jerry Rice - San Francisco 49ers NASL - Pele' - New York Cosmos NFL - Peyton Manning - indianapolis Colts NHL - Mike Richter - New York Rangers UFC - Diego Sanchez - Mixed Martial Arts NBA - Charles Oakley - New York Knicks NFL - Barry Sanders - Detroit Lions NHL - Brian Leetch - New York Rangers MLB - Bernie Williams - New York Yankees
My favorite college teams:
1. Miami Hurricanes - NCAA Football 2. North Carolina Tar Heels - NCAA Basketball 3. Rutgers Scarlet Knights - NCAA Football 4. USC Trojans - NCAA Football 5. Syracuse Orange - NCAA Basketball 6. - NCAA Football 7. St. John's Red Storm - NCAA Basketball
My favorite all-time Giants games:
1. Super Bowl XLII - Sunday, February 3, 2008 2. Super Bowl XXV - Sunday, January 27, 1991 3. Super Bowl XXI - Sunday, January 25,1987 4. NFL Playoffs: NFC Championship - Giants vs. Vikings "41-0" - January 14, 2001 5. Regular Season: Giants vs. Broncos "Manning Comeback" - October 23, 2005 6. Regular Season: Giants vs. Eagles "Manning Comeback" - September 17, 2006 7. Regular Season: Giants vs. Cowboys "Comeback Win" - September 20, 2009 8. Regular Season: Giants vs. Redskins "Clinch NFC East" - December 13, 1997 9. Regular Season: Giants vs. Panthers "Inaugural Game New Stadium" - September 12, 2010 10. Regular Season: Giants vs. Eagles "McNabb Sacked 12 Times" - September 30, 2007 11. NFL Playoffs: NFC Championship - Giants vs. Packers "G-Men Win in OT" - January 20, 2008 12. NFL Playoffs: Giants vs. Cowboys "4th Quarter Win" - January 13, 2008
Who is the most overrated NFL player?
Quarterback Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Who is the most underrated NFL player?
Quarterback Eli Manning, New York Giants
Single worst blown call by a ref of all time:
The New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers Wildcard game back in 2002. I almost ripped the TV off the wall and threw it through a window, enough said!
What was the worst trade in sports history?
Boston sending Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for theater debt money. Some believe an 86 year old curse was put on the Red Sox for caring so little about baseball. It is taboo to even mention the Babe's name in bean town. And forget about mentioning Bucky Dent or Aaron Boone. Boston fans are haters!
The Giants biggest NFL rivals:
1. Dallas Cowboys 2. Philadelphia Eagles 3. Washington Redskins 4. New York Jets 5. New England Patriots 6. Carolina Panthers 7. Baltimore Ravens 8. Seattle Seahawks 9. San Francisco 49ers
My favorite coaches of all time:
1. Bill Parcells, New York Giants 2. Joe Torre, New York Yankees 3. Tom Coughlin, New York Giants 4. Phil Jackson, Chicago Bulls/Los Angeles Lakers 5. Cus D'Amato, New York Boxing 6. Bob Hurley, Jersey City HS Basketball 7. Dean Smith, UNC college basketball 8. Joe Paterno, Penn State college football 9. Joe Girardi, New York Yankees 10. Tony Dungy, Indianapolis Colts 11. Pat Riley, New York Knicks 12. Red Holzman, New York Knicks
My favorite sports quote:
"I'm gonna float like a butterfly and sting like a bee". - Ali
My entire professional sports jersey collection:
1. Greg Jackson, No.47 - New York Giants (1993) 2. Jessie Armstead, No.98 - New York Giants (1998) 3. Ron Dayne, No.27 - New York Giants (2000) 4. Jeremy Shockey, No.80 - New York Giants (2005) 5. Antonio Pierce, No.58 - New York Giants (2006) 6. Eli Manning, No.10 - New York Giants (2004) 7. Mariano Rivera, No.42 - New York Yankees (2005) 8. Vince Carter, No.9 - Team USA Basketball (2000) 9. Derek Jeter, No.2 - New York Yankees (1999) 10. Andy Pettitte, No.46 - New York Yankees (2008) 11. Michael Jordan, No.23 - Chicago Bulls (1996) 12. Kobe Bryant, No.8 - Los Angeles Lakers (1997) 13. USA Hockey Team, Blank (2000) 14. New York Yankees practice jersey, Blank (2002)
Best sports venues:
1. Madison Square Garden - New York City, New York 2. Yankee Stadium - Bronx, New York 3. Giants Stadium - East Rutherford, New Jersey 4. Los Angeles Coliseum - Los Angeles, California 5. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium - Gainesville, Florida 6. Orange Bowl - Miami, Florida 7. Miami Arena - Miami, Florida 8. Qualcomm Stadium - San Diego, California 9. Pro Player Stadium - Miami, Florida 10. Staples Center - Los Angeles, California 11. Dodger Stadium - Los Angeles, California 12. IZOD Center - East Rutherford, New Jersey 13. Raymond James Stadium - Tampa, Florida 14. Alltel Stadium - Jacksonville, Florida 15. Shea Stadium - Queens, New York 16. Double Day Field - Cooperstown, New York 17. Tropicana Field - St. Petersburg, Florida 18. Bank Atlantic Arena - Sunrise, Florida 19. Mandalay Bay Events Center - Las Vegas, Nevada 20. Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, New Jersey
MY HOT/NOT LISTS
CURRENTLY HOT!! - AS OF 11/15/11
CURRENTLY NOT!! - AS OF 11/15/11
The Giants celebrate new stadium name, MetLife stadium at Bryant Park.
The Giants losing so many players to injury, again in 2011.
The Giants are in first place of the NFC East.
DT Barry Cofield leaving for the Redskins, WR Steve Smith to the Eagles.
Giants using fan tweets during the preseason games.
Giants rename Giants stadium to MetLife stadium.
DE Justin Tuck holding a camp in New Jersey via ProCamps.
Giants releasing Shaun O'Hara, Shawn Andrews and Rich Seubert.
Giants history website not replying to writer status requests on wetpaint.
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2011 HOME GAMES: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and the Green Bay Packers.
2011 AWAY GAMES: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints.
2010 NFL Season - New York Giants Pro Bowl Players
1. Shaun O'Hara (6'3" 303 pds), Center
2. Chris Snee (6'3" 317 pds), Offensive Guard
3. Justin Tuck (6'5" 275 pds), Defensive End
4. Antrel Rolle (6'0" 208 pds), Free Safety
First Round Picks from 2000 - 2011: New York Giants
2011: Prince Amukamara (6'0" 206 pds), cornerback
2010: Jason Pierre-Paul (6'5' 270 pds), defensive end
2009: Hakeem Nicks (6'1" 215 pds), wide receiver
2008: Kenny Phillips (6'2" 210 pds), strongsafety
2007: Aaron Ross (6'0" 197 pds), cornerback
2006: Mathias Kiwanuka (6'5" 265 pds), defensive end
2005 - No 1st Round PIck
2004: Eli Manning (6'4" 225 pds), quarterback
2003: William Joseph (6'5" 310 pds), defensive tackle
2002: Jeremy Shockey (6'5" 250 pds), tight end
2001: Will Allen (5'10" 195 pds), cornerback
2000: Ron Dayne (5'10" 250 pds), running back
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The Giants dominate the Chicago Bears on their 2nd preseason game by winning 41-13. The game claimed a few players though and the G-Men will lose CB Terrell Thomas and CB Brian Witherspoon for the entire 2011 season. They have also lost rookie DT Marvin Austin for the whole year. These injury plagued season for the past three years have become disgusting for fans to endure. Let's see whta magic GM Jerry Reese can perform with 2 1/2 weeks until the regular season begins.
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The Giants lost 20-10 against the Panthers last night. The offense needs work and the special teams were just horrible. the defense looked good but still gave up big players and 20 points. I'm thinking they just needed to shake the rust off and will come back better next weekend.
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The 2011 NFL lockout is officially over as both the players and owners agree on a new 10 year deal. Expect things to get crazy from this moment on. Everything will be rushed on a short schedule to prepare for the long season ahead. The Giants have a ton of issues to address and most notably the free agents that need tending to. Be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for the next two weeks where I expect some major changes to occur.
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The Giants have officially cancelled their 2011 training camp up at the University of Albany. The time constraints proved to be too much to overlook any longer with the NFL lockout now reaching 119 days. The G-Men will hold training camp at the Timex Performance Center in East Rutherford this year instead of the traditional upstate New York location.
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