What pleased me yesterday..........
about the Giants' play - nothing - but FOX did relieve us of having to listen to the caustic wit of Joe Buck (who is doing the ALCS). Thom Brenneman, who is primarily a baseball play-by-play man, did a great job bringing Giants fans in from the ledge by calling an even game with no wisecracks. Thanks, Thom. Troy Aikman was his laid-back self, but I'm not sure he didn't revel internally while watching this massacre.
The second thing was Darren Sharper's INT for a TD getting called back because of a roughing-the-passer penalty. Had that play been allowed to stand, my wife would have had to call the EMS on me to report an emotional disturbance.
What I hated about yesterday..........
Just about everything else. I saw the Giants hit Saints' QB Drew Brees only once. They say he was hit three times, but you'll have to prove that to me in a court of law.
Jeremy Shockey catching a TD pass. Yeah, we've won without him, but the guy can still play. Meanwhile, the two players we got for him (Clint Sintim, Rhett Bomar) attend games in sweatsuits. All in good time, I guess.
Sean Payton. Where were these plays in Super Bowl XXXV? Or in the NFC Championship Game in 2007? Yesterday was the third time this guy cost me money....
A Sinking Feeling
Were the Giants overrated because they bowled over a string of patsies? It appears to be so.
In watching the Jets and Eagles lose to two teams that have no business beating anyone, I realized that Drew Brees and the Saints are THATMUCH better than the Giants.
They have too much on offense and just enough on defense for us or anyone to compete with. This could be their Super Bowl year. I know they don't hand out the Lombardi trophy in October, but this team could get home field throughout, meaning we'll have to go back down there.......
Will the Giants be a better team by then? What do we have to look forward to? The films of this game will open the eyes of every offensive coordinator who faces us from here on in.
I hope this is just a one-week bump-in-the-road....but as the Morgan Freeman character said in The Shawshank Redemption "Hope can be a dangerous thing".
Let's hope not.