|This is why you don’t fire Tom Coughlin
While I’ve seen people dumping on Eli Manning, I’ve also seen some animals go after Tom Coughlin. Again, how many coaches in this league have won two Superbowls? Those rings gives him respectability and credibility.
In this NFL, there is a salary cap that prevents teams from building dynasties. Every successful team is stripped at the end of every season because of the cap. Unfortunately, there is no rule that allows teams to go over the cap to keep homegrown talent. You’re going to lose guys after you win the Superbowl. It sucks, but that is the sport. It will be tough for a team to go back-to-back, never mind seeing a three-peat in the NFL. Even as good as the Patriots teams have been since the Belicheck/Brady era, they have only won 3 Superbowls in 12 years.
Giant fans are frustrated, and rightfully so. The Giants either are in the playoffs and win it all or getting obliterated. There is no middle ground. It’s not like they are a perennial playoff team like the Patriots, Packers, Steelers, etc. However, the Giants have won 2 Superbowls in the last 7 years. No other team can say that.
On this blog, I have given Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist a lot of shit for not winning a Cup. The reason I do so is because he has the highest contract in the league. (Check the archives for my full column on this subject.) I don’t understand how you can call yourself a King, demand the most money in the league at the expense of your team and never win a cup. In the case of Eli & Coughlin, they are Hall of Famers. Eli is the best QB the Giants have ever had. Coughlin is not Parcells, but he is a close number 2, with just as bright of a coaching career to his name.
This is a lost season. Tank, baby, tank. There is no point beating tomato can teams. Draft picks are the best inexpensive talent you can procure in this league. A #2 overall pick is heads and shoulders above a #7-8 pick.
When the Giants lost against the pathetic Jaguars on Sunday, I wasn’t mad. You can’t win it all every year. It’s time to move on and look ahead. The Giants, in recent times, have given us two amazing days in our lives. They get a pass here. The Giants have rebounded strongly before and there is nothing to indicate they won’t again.
|#KNICKSRAPED yet again
The Knicks. LOL. I’m not even wasting my time! Said it once, I’ll say it again – the Knicks will never win a title with Carmelo Anthony. It’s going to be a loooooooooong season Knicks fans. Hopefully the NY sports media will start talking Rangers & Islanders soon, and give those teams the rightful attention they deserve.
|Perhaps Glass can give Hank the Mumps on Monday
As you all know from reading the archives (I’m doing a hell of a job plugging the archives, in hopes of establishing a reader-writer bond with you, where you know where I’m coming from at all times), I am a Cam Talbot fan. As the Rangers head to battle this Monday night against the Tampa Bay Lighning, I hope to see #33 in the net, and not King Contract.
Just look at these stats:
Two Games vs Tampa – 9 Goals Allowed
One Game vs Philadelphia – 2 Goals Allowed
Two Games vs Philadelphia – 0 Goals Allowed, 2 Shutouts
Why shouldn’t Goaltender 2, Cam Talbot play on Monday night? Hank has been awful THIS YEAR, compared to the back-up goalie. Hank is ranked in the 20’s in the league in all the meaningful stats – GAA and SVpctg. This contract is going to hurt the Rangers. Let’s see what Talbot can do.
The Rangers have already turned to Talbot twice this year after brutal losses. Why not give Talbot a chance against a team that Hank has struggled against all season? A long break, especially coming off a long season, could do Henry some good.
See ya Monday at MSG!
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