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Friday Random 10: Giants Stadium Edition

These should be good times for Giants fans like myself. The squad is 3-0 (thanks to a pretty weak schedule, but still) and in good shape to extend that streak agains the Chiefs this weekend (yay schedule!).


Unfortunately for the 17 of us Giants fans in the Boston area, we’ve only been able to catch glimpses of the squad thus far. In fact the only Giants game that’s been on regular TV (no, I’m not buying some dumbass package from FiOS) around here was the Monday night win against Dallas (suck it, Jerry Jones!).

Now, I know what you’re thinking (stop using parentheses — they’re a crutch for lazy writers). So, OK, fine.

Anyway, for the past few years the Giants were on TV all the time. Why the change? Well, to be frank, it’s because the networks have stopped automatically elevating the Patriots to national telecasts. Every year the networks pick the top two or three teams before the season and foist them into the prime nighttime slots. In 2007, the Pats seemingly played exclusively on Sunday and Monday nights. This year the Pats have been relegated mostly to Sunday afternoons, which means the TV stations show them instead of my G-men in the event of overlap.

Things could be worse (I could go back to using parentheses every sentence). I do like watching the Pats, and wish them success this season. In fact, I wouldn’t even mind if they went the entire season without a(nother) loss, destroying the competition with an unheard-of combination of offensive wizardry and defensive master planning. As long as they lost the Super Bowl. To the Giants. Again.

The songs:

Try a Little Tenderness — Otis Redding
99 Problems — Jay-Z and Danger Mouse
You Still Believe in Me — The Beach Boys
Head Rolls Off — Frightened Rabbit
New York — Sex Pistols
Pistol Dreams — The Tallest Man on Earth
Is This Love? — The Fireman
The Debtor — Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
Stars of Leo — M. Ward
Psycho Killer — Talking Heads

Bonus video:

Wrecking Ball — Bruce Springsteen (Live at Giants Stadium)

The Rules: The Friday Random 10 is exactly that — random. We open up our iTunes, set the thing on shuffle, and listen to 10 songs. We are not permitted to skip any out of embarrassment or fear of redundancy. Commenters are encouraged to post their own.

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Now that really sucked. Not only did the Dodgers and Red Sox lose last night, but the previously undefeated Giants went down to the previously 1-3 Cleveland Browns.

Here is my complete chronological recap of Monday Night Football:

[/throws three picks, including one from inside the Browns 10 yard line that is returned for the game-sealing TD]


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Nightmare fuel: Eli Manning at the Sex and the City premiere

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After the jump — Eli’s review of the film

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“…and a booger-eating moron.”

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The Eli Manning era just keeps getting better.

If you need help with the headline reference, go rent one of the greatest sports movies ever made.

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Every game needs a hero

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A note to our friends: please do not play the below video if you are still smarting from the Giants victory over the Patriots in the Super Bowl. It’s a Gatorade commercial. It features Eli Manning. And it’s awesome.


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Third Tynes a charm


So a team with an unproven QB, a bend-don’t-break defense, and a cantankerous coach marches through the playoffs against heavy favorites in every game — only to square off against an “unbeatable” opponent on neutral turf in the Super Bowl. Sound familiar?

I’m not saying it’s going to happen. I’m just saying it could.

And, I think football fans the world over should thank the New York Giants for sparing us two weeks of obsequious Favre-licking from every brain-dead stuffed suit on the teevee.

Take it away, Eli:


Added: The NY Post likes (to steal) our headline.

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You. Damn. Right.

Q: What’s Eli Manning doing when he’s not pulling crazy bitchez?


A: Makin’ crazy bitches cry.



Giants 21, Cowboys 17 [ESPN]


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Friday Random 10: Giant edition

eli.jpgOur brother-in-law seems convinced that the Giants are going to lose to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend — despite the fact that the Bucs are only in the playoffs because they won the worst division in football (the Giants, for the record, played the Cowboys, Eagles, and Redskins twice each and went 10-6 on the season), and the Giants came within one dumb luck turnover of beating the mighty Patriots a week ago.

We are confident. We don’t think the Giants will go any further, but we do like them to beat a Tampa Bay team that will rely 100% on Jeff Garcia. Plus we’ve got Eli. What could go wrong?

Here’s what we’re listening to as we plan our Sunday menu (game starts at 1 p.m.)*:

Torn and Frayed, The Rolling Stones
Something of an End, My Brightest Diamond
Octopus’s Garden, The Beatles
Burning, Fugazi
How Could I Know, My Morning Jacket
City Song, Matt Pond PA
Australia, The Shins
You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket, The White Stripes
Upward Over The Mountain, Iron and Wine
Hurricane Jane, Black Kids

Bonus video: The Equestrian, Les Savy Fav (great song, hilarious fan video)

* The Rules: The Friday Random 10 is exactly that — random. We open up our iTunes, set the thing on shuffle, and listen to 10 songs. We are not permitted to skip any out of embarrassment or fear of redundancy. Commenters are welcome to post their own.


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