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Over all it won't matter to Eli who gets cuts today because the offense is pretty much set.? Yes, Manning is hoping for a free agent Tight End to find his way to the East Rutherford and if he cuts down his interceptions 2011 can be a playoff type of year.? His arsenal of weapons is slightly different from last year but still explosive.

Ranking Eli's best weapons:

1. WR - Hakeem Nicks - The 2009 1st round draft pick has come as advertised.? One could say he has been sniffing around pro bowl status during his two years in the NFL.? Nicks is 6' 1" and 215 lbs and his game is very similar to Michael Irvin the former Dallas Cowboy and now Hall of Fame inductee.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, Da'Rel Scott, Domenik Hixon, Eli Manning, Giants Stadium, Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham, New York Giants, New York Giants Preseason, NFC East, The Meadowlands, Tom Coughlin
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There is a silence and a sorrow this morning on the Jersey Shore. The news of the passing of "The Big Man" has left music fans feeling hollow, thinking of the thousand and one nights his horn filled the air with sheer brilliance and joy.

Clarence Clemons died yesterday at the age of 69 after suffering a massive stroke last week in Florida. He takes with him a legacy of greatness and a lifetime of memories shared with millions of Bruce Springsteen fans all over the world.

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For the past 17 years the Giants organization has one major constant...a defensive end that was going to play the run or the pass with a ferocity that NFL teams would have to game plan around that player.

Until former Dallas Cowboys Offensive tackle Flozell Adams stuck his leg out and tripped NY Giants Defensive End, Justin Tuck in September of 2009.? That "bush league" play by Adams cost Justin Tuck more than a shoulder injury...it cost Tuck a season of mediocre play.

A year later a healthy Justin Tuck is back and showcasing to the NFL why he is a dominant player.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Flozell Adams, Giants-Bears, Giants Stadium, Giants-Titans, Justin Tuck, Michael Strahan, NFL Rules, NY Giants, Offensive Line, Osi Umenyiora
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David Levy is a colleague of mine over at Pro Football NYC.? He is a Jets fan who has had it with being manipulated (his new documentary is aptly called Gang Greed). The New Meadowlands rail link that stems from Secaucus to the new stadium was initially thought to be a great idea: alleviating traffic and cutting down on DUIs.? Think again....

Read On

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by CJ Santucci - PFNYC Senior Analyst

Unspectacular.

That is how I would describe the New Meadowlands. Part of me wants to say, a waste of 1.7 billion dollars...but I'll refrain. The thousands of empty seats spoke volumes for the discontented fan.

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The Giants will practice twice today - once in the morning (8:35 - 10:35) and then again tonight (6:05 - 8:05).? There is no practice tomorrow.

The weather in the capital region is calling for sun and temps in the high 70's.

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Eli Manning

Here are some highlights of today's interviews...

Q: Do you get a sense of a deeper team than last year??

A: I think so. I think there are some more guys with a lot ofexperience who have been through a lot of games, know what is going onand there are not as many questions about guys who could potentially step up. We have these guys with experience and have made some big plays and have done a lot of good things for us but now we just have to do it on a more consistent basis

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From the 1986 NFC Championship Game vs Washington

CBS coverage of player introductions at the start of the 1986 NFC Championship Game vs the Redskins.? PA announcer Bob Sheppard introduces the Giants' offense to a raucous crowd before the most important game in the history of Giants Stadium.

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The Most Familiar Voice in Sports, Bob Sheppard, Passes Away at 99

Public Address announcer Bob Sheppard had a career that spanned over half a century, lending his ominous voice and strategic cadence to New York sports venues such as Yankee Stadium, Giants Stadium and St. John's Alumni Hall.

It was said by many visiting baseball players that having Sheppard announce one's name before an at bat was validation that you had made it to the big leagues.? Fans also felt that Sheppard's presence and austerity at a game or event seemed to raise it's importance.? He never wavered in his style.

Sheppard began working for the Yankees in 1951 and the Giants in 1956,? For the next 50 years until his retirement in 2006, It is said Sheppard never had a contract with the Giants, just a handshake agreement with another class act - Giants owner Wellington Mara.

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It's amazing how quick we are to turn the page. This is a story that restores a bit of hope.

Maybe?it wasn't?Yankee Stadium, and?maybe it?didn't?have?the history and aura of the?late ballpark in the Bronx, but for Giants' co-owner John Mara, the?dismantling of the old Giants Stadium, despite the?excitement of moving into the team's?new $1.6 billion home,?made him feel?as if the family house was being?torn down.

Mara was 21 when he?attended his first game at Giants Stadium. Today he's 55, and now?he walks?into a new home just across the parking lot at the Meadowlands. In a story in last Sunday's New York Times,?Mara recalled what it felt like to walk into the old stadium for the first time (October 10, 1976; a 13-7 loss to the Dallas Cowboys).

"I remember being in the locker room with my father (then co-owner Wellington Mara), and how disappointed he was,? Mara said.? "And I remember Marty Schottenheimer, who was our defensive coordinator, walking up to him in the locker room and saying, ?I?m sorry we ruined your day, Mr. Mara.? And he said, ?Oh, you didn?t ruin it.? But he wasn?t telling the truth."

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"Street Fighting Man"

From The Rolling Stones' Voodoo Lounge Tour

Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey August 14, 1994

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With the demolition of the old stadium all but complete, there is still some old business to take care of. By logging onto Steinersports.com, fans can still bid on anything from signs, to turf, to old stadium seats.

Here's a look at some of the cool things fans can still bid on:

  1. Autographed Memorabilia of assorted items including the backs of old Giants Stadium seats.
  2. Game used goal posts, turf, and yard-markers
  3. The Giants Stadium sign that used to sit at the top of the building
  4. Final game ticket collages
To bid, visit Steinersports.com. The bidding ends April 25.

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New Stadium Wows Beat Reporters

Yesterday, the local football media got a tour of the New Meadowlands Stadium.? All of them were in awe of the size and amenity upgrade over the previous digs next door.....Here are some observations:

Patricia Traina, Inside Football: "There are four giant high-resolution scoreboards. it's simply amazing how far Field level view technology has come with video boards. I can remember as a kid going to Shea Stadium with my dad and how they had the old monochrome scoreboards with the one-dimensional graphics. Anyway, at this new stadium, if you are seated in the end zone and forget your binoculars, the scoreboards are going to be a godsend when the action is at the opposite end of the field..."

Jane McManus, ESPN New York: "There is a definite caste system depending on how much a ticket is worth, with multiple levels and clubs. For the right price, you can watch the game from the field and take in Tom Coughlin's news conference. Although the upper-level amenities are limited to free mustard, even those seats don't have the same sky-high feeling as Giants Stadium..."

Tags: 2010 NFL Draft, Giants News, New Giants Stadium, New Meadowlands Stadium, New York Giants News
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According to ESPN, the Giants will host the first regular season game in the new stadium on Sunday, September 12. ?The Jets will host a Monday night game on the next day.

This seems like a fair-ish way to get both teams in on the opening "weekend" action.

The Jets will host the first pre-season game at the new stadium in August.

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Happy Holidays From The Staff at GFB.........Here's to a happy and a healthy to our readers and their families.....

Aaron Ross' hamstring may keep him out of this week's game against Carolina.? He is day-to-day, but from what we've heard, the situation is not a good one....

No word on whether the league plans to sanction Brandon Jacobs for his role in Monday's fight in Washington.? If it hasn't happened by now, it may not happen.......

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Final Regular Season Game At Giants Stadium This Sunday

Yes, it seems like just yesterday that the Giants had THE state-of-the-art football venue out in the Meadowlands.

I recall my first first game at the new Stadium.? It was the second home game - October 24th, 1976 vs Pittsburgh.? My brother selfishly took the tickets? to the opener two weeks prior, so I had to wait. I recall it took us awhile to get there because no one really knew any of the short cuts yet. Plus everyone was tuned up.

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New York Giants: The Complete Illustrated History by Lew Freedman is perhaps the best book about the history of Big Blue that I have ever picked up.

I don't think they've left any stone uncovered, from the Polo Grounds to the Meadowlands and beyond.? The book contains a foreword from legendary Giants' kicker Pat Summerall and tons of? rare pictures that I - and many others - have never seen.

I highly recommend this for all Giants fans and collectors.?? It is available at Amazon.com and directly from the publisher - MVP Books

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Phillips Has Surgical Procedure On Ailing Knee

According to multiple sources, Giants' safety Kenny Phillips underwent surgery yesterday to repair his ailing knee.

The budding defensive star will be on crutches for two months and will not be able to begin running until early next year.

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Steve Politi, columnist for the Newark Star-Ledger writes a very interesting and somewhat nostalgic story on Giants stadium, and its final year.

Here's a little excerpt from Politi's very interesting story on the Giants and their last year in the stadium.

This is what I heard most when the new stadium started going up and the bills for those PSLs started going out: "We never asked for this." The teams may have needed it for the revenue from those luxury suites and sky boxes to keep pace with the (Jerry) Joneses.

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Now that the Giants? off-season conditioning program is over, it?s now time for the team to kick off their OTA program tomorrow.

For those who don?t know, the OTAs (Organized Team Activities) is the first chance for the rookies and veterans to get together and begin learning the fundamentals that they'll work on during the mini camp and then training camp.

For those curious, the media access days are June 1, June 5, and June 9. The OTAs end on June 12 and are followed by the three-day, mandatory mini? camp (to which the press gets full access).

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The Giants announced today that they will keep this season's ticket pricing at the same structure as last season. Invoices for 2009 season tickets were sent to season ticket holders earlier this week.

The team will again price its tickets based on location. The Giants? ticket prices for the 2009 season will be as follows:

  • Sections 301-308, 314-328 and 334-340 will be $80 per seat.
  • Sections 309-313 and 329-333, as well as 101-107, 115-127 and 135-140 will be $85 a seat.
  • Sections 108, 114, 128 and 134 will be $90 per seat.
  • Seats in sections 109, 113, 129 and 133 will be $95 apiece.
  • Sections 110, 111, 112, 130, 131 and 132 will be $100 per seat.
  • Mezzanine seats will be $105.
The gross average price of a Giants ticket is $91.10. In 2008 that figure ranked 12th out of the 32 teams in the National Football League. Last season the NFL average was $90.69.

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If the Giants and Jets were to advance to the AFC and NFC championship game, which is scheduled to be played on the same day, and were the higher seeded team among their opponents, it would be next to impossible to give both teams access to Giants Stadium on the same day.

The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority said it would be ?logistically impossible? to play two games on one day in one stadium.

The New York Times today ponders what possible solutions there could be if this were to occur.

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The fact that tomorrow night's game is on a weeknight just off a throughfare on the NJ Turnpike, where rush hour traffic will meet head on with game day traffic, suffice to say it would be smart to get there early.

It should not only help you beat some traffic, but you'll be guaranteed to check out the great pre-game ceremony planned to celebrate the last season's Giants NFL Championship along with some Giant greats from prior seasons.

Carpooling is a great idea, and mass transit is encouraged, though I have no idea what kind of mass transit other than buses is available to get there.

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The Giants will be hosting a special pregame ceremony recognizing the Super Bowl XLII champions at 6:30pm, prior to the opening kickoff of Thursday's game against the Redskins, Paul Schwartz at the New York Post reports.

The Giants will host a special presentation celebrating the 1986, 1990, and the 2007 Super Bowl championship teams, featuring Giants players from those teams, as well as special guests.

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Assemblyman Anthony Chiappone praised the Jets for selling 27,000 upper-deck season tickets without having to pay for a one-time personal seat license fee and blasted the Giants for not doing so as well.

The Associated Press reports that Chiappone is trying to ban the sale of seat licenses at all sports facilities in New Jersey.

?What the Jets are doing is different than the Giants,? he said. ?They are leaving 27,000 seats PSL-free. A large portion of the stadium fan base will be able to buy seats without having to purchase a PSL.?
Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said the team had no comment.

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The Meadowlands Sports Complex have released new guidelines for tailgaters at Giants Stadium this year.

Parking lots for Giants Stadium, the Izod Arena and the Meadowlands Racetrack will open five hours before events, instead of seven.

If a season ticket holder is ejected from the stadium or arena they will have their tickets revoked.

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The Giants have announced that personal seat licences (PSL) will cost $1,000 each for 26,179 upper-deck seats and rise to $20,000 apiece for 4,162 lower-level field seats.

Fans will pay $4,000 each for 10,905 mezzanine seats above each end zone to $12,500 each for 3,052 mezzanine club seats overlooking the sidelines.

The Giants plan on raising $367 million if they sell all 78,448 licenses to go towards paying the Giants? stadium debt.

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In the New York Post, Phil Mushnick slams the Giants and Jets over their new policy in the upcoming stadium requiring season ticket holders to purchase personal seat licenses.

Mushnick writes

Imagine if the Jets and Giants were told they had to pay a personal seat license. That in addition to paying to install 82,000 seats in their new ballpark, they had to pay an additional fee on all 82,000 of them in order not to have them removed next season. They would laugh in the faces of the extortionists, maybe even call the cops.

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