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January Sports scene

Posted on: January 15, 2008 9:44 pm
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So we embark on this conference championship week here in NY with excitement at this time of the year for the first time in 7 years. It was 7 years ago that the Giants had destroyed the Minnestoa vikings 41-0 on the way to losing to the Ravens in the Super bowl.

We have endured some devestating losses. From the Niners come back from 38-14 down and even to the Jets melt down in Pitt a few years back.

couple that with some really bad times with my knicks and rangers and you can understand why this is so exciting and refreshing to the city of NY and the fans of NY.

Whether the Giants pull of the upset this Sunday in Lambeau, I am proud of waht this team has accomplished. Especially Eli manning. Man he has taken some major criticism from the people in the media, around the country and even his own fans. But he has done nothing but suck it up and take it like a man.

He has officially won over me and no matter how he performs sunday(i think he'll be the Eli of the last 3 weeks) you will see more of him in the coming years like this.

Well I hope to hear from some of you on the January sports scene here in NY. Take care now.

EMTB2006

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Since: Jun 23, 2008
Posted on: July 13, 2008 12:08 am
 

MLB at the break

Hey sports/life fans! Here we are at the unofficial mid-way point of the longest season in professional sports. Now there is much to discuss so post your thoughts on your feelings/views thus far. Me personally, I'm glad my NY Mets are H-O-T! With a 9th 'W' in a row on Sunday 07/13 & a Phillies loss, they can enter the break in first place. I'll be the first to say that I wanted them to throw in the towel & begin rebuilding for 2009 & beyond but their recent success is very welcome so long as they stop signing 52 year old has beens and give above market value and long term deals to over achieving 2B. I would LOVE to see some young talent a'la my favorite story so far this year, the very lovable Tampa Bay Rays. I understand that its very tough for a NY team to rebuild because of the demanding fans & unforgiving media, but the end result would win everybody back and then some. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Share the love, I'm looking to post some sexy avatars of my own so reply away!

On a more serious note, my deepest and sincerest condolences to the Murcer family and all Yankee family, friends & fans. Bobby was a class act and although I'm a Mets fan, I had very fond memories of him. I'm too young to remember watching him play but I did enjoy his commentary as a Yankee broadcaster. Bobby was a member of the MLB family and touched many hearts with his selflessness & dedication to numerous charities. Rest in peace Bobby. You'll be missed.



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Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2008 9:03 am
 

January Sports scene

Ok, after a 5 day absence i'm back on my blog.

What a weekend! Wow, Wow, Wow, the Giants are going to the Superbowl. I can't believe it and still am shocked. Everyone played great from top to bottom.

And Eli Manning, what can you say about this guy. All the crap the has taken from the media, the fans, the city of NY and to just keep on chuggin. He's in his 3rd full season as a starter and has been to the playoffs all 3 years. The first year they got crushed at home to a good Carolina team. The 2nd year he orchestrated a 4th quarter drive to tie the game but the defense was so worn down by Brian Westbrook they couldn't hold the Eagles as they went on to a last second FG.

This year, strt off on the road vs a very ferocious defense and they just effectively went amongst their business. he went into Dallas and had as big of a drive as there has been around here since the Superbowl against the bills when jeff hosteler led an 11 minute drive in the 3rd quarter that gave the Giants the lead. And last night. Wow! He didn't throw any TDs, he did have 18 Incompletions, but he made some big time throws under big time pressure in some big time conditions. He drove the team down the field pretty much when he wanted to and put them in position to score.

People are saying the Giants are going to get blown out in the super bowl. however, i'll tkae the 3 teams they faced on defense over the pats in a neutral site game any day of the week. The Pats have some glearing holes on defense. Defending the pass is one of them and when mannign gets time and he will get time he will pick apart the Pats defnese. I'm not saying they will otu score the pats, because no one has done that yet, but this offense is clicking right now and they will score at least 4 Td's against the Patriots. The weather will be warm and cozy and that fits into our hands as perfect as it does the Pats. I feel this will be one of the hightest rated superbowls of all time. And for the first time i think it will be a game in which the score will be approaching the 40s each.

These are going ot be 2 very long weeks about blabber and dumb threads on CBS, however, it is well worth it. CAn't wait for February 3rd.




Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2008 12:12 pm
 

January Sports scene

I'm shocked that the New York Knicks actually won two in a row. I find them very hard to watch or follow but they are part of the NY sports scene so there's my two cents on that.

Giants - where to begin. I'm worried about Jacobs, Favre, Ryan Grant. The list is actually endless and I find myself reading everything on the subject as if I'm helping the Gmen strategize. LOL. The life of a fan.

 Nice blog, EMTB...I'll be sure to check in frequently. I'm done obsessing about the Giants for today or at least now.




Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2008 10:51 am
 

January Sports scene

Well today I was thinking about the Stephon Marbury injury. He is currently out for a few games and is wearing a boot. He might have bone spurs. In a few days he will go for an MRI and if revealed correctly then he will undergo surgery. This is the best thing to happen for 2 reasons.

1. It gets the me first attitude of Marbury off the court. He doesn't play defense and looks lifeless out on the court. It gets Fred Jones into the lineup who along with Q gives the knicks at least some sort of defensive presence to start the game. And then it gets Nate Robinson, who is turning into a fine player more time out on the court.

2. This injury means Marbury will not be traded this season. With that in mind, that means the Knicks only have to bite the bullet for one more year and then his massive contract comes off the book. This is a blessing in disguise. There is no way that the knicks are going to trade Marbury next year for another massive, bloated, contract. I know, I know. McGrady makes the most sense from a fans stand point and excitement stand point, but he has never won anything either. Yes they made it to the conference finals against the sixers when he was with Raptors and Vince missed the last shot, but he has been on some massive talented teams in Houston and can't win squat. I do not want him here.


Ok, Ok! Back to the Giants. The one thing I'm worried about today that i haven't thought about is Brandon Jacobs and his fumbling. It was a big problem earlier in the year and he really has yet to get to play much in the cold weather. It will be brutally cold out there and it could be a big factor. We shall see.



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2008 11:06 pm
 

January Sports scene

JJlaman,

I do agree with the fact that the giants can win this weekend. They have to play a complete game in order to do that though. Hopefully they will come through.

Wiht regards to the knicks, i just don't get it. It is amazing that in our day and age an owner like Dolan can sit there and take the losing time after time after time again. It has been 9 years since they were in the NBA finals vs the Spurs and all t hey have to show for it is an 0-fer vs the Nets 3 years ago. They are so inconsistent, they don't give two craps 2 out of every 3 nights about playing defense. They hae no leader it is very frustrating.

The Mets on the other hand are a different story. You would think after the collapse that Omar would do what it takes to make this team a champion. Maybe adding Schneider and Church will help the attitdude of this team. They seem to be blue collar type guys with great work ethic. The only thing about them is that they have never played for a winner before so how will the pressure of a pennant race be handled by them?

The Rangers are a mystery to me. So much talent, y et so inconsistent. I think they have so many savvy veterans who take u p so much of the ice time that they are waiting for Februrary and march to get here so they can make that stretch run again. They are only a very nice winnign streak away from being at the top of the division again so i'm really not worried about them.

The onis is on the NEW YAWK FOOTBALL GIANTS this week though. Lets hope they come out with guns slingling and play mistake free football. IF that happens, there's a good chance we can be in Arizona in 2 weeks.




Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2008 10:10 pm
 

January Sports scene

Thank God for the Giants! Between the misery that is the Knicks, the off season frustration of being a Met fan, and the inconsistancy of the Rangers, they are the only thing keeping me afloat this winter. No re ason not to believe that the Giants can't win it this weekend against the Packers. I look forward to a rematch with New England because other than the last 3 minutes and the clock management of that game, it was one of the best football games I had seen in a very long time.



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